Workshops/Talks

Photo Workshops, Talks & Exhibitions 2024

Sold at the Algonquin Art Centre, Algonquin Prov Park

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 A new promotional piece outlining narrative talks, creative talks and workshops

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1 day Workshops 2024

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

 

Spring / Summer / Fall 2024

 

The Spirit of Winter

Dates: Feb 3rd or Feb 4th, 2024 

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 waters of the Black River as it awakens from its winter slumber.

If the weather permits and with potential for the seasonal rains, the river will be in a wild state. Ideal for long exposures or capturing the waters in their untamed state.

Please bring clothing that is suitable for the days weather conditions. Also bring a lunch /snacks, water, maybe a thermos of a hot beverage. The trails are flat and easy to get around.

 Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Time 8:00 am – 1:30 pm 
Cost: $175.00

Meet at Black River Wilderness Park on Hwy 169 at 8 am
 705.787.8339 voice / txt
email: [email protected]

 

Spring Wildflower Photo Workshop

This is in partnership with City of Kawartha Lakes

With the arrival of spring, the wildflowers will soon populate the forest. The overhead canopy of leaves is just starting allowing the spring sun to work its magic on the forest floor.

The warm days of May allowing the transition in the forest from winter to spring. The opportunities to photograph trout lilies, hepatica and trilliums is always a treat.

In this workshop we will look at the different ways to capture them with your camera. As Emerson once said “The earth laughs in flowers”

Where: Balsam Lake Provincial Park

When: Saturday May 4th

Time: 9:00 – 2:00

Cost: $120.00

 

Photographing the Landscapes of Northumberland County

A Loyalist College Summer Art program

Date: July 8th – 12th

Cost etc to be announced

 

 

 

Algonquin One-Day Fall Foliage Workshop 2024

 

Date: Saturday September 28th & 29th,  8 am – 1 pm 

Cost: $175.00 + HST
Location: Dwight, ON

Saturday and Sunday September 28 or 29th, 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.

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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.

Don Mills Camera Club February 22

Ajax Camera Club March 19th

 

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

 

 

Algonquin Moose Photo Adventure 2024

Date: June 7th – 9th, 2024

 June 8th – 10th 

Cost: $965.00 – 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 2023 – 36 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