In Canada we expect our National Curling Teams to win…every time. In the end, Canada DID win Paralympic Curling Gold…but they lost their last round robin game to Italy. It was a heck of a finish, as the Italian skip was facing an almost impossibly shot with his last stone to win. The rock had to squeeze between two high guards and then had to move two Canadian stones that were frozen together on the button. With four other rocks in the immediate vicinity, the shot had to be perfect. Somehow, he pulled it off! The reaction of the Italian team was sheer jubilation – as you’ll see here. Specifically, Italy’s Gabriele Dallapiccola lost a control during his celebration. Notice his teammate Angela Menardi’s reaction to him losing control. Italy’s win did get them into a tie breaker with Sweden for a playoff spot (Sweden won).
The world of Impact Photographic Design
My name is Bruce Allen Hendricks MPA, F.Ph. F/PPOC-BC, CPP and I am the owner/photographer of Impact Photographic Design. My work is primarily based around people photography – from children to families to weddings to promotional images for business people….with a little commercial and industrial photography also thrown in the mix. As well, it’s always been my opinion that “pets are people too” and as such I’ve developed a pretty strong following because of my unique animal portraits.
I own the distinction of being the youngest Manitoban in history to be awarded the title of Master of Photographic Arts (MPA) from the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). I was also the first Manitoban Photographer (4th in Canada) ever to be Certified by the Professional Photographic Certification Committee (PPCC) an international non- profit group dedicated to raising quality levels of photographers in this industry. As I believe there are too many unethical people in this industry who have little or no skill but take advantage of the buying public I have become one of a handful of Canadians who are able to give others the Certification exam in an attempt to strengthen the industry and route out the unskilled/unethical photographers who are hurting the buying public.
In my continuing desire to be more creative and produce better images for my clients, I’ve been honoured with several industry degrees as well as a long list of other awards and accomplishments for my work. All of which has led me to be to produce workshops/seminars/programs for other photographers, write numerous article for publications both inside and out of the industry as well as judge professional photographic competitions across the country. If you are interested you can find a complete list of my awards/degrees, etc on my main website.
Besides being a photographer, I’m also an animal lover and have two cats that let me hang out with them (Oscar and Boots). You’ll also find I have a pretty unique sense of humour as will be demonstrated throughout this blog as well as my Facebook page (Wanna be Friends?). I’m a curler, a Blue Bomber fan, a movie buff, am near sighted (no blind photographer jokes!) and am scared of spiders! Alright, I’m not thrilled with snakes either.
If you are interested in having me do work for you, contact me and we’ll set up a time to get together to discuss and design some outstanding images for you. In the meantime chill out, relax and take a few minutes to check this site out. Hopefully you’ll love the work and want to come back often to check out what’s been going on lately!