Laura & Kyle – 2 Cool People I Met Behind a Pub

I met these two quite a while back but never got to posting their interview because the picture didn’t turn out. I guess I should check my shots a little closer in these types of situations haha. Anyhow, they were really nice so I decided to post it anyway, sorry for the poor picture quality guys!

So one night when I was walking around the Eau Clair Market area downtown looking for people for this blog I saw these two behind a pub that is by the market. They seemed to be having quite the little chat, but at this point in my night I had been turned down twice already and I was determined, so I interrupted them as nicely as I could and explained to them what I was doing. Clearly they agreed to talk to me and here is what they had to say 🙂

These 2 - Rob Moses Photography - People of Calgary

1. Where are you from?
– Laura: Nova Scotia

– Rob: BC

2. Why did you move to Calgary of all places?
– Laura: I was tired of Nova Scotia and I came out to work in the mountains for the summer and I ended up loving it and all my friends followed me out here, so I stayed and I love it!  

– Rob: My girlfriend at the time lived here so that kinda ment I had to live here (laughter).

– ME: Ok, well that makes sense haha.

– Rob: School as well, but you know haha. 

3. Do you like living in Calgary?
– Rob: As opposed to where I was living before? or just in general? 

ME: Just in general.

– Rob: Ya, it’s nice.

– Laura: I also love it, lost of good music scenes, good people, mountains, awesome! 

4. What do you like to do for fun?
– Laura: Go to the Ship & Anchor and drink pints! (laughter).

ME: Nice!

– Rob: I don’t really have fun, sooo?

– Laura: He’s in school. (laughter)

ME: Darn! haha.

5. If you had to describe Calgary to someone, what would you say?
– Rob: Oooooh, ummm, to be honest I’d say it’s flat and windy and brown or white, one of the two and that would be how I would describe it.

ME: That is an accurate description (except for summer when Calgary is beautiful), (Laughter).

– Rob: It’s not a very favourable one, but accurate haha.

ME: What would you say Laura?

– Laura: I would say it’s very multi cultural and lots of nice people from all over the world, because Calgary wasn’t as big as it is on it’s own. And lots of opportunity for jobs and just good people. I miss the water though, definitely miss the ocean. 

ME: I also miss the water!

– Laura: Where are you from? 

ME: I am from Vancouver.

– Laura: Ahhh, ya it (Calgary) had a beach it would be perfect.

ME: Totally.

6. Ok so just to wrap this up, have you ever ridden a horse?
– Rob: Mmmm ya. I can’t remember when last, but I know at some point.

ME: Ok, have you (Laura) ever ridding a horse?

– Laura: I have, I used to take ridding lessons and I did in Banff on a trail ride, it was awesome!

7. Nice! Is there anything else you would like to add?
– Laura: It was nice to meet you and we gotta get back to work haha.

– Rob: Flames suck! (Laughter) 

– Laura: GO MONTREAL! 

ME: Thanks guys, I appreciate it!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

James – This Nice Guy from Winnipeg

It’s been a really long time since I posted a person on here, sorry about that guys! Life has just been getting a little busy here in Calgary. Anyhow, the weather is starting to improve a little so I’ll be heading out on the streets of Calgary to find more people for this blog 🙂 Here is a nice guy I met named James and here is what he had to say.

James - people of calgary - Rob Moses Photography
Camera: Canon 7D & 50mm 1.8 mk1 – Setting: 1/25th // f1.8 // ISO 1600

1. Where are you from?
Originally, I’m from Winnipeg.

2. Why did you moved to Calgary of all places?
Primarily for career, I guess the secondary reason would be I really wanted to get out of Winnipeg.

3. Haha Well that’s a pretty good reason. Do you like living in Calgary?
I absolutely love it! Totally my kind of city.

4. What is it about Calgary that you like?
Everyone seems to be here with a purpose. I think when you talk to people they are usually here for work, their here to make something of them selfs and not really content with the status quo. They always want to push them self a little bit more. I kinda like that about the city, it’s kind of the attitude the city has. There’s a lot going on here and there is plenty to do. The mountains are a short drive away and for me the career opportunities are here.

5. So what is your career? What field are you in, if you don’t mind me asking?
I am in IT, so I deal with unified communications, voice over ID, corporate email systems for corporations, primarily dealing with Microsoft Link and Microsoft Exchange.

6. So do you own your own company or work for some one?
I don’t own my own company, I work for a company called Longview Systems, so I’ll give them a quick shout out.

Rob: Ok cool.

7. If you had to describe Calgary to some one what would you say?
I’d say diverse for starters. Pretty diverse place, energetic & prosperous.

8. So what do you like to do for fun?
For fun I play hockey, I play the guitar, all be it poorly, I golf much the same way I play the guitar.

Random Guy: Your bad at both?

James: I am bad at both, but I enjoy being bad at both.

9. Alright cool, so are you in a band or anything?
No I’m not, no I just play for fun.

10. Do you play hockey for a specific hockey team? Calgary Flames perhaps? haha.
I WISH! Don’t I wish haha. We have a Longview company hockey team that I’ve played for in the past and then usually just shinny with the guys.

11. Have you ever ridden a horse?
I have ridden a horse. The last time I rode horse I was 6 and I got yelled at by my teacher because I was swinging my hat around because I saw them do that on televisions. Apparently that upsets the horse. (Laughter).

12. Anything you’d like to add?
When one door closes another one opens, but thats usually because of the air pressure in the room, so don’t read to much into that haha.

Rob: Haha that was perfect! Thank you 🙂

The City of Calgary

I decided to start adding some pictures of the city of Calgary it self. I thought this might be interesting for some of the readers who have never been to Calgary before. Kind of like putting a face to a voice if you will 🙂 Clearly this photo cuts off a few stories of the buildings directly in front, the reason is I was shooting it from a couple stories up.

2 Downtown Calgary Buildings - Rob Moses Wedding Photography
Camera: Canon 7D & 17-40L – Setting: 1/200th // f14 // ISO 400

Thanks for stopping by, Rob

Waiting for Trains

I went out on a street shooting mission today and I got a bunch of good photos that I am happy with. This one is was the very last shot I took before I hopped on the train home and is probably my favourite from the day.

Platform Calgary - Rob Moses Photography

Camera: Canon 7D & 50mm 1.8 mk 1 – Settings: 1/100th // f1.8 // ISO 400

On a fun little side note I bumped in to Kris while I was enjoying a coffee on Stephen Ave. The more I go out and bump into people I know the more I feel like a real Calgarian, dare I say I am becoming one ;).

For the Photographers & Curious

Canon AE-1 Program with 50mm 1.4 S.S.C.

Camera used: Canon 7D & 24-70L @ 70mm – Settings: 5sec / f18 / ISO 100 – 1 flash behind & 1 LED to camera left.

Often when I see a photo I like I wonder what camera & lens were used and what settings the photographer had set. With this in mind I have decided to add this information with each photo I post on here. You will find the information directly under the each photo. This information is easy enuf to find if you know where to look, but this will just make it a little easier.

Lisa

Lisa M G

Camera: Canon 7D & 50L – Settings: 1/250th // f5.6 // ISO 100. 1 550EX through an umbrella to camera left & one bare 550EX directly behind.

1. Where are you from?
Originally, I’m from a small farming community south of Brooks called Rainier (Alberta, Canada).

2. Why did you moved to Calgary of all places?
I moved here to go to university and I’m still going to school!

3. Do you like living in Calgary?
I have to say I wish it were warmer! Summers are a bit too cool for me and winters are definitely waaay too cold! That said, it’s my first experience living in a city, so I have to say it has been pretty good overall.

4. What is it about Calgary that you like?
It is so much easier to access arts events! And grocery stores and pretty much everything else too (compared to home anyway). Arts events take the cake for me though.

5. What do you like to do for fun?
Well music is probably my number one ‘fun’ activity. I love performing and seek out new opportunities whenever I can.

6. If you had to describe Calgary to some one, what would you say?
Well it seems to bridge country and city. Returning from travel adventures, I’ve definitely noticed a more country-ish vibe, but it definitely feels city-ish coming back from home.

7. Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yup! Not in recent years though 🙂

8. Anything you’d like to add?
Hmm…I can’t think of anything else but probably will after this is published!

– You can find more information on Lisa at her website: http://www.lisagraham.ca