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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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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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October 2010 Update

Posted on 06. Oct, 2010 by .

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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. 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…

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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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2009 – My photo year in review plus a new contest

Posted on 11. Jan, 2010 by .

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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 .

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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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Secrets of the photo workshop business

Posted on 30. Jun, 2009 by .

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I’m writing this article because frankly, I’m upset. It seems that everytime I meet with photographers who have attended a workshop, at least one of them has a horror story about a previous workshop they’ve attended. Often, I’m surprised they were able to put the bad experience behind and have the fortitude to try again with another workshop leader. What’s really upsetting about a lot of things I hear about the nature photography workshop business is that it…

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Top 10 mistakes to avoid during a photography workshop

Posted on 01. Jun, 2009 by .

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Yeah, we get it! The camera brand you’ve chosen is the best and anyone who chose a different brand (or even a different model) is a freakin’ idiot. Please leave the fanatic mentality at home and let people wallow…

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Spring Black Bears – A video report

Posted on 28. May, 2009 by .

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I just returned from a very successful workshop focussed on spring Black Bears. The workshop was held at the Riding Mountain Guest Ranch just outside Riding Mountain National Park in south west Manitoba, Canada. If you’ve never been to this area of the world you really owe yourself a visit. It is truly a remarkable area of the continent with a huge variety…

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Workshop style poll

Posted on 30. Jan, 2009 by .

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Workshop style poll – There seem to be a couple of ways for workshop leaders to run their workshops and I’d like to find out from my readers, what their preference is. I’ve blogged previously about my preferences, but it came to my attention that there are at least some people…

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