Al Dixon Photography

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Made My Day

Last night, while at a fundraiser in support of the Sigis Childcare Society in St. Albert, I had one of the most memorable and touching moments I have ever had as a photographer.  For the event, I had donated an aluminum print of Pyramid Mountain at sunrise reflected in Pyramid Lake.  This is undoubtedly one of my all-time favorite shots taken at one of my favorite locations to shoot. 

After the print was auctioned off, I had the pleasure of talking briefly with the winning bidder.  It turns out that she was raised in Jasper and Pyramid Lake was very near and dear to her.  What struck me most during our conversation was her comment on the emotional impact it had on her.  To have someone tell me that after years of seeing paintings & photos of this location, and finally finding one that captured the essence of what it meant to her was very touching.  I was also honored to hear that she had purchased the print to give to her parents for their 50th anniversary. 

As a photographer, I often have a strong emotional attachment to many of my photos... after all, that is usually one of the reasons I chose to take it.  To hear that same response from someone with a connection to the subject of my shot is truly touching.  To say that that one brief moment made my day is an understatement.

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Make It Show - Edmonton

As those of you that follow me on Twitter, or family and friends on Facebook, may already know; I will be exhibiting at the Make It Show this spring.  The show runs April 12th - 14th and is being held at the Enjoy Center in St. Albert.  This stunning location is well suited for a show of this magnitude.

But what is Make It??  Well, let me see if I can help with that.  Have you ever tried to find that perfect gift for someone... that unique piece of artwork for your house... that breath taking piece of jewelery for a special event... that one-of-a-kind taperstry or hand bag.  Yep, me too.  Have you ever given up and decided to just make it yourself??  If so, congratulations!!  Your little DIY project is your first step along the Make It revolution.

Make It is the premier showcase for Canadian designers, artists, and creatives of all ilks.  Don't believe me??  Check out their website or kick back and watch this video they have produced with an overview of the show.

Oh wait, let me guess... there's someone out there right now grumbling about never finding the prefect gift... the artwork... the jewelery... the tapestry... the hand bag... no time / no talent to make it yourself.  That's ok!!  Come check out the other 100+ exhibitors at the show this year... I'm sure we can get you hooked up!!  Just to show you that there's no hard feelings, have I got a deal for you.  Print off the coupon to the left and bring it along to the show.  It's good for $1 off of admission.

As a previous attendee of the show, I can tell you first hand that the products being offered are truly amazing one-of-a-kind pieces.  I can't wait to see some familiar faces out, and to meet so many new friends.  Stay tuned here for more info.

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