#999 Oh, exciting…

We have a few developments coming up. They are almost ready to announce but I can’t contain myself.

Coming soon we will be offering:
• a Photoshop Seminar to help you make magical worlds out of ordinary photos. It’ll be lead by a veteran working photography with a passion for digital imaging.

• a framing seminar on how to frame artwork yourself… Coming thanks to Patrick Gordon Framing.

• a Platform Series presentation from a climbing Clark Kent (superhero and humble) – Doug Pratt Johnson as he present his solo climb of the iconic Yosemite climbing area.

Stay tuned…


#931 Smartphone Photography Seminar with Award Winning Photojournalist Blair Gable

iPhone photography workshop safari seminar

iPhone photography safari

Loving your smartphone (or iOS device)? 
Want better photos?

It’s your lucky day! We have booked one of Canada’s leading photojournalists and iPhone-ographers to bring you up to speed.

Who is Blair Gable?
Award-winning wedding photographer.
Leading Canadian photojournalist – Blair has photographed Obama, Princess Kate, the Queen, Stephen Harper, Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Blue Jays among a long list of well known names.
Confessed iPhone junkie.

This workshop/safari/seminar will explore:
• photo device’s built-in cameras
• camera apps
• post production apps
• photo sharing and
• social media apps
• practical shooting.

More details!
Grab a spot. 

iphone photography

iphone photography safari/seminar/workshop

#832 Creative Business Seminar Series – starting a business…

We’ve been in business a long time and made many, many mistakes. I’ve also taught many photographers and helped them start their creative businesses.

The photography is hard but easier to learn than the business side.


Because most new photographers LOVE photography but don’t love the challenges presented in business.

We’ve shaken up our long running “Creative Business Seminar” into smaller different segments to help people answer:

• What’s involved in starting a business?

• What do I need to succeed?

• I have artistic skills… but how am I ever going to sell my work?

• How am I ever going to manage my own collection of artwork?

• How can the web help my business?

Our new Creative Business Seminar Series allows photographers and other creative people answers to these questions! We’ve gathered some experts to help you answer these types of questions.

Creative Business Seminar Series

• Is a Creative Business Right for Me?

September – In this seminar we provided questions and insights to help you find answers. This is based on many early business mistakes and years of teaching the Creative Business Seminar.

How to start a new business

Harry Nowell

• Learn Better Selling Strategies for Creative Businesses

October – We have brought in a veteran sales man who spent almost 40 years learning sales techniques, sales strategies and developing trusted relationships with clients based on solid communication skills.

how to sell

Cedric Nowell, 36 year veteran salesman

• “Managing your Creative Work

October – We’ve got a seasoned graphic designer to assist you in developing a library as well as refining your work and using the powerful output tools of Adobe Lightroom.

Peter Handley Lightroom expert

Peter Handley, Registered Graphic Designer

• “Web Basics for Business”

Coming soon… We’re there to help you decipher the world of web. We explain strategies to harness the web and get people finding you and your business!

#823 Post Processing with Adobe Lightroom with Peter Handley, RGD

Get ready for another leap forward in your photo education!

We have booked Peter Handley, a registered graphic designer with over 20 years experience to help catapult you forward as you learn to master Adobe Lightroom – the current photo editing software for batches of imagery. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for extensive editing of single or small batches of photos. Read the difference between Lightroom and Photoshop.

Read about the Lightroom Seminar.

You will learn to:

• manage your hundreds/thousands/millions of photos

• pull unseen beauty from your digitally captured imagery

• produce beautiful prints, slideshows, web pages and books easily from your files


The sessions are coming up this fall as part of our Creative Business Series:

Saturdays, October 20th and 27th in the afternoons.

$115 for each session or $200 for both sessions (please add taxes).

Register for the Lightroom Seminar (at the bottom of the page.)

Lightroom Photo Seminar - Ottawa

Before Lightroom

Lightroom Photo Seminar - Ottawa

After Lightroom!