Upcoming Events

Bird Photography: An Introduction To Lightroom

Tuesday January 9, 2018 · 7:00pM TO 8:30PM

Learn the basics of Lightroom, including the functions of the various adjustment controls and how they apply to making edits to your bird photos.

Date: Tuesday January 9, 2018
Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Hive, 1352 Wharncliffe Road South, London, Ontario
Cost: $25 per person
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I will share a simple workflow you can use to quickly make your images pop allowing you more time for shooting and less time on your computer.

Bring your laptop and a selection of your images and work along with me as I demonstrate how to transform your favourite RAW file into a final image ready for print or to share with friends on social media.

If you are new to Lightroom and feeling overwhelmed by all the features, this workshop will take the guesswork out of editing your bird photos and leave you with the knowledge you need to quickly and easily convert your RAW files to final images.

This 1.5 hour workshop is $25 per person and limited to six people for personal attention. To register for the Bird Photography: Introduction to Lightroom workshop, please contact Paul.

Nature Photography Workshop  

Monday January 15, 2018 · 10:00am to 12:00pm

Are you interested in improving your nature and wildlife photography? Whether you’re new to photography or are more experienced but not getting the results you want, use a DSLR or point and shoot camera, this workshop will help you improve your overall nature and wildlife photography.

This female Downy Woodpecker was one of the many cooperative birds photographed during the November Nature Photography Workshops.

Date: Monday January 15, 2018 
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 
Location: The Hive, 1352 Wharncliffe Road South, London, Ontario
Cost: $25 per person
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The first half of the workshop will be indoors and we’ll focus on optimal camera settings for nature and wildlife photography, as well as other technical elements such as composition, shooting techniques and tips to improve your overall photography.

During the second half of the workshop, we will venture outdoors to apply this knowledge in a natural setting. I will be providing one-on-one assistance as you photograph birds and other wildlife in their natural environment.

The two hour workshop is $25 per person and limited to a small number of people for individualized attention.

What past participants are saying: 

“It was a great workshop Paul! I’ve had a quick look at my photos and notice a big improvement in sharpness!! Thank you for the great tips!”
~ Christine

“Paul did a great job on covering what you need to know to get started with good results, and to build a plan to practice and improve.”
~Kevin Stewart

“This workshop took the guessing out of what to do with all the buttons. The environment was fun and casual. Paul is a fantastic teacher; his words will guide you as your hands and eyes capture the beauty of nature!”
~Tammy Thibert

This is a rain or shine event, so let’s hope for a nice day. However, if Mother Nature does not cooperate and it does happen to rain, we can make a group decision if we venture outdoors or stay inside and focus more on the in-class side of things. Please dress accordingly for the day’s forecast. To register for the Nature Photography Workshop, please contact Paul.

Winter Wonderland Workshop 

Sunday January 21, 2018 · 10:00am to 12:00pm

During previous workshops at The Hive, many songbirds including Black-capped Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, and Blue Jays have all been photographed at close range, ideal for those using lenses in the 200 – 300 mm range. These close encounters combined with a winter scene will make this the perfect opportunity for those looking to capture images for next year’s holiday cards, calendars or those who just like to photograph birds in winter.

Date: Sunday January 21, 2018 
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm 
Location: The Hive, 1352 Wharncliffe Road South, London, Ontario
Cost: $25 per person
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This is the first time the Winter Wonderland Workshop has been offered. It is geared to those who have either taken my Nature Photography Workshop or have other photography experience, as much of this event focuses on shooting independently.

Beginning indoors, we will discuss optimal camera settings based on the day’s weather and light conditions. Following this, we will move outdoors where participants will spend the majority of this two hour workshop moving about the property photographing birds in their natural environment. I will be available to answer any questions to help you achieve the results you are looking for.

Feel free to move back indoors at any point and warm up with a coffee while reviewing your images in camera before heading back out for more shooting. The grounds around The Hive are absolutely gorgeous under the cover of snow, with open meadows surrounded by mature evergreens.

This workshop is $25 per person and group size is limited.

To register for this two hour workshop please contact Paul.  

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