Photography

Loons of Anglin Lake

Posted by on 28. June 2014 in Blog / Journal, Photography | 7 comments

Loons of Anglin Lake

Two weeks ago I had a chance to photograph Common Loons on Anglin Lake in northern Saskatchewan. A good friend of mine, Bradley Muir has been conducting loon surveys for the last 4 years as part of the Canadian Lakes Loon Survey. Bird Studies Canada is coordinating the surveys, and also analyzes and reports on the collected data. Brad invited me to join him and try to photograph the loons in his part of the woods. There is something special about loons of Anglin Lake. Many Canadian lakes host Common Loons and you can hear their characteristic call throughout the country. However, according...

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Happy first day of spring

Posted by on 20. March 2014 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Happy first day of spring

Happy first day of spring

Spring is arriving a day earlier this year; vernal (spring) equinox in Saskatoon falls on Thursday, March 20 at 10:57 a.m. CST. March equinox, the date when day and night are same length, marks the beginning of spring in Northern Hemisphere. The term equinox is a derivative of the Latin word equinoxium, which literally means “equality between day and night”. For our friends down under, today is the first day of autumn (fall). The exact day is not the same from year to year. This has to do with the number of calendar days in a year, not the equinox itself. It takes the Earth...

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The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia

Posted by on 3. March 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events, Photography | Comments Off on The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia

The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia

Department of Art and History at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon is hosting a screening of an award-winning documentary film on the controversial and much celebrated documentary photographer Shelby Lee Adams.   The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia Director: Jennifer Baichwal Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m) at the Gordon Snelgrowe Gallery Room 191 Murray Building, 3 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Film maker Jennifer Baichwal will discuss her work and answer questions from the audience after screening of the...

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Photographing in Florida over the Christmas holidays

Posted by on 31. January 2014 in Blog / Journal, Photography | Comments Off on Photographing in Florida over the Christmas holidays

Photographing in Florida over the Christmas holidays

I spent several days over the Christmas and New Years in Florida. Here is a selected recollection of memorable photography moments, and a few useful travel observations. The primary goal of my trip was to visit in-laws and to recharge personal batteries. I did not expect to spend too much time travelling for the  purpose of photography. Actually, I left Saskatoon with minimal expectations – I was prepared to be happy with whatever images I would capture during the holidays. I also took  bare minimum of the photo gear, although I can not say that I travelled light. A solid tripod, one...

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Results from the Picture It photography course

Posted by on 21. December 2013 in Blog / Journal, Photography, Workshops | Comments Off on Results from the Picture It photography course

Results from the Picture It photography course

I the fall of 2013 I ran a seven-week photography course for novice and intermediate – level photographers. We had an in-class session once a week (Wednesday evenings) and went outside as a group one Sunday afternoon to practice what we had learned in the classroom. We covered the following topics in the class: basic concepts of digital photography, fundamentals of exposure and camera controls, use of lenses, composition, light in the landscape (with a demonstration of flash use), colour theory and use of filters, image processing and archiving. I set up several assignments and we...

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