#870 New Photo Course Preview

We’re excited! Our winter line-up of photo classes, workshops and safaris is shaping nicely.

What’s Coming up?!
• Photographing Pro Hockey
Missing NHL hockey during the strike? Get your hockey fix by photographing the Ottawa 67s at Scotiabank place (home of the Senators.)

This is a classic course – our 6th annual visit to the 67s home ice.
February 2012

• Winter Landscapes
Many people shy away from winter shooting but we show you the spectacular ‘scapes available to those willing to brave winter weather. We also teach you to be comfortable shooting in the winter. It is possible!
February 2012

• Glass Blowing Photo Safari
We just visited the glass blowing studio – fiery furnaces, molten glass and active artisans makes for a photographic extravaganza! Limited spots available due to a small working space.
February 2012

• Photography for Pre-Teens – March Break Program
Join experienced school teacher, Shona Schneider, as she leads your budding photo artists through photo adventures during Ontario’s March Break.
March 2012

• Photoshop Seminars
Based on the success of our Lightroom Seminars with Peter Handley we are looking at seminars on specific elements of photoshop. Stay tuned!

Summer 2013 looks promising with more macro, safaris, sports and landscapes, people, tulips and more.

Online Photo Program
We offer more challenges on the Online Photo Program. Looking for ongoing photo fun, support and critique? This is the course for you!

Can’t wait? Drop us a line  and we’ll tell you more and reserve your spot…

#869 Online Photo Course – Backlighting Successes and New Silhouette Challenge

Online Photo Course - better photos!

Online Photo Program - Backlighting © Jeff F.

Last month we challenged the Online Photo Program Members with the tough technical challenge of backlighting – the tricky scenario of bringing MORE attention to the main subject by blasting the background with light.

Better pictures through online course

Online Photo Course - © Christa R

But they performed! I was pleased at how the group progressed. It was a tough challenge for many but I was pleased with the results!

Online photo program - beautiful pictures

Online photo program - backlighting © Madeline B

And Online member, Scott, sent us this comment about his experience on the program:

Loving the on-line program.  I like that it pushes me to think about how I want to capture the image before me.  At last weekend’s cyclocross race I sought out shooting locations that allowed me to blow-out the background and highlight the cyclists.  I’d say I’m feeling more involved with the picture taking process.

Online Photo Class - take better pictures!

Online Photo Class - Backlighting - © Scott Hall

We’ve just started this month’s online photo challenge with an introduction to silhouettes and what they are.

Online photo program - silhouette

Better photos through online learning!

Later this week we give technical tips on silhouettes and how to achieve them. We also outline participant’s specific challenge for the month.

Join us to learn about silhouettes and challenge yourself!

#868 Assignment Spotlight – editorial portrait

This fall I photographed  a local, new, Guiness Record Breaker.

Tessum Weber of (near) Wakefield, Quebec officially got in the record books by being the youngest to ever ski to the North Pole. Oh, and in doing so, this team did it faster than anyone else has ever done it.

Not bad, eh?

There is an article in the current edition of Ottawa Magazine celebrating Tessum’s adventures. I provided the opening portrait for the article.

Get a copy at your news stand today – worth a read!
Congratulations, Tessum!

editorial portrait Ottawa

Ottawa portrait - Tessum Weber for Ottawa Magazine