Canadian Magazine Industry News
27 November 2009,     TORONTO
Peter Bregg talks photography at CSME lunch
Yesterday, at the last Canadian Society of Magazine Editors lunch of 2009, renowned photographer Peter Bregg spoke on telling stories through photography. Bregg was chosen as the final speaker of the year, said CSME president Bob Sexton, to counteract the negativity in the industry and instead provide solutions to creating better stories.
Photographer Peter Bregg
Photographer Peter Bregg

A former photographer at Maclean’s and Hello! now working as a freelance photographer, Bregg didn’t disappoint. Saying a picture is “worth a thousand dollars, plus expenses,” Bregg told the crowd stories of his long career. These included the time Pierre Trudeau told him that he liked him “because you don’t carry a pen.”

Bregg also dispensed numerous tips on how to improve stories through photography, chief among them being know the subject and research before you get to the shoot. He said natural looking photos work best and when shooting celebrities always show what makes them newsworthy in the photo.

Members at the lunch were reminded to renew their CSME memberships for 2010. Information can be found on

— Val Maloney
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