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Superior Woods and Waters Photography Workshop MAY 31 TO JUNE 3, 2018

Few landscapes compare to the jagged coast of Lake Superior, where towering cliff faces and brooding headlands are tempered by wave-washed cobble and sand beaches. Throw in cedar-rimmed inland lakes cradled within the rounded mountains of the Canadian Shield and wild rivers cascading over granite to meet with Lake Superior, and we have all the raw materials for stunning photography. CONNECTING WITH THE GROUP OF

My Connection to the Canoe

I’ve built them. I’ve lovingly restored them. And I’ve always paddled them. Whether it’s portaging an 18 foot Kevlar on a canoe tripping adventure into the heart of the wilderness, or a solo paddle in my 12 foot wood/canvas in front of my house – the canoe is my connection to the land and water of this great country. I am pleased to be part

Foul Weather Photography

A beautiful, warm and sunny day can produce some beautiful images, especially if the blue sky is dappled with fluffy white clouds. However, some of the most dramatic shots are taken during periods of foul weather; when the elements aren’t quite as hospitable.  But braving them can result in some keeper images. Whether it’s rain, hail, wind, sleet or fog, it’s always important to dress

Dog Photography

Anyone who has a camera and a dog, likely has a small collection of dog photographs. Dogs are our companions – sharing the good times and the bad – and it should come as no surprise that they are often the subject of our photographs. Dogs have a habit of situating themselves so we have no choice but to take their picture. Like when they

Winter Photography

The first step to getting great winter shots is to actually get outside with our camera. This means dressing for the conditions so we are comfortable and can appreciate the dramatic changes that the descent of winter brings to the landscape. One of the most important technical things to consider when photographing snowy landscapes is the predominance of white. The brightness of the snow tends

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