#792 Sheep Shearing Photo Safari

This weekend we hosted Ottawa’s Sheep Shearing Photo Safari including some active herding dog photography! Lined up for the morning was sheep shearing, herding dog agility and some sheep herding.

Sheep Shearing Photo Safari - Ottawa

Sheep Shearing Photo Safari - Ottawa © Cheryl K

Our photographers braved the high heat of the day to learn tips on shooting challenging events including:

• how to prepare for the events to maximize opportunities

• dealing with exposure for greatest control in a wide range of creative opportunities – blurring backgrounds, panning with motion, freezing fast action, shooting in low light – you can control all of these situations!

• choosing locations to get best results

It was a challenging safari!

Someone said “Must say, this was a challenging Safari.

Someone else said “… it was neat to photograph something totally new, and to learn some new tricks of the trade:-)  I enjoyed myself, even if it was far too hot!

And finally… “Very impressed with the amount of information that was given/practised on how to photography such a challenging event as this one turned out to be.  A Safari is so jam packed with techniques, that every time I go on one, I learn a couple more.

Sheep Shearing & Dog Photo Safari - Ottawa

Sheep Shearing & Dog Photo Safari - Ottawa - © Erica McKay

Coming up later this summer are more photo challenges:

1. Bike Race Photo Safari

A challenge for photographers with a need for capturing speed! We cover a bike race – cyclists pass you every 60 seconds for a perfect teaching scenario.

2. Urban Compositions Landscape Safari

Ideal for those that want to push their composition skills, wherever they are. We explore urban settings to investigate line, form, shape and other elements dealing with the construction of a well built photo.

3. Online Photo Learning

Designed for people who cannot make normal photography courses or safaris. We bring photo learning to you through the internet. Join us for our latest photo adventure!

Thanks to all the photographers who joined us to capture the sheep and dogs! Thanks for the fun – summer shooting fun has just begun!

Sheep Shearing Safari - Ottawa - © Sally McMullen

Sheep Shearing Safari - Ottawa - © Sally McMullen

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