Sunday, September 28, 2008

I'm Baaaaaaaaaack...

I just spent a week up here at the Haliburton School of the Arts (Sir Sandford Fleming College), attending the "Travel & Landscape Photography Workshop" with professional photographer, Rob Stimpson. My friend Sean Shapiro attended as well, and he stayed with me at the house in Minden, about 15-20 minutes away from the campus.

The course started slowly but it spooled up eventually. The problem was, it was billed as an "advanced" course, the criteria for attendance being that you were familiar with the digital photography world and how your camera worked. Some of the participants had little experience, and Rob had to spend some time bringing them up to speed. I was a little guilty as well, since I have been the proud owner of a new (to me) Nikon D300 for about 4 days before the start of the course, and hadn't familiarized myself with all of its awesome features yet. Still, there was a broad spectrum of people there, all with different perspectives. One lady had published her own book (I've been meaning to...) and successfully sells art photos; another has a registered butterfly garden and has won some prizes with her photography; there was a retired teacher just getting back into photography, and more.

Sean and I agreed that we could have TAUGHT this course. Watch this space...

Anyway, if you want to see some of the photos that I took during the course, you can visit my photo gallery at Smugmug. This link takes you to the September 2008 monthly gallery, where some of the pictures are posted. By the way, I had about 1200 shutter actuations during the week.




I keep saying that I'm going to post here regularly. I'll try. I doubt I have an audience (going to work on that!), so it's hard to get motivated to do so, but I'll try.