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"I want to discover the cure for Ebola."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Copy Rights and Copy Wrongs - Photography


Great article on the basics of Copy Right and why you should ask your photographer before selling prints. 

My sister cosplayed Ririchiyo from Inu x Boku SS this weekend at Animethon in Edmonton. The one thing I’ve noticed since I started working for the local newspaper is that when I do get a day off to do something like this, I’m almost tired of my camera and asking for names to go with pictures, permission, etc. that I simply don’t take many pictures at all. In hindsight, there was so many people I wanted to take pictures of that had amazing costumes, but there’s always next year.

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
Just a sip.
Photo by Ashli Barrett

Mount Rainier prints available on Society 6
A pig barn at a nearby Hutterite colony went up in flames. Normally, Hutterites have a tendency not to let media on their property, but I was given permission to go and shoot some of the cleanup of the wreckage. Over 4000 pigs were lost in the fire.
One of the challenges of being a photographer is trying to make a decent picture while photographing the most cringe-worthy situations.
And yes, that nail really did go into his nose.

Alberta might not normally have overbearing humidity, ridiculous heat, or hurricanes, typhoons and earthquakes, but occasionally we get some really nasty wind that does a lot of damage. I spent a good portion of Friday trying to keep my camera safe from the elements as I followed around city workers and tracked down damage throughout the city.

Had the opportunity to once again be working Westerner Days for the newspaper, and part of that is shooting the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships. This was the cover for the weekend paper, both photos taken by myself. They did a really nice job laying it out, too.

Chasing Stars at Mount Rainier 1/5
by Jared Atkins  (
Sun before the Storm
Photo by Ashli Barrett
Backyard Beekeeping.Photo by Ashli Barrett
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