Jim Cochrane

Cochrane Photography Inc.

90 Grosvenor Ave.,Suite 100

Ottawa, Ontario

K1S 4S6



My girlfriend in the School of Architecture forgot how to develop film, it looked like basic chemistry to me, so I processed the film. I discovered there is more to it than basic chemistry. I was intrigued and continued on my own eventually doing landscape details with a large format camera with 5x7 inch film. After University I personally I continued with my 5x7 contact prints culminating in an Ontario Arts Council supported show.

Professionally I worked for an industrial film company shooting stills, recording sound and eventually shooting a low speed 16mm movie film. We worked in factories, forests, mines, paper mills and office situations across Canada. We used a lot of lights. We travelled with more than 8000 watts of tungsten light. It was a great way to learn how to light almost everything. It was fairly regular for everyone to be laid off from the film company. I became a self- employed advertising, commercial and architectural photographer, which I continue to do to this day. Our informal motto was … No weddings … No babies … No Puppies … although we've done all three.

I had a 2300 sq.ft. studio in the market, and then a 3300 sq.ft. at the City Centre. Today I keep a small studio in Old Ottawa South. More often the 'studio' travels to client boardrooms or rental spaces.

With the video capable 35mm cameras I now supply 'B'roll or 'second unit' video of events while I do stills. With LED lightning and green screen we supply pricinpal video photography for a variety of clients.

A variety of client needs results in a variety of tailored solutions.

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