Want to learn how to use your new (or old!) camera? Curious about how to get great wildlife or landscape shots? Have a new flash, but not sure how to properly use it?
For the month of July I’m offering one-on-one and small group sessions to help you learn more about photography, your equipment, and the settings on your camera. Each session will be tailored to suit your skill level and will focus on what you would like to learn. I currently offer lessons in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Types of Lessons and Sessions Available
Beginner photography concepts (aperture, ISO, shutter speed, getting out of Automatic mode)
How to use your various lenses
Working with Natural light
If you’d like to learn something that’s not listed here, just send me an email and we can chat about it.
Learn how to get out of auto mode, and get your photos to turn out the way you want them to!
These are two one-day courses, both covering the same concepts. You’ll learn how to properly expose pictures, how to choose a lens, how to create effects such as background blur and long exposures, and much more.
May 25 and May 26, at the Goldrush Inn, Whitehorse. Course will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with a 1 hour lunch break from 12:00-1:00.
Dawson City was our first real break on the Quest. The mushers were spreading out, which meant I had a little downtime between each shooting excursion. This usually meant I got to do some quick editing and uploading, but I also got a chance to sample some of the amazing food local volunteers had cooked up. Mmm….
I also got a hotel for a night, but proceeded to sleep on the floor of the visitors center for the rest of my time in Dawson. In fact there was a lot of sleeping on floors during the Quest! But I was close to the action – that’s the main thing. Continue reading →
**(Update: The off-camera flash workshop is now full. however, you can still sign up for the waiting list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
I’ve teamed up with Archbould Photography to offer some exciting workshops this fall and winter. If you’ve got a DSLR, or if you want to learn how to use your flash, we’ve got some fun learning opportunities for you.
Basic Digital Photography – Bringing It Into Focus: Learn how to get your DSLR out of “auto mode” and take control of the features of your camera. Date: Dec 3, 2011.
Introduction to Flash and Off-camera Flash Photography: Get your flash off your camera and learn how to take control of light! Date: January 23, 2012.
Whitehorse Oldtimer Hockey League: Air North vs. Performance Centre. Photo by Rick Massie / Yukon Sports Photographer
I decided to head out and brush up on my hockey-shooting skills.
The Whitehorse Oldtimer Hockey League offers some great action for sports photos, and the lighting in the Takhini Arena is, surprisingly, not too bad. Well, not too bad as far as non-NHL rinks go!
I also got the chance to try out my 400mm f/5.6 lens as an indoor sports lens. It’s amazing! Mind you, it required me to shoot at ISO 12,800 to get proper exposures, but I’m very impressed at the quality of the photos at such extreme ISO speeds. Continue reading →
Sebastian Schnuelle talks to the media while eating breakfast in Circle City
Generally, most of the excitement and amazing images of the Yukon Quest come from the sweeping vistas and mountains while the race is on.
However, as a photographer rushing from checkpoint to checkpoint, you spend a lot of time inside those checkpoints, trying to make things look interesting. The Circle City checkpoint was pretty busy – firetrucks, gear, coats hanging up, picnic tables around, media and volunteers all about.
That in itself can make interesting pictures.
But to take things a little beyond the ordinary, you can use little tricks to do something different. Continue reading →