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October 2011 Update

Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by .


An entrepreneur is always hesitant to complain about being too busy. After all, the alternative can lead to difficulty putting food on the table. That being said, I would have to confess that I’ve found this fall to be a bit busy for my liking. I’ve had workshops of one description or another almost every weekend. Additionally, it seems that this is the time of year many galleries have their calls for submissions due. Add that together with some writing, some home renovations, some new photo contracts and I suddenly find that I’m…

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June Update

Posted on 07. Jun, 2011 by .


I just finished a weekend workshop called Photography Fundamentals with a great group of people. We had a great weekend of weather which allowed the students to get outside and photograph on the beautiful grounds of the Providence Centre, the new home for my Burwell School of Photography. After the workshop was over I spent some time reviewing some of the images my students made during the course and it was very exciting to see the marked improvement in their photography…

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April Update-Meet Casey the Black Bear Cub

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by .


Happy Spring!!! I recently returned from Utah, just outside Zion National Park, where I hosted a workshop (that was held in conjunction with the folks at the Triple “D” Game Farm) with a tremendous group of students. As spring is the time of year when a lot of animals have their youngsters, we had the good fortune of photographing…

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2009 – My photo year in review plus a new contest

Posted on 11. Jan, 2010 by .


I was sitting back the other day contemplating what a great year 2009 had been. 2010 is going to have to be pretty spectacular to upseat it, but I’m optimistic. My year, like my life, largely revolves around photography and I thought it might be useful to run through the time line and hit on a few of the highlights…

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September Update – Wolves, Lynx and Leopards!

Posted on 08. Sep, 2009 by .


September has returned all the daytime wanderers (school folks, their parents, folks on holidays, etc.) to their regular routines and my errands today took half the time they did during the summer. It was the beginning of August when I noticed the first leaves starting to turn colour here in Edmonton, and while the full fall colour season is still probably a few weeks away, the trees seem well aware that winter is on its way.

I’m very excited about my upcoming…

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May Update – Summer seems so long ago

Posted on 19. May, 2009 by .


The winter that would never end; that’s how I’ll remember this spring. While we have occasional days of “normal” temperatures, we have had a very cold spring. For instance, as I write this, the temperature is hovering around freezing and the forecast is calling for up to 5cm (2 inches) of snow by tomorrow. But, I long ago learned that my whining has no influence on the weather and I’m hopeful that the weather for my upcoming…

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February Update – Foxes, we got foxes!

Posted on 18. Feb, 2009 by .


My last update featured some foxes I’d managed to find and this update continues that focus with some images from another fox den. The images in today’s update were made alongside a sparsely travelled secondary highway around Mayerthorpe in Alberta. On my first journey to find the fox den, I was treated to a spectacular thunderstorm that literally shook and rattled my vehicle while it…

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January Update

Posted on 12. Jan, 2009 by .


If you, like a lot of North Americans, are suffering through a long cold winter, you’ll hopefully get some warmth from this month’s update that focuses on some spring wildlife of Alberta, and specifically Red Fox and their Kits.

With the help of the…

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December 2008 Update

Posted on 05. Dec, 2008 by .


It is a chilly day here in central Alberta. We woke up to -15 degrees celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) and a brisk wind. We also had our first skiff of snow the other day. Why is is that everyone forgets their winter driving skills until after the first day of tricky driving conditions?

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October 2008 Update

Posted on 28. Oct, 2008 by .


I have been extremely negligent in not updating my email newsletter more frequently. I can’t go back and time and fix that but I’ll recommit myself to being more consistent in my monthly updates.

Fall is well underway in central Alberta. We’ve even seen a little snow flying here and there although thankfully, none has decided to stick around so far. The geese and swans are moving through in tremendous numbers, a sure sign that winter is quickly approaching.

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