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Last Scheduled Workshop for 2015!

Introduction to Close-up and Macro Photography

Totaling 11 hours, this course covers all the macro essentials. We meet at the Centre for the Arts and Communication at MacEwan University on Thursday, October 1 for three hours to cover equipment, accessories, composition and basic skills. The following Saturday we will visit a natural area (or Muttart Conservatory) for 5 hours to practice macro techniques on a variety of subjects. Finally, on Tuesday, October 5 we meet again for 3 hours at the university to do photo and assignment reviews, share image processing tips and then take a brief look at more advanced techniques.

From the MacEwan University Continuing Ed Course Calendar:

Take a closer look at the wonder and diversity of nature with macro photography. Learn to capture amazing detail of flowers, fungi, insects and more with this hands-on workshop and location shoot. Working with natural light and electronic flash; you will learn various techniques to make the most out of magnification. Demonstrations, assignments and image discussions focus on both the art and skills of macro photography as well providing tips for low-cost equipment alternatives. Prerequisite(s): DSLR camera, SLR I or a good understanding of manual mode required. Participants are responsible for transportation and entrance fees to the location site.

Visit the MacEwan website for registration information.

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Burrard-Lucas on Wildlife Photography Equipment

Burrard-Lucas Wildlife Photography has released a very helpful list of suggested equipment for wildlife photography at different budget levels. Years ago I did the same for macro photography… maybe it’s time to refresh that idea?

Visit Equipment for Wildlife Photography to get the Burrard-Lucas perspective on equipment choices!

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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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Nikon’s Newest Full Frame Df DSLR’s Released…

…and they look so good!

Click on images for more info…


Nikon Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Black)



Nikon Df DSLR Camera with 50mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)

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Time for Full Frame?

If you have been pondering purchasing a full frame DSLR, this may be the time. B&H is asking only $1995 for Nikon D600 Digital Camera with 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Lens which INCLUDES FREE Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW Bag (Black)SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10 UHS-IPearstone EN-EL15 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.0V 1800mAh)Oben ACM-1400 4-Section. That’s an amazing deal with Nikon asking $2179.95 for the body alone!

Nikon D600


Almost makes me wish that I still used Nikon equipment…

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New Full Frame Canon DSLR Released

Canon has released a new full frame DSLR this week, placing the new Canon 6D  at a marketing level coinciding with Nikon’s recently released D600.  Here is a clip from Canon Canada‘s press release:

Designed for advanced amateurs and videographers making the move to a full-frame Digital SLR, the EOS 6D fits neatly into Canon’s professional imaging system with an advanced feature set including full manual options for creative control in addition to new and intuitive automatic settings to help even novice photographers capture great images. The camera’s construction helps meet the needs of professionals with a 100,000-cycle shutter durability and EOS Integrated Cleaning System for high-quality vibration-based dust removal. Among the many advancements in Canon’s new EOS 6D is the Company’s proprietary DIGIC 5+ Image Processor that powers the camera’s fast 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion for exceptionally smooth colour tones and gradation. The camera offers a full-frame, 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, and continuous shooting up to 4.5 frames per second (fps). Continue reading »

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