Canadian Nature Photographer in the News
November 27, 2013 Comet Ison
Just before sunrise Comet Ison was spotted east of Calgary on the horizon. It had a small tail as the comet approached the sun. This photo was taken with a 300 mm lens and it was difficult to achieve sharp focus even using the LCD live mode. I hope to get better photos in the coming weeks.
November 25, 2013 Yellowknife Topix Photocontest
Sunset on Pond along the Ingraham trail by Robert Berdan, a photograph taken in September of 2013 was the best picture in the Natural Environment category of Yellowknife's Topix photocontest.
The other TopPix winners from Yellowknife - First prize was a 1 carot diamond, category prizes included a trophy made by glass works of Yellowknife. Overall winner: Carole Musialet, Festival & Events, Jeffrey Goudreau, Our Yellowknife, Benji Straker, Youth Claire Littlefair, First Air peoples choice Deanna Monks. Other winning photos can be veiwed.here.
April 30, 2013
I would like to draw your attention to a new Canadian Photography Magazine called PhotoED. PhotoEd is about Photography Education; both traditional and New Media. It is a useful resource for students, teachers and anyone desiring an education in photography. It is about motivation, inspiration and passion in photography. The magazine will showcase the work of emerging and established Canadian artists and be a vehicle for showing and sharing the great talent in Canada. Web site: http://www.photoed.ca
The Spring\Summer 2013 issue features an Article about my work called "Robert Berdan's Canadian Wildlife Experience" and also the work of fellow wildlife photographers, Peter Dettling and Glenn Bartley - both of whom have articles in the Canadian Nature Photographer web site. The magazine is published three times a year and the editor is Felix Russo. The cover of the Spring\Summer magazine is shown on the right and features "Creatures great and small" and deals with pet and wildlife photography.
If interested you can read the article in PDF format. Click here to view PDF article. In the article I mention those photographers that have inspired and mentored me in the development of my photographic vision, namely: Budd Watson, Keith Logan and Dr. Wayne Lynch.
April 1, 2013
Landscape photo by Robert Berdan of Athabasca River used for New Parks Canada Booklet
Photo of the Aurora borealis and David Lilly with tripod taken near Boyle, AB published in Montana Outdoors March-April 2013 issue.
March 5, 2013
Biossphere magazine March\April issue - two page spread of Robert's fox photo taken in Prelude Territorial Park.
November 20, 2012
Photograph of my father on a dock photographing the sunrise at Buck Lake, AB is used for the cover of Red Deer College digital photography cerfiticate program.
November 21, 2012 - All photographers and Nature Lovers are Welcome
SEMINAR & PHOTOTOGRAPHIC PRESENTATION BY ROBERT BERDAN November 21, Calgary Camera Club
"Photogaphing the Aurora Borealis and Barren Land Caribou" I will also cover Time lapse photography and Star trail photography. 1 hour presentation.
Mckenzie Towne Hall
40 Mckenzie Towne Blvd S.E.
Calgary, AB T2Z 4X5
Phone/Fax: (403) 781-6612
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Admission is FREE
Sponsored by Calgary Camera Club - www.calgarycameraclub.org
September 21, 2012
Cover and article "How to Photograph the Northern Lights" by Robert Berdan Outdoor Photography Canada - available end of September on newstands.
May 27, 2012
Every picture Tells a story - by Robert Berdan in Bragg About the Creek Magazine Summer 2012 issue - read the article online here.
Calgary's Highway to Heaven article by Dwayne Zaba, Photography by Robert Berdan - Read the article in PDF format here.
April 2, 2012
Dr. Wayne Lynch's article"Arctic Aurora Autumn Caribou" was published in PHOTO NEWS where he describs his experiences on my Arctic Adventure tour. You can also view and read the Magazine article online here: Flipping Book or PDF format.
Feb 3, 2012 - Calgary Herald E-version - R. Berdan photo of Aurora from Yellowknife featured.
Feb 3, 2012 The Calgary Herald in Calgary used one my Aurora photos taken in Yellowknife in September on the Arctic Adventure Photo workshop to announce NASA's photography of the aurora from space. To see more aurora photos from yellowknife see my galleries 13 and 14.
January 25, 2012 - 9 photos of the Aurora published in e-version of the Calgary Herald, and 1007 visitors stop by web site to view article.
December, 2011 - Robert's Photograph of Trout Alevin that won honerable mention in the Olympus Bioscapes contest was published on the inside front of the December 2011 Scientific American Magazine (thanks to one of my customers Dieter Foessel from www.RockyHIghTours.com for notifying me).
November 16, 2011 - Robert donates photographs for CPAWS Manitoba's biodiversity calendar
Oct 5, 2011 - Cochrane Eagle
Oct 5, 2011 - Cochrane Times
Oct0ber 7, 2011 - Olympus Bioscapes Contest Honourable Mention
Trout Alevin Approx. 10 X
August 10, 2011
National Geographic News publishes photos of Aurora storm by R. Berdan
August 9, 2011
Calgary Herald August 9 Published several of the Photos and a short Article by R. Berdan on the Aurora in Calgary
May 8, 2011 - See What Nothing Looks Like - two page spread in the NWT Territories promotional magazine.
Photographs by Robert Berdan depict a scene from Caribou Bay where I lead a workshop at Peterson's Point Lake Lodge in September. For information about the upcoming photography workshop go here.
February 7, 2010 - my family (Frank, Mike, Robert, Karl, Rosy and Mathilde Berdan) donated a large framed print (24 x 36 inch) of a Grizzly bear from the Bella Coola Valley taken by Robert Berdan to the SouthLake Hospital in Newmarket, Ontario as an appreciation for the great care my father received during his triple bypass surgery in October.
Frank Berdan (left), my father Karl Berdan and an administrator for the SouthLake Regional Health Centre.
February 4, 2011 - Two of Roberts' photographs are finalists in the Maria Luisa International Photo Contest in Spain.
Giant Conifers in the Carmanah Valley - Finalist Plants\Vegetation
Alevin - Trout Larvae - Finalist in Nature abstracts.
On January 11, 2010 my family (Frank, Mike, Robert, Karl, Rosy and Mathilde Berdan) donated a large (24 x 36 inch) framed photograph by R. Berdan of "Morraine Lake and the Ten Peaks" to the Midland Huronia Hospital as a thank you for the excellent care my father received prior to having a heart operation in October of 2010.
Huronia Hospital Administrators and my father 2nd from the right. My father underwent heart surgery in October.
November 5, 2010 - Robert's Article on Composition was translated and published in Italian - see article here:
Nikon International Photomicrography Contest - Robert Berdan's photograph of Alevins (young trout) wins honorable mention October 16, 2010. This is the 3rd time one of Robert's images have placed in this international competition. See more photo-micrographs here: http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/gallery/year/2010/22
October 1, 2010
Robert published his 4th article as "Resident" photographer for the new magazine called "Bragg About the Creek" you can view the website and article here: http://www.braggmag.com/photographyarticles.html
Download Aricle How to Photograph Birds in Flight by Robert Berdan - PDF
May 6, 2010 Kananaskis Poster Series Photo Contest 1st Place Fauna Category was Frightened Fawn by R. Berdan, Robert's photograph of a Moose and Calf won 1st place in 2008.
January 7, 2010 - 3 Photos by Robert Berdan are finalists in the Memorial Maria Luisa International Mountain Photography contest in Spain.
See all winning photos
Robert's Finalist images:
Mountain Landscape - Sunrise Tonquin Valley
Animal Portraits - Great Horned Owl
Animals in their Environment - Eagle in Snow squall
January 6, 2007 - Photo by Robert Berdan wins Royale Tissue Canada Contest for the Alberta\BC region and will be printed on Royale Tissue boxes in May of 2010.
Bull Caribou on the Tundra photographed at Peterson's Point Lake Lodge in September - see workshops section for information about our 2010 Fall workshop to photograph Caribou and the Aurora.
Royale Web site with winning photos to be printed on their tissue boxes in May 2010.
September 25, 2009 - New Magazine "Bragg About the Creek" Features Nature photography and article "The Art of Seeing by Robert Berdan". The magazine is available for free at stores in the Bragg Creek area and a PDF version can be downloaded here. The magazine was also distributed in Calgary to subscribers of the Globe and Mail. The magazine features beautiful homes in the Bragg Creek area for sale by Dwayne Zaba and his real estate team. Visit their new web site and learn how you can submit your own photos to this magazine.
Download Magazine in PDF Form (7.1 MB)
October 3, 2009 - Opening of New Museum in Calgary - Bow Habitat
Robert Berdan spent the past year traveling to every corner of Alberta to photograph rivers, wildlife and fauna in Alberta. He also created a large number of panorama photos printed 8 feet tall and 12-30 feet wide which are used as backdrops for the new Bow Habitat museum in Calgary. The museum includes Alberta's first "eco-park", a fascinating hands-on classroom where you can learn about the natural environment right in the heart of Calgary. The Bow Habitat Station consists of an interpretive Visitor's Center, the Sam Livingstone Fish Hatchery, and the Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland. Their Address is: 1440 17 A St. SE Calgary, AB - phone 403 297 6561. See Google interactive map
Outside of the Bow Habitat Museum Now Open to the public
Theatre with picture of Moose and calf by R. Berdan
Water wall shows the use of Robert's photography throughout the exhibit
Fish tanks include a variety of species of live fish
Oldman river exhibit - note the large background panorama
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