Introduction – History
Hello, my name is Don Cooper, the professional photographer at Overbrook Studio in Toronto. I do commercial work and have been in business full-time since 1990.
My earliest work was done for the Toronto Historical Board which involved shooting interiors for their various museums. The work was used for print brochures and postcards. Another early and steady client was the University of Toronto Bookstores for whom I shot print ads for placement in U of T Magazine and other print collateral.
Along the way I became involved in shooting quite a bit of sportswear for various companies, both with models and “off-figure.” I have worked with top model agencies and stylists and businesses large and small in this area of fashion.
Experience / Personal
The bulk of my experience has been in corporate and advertising work consisting of interiors, exteriors, people, lifestyle and a wide variety of products.
In my spare time I enjoy shooting the beauty of nature, walking and playing golf.
Tech Stuff / Colour Accuracy / Delivery / Pricing
At Overbrook Studio great care is taken to get accurate colour for print and the web. This involves professional computer monitor calibration, flash equipment custom colour profiling and an all white home-based studio. Due to the care I take with colour, my clients are spared costly colour problems when going to print and have the benefit of accurate colour on the web as well. This colour accuracy avoids customer returns on sales due to colour misrepresentation.
Delivery: We deliver via Dropbox.
Pricing: I have no set price list. After a detailed client discussion I send a written estimate on all jobs.
Some Previous Clients / Associations / Education / Exhibits
University of Toronto Press, University of Toronto Bookstores, McGovern Advertising (Fujitsu), Costco (Costco Connection Magazine), House of Horvath, TVM Building Products, National Foods, Harpur’s Custom Sportswear, Kobe Sportswear, Hotline Apparel Systems, Campus Originals, Guru Sportswear, Definition Activewear, Toronto Historical Board, Environment Canada, Wooden Sticks Golf, Flemingdon Park Golf, Royal Canadian Golf Association, Hooked on the Outdoors Magazine, Casio Canada, Bic Inc., Guelph University Bookstore, Commonwealth Legal, Recochem Inc., St. Michael’s College, Madison Press Books, Rose Cherry’s Home, Opti-Tech Scientific, Canadian Figure Skating Association, Cool Canuck, Midland Clothing, Fuzion Sportswear, The 3D Way
Associations: Past National Board Member – Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC)
Education: B.A. (1971) – Victoria College, University of Toronto
Fine Art Exhibits: Xposé by CAPIC Toronto Chapter at Todmorden Papermill Gallery, Toronto – part of Contact 2014 (Juried Show)
Xposé by CAPIC Toronto Chapter at Todmorden Papermill Gallery, Toronto – part of Contact 2017 (Juried Show)
Services Offered: Digital Photography, Digital Retouching