Saturday, April 26, 2008

Upcoming Presentations

I have a bunch of upcoming presentations - one this Thurs night right here in Midland and several (repeats) throughout the weekend at the Henry's Photographic & Digital Imaging Show in Toronto next weekend. Here are the details, hope to see you there!

May 1, 2008 at 7:00pm
The Story Behind the Photos
Midland District Camera Club
Midland Rec Centre, Midland, Ontario

May 2-3-4, 2008 (various times, see below)
At Henry's Photographic & Digital Imaging Show - Toronto International CentreGet
Great Wildlife & Nature Photos!
I'll share practical field techniques of how I use Gitzo & Manfrotto tripods everyday to capture my photos. Specific topics include: Telephoto techniques for wildlife and birds; Going Low and Long for Landscapes; Magical Macros & Wildflowers; Shooting from a Kayak; Travelling Lightweight

Also, I'll be hanging out a bit at Outdoor Photography Canada (OPC) magazine booth to meet guests and sign the latest OPC magazine issue, which has a feature on me.
Presentation Schedule:
Friday: 11:30am-12:15pm and again at 4:30pm-5:15pm
Saturday: 11:30am-12:15pm and again at 5:30pm-6:15pm
Sunday: 12:30pm-1:15pm

For more details, visit: The Photographic & Digital Imaging Show

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Trumpeter Swans

It's finally starting to feel like spring here in central Ontario. Much of the show has melted and the long sunny days are setting in!

There are some great wetlands near my place with Trumpeter Swans that originated from a reintroduction program. I had some fun photographing the swans on Sunday. The wide-angle shots were taken with my new Canon 24-70/2.8 lens. After using the 17-40 f/4 lens for years with the full-frame sensor bodies (1D series) - and always being disappointed with the soft corners, light fall off and barrel distortion - the 24-70 is a refreshing lens. Amazingly sharp and much better performance with a full frame sensor body.

EOS 1DsmIII; EF 500mm

A bit of fun with the wide-angle lens....
EOS 1DsmIII; 24-70/2.8 lens

Here's my friend Ian with his wide-angle lens at ground level to shoot exaggerated images of the swans.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Presentation in Waterloo Monday April 6; 7:30pm

If you're near Waterloo tomorrow (April 6) evening, stop by the Highland Glen Camera Club to catch my show "The Story Behind the Photos". The presentation starts at 7:30pm and full details can be found on the club website:

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Feature in Outdoor Photography Canada

Be sure to check out the latest issue of Outdoor Photography Canada magazine to see a feature profile on me. In the interview I talk about how I got started in nature photography, what my favorite subjects are and how I philosophically approach nature photography. The interview was done from my cellphone while shooting Pine Grosbeaks in Algonquin Park - the ideal setting!

The magazine is out in select stores (ie. Chapters) across Canada or you can subscribe online at their site: Outdoor Photography Canada
This is a solid magazine - a fine showcase of Canadian landscapes and wildlife.
Happy spring!