Surely you get tired of hearing "Nice Work, Andrew." Couldn't you take some bad shots every once in awhile, you know, vary it up a little bit. Why, you even almost make me look good.
, Artistic Director, A Company of Fools

Theatre

Taking photographs of theatrical productions is surprisingly challenging. Usually done in a tight time frame, working with sets, costumes and lighting that aren't necessarily complete, it can be difficult to make photographs that either enticingly sell, or faithfully document, the show in question.

Theatre photography generally takes two forms: Promotional photography, where the photographs are made in advance of the production for publicity purposes, and Archival photography, where photographs are made during the run of the show to document what it actually looked like.

Promotional photography tends to create photographs which capture the look and feel of the show, and are not necessarily 100% accurate to actual presentation. These photographs are meant to encourage a feeling, and make people want to go see the show. Archival photography needs to be a bit stricter in terms of what is captured, as the photographs can be used for grant applications or reports.


Vimy, GCTC/NAC (2010)

How It Works, Plosive Productions (2012)

Under Milkwood, OTS (2011)

Little Martyrs, Evolution Theatre (2011)

Strawberries in January, GCTC (2011)

Shadows, Queen Mab/Parry Riposte (2010)

The Fireweavers, Lumiere Festival (2012)

Airport Security, Gruppo Rubato (2010)

Snapshot, Gruppo Rubato (2012)

The Walk, Ottawa Fringe Festival (2011)

Noises Off, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Christopher Durang one-acts, Algonquin Theatre (2012)

The Shadow Cutter, GCTC (2011)

Mary Magdalene, Evolution Theatre (2012)

Zastrozzi, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

The Crucible, CCLA/GCTC (2011)

Fly Me To The Moon, GCTC (2012)

East of Berlin, GCTC (2012)

The Lavender Railroad, Evolution Theatre (2011)

The Secret Mask, GCTC (2012)

La Boheme, Opera Lyra (2012)

The Brad MacNeil (2012)

A Midwinter's Dream Tale, Company of Fools (2011)

Live From the Belly of a Whale, Micasa Theatre (2011)

The Final Twist, Gladstone Theatre (2009)

Ridergirl (2012)

Blue Box, nightswimming theatre (2012)

Circle Mirror Transformation, GCTC (2012)

The Film Noire, Algonquin College (2012)

Cyrano de Bergerac, Plosive Productions (2012)

Ottawa Theatre Challenge (2011)

His Girl Friday, CCLA/GCTC (2012)

Bread (2012)

Antony and Cleopatra, Company of Fools (2011)

Ottawa Stilt Union, Rideau Awards (2011)

That Summer, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

Roller Derby Saved My Soul (2011)

We Want Life!, Ottawa Theatre School (2012)

Hamlet, Ottawa Shakespeare Company (2011)

The Suicide, OTS (2012)

Speed-the-plow, Plosive Productions (2011)

November, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Algonquin Theatre (2011)

This is a Recording, Ditto Productions (2009)

Stones in his Pockets, Seven-Thirty Productions (2012)

The Curse of the Pekinese Peregrine, Eddie May Murder Mysteries (2012)

Extremely Short Play Festival, New Theatre of Ottawa (2012)