October 2010 Update

Posted on 06. Oct, 2010 by in Everything, News, Workshops, Tours and Courses

Wednesday October 6th, 2010

I`m Married!

Kathryn and I just got married in Sechelt, British Columbia the last weekend of September. It turned into a great story as our original plan of getting married with the grizzlies in Bella Coola, British Columbia, was cancelled at the last minute due to the worst storm and flooding in their history. We had to rearrange things in a few hours and  ended up  marrying on a secluded oceanfront beach. We’re both thrilled with how things worked out and couldn’t be happier together.. And hey, if rain on your wedding day brings good luck, I can only imagine what floods mean!

Fall is upon us

Although much of September was rainy and cool, our more typical sunny and warm fall weather has returned.  I just finished conducting my Wildlife Intensive Weekend Workshop here in Edmonton with twelve great people from all over the province of Alberta.  They all seemed to really enjoy themselves.

On Sunday, we took a field trip to photograph some Prairie Dogs at the world’s most northern Prairie Dog town and we visited a local falconer who allowed us to photograph a number of his beautiful birds.  My students all came away with some tremendous images and I am proud of their accomplishments.  I hope to offer this workshop again this coming spring in May 2011.

Now I’m getting ready to head to Kalispell, Montana for my annual Fall Wildlife Photography Workshop (there’s still a spot open if you’re interested in a fantastic way to spend the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend).  After that, winter can’t be too far behind and I’ll again have the opportunity to turn my attention to my custom designed snowflake photography studio.

This is a picture of a Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk that my group had the privilege of photographing this past weekend.  What a beautiful bird!

This is a picture of a Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk that my group had the privilege of photographing this past weekend. What a beautiful bird!

New Workshop! – Lightroom Boot Camp Intensive Weekend Workshop

November 20 – 21 – Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

I’ve decided to start offering more of my workshops locally in a weekend intensive format.  On the weekend of November 20th and 21st I’ll be presenting this workshop that will help you learn the tips, tricks and techniques you’ll need to get the most out of Adobe’s Lightroom program.

In my opinion, Lightroom does everything that probably 99% of all photographers will ever require.  It will manage your photographic endeavours from importing your images to the computer, developing them into the best images they can be, printing them, exporting them to the web and even creating slide shows.

This link will provide you more information about the workshop.  My last Edmonton workshop sold out several weeks early so if you’re interested, don’t wait too long to get registered.

This is a picture is of a cowboy in Missoula Montana who had run into a rough patch.  The black and white conversion was performed in Lightroom.

This is a picture is of a cowboy in Missoula Montana who had run into a rough patch. The black and white conversion was performed in Lightroom.

Winter Wildlife Photography Workshop

Snow Leopard standing on the top of a hill in the snow - CA

Snow Leopard standing on the top of a hill in the snow - CA

Winter is the season when the animals have their best fur coats of the year.  This allows workshop participants to go home with a portfolio of some tremendous looking animals.  You can get closer to large predators like Mountain Lions, Tigers and Snow Leopards than you could ever imagine.  And, it is all done completely safely.

After our photography sessions, we retreat into the classroom for some instruction time and image critiques. Unlike many of our workshop competitors, we don’t photograph during your workshop.  We’re there exclusively to help you go home with the best possible images.  This workshop is half full and I’m hoping it will be sold out just like last year’s Winter Wildlife Workshop.  Read more about this workshop.

Utah Wildlife Workshop

Photo courtesy of and copyright Joe Browning

Photo courtesy of and copyright Joe Browning

In April of 2011, the Triple “D” Game Farm will be making a trek half-way across the continent to put on a series of photography sessions in the beautiful red hills of Zion National Park.  I’ll be hosting a wildlife photography workshop there from April 8th to 10th and I’ll have a Raptor Photography workshop on April 11th. I have the privilege of being the exclusive instructor during this trip.

This is a unique opportunity to photograph these magnificent animals in the spectacular scenery of Utah.  The workshop is already half full so if you’re interested in attending, time is of the essence to register. Read more about this workshop.

Until next time…

Have a great fall and stay tuned for some new workshops in the new year.  I’m continually looking to develop new photography workshops so if you have an idea for something you’d like to see, please drop me a line.

 

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