I started taking pictures in 1967 during the Expo 67 in front of downtown Montreal. During the 70s, I managed a photography store, worked as a semi pro photographer, developed and printed my own B&W and Colour prints and slides.
As it did not pay very well for a newly married man, I switched professions while still keeping all the photo gear, and studio lighting. During the early 90s, I sold just about all the stuff. I kept taking a few pictures using more automated equipment.
During the 80s, I shot a lot of pistol including International Handgun Metalic Silhouette (IHMSA) and I.P.S.C. I wrote and provided pictures to the newsletters of both associations. I discovered Sporting Clays in 1989 at La Roue du Roy and the largest D.U. tournament ever with 604 guns, in 1989. I even won the shoot-offs for B class. I met Kenny Gagnon of Quack. He had a Can-Am and Quack Tour going all over the Northeast. I followed him around. He gave me the nickname: "The Lone Canadian".
During the later years of the 90s, I wrote articles for The Clay Pigeon. SInce then, I write a regular column and provide features for ClayshootingUSA , occaisional articles for Reload and Clayshooting (UK). I travel around the World shooting clays and taking pictures.
Since I do not make my living with pictures, I find it much more enjoyable now, to take pictures, whether for a commercial client, a model or clay shooting and hunting. I also cannot spend much time playing with Photoshop or other picture manipulating software. Therefore, I don't use any! I compose all my pictures and visualise the results. At most, I might slightly crop some of the images.
I hope that you enjoy the visit.
Pictures of events and people are viewable in the “Storefront” link at the top menu. You may purchase for non-commercial personal use any of the pictures in the galleries in the “Storefront” section. Commercial use which includes and is not limited to: clubs, associations, not for profit organisations, websites, retail/wholesale businesses, manufacturers and advertising businesses, must contact the Sporting Photos Shop for permission and / or purchase rights.
Pictures purchased online are printed by a professional lab on the highest quality photographic paper that will not fade as prints made on a pc colour printer. The lab will adjust the colour saturation and make some fine adjustments. Shipping is within a few days. For urgent orders, please contact me by phone or email.
I can provide a full range of photographic services from a portable studio at your location, to hunting or shooting events, whether it is a corporate event or just a gathering of friends. I can take a group picture at the start and end of the day. Using the experienced gained from so many years of reporting and photographing for several magazines, I will take “action” shots throughout the day. A memorable souvenir CD can be had within several days after the event.
I also print several types of calendars each year: travels, shooting/hunting, flowers etc. I can also produce a calendar that can fulfil your specific needs. If you require an annual corporate report or corporate folder photography, I have the experience to do them. My artistic and commercial photography will be viewable through Scorpion Photo Media. The website will be operational soon.
Henry S.F. Nachaj
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