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We've been given a huge list by a major client of some common areas where Canadian images are specifically required. Now usually we would tweet out individual needs via @alamycontent however as this is such a big list, we thought we'd post it here. 

 

So, if you happen to be visiting Canada or are lucky enough to live there, here is a sexy shoot list of content you can get your teeth stuck into knowing full well that a major picture buyer is specifically looking for this stuff on Alamy. 

 

Enjoy!

 

People

·         Canadian politicians and other public figures

·         Canadian celebrities (actors, athletes, writers, etc.)

·         Aboriginal peoples

o   Inuit children in outdoor activity settings

o   Indigenous peoples in multicultural crowd setting

o   Indigenous ceremonies (Canadian location sweat lodges, potlatches, shaman using sacred pipe in a Canadian province, sun dance on the prairies, etc.) in a modern setting

·         Muslim woman in a hijab in any well-known Canadian setting

 

Classrooms

·         groups of students with showing a multicultural mix

·         classroom setting with at least one Muslim girl in a jilbāb

·         no American flags, posters, etc.

·         Canadian spelling/content in posters on wall, writing on blackboard/whiteboard, etc.

 

Urban life

·         general street scenes, especially Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, but also other major cities

·         city neighbourhoods with no American markers (licence plates on cars, public transit, signs, retailers, etc.)

·         ethnically diverse populations in street scenes

·         major city waterfronts, parks

·         major shopping malls/areas (West Edmonton Mall, Toronto Eaton Centre, outdoor markets)

 

Transportation

·         Toronto’s subway and streetcars (current and new designs)

·         Vancouver’s SkyTrain

·         traffic scenes with Canadian licence plates

·         Canadian road signs, with units in kilometres, no interstate/route symbols, possibly with Canadian locations, etc.

·         Air Canada, Porter Airlines, VIA Rail, Bombardier

 

Landscape/distinct geography

·         Canadian scenery, such as forests or lakes that are or look Canadian

·         Canadian rock formations (Alberta’s Hoo Doos, Nova Scotia’s Balancing Rock, etc.)

·         National Parks

·         Alberta oil sands

 

Landmarks

·         prominent buildings (Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, provincial government buildings, major museums and galleries, other well-known architecture)

·         prominent structures (PEI causeway, Lion’s Gate Bridge in Vancouver, etc.)

·         bilingual signs

 

Businesses and products

·         Canadian businesses/logos, such as Canadian Tire, Tim Horton's, Danier Leather, Petro Canada, SportChek, Lululemon, Peller Estates (or other wineries)

·         Canadian product shots (e.g., McCain's)

·         products in bilingual (English/French) packaging

·         gas stations with Canadian prices

 

Money and banking

·         Canadian banks and banking

·         Canadian currency, on its own and  in informal store/cashier/exchange images

·         Canadian credit cards

·         Canadian tax forms (business tax returns/personal returns forms)

·         Canada Savings Bonds

 

Canadian news events

·         major demonstrations in Canadian locations (e.g., Occupy protest in Toronto rather than New York)

·         weather events (flooding, ice storms)

·         seal hunt protesters

·         press conferences (e.g., government or business announcements, criminal justice)

 

Science

·         generic items that show metric units (e.g., a weather forecast with measurements in Celsius; also measuring tapes, rulers, scales, speedometer, etc.)

·         minerals and metals in Canadian soil

·         Canadian Space Agency

 

Cheers

 

Alamy

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Additional note:

 

This is not in response to a current project per se - it's more of a ongoing need - they hope we can try and work to 'beef-up', or constantly refresh, the content as reflected in the list above.

 

Further, we should mention that the client understands that we currently have content for many of the items listed and also understands that some of the items may be unlikely to come by, but nevertheless would like to communicate the whole list.

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Thanks for posting this. Very useful list.

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John, this should cure your "photographer's block"!

Yes, I'm feeling better already.

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Other than specific locations, brands etc, isn't this almost exactly what any stock photographer would have on their own "basic stock list" for whichever country they live in? The only thing I see different from what I'd expect for any country is the underlying "not American" theme :-)

 

dd

Edited by dustydingo

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Other than specific locations, brands etc, isn't this almost exactly what any stock photographer would have on their own "basic stock list" for whichever country they live in? The only thing I see different from what I'd expect for any country is the underlying "not American" theme :-)

 

dd

That's a valid point, but it's encouraging to know that there is an interested client out there with ongoing Canadian picture needs. The majority of my Alamy leases have been and continue to be non-Canada subjects -- i.e. the shots that cost me the most to produce. It would be nice to see more sales action on the home front.

Edited by John Mitchell

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Thanks for posting, good to know!

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