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Jane’s Walk 2016 – nature photography at Northeast Swale

Posted by on 25. March 2016 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Jane’s Walk 2016 – nature photography at Northeast Swale

Jane’s Walk 2016 – nature photography at Northeast Swale

I will lead a nature photography walk to Meewasin’s Northeast Swale. This guided photo walk is part of the 2016 Jane’s Walk festival taking place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We will focus out lenses on wild critters and details in nature found on a beautiful prairie landscape along the northeast edge of town. Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 Time: 7 – 8 p.m. Jane’s Walk is a global movement of neighbour-led walking tours inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs. The idea behind Jane’s Walk is quite simple: encourage people to walk, talk to their neighbours and build a community based on diversity. The Saskatoon festival will start on Friday May 6th and end on Sunday, May 8, 2016.     The nature photography field trip will take place immediately after the guided nature hike with Renny Grilz and Louise Jones (6 – 7 p.m. at the same location). Renny is a Resource Management Officer with the Meewasin. He is an ecologist with over 20 years of managing conservation areas for biodiversity across the Prairie provinces and specialized in native plants. Louise Jones is Chair of the Northeast Swale Watchers, a group of concerned citizens who came together in 2011 to monitor plans for development in and around the NE Swale. Come early and learn about things you will be photographing later during the golden evening light. What to bring: your camera, a macro lens (or a zoom lens that can focus close enough to photograph lichens on rocks), snacks, drinking water, insect repellent and a wind-proof jacket. Optional but recommended: a tripod that can be lowered close to the ground. We will be walking on rough terrain; please bring shoes with adequate ankle support. Event will be cancelled in case of a heavy rain. There is no cost to participate.     Location (updated directions): Meet at the Meewasin Northeast Swale on Lowe Road (Range Road 3050). Drive north on Central Ave (north of Attridge, intersection next to Dutch Growers) to Agra Road  where Central turns to gravel. Pass Fedoruk and turn right on Agra Road and drive to the intersection of Lowe Road, Agra Road and Fedoruk Road. Turn left onto Lowe Road. Look for an orange portapotie and parked vehicles. Northeast Swale is next to the slough on the east side of road before reaching the Sas­katchewan Wildlife Federation building (Range Road 3050 Saskatoon S7S 1N1). Location coordinates: 52°10’36.9″N 106°34’29.7″W (view on the Google Map) Alternate route: if Central Avenue is under construction: Drive north on Central Ave, turn right on Somers Road, turn left on Konohoski Road until the intersection with Fedoryk Drive.  Turn right on Fedoryk Drive and turn left onto Lowe Road; Northeast Swale is next to the slough on the east side of road before reaching the Sas­katchewan Wildlife Federation building (Range Road 3050 Saskatoon S7S 1N1).  ...

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Art of Landscape Photography

Posted by on 5. February 2015 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Art of Landscape Photography

Art of Landscape Photography

Photography course in Regina – Saturday, 14. February 2015 (noon – 3:00 p.m.) Drawing from over three decades of immersion in the world of photography, I will share my experiences and sources of inspiration. During this three-hour course, you will discover some of the secrets behind the artistry of landscape photography and learn practical tips to help you elevate your outdoor and nature photographs to the next level. If you are passionate about the great outdoors and want to capture the wonders of nature with your camera, join us for an afternoon of learning and inspiration. Location: College Building room CB 112, University of Regina Campus (2155 College Ave., Regina, SK) Registration fee: $45 (includes refreshments) You have to register directly through the Lifelong Learning Centre at the University of Regina. Follow the link and click on ‘Register for Classes’. The Art of Landscape Photography class code is 69903 Room CB 112 is located on the main floor of the College Building. To reach this room, enter through the Conservatory doors on the west side of the building. Go up the stairs and turn left; walk past the glass office, past the couches and go through the green lunch room into the next hallway. CB 112 is one quarter of the way down this hall on your right-hand side.     We will also have a short review of participant images during the class. The idea is to provide constructive feedback and help you improve your photography. You will benefit from seeing other participant’s work, and from in-class discussion what you may be doing right (or wrong). Please select three images that represent the type of photography you are interested in. To make it easier to email and project the files, reduce the size of images to 1000 pixels and save in jpeg format. If you do not have a specialized image processing program, just open your files in Microsoft Paint (or an Apple equivalent). Then click on “Resize”, select “By: Pixels” and type in a value of 1000 in the box that represent the longest dimension (e.g. horizontal). Then select “Save As” > “jpeg picture” (this is important; do not select “Save” as it will over-write your original file). Please include your name within the image file name. You can email the images directly to branimir [at] shaw.ca  Thank you. See you in Regina on February 14th. P.S. There are a few spots left in the Digital Phoitography Course that starts in Saskatoon on 11. Febuary 2015.  ...

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Photography of Courtney Milne on display at the University of Saskatchewan

Posted by on 29. October 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | 1 comment

Photography of Courtney Milne on display at the University of Saskatchewan

Library at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon is holding a special presentation of the exhibition “A World Closely Observed: The Photography of Courtney Milne”. Opening reception and exhibition viewing will take place in the Link Gallery (1st floor of the Murray Library) on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display until December 31, 2014. The gallery exhibition includes large prints of Milne’s images, copies of publications and books featuring his photography, display of awards such as the posthumous Saskatchewan Order of Merit, family photographs and more. Additional images will be displayed through a rotating slide show on a large screen in the gallery. The exhibition highlights various points in Milne’s career, and quotations from Milne and others provide insight into his approach to photography and his changing view of the world. Milne`s personal collection of more than 550,000 images, 2,000 prints, textual records, audio and visual media and his reference library was donated to the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. A demonstration of the website featuring thousands of Milne`s photographs will follow the opening reception. You can also pick up your own copy of the exhibition catalogue. Courtney Milne was one of Canada’s most recognized professional photographers, renowned worldwide for his landscape and nature images. He died in 2010 at the age of 66 following a prolonged battle with cancer. A prolific photographer and author or co-author of more than 180 illustrated magazine articles and several books, he explored sacred sites and landscapes around the globe. His best-selling 1991 book, The Sacred Earth, features a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Milne was awarded the Gold Medal for Distinction in Canadian Photography by the National Association for Photographic Art (1993), was selected to the 1995 jury for the International Photography Competition sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program, in Tokyo, Japan, where he presented The Sacred Earth Concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and was nominated for the 2004 prestigious Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Milne was granted an honorary doctor of laws from the University of Regina in 2005. (source: Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan).   Update: U of Sask. Library web site with the archive of Milne’s images can be accessed at www.library.usask.ca/courtneymilne There is also an exhibition catalogue with essays by David Bindle and Cheryl Avery. You can get a copy though Blurb books as softcover (Cdn $42.14) or hardcover (Cdn $53.61)...

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Autumn in Prince Albert National Park

Posted by on 1. October 2014 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Autumn in Prince Albert National Park

Autumn in Prince Albert National Park

At the end of September I led a photography tour to Prince Albert National Park in northern Saskatchewan. We were fortunate this year to be in the park right at the time when leaf colours were starting to change into the full glory of autumn colours. The weather was also very cooperative; early in the weekend we had some interesting clouds for late afternoon and sunset photography. Saturday was overcast which allowed us to spend more time inside the woods and focus on colour patterns and details on the forest floor. It cleared overnight and on Sunday morning we enjoyed photographing gentle fog rolling over the Waskesiu Lake. Later on that day, we were able to capture various shades of yellow and red against a clear blue sky. Here are a few images captured in Prince Albert National Park that weekend. I would like to thank the photo tour participants for their friendship, laughter and great discussion. Pond reflection – homage to Milne’s Pool of Possibilities project Pond reflection – homage to Courtney Milne’s Pool of Possibilities project...

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Images on display at Amber Gallery in Saskatoon

Posted by on 17. July 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Images on display at Amber Gallery in Saskatoon

Images on display at Amber Gallery in Saskatoon

I have two large canvas prints on display at the Amber Gallery in Saskatoon until August 10, 2014. The gallery is located within the Centre at Circle and 8th shopping mall, right across the Rainbow Cinemas. If you are in the area, drop by and have a look.     Earlier this spring a  group of photography friends from Saskatoon got together, and we picked a selection of images that represents our varied interests.  Beside my two prints (Abstraction and Lodgepole Pines in Fog), you can admire artwork by Scott Prokop, Jay Scott, Steve Hiscock, Ian Preston, Bob Littlejohn and Bruce Johnson. I picked these two images because they look really nice when printed on canvas. All of the pieces are available for purchase.  ...

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