Fine Art Winter & Minimalist Workshop CALGARY - February 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 5 February 2017 5:00 PM PST

123 Freeport Boulevard N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T3N 0A3, Canada

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Friday, 3 February 2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 5 February 2017 5:00 PM PST

Calgary Acclaim Hotel, 123 Freeport Boulevard N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T3N 0A3, Canada.

Join Photographers Oliver Du Tre and Marc Koegel for this unique workshop, offered for the third time in Calgary, Alberta!


This workshop will put you in unique situations and locations that will yield very unique minimalist fine-art images that cannot be captured at any other time of the year!


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Images above: Copyright Oliver Du Tre Photography


This one-of-a-kind workshop will teach you how to make stunning black and white images in winter snow using a minimalist mindset for composition and creative camera techniques such as long-exposures.


The winter landscapes in the Calgary area are very unique and this workshop will have you out shooting at various locations. Capture rare images that only this landscape can deliver! We'll spend


As this is a winter workshop, you have got to be prepared for temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius (equals -40 Fahrenheit) with the windchill. In the classroom, we will be adressing 'safety first' and 'technical (equipment)' topics such as:


  • What is 'Minimalism' and how to 'use' it in your photography
  • Effective Photographic Composition
  • The 'Zone-System' for Digital Photographers
  • Long Exposure Photograhy Techniques - from beginner to advanced
  • Post-Production Techniques using instructor and student images


We'll also be sure to address a variety of practical questons, such as:


  • What to wear
  • What not to do (like walking right into a scene and afterwards photographing your own footprints)
  • Planning your shooting day
  • (How to) winterize you and your vehicle (what to bring, food, etc)


A very important element of this workshop is also to provide feedback for participant images - you'll be working one-on-one with Oli and Marc in the field, and in the classroom we'll take ample time to provide everyone with in-depth reviews of their work.


Images above: Copyright Marc Koegel Photography


Oliver brings a wealth of knowledge of the local area, and his photographic style and techniques complement Marc's perfectly.


Together, Oliver and Marc will not only teach, but also inspire you as well!


This special Calgary Workshop will be held at the Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport. This hotel provides a great location and quick access to our shooting locations. Participants can choose to stay at the hotel for the duration of the workshop, or simply come for the lecture/ presentation and image review portions.


For our 2016 workshop, lunch will be included on both Friday (Day 1) and Sunday (Day 3).


Please note that the workshop fee does NOT include Hotel accomodation. If you are interested to stay at the Acclaim Hotel you have to book your own room please. Thank you.


Digital camera equipment, or film in any format (including 4x5 and larger) can be used. Students can choose to shoot in black and white or color.


We will be in touch a few weeks before the workshop and provide specific advice on getting prepared which includes suggestions specific to the camera equipment you plan on using.

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