Workshops/Talks

Photo Workshops, Talks & Exhibitions 2022

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

 

1 day Workshops 2022

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 2022

 

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 26th, 2022
Time 8:00 am – 1:30 pm 
Cost: $150.00

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 2022

 

Date: Saturday October 1st,  8 am – 1 pm 

Cost: $175.00 + HST (Sold Out)
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 2022

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 June 17th – 18th – Hillside Barn

Visit My Gallery

1529 South Portage Rd, Huntsville, ON

 

Zoom Talks 2022

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.

Society of York Region Artists Feb 8th, 2022

Barrie Camera Club  April 28th, 2022

Haliburton School of Arts and Design July 6th, 2022

The Magic of Winter

Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Centre February 19th, 2022

Barrie Camera Club – April 28 – Group of Seven

Langley Camera Club June 8th Challenges of Travel Photography

Haliburton School of Arts & Design – July 6th Art Talk on Group of Seven

Lake of Bays Association (LOBA) July 9th Lake of Bays through the Seasons

Guelph Camera Club Oct 19th The Group of Seven

 

 

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 7th

Algonquin Moose Photo Adventure 2022

Date: June 10th – 12th, 2022 sold out 

2nd Date – June 11th – 13th
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.

 

 

 

Photographing Landscapes – Intimate Interpretations

Location: Haliburton School of the Arts & Design – Please note that a limit of 8 participants this year
Date: July 4th – 8th 2022
Cost: $411.75

To book, please call 1-866-353-6464 or 705-457-1680 Please note registration opens April 1st
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.

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 Fall date coming

Time: 7 pm to 11 pm /  8 am – 12 pm

Cost: 299.00 + HST