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Macro and flower photography hike at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Posted by on 12. July 2014 in Blog / Journal, Photography, Workshops | Comments Off on Macro and flower photography hike at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Macro and flower photography hike at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park

Join us for a hike of inspiration and photography instruction in a beautiful natural setting of Buffalo Pound Provincial Park near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Fine-tune your photography skills and try out photo techniques to help you produce beautiful and unique images of flowers and intricate details in nature. Date: Saturday, 19. July 2014 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Place: Buffalo Pound Provincial Park, about 25 km northeast of the city of Moose Jaw. Please check the Park web site for up-to-date road conditions. We will meet at the Park Entry Office. Cost: Free to participate. There is a daily Park entrance fee. In this hands-on photography tutorial, I will share a few tips and tricks on photographing flowers in the field, talk about creative use of different lenses and camera settings to control perspective and depth of field, and show natural and artificial lighting techniques in macro photography. Suitable for photographers of all skill levels....

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Update on the photography tour to Croatia

Posted by on 6. February 2014 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Update on the photography tour to Croatia

Update on the photography tour to Croatia

A short update on the photography tour to Croatia in September of 2014. My tour agent reserved additional rooms in a new place close to the boundary of the Plitvice Lakes National Park (days 6 and 7 on the photo tour itinerary). There is a chance that we will not be able to keep reservations for accommodation in a hotel within the boundaries of the national park; hotel rooms are going very fast and we do not have enough people with confirmed registration to make a deposit. Tourist centre “Marko” is located about 10 km north of the centre of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is a 3 star hotel (like many places that we will be staying at) in a beautiful natural setting of forested hills and meadows. The medium-sized complex has an on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, badminton court, and bike trails with an option for bike rentals. Check out their web site for images and hotel details.     There is also a new map with locations that we will be visiting during the photo tour, thanks to the Saskatoon photographer Nina Henry who put it together....

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Croatia photography tour details finalized

Posted by on 20. January 2014 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Croatia photography tour details finalized

Croatia photography tour details finalized

Details about the upcoming photography tour to Croatia have been finalized and you can learn all about it here:   registration page   detailed itinerary In a nutshell: this is a 13-day photography tour of natural splendour and world heritage sites in some of the most beautiful and diverse regions of southern Europe. Discover new places with a group of like-minded people and capture memorable images in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. We will explore and photograph majestic medieval castles, ancient Roman palaces, interconnected turquoise lakes of Plitvice Lakes National Park and the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – the walled city of Dubrovnik. When: September 29 – October 11, 2014 Cost: $2,700 per person based on double occupancy (all taxes included). Single room supplement is Cdn$...

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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 reviewed the submitted images in the class. Here are a few images created by the photo course participants. I will be offering a similar digital photography course from April 9 – May 21, 2014. If you are interested in attending, please register early as this course filled up quickly and we could not accommodate everyone who wanted to take...

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New photography workshop: “Picture It – Digital Photography Course”

Posted by on 20. August 2013 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on New photography workshop: “Picture It – Digital Photography Course”

New photography workshop: “Picture It – Digital Photography Course”

New offering for the Fall – I will be teaching a digital photography course in October and November of this year. The course will provide participants with a foundation of digital image capture and processing. It is aimed at novice and photographers with intermediate skill levels. The course participants will gain necessary knowledge and skills to understand how digital cameras see and record light, how to visualize and compose their images, and to better understand the use of natural and artificial light sources. We will cover the essentials of digital image editing, processing, archiving and preparing for print or social media use. Check it out. I prepared teaching material that will greatly improve your knowledge about digital photography and practical photography skills. There is also a few spots left in the “Fall Colours and the Use of Filters in Outdoor Photography” workshop on September 15th (small class size – limited to 6 participants) and the fall colours photo tour to Prince Albert National Park on September 20-22, 2013....

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