Workshops/Talks

Photo Workshops, Talks & Exhibitions 2023

Please note: In the past I had no cancellation policy, unfortunately I am getting more cancellations at the last minute so in 2022, cancelling 14 days or less  prior to the workshop will result in no refund

What People are Saying

Rob Stimpson loves to teach. As wonderful he is at photography, he excells at sharing that knowledge. It never really matters where you are in your photo level, he will ensure that you come away with something new after his workshop. Do yourself a favour, sign up for one. You won’t be sorry!  L. Ryerson

 

Walks Talks and Workshops 

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1 day Workshops 2023

My format   – What will I learn is the most asked question? First – we will look at “seeing” photographically, the ability to recognize a comp and how to capture it. And all those f-stops and shutter speeds – different combinations create different effects, we will explore those combinations put into practice. We will also look at potential compositions from an artistic perspective rather than just documenting your subjects – how lens selection can change the dynamics of your images. If time permits – we will explore how flash and reflectors can add power to your images. This is also a chance to bounce ideas off others, compare notes and just do some shooting without the day-to-day distractions of life – this day belongs to you.

Custom Workshops

Looking for a workshop that focuses on your needs – don’t like crowds – want individual attention – work in an environment at your pace – then drop me a line. I can provide you with a custom workshop that works for you. I cover all the bases – starting with pre-visualization excercises, to image capture and post processing all from the comfort of my studio on Lake of Bays. We shoot in one of the Canada’s largest provincial parks, Algonquin – 20 minutes from my studio – let me know. Prices upon request

 

Winter/Spring 2023

 

The Spirit of Winter

Dates: January 21st or Feb 4th, 2023 (2 spots left for the Feb4th)

Time: 8am – 1:30pm

Cost: $175 + HST

Join me as we explore the magic of the winter landscapes. Nature provides a different canvas this time of year. We will explore a few different locations that will inspire you to create.

Meet at Erica’s in Dwight – on the right side of Hwy 60, about 15 min from Hwy 11 and 60
 705.787.8339 voice / txt
email: [email protected]

 

 

The River Awakens

Spring runoff is a sight to behold on the northern rivers. Join me to watch and photograph the thunderous waters of the Oxtongue River as it leaps over the rocks at Ragged Falls

 Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Time 8:00 am – 1:30 pm 
Cost: $175.00

Meet at Erica’s in Dwight – on the right side of Hwy 60, about 15 min from Hwy 11 and 60
 705.787.8339 voice / txt
email: [email protected]

 

Algonquin One-Day Fall Foliage Workshop 2023

 

Date: Saturday September 30th,  8 am – 1 pm 

Cost: $175.00 + HST
Location: Dwight, ON

Saturday and Sunday October 1st and 2nd, my fall photo workshop in the Algonquin area will be at the Lake of Bays Heritage visitor centre.

This amazing place has the iconic Marshes Falls right out front on the Oxtongue River & the trails to explore.

It gives us tons of photo opps to capture the fall colours as well as a place to discuss and review images.

Call 1.705.787-8339 or txt to register

 

 

Talks & Exhibitions 2023

Please note my talks will all be on Zoom unless something happens with regards to the current issues with covid.

Landed 3rd Annual Group Exhibition:  Dates to be announced

Visit My Gallery

1529 South Portage Rd, Huntsville, ON

 

Zoom Talks 2023

If you want to book a zoom talk, please email me – [email protected] for pricing and dates available

Please note if you want to listen in to one of my talks, please contact the club directly

Following the Group of Seven – Along Lake Superior & Beyond

The Group of Seven’s journey started before they formed the Group in 1920. The watershed moment could have been 1913, when Harris and MacDonald visited the Albright Museum in Buffalo, New York to view the Exhibition of Contemporary Scandinavian Art.

Join me for a 90 minute talk to find out more about that museum visit and my travels to the locations they painted. Stories from parts of Ontario, to Algoma, Algonquin Park, Canada’s Northwest Territories and further north to Baffin Island.

Art Gallery of Algoma 2023 – date to be announced

Society of York Region Artists Feb 8th, 2022

Barrie Camera Club  April 28th, 2022

Haliburton School of Arts and Design July 6th, 2022

Guelph Photo Guild October 19th, 2022

The Magic of Winter

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Centre February 19th, 2022

 Challenges of Travel Photography

Langley Camera Club June 8th

 Lake of Bays through the Seasons

Lake of Bays Association (LOBA) July 9th

 

A note of thanks for an absolutely awesome presentation with a very strong educational components and showing us the beauty that is all around us. R Pereux

“I have to tell you it was one of the best presentations I have seen at the club.   Your images are spectacular but it was your talk and enthusiasm for the subject matter that sealed the deal” LZ London.ON

 

Wildflowers of Bronte Provincial Park

Date: Saturday May 6th  Join me for a talk and a walk through the magnificence of the Trillium Trail in Bronte Prov Park

More info to follow.

 

 

Algonquin Moose Photo Adventure 2023

Date: June 9th – 11th, 2023 FULL

A second one has been added June 10th – 12th

Cost: $850.00 – includes food, accommodation and guides
Location: Voyageur Quest Lodge, South River, ON

To book, please call Voyageur Quest (416) 486-3605 or visit https://www.voyageurquest.com/algonquin-park-canoe-trips/moose-safari-canoe-trip/

Paddle Algonquin’s northwest corner is search of Moose. Wake up with the sun, canoe through the mist and enjoy magical mornings photographing Algonquin’s famed wildlife. From landscapes to the majestic moose, the photography is outstanding. There is no shortage of moose – in the 2 workshops in 2014 – 32 moose were spotted.

This trip will appeal to those who want wildlife photography ina totally natural setting. This 2 night adventure (there is an option for a 2nd night in the backcountry) features both camping and lodge accommodation – Group size is limited to 8 photographers.

 

 

 

Celestial Photo Workshop

 

This is a 2 day workshop. The Friday night will be the shooting the stars, with Saturday morning, the processing of our images. You will need a sturdy tripod, at least a 24 megapixel camera, with a lens (24 – 70 works or wider lens). Having a lens that opens up to 2.8 is optimum but not necessary. I use Photoshop for processing but Lightroom works also.

Date: Friday and Saturday date coming – I need Mother Nature to provide us with a clear night and the Milky Way to be visible.

Time: 7 pm to 11 pm /  8 am – 12 pm

Cost: 299.00 + HST