Photo Workshops, Talks & Exhibitions 2020/2021
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 2020/21
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
Winter Workshops 2021 Watch for dates in Decemeber
Looking to do some winter 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 winter landscape in different ways, always looking at the many interpretations we can capture the land.
Dates: February 2021
Time: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: meet in Dwight Cost: $125.00 per person
Wildflower 1 Day Workshop check back in 2021
Join me on a Saturday in May (Date coming) at Bronte Provincial Park for a walk along the trails to photograph the spring wildflowers. There will be 2 sessions. This is open to all levels of photographers but will appeal to those wanting to learn how to capture better images of the spring flora. We will start with a slideshow on a few hows and tricks to get you ready to photograph the spring flowers. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said – “The Earth laughs in flowers”
Date: May 2021
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 & 1 – 3 pm
Location: Bronte Prov Park, Oakville, ON
To Register call : 1- 905-827-6911
Algonquin One-Day Fall Foliage Workshop 2020
Date: Saturday October 3rd 7 am – 1 pm sold out
NEW October 4th, 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 September 11th & 12th
Zoom Talks 2020/2021
If you want to book a zoom talk, please email me – [email protected] for pricing and dates available
Ajax Camera Club – Tuesday Sept 22 – 29th 7pm
Title: Sparking Your Creativity: Putting the WOW into your photography
Landscape: Creating Images that tell a Story
Scarborough CC – Tuesday Oct 13th 7:30
Peterborough CC Tuesday November 3rd 7:30
Richmond Hill CC Monday November 9th 7:15
Newmarket CC Tuesday November 10th 7:30
Title: Rambles & Musings under the Spell of Algonquin
Etobicoke CC Monday Dec 7th
Don Mills CC Thursday January 14th
Brant CC Tuesday January 19th, 7:30
Title: Creative Images
Mississauga CC Thursday April 15th
Title: “The Challenges (and Rewards) of Travel Photography”
“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.
Photography – Creating the Visual Narrative watch for new dates in 2021
Location: Haliburton School of the Arts / Design
Date: July 2021
To book, please call 1-866-353-6464 or 705-457-1680
Our travels take us to many places where the camera then becomes our voice. Learn what it takes to create visual narratives, how to tell the story with your images. The course will look at how to anchor your compositions, what to put in the foreground to add a Wow factor. We will also look at how posing people properly will add more interest to your images. Instruction will also address use of lenses, taking advantage of low light without a tripod, getting the most out your camera, no matter if it is a DSLR, phone or a point and shoot.
The Visual Narrative is for all types of cameras – and is aimed at the individual who just wants to document their travels. No post, nothing fancy just learn to create some interesting images that tell a story. The Intimate Interpretations is for the intermediate photographer who wants to shoot with like minded people, refine their work flow, learn new techniques but a knowledge of their camera is essential as well as the ability to process their work.
Photographing Landscapes – Intimate Interpretations check back in 2021
Location: Haliburton School of the Arts & Design
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.