Photo Workshops,Talks & Exhibitions 2020


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

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.

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 Workshops 2020


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 8th & 22nd, 2020
Time: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: meet in Dwight Cost: $125.00 per person


Wildflower Workshop (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID)

Join me at Saturday, May 9th 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 9th, 2020
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: Dates to be determined
Cost: $125.00 + HST
Location: Dwight, ON

Call 1.705.787-8339 to register

Talks & Exhibitions 2020



Orangeville Theatre Orangeville 2 pm Sunday Oct 1, 2017 – Arctic and its Art

Latow Photographers Guild – 7 pm Tuesday Oct 3rd, 2017 – Wild Ontario – 2.8 and Beyond

Barrie Camera Club, Barrie 7 pm January 25th, 2108 – North of 50 – Travels in the Sub-Arctic and Arctic Regions

Haliburton Speaking Series, Haliburton Village  7 pm Wed June 13th,2018 – Wild Ontario

Canadian Canoe Museum, Oct 18th Eddy Hopping – Adventures Canoeing

Toronto Digital Camera Club  7 pm Jan 8th, 2019 Wild Ontario

Richmond Hill Camera Club 7 pm  March 17th 2018 Creative Images

Etobicoke Camera Club 7 PM April 15th, 2019 The Challenges of Travel Photography

London Camera Club 7 pm April 25th, 2019 Chasing Ernie – story of Sir Ernext Shackleton

Explorers Edge AGM, Parry Sound 10:30 June 18th The Landscape that Inspires

“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 2020

Date: June 5th – 7th CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
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

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.

Moose Quest

Date: June 7th – 10th

Details tba


Photography – Creating the Visual Narrative (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID)


Location: Haliburton School of the Arts / Design (Half full)
Date: July 6th – 10th, 2020
Cost: $411.00

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.



Please Note: 

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 (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID)


Location: Haliburton School of the Arts & Design (5 spots left)
Date: July 13th – 17th, 2020
Cost: $411.00

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.