Red-winged Blackbird

A new collection of documentary photographs taken in Elk Island National Park in 2010, can now be seen at my Zenfolio site. This is the first batch of many that I will be uploading, as I begin the process of cloud-based storage.

A Male Red-winged Blackbird ( Agelaius phoeniceus) proclaims.

A Male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) proclaims.

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Scheduled Workshops for 2015

The photography workshop schedule for 2015. Please click the links for more details.

June 13, Getting to know your Canon. Ellis Bird Farm.

July 4, Intermediate Macro Photography. Ellis Bird Farm.

July 7, Garden Photography at MacEwan University. 2 Tuesdays, Jul 7 and 14, 6:30-9 p.m. (classroom) and 1 Saturday, Jul 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (on-location).

August 11, Nature Photography at MacEwan University. 2 Tuesdays, Aug 11 and 18, 6:30-9 p.m. (classroom) and 1 Saturday, Aug 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (on-location).

August 22, Macro Photography in the Garden. Ellis Bird Farm.

Customised small group workshops and individual instruction is also available on request. Please contact me if there are any questions or special needs.

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Opal Spring

Prairie Crocus growing through Kinnikinnick.

Prairie Crocus growing through Kinnikinnick.

While HDR is a useful solution to dramatic lighting, nature often demands a more subtle touch. The crocus pushing through kinnickinnick was photographed at ground level from a tripod in cloud-diffused early morning light.

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Pools of Blue and Gold

Coast not far from  L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

Not far from L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. July 2012.

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Fiery Áísínai’pi Morning

Áísínai’pi  .writing-on-Stone sunrise

Áísínai’pi Sunrise

You can’t escape it. To get those early morning sunrises means you have to be in position before it happens. Being in the right spot at the right time can happen by chance, but scouting the area the previous day will certainly help you find the locations with the most potential. Essential equipment? Besides the obvious camera and tripod, a headlamp is essential to safely find your way in the darkness. And dress warmly — waiting for peak light can be chilly.

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Matryoshka

Matryoshka Dolls,  Ukranian Book Store. Fort Edmonton, Alberta.

Matryoshka Dolls, Ukranian Book Store. Fort Edmonton, Alberta.

As I have said before, outside of macro nature photography, one of my favourite photography jaunts is strolling through old junk or antique stores and finding interesting ‘as-is’ subjects and vignettes. The challenge is to somehow isolate and invigorate the subject with strong composition, without losing the magic that attracted your attention in the first place.

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