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Last chance to sign up for my Fine Art Flower Photography workshop

Do  you live near Ottawa – Canada’s capital city or are you coming here for the Annual Tulip Festival that has begun? This Saturday, May 11th, I’m teaching my half day workshop on fine art flower photography. I guarantee it will be a fantastic experience.

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." - Kurt Vonnegut

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

The workshop is a half day and costs $95 (Canadian).

What you’ll get it for that is,

– personalized instruction

– small group size

– easy to follow instructions on fine art flower photography techniques

– lots of hands on practice and immediate feedback

– a copy of my e-book, “Fine Art Flower Photography: techniques and tips“, so that you don’t have to take notes during the course; you’ll have all of the information at your fingertips anytime you need it.

– a highly experienced instructor with an easy-going style and great sense of humour

– a ton of fun learning new photographic techniques and approaches

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If these things interest you and you’ll be in the Ottawa area, head to my website and register for my Fine Art Flower Photography Workshop! Only a few spaces left!

The new cover for my e-book.

My flower photography e-book

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Anticipating Spring – Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week is back. I’ve been fighting the flu for the past two weeks and haven’t had much energy to do except get myself through my work days. But I’m starting to feel a bit better and so finally, back to photography. Phew! I was going through withdrawal. 🙂

This week’s Photo of the Week is a portrait of a tulip, taken last year during Ottawa’s world-famous Tulip Festival. The beds of tulips provide a sea of colour and are a photographer’s mecca. Most of us here in Ontario have had enough of winter and are eagerly awaiting spring. So I thought I’d post something to help keep our spirits high, knowing that the lush greens and colourful blooms of spring are not far away.

This year I’ll be teaching my fine art flower photography workshop on May 11th, during the tulip festival. We’ll take advantage of the colourful blooms to learn different creative techniques for producing beautiful fine art flower images.

Click on the thumbnail below to see and read about this week’s Photo of the Week from 44th Parallel Photography.

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Photo of the Week – Winter’s Shadows

This week’s Photo of the Week has been posted. I haven’t had a lot of time to get out with the camera. Hopefully soon! Especially since this is the time of year when we get more of those clear, sunny days with beautiful blue-hued late day sun.

Click on the thumbnail below to view 44th Parallel Photography’s Photo of the Week.

16 February 2013

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Earth & Light Digital Media for photographers

Earth & Light is a fabulous new website dedicated to selling digital media resources for photographers. The site has just been launched by acclaimed nature and travel photographer and writer, Richard Bernabe.

Earth & Light has only just been launched but already has 9 photography e-books for sale, with tons more coming!

Some of the e-books at Earth & Light Digital Media

Some of the e-books at Earth & Light Digital Media

 

Book topics range from lighting, composition and other instructional books…

Richard Bernabe's book on composition

Richard Bernabe’s book on composition

 

Ian Plant's book on great lighting for landscape photography

Ian Plant’s book on great lighting for landscape photography

 

 

… to those focused on specific subjects, such as my flower photography book and Justin Reznick’s book on photographing waterfalls and streams.

My fine art flower photography e-book

My fine art flower photography e-book

 

Justin Reznick's book on photography waterfalls and streams

Justin Reznick’s book on photography waterfalls and streams

 

 

There are also books focused on specific locations, such as Richard Bernabe’s books about Iceland, the Great Smokey Mountains, and South Carolina.

Richard Bernabe's book on Iceland

Richard Bernabe’s book on Iceland

 

All books are very well-priced at under $10 U.S. and are great value for the money.

Earth & Light isn’t just about photography e-books, it’s about a variety of digital media resources for photographers. The site has only just been launched, but coming soon are apps, videos, screen savers and tutorials. So check back frequently because a lot of fantastic new products will be added!

 

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I’ll be posting regular updates on the latest additions for sale on the website so check back here regularly. You can also keep on top of what’s new at Earth & Light by tuning in to Richard Bernabe’ blog.

 

We hope you’ll stop by Earth & Light for a look. It’s a great one-stop-shop for digital media resources for photographers.

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A new cover for my Flower Photography e-book

I’m happy to say that my e-book, “Flowers: fine art photography techniques and tips, has a new cover! It’s the same great book, but with a zoomier cover. And, not only is it available for purchase on my 44th Parallel Photography website, but it is now available through the fabulous new Earth & Light digital media website.

 

The new cover for my e-book.

The new cover for my e-book.

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Photo of the Week – Anticipating Spring

Click on the thumbnail below to see 44th Parallel Photography’s Photo of the Week

 

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A new photography contest – Shutterlove

I usually tune in to Art Wolfe’s blog regularly as it’s packed with great info, great adventures and great images. Haven’t been there for a while since it’s been so busy. I just tuned in and noticed that he was advertising a new photo contest, in conjunction with a company called Shutterlove.

For all those great nature photographers, have a look and consider entering some images. I haven’t read the details yet, but it says the entry fee is only $10, which is very decent compared to many. It looks like the first contest deadline for entries is March 4th.

Click on the thumbnail below to have a look at the contest details. And if you do enter, good luck!

Shutterlove Photo Contest

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