Tag Archives: Photography

October 2011 Update

Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by .

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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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Top 10 Signs You Just Might be a Wildlife Photographer

Posted on 23. Sep, 2011 by .

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With appologies (and thanks) to Jeff Foxworthy, today I present my list of the Top 10 Signs You Might be a Wildlife Photographer. Wildlife photographer’s are a curious subspecies with a number of unique characteristics. I thought it might be fun to enumerate about ten of them…

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Prairie dogs, falcons and hawks with thanks

Posted on 19. Sep, 2011 by .

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It is always great to get together with a bunch of like-minded folks where I can share my passion for wildlife photography. We spent a full day in the classroom Saturday and then on Sunday morning we took a field trip to a number of locations to help the student’s practice what they’d learned during Saturday’s lecture. We visited the world’s northern most…

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Learning to slow down and starting to really see

Posted on 06. Sep, 2011 by .

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But it wasn’t until this summer that I finally started to take a good look around what’s been hiding in plain site, just outside my office. You see, I got married last fall (finally! hurray!) and I’ve moved into the house that my was living in. It’s a fantastic little house built during the war in the 1940’s and one of its fantastic features is a very large back yard (at least by city standards). My wife is a fantastic gardener and in addition to a few vegetable crops we have tremendous wildflower and sunflower gardens.

This summer I managed to slow myself down a little more and now I’m seeing all these little critters who I previously…

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Post-shutter activation light modifying with Lightroom and Viveza

Posted on 19. Aug, 2011 by .

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It has been a while since I put together a video tutorial and I thought it was time. In this video tutorial, I take a look at using a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Nik Software’s Viveza plugin to do some light modifying; after the picture has been made. I am sure a lot of photographers will scoff at this and tell me I should have…

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June Update

Posted on 07. Jun, 2011 by .

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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 .

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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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Selling wildlife photography; cute sells

Posted on 24. Aug, 2010 by .

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When I was first getting involved in professional wildlife photography, one of my mentors told me something I’ve made a point of remembering. What he told me should be obvious, but like much of what should be obvious, it isn’t always that obvious until someone points it out to you. And what was this pearl of wisdom and insight that I received? It was simply…

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Polar Bears waiting for winter and killing time

Posted on 05. Apr, 2010 by .

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I thought I’d make a video that told the story of the Polar Bears, waiting along the shores of Hudson’s Bay for the bay to freeze up. The bears rely on ice in the bay to help them return to their hunting grounds on Hudson’s Bay where they hunt seals. This hunting is extremely important because…

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An engaging snowflake photography weekend

Posted on 25. Jan, 2010 by .

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Well, I really had myself a tremendous weekend this last weekend that consisted of three spectacular and completely unrelated events…

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