Category Archives: Workshop

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Approaches to Macro Photography

How many paths to macro photography? Let me count the ways… the impulse shooter:  “Wow. Quick, grab a picture of that beautiful/weird/yucky bug! ” BugGuide receives many examples this kind of image every day. the natural […]

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A Migratory Grasshopper One-hander

Grasshoppers can be a nuisance to photograph sometimes…   Even when you approach them as slowly and discretely as possible, you will find them sidling over to the other side of the stem–that’s if they haven’t […]

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Frost Flower

On these frosty days in Alberta, a winter workshop needs to provide material for practicing macro photography indoors. I like to use orchids because their insect-like appearance provides a good subject for experimenting with techniques. […]

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Small-group Macro Workshop Calendar for Winter 2013

The Edmonton Small-group Macro Workshop Calendar for Winter 2013 is now online! Additional details and requirements for each course will be posted soon, but don’t delay registering for the course you want.

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Why the Long Lens?

As I show in my workshops, macro lenses come in all shapes and sizes. One of my favourites is the long Tamron 180mm, a super-sharp lens that can give amazing results (but see this article […]

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The Return of the Week on Sunday

Summer is beginning to burn-out into Fall, the nights are becoming pleasantly cool, and Splendour Awaits will change with the seasons and return to The Week on Sunday. ♦ Spiders in the News? Nora Bryan spins […]

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Ellis Bird Farm Macro Photography Workshop Update

The Ellis Bird Farm Macro Photography Workshop, set for next Monday has only 3 spaces left! This is a great chance to learn about photographing insects and spiders on the beautiful grounds of the Ellis […]

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Upcoming Macro Photography Events 2013

Here are some of the upcoming public events that I will be participating in this summer: 21 July Outdoor art exhibit and sale: Rooted II. Perspectives in the Natural World at the University of Alberta Devonian […]

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