Photo Workshops, Talks & Exhibitions 2021
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
1 day Workshops 2021
My format – What will I learn is the most asked question? First – we will look at “seeing” photographically, the ability to recognize a composition 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 on the Saturday. 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.
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 2021 Watch for dates in late March
Looking to do some spring photography – join me for 6 hours – from the sunrise into mid day. I have been teaching photography at Fleming College for 15 years, both in their Photo Certificate program and summer art school. We will capture the landscape in different ways, always looking at the many interpretations we can capture the land.
Dates: April 2021
Time: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: meet in Dwight Cost: $150.00 per person
Algonquin One-Day Fall Foliage Workshop 2021
Date: Saturday October 2nd & 3rd 7 am – 1 pm
Cost: $150.00 + HST
Location: Dwight, ON
Saturday October 3rd, 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 to register
Talks & Exhibitions 2020/21
Please note my talks will all be on Zoom unless something happens with regards to the current issues with covid.
Group Exhibition June 18th & 19th
Visit My Gallery
1529 South Portage Rd, Huntsville, ON
Zoom Talks 2021
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
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
Don Mills CC Thursday January 14th
Brant CC Tuesday January 19th, 7:30
Title: Creative Images
Beaches Camera Club – Thursday March 4th
Title: Creative Images
Southampton Art Centre Wed March 24th – 7 pm
The Artist & Photographers Guide to Wild Ontario
Mississauga CC Thursday April 15th
Title: “The Challenges (and Rewards) of Travel Photography”
Southampton Art Centre Wed April 21st – 7 pm
The Landscape – creating Narrative
Woodstock Camera Club Wednesday April 28th; 7 pm
Creative Images: put the wow in your photographs
Beaches Camera Club – Thursday September 9th
Title: Drone Photography
Toronto Digital CC Tuesday September 28th 7:30 pm
The Landscape, Creating Images that Tell a Story
“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 2021
Date: June 4th – 6th, 2021
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 in a 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.
Photographing Landscapes – Intimate Interpretations
Location: Haliburton School of the Arts & Design – Please note that a limit of 8 participants this year
Date: July 13th – 19th 2021
To book, please call 1-866-353-6464 or 705-457-1680
Please note: A basic understanding of a digital camera utilizing its manual functions is required. A good working knowledge of computer operation is compulsory along with either Photoshop or Lightroom. This course is not for beginners.
The landscapes of Halliburton County are varied and diverse. From vistas overlooking unbroken forest, to the wealth of lakes and rivers, this course will explore photographic techniques utilizing these landscape for inspiration. Good photographs are made, not just taken. They are created. Learn how to create a landscape image, more than just pressing the shutter. Using 3 techniques; pre-visualization, image capture and post processing to recognize an existing composition then to capture it effectively. Instruction will address camera functions, combined functions,and lens selection to capture what you are seeing.We will then use photo imaging software to go to the next level in the creation of the image shot. The differences between and suitability of documenting or interpreting an a photograph will be discussed. Instruction will include assignments, image sharing, and constructive critiques.
The Landscape – Creating the Narrative
In this 2 day workshop we will spend time creating images that speak to your audience. Through
the use of slideshows showing the different photographic techniques, creating images in the
field and critiques of your work, you will build a foundation of what a good narrative image is.