Canadian Nature Photographer Newsletter

July 2, 2013 Newsletter

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Dear Friends - June was an exciting time for me, I spent the first two weeks travelling through Newfoundland with my friend Kamal Varma and the trip exceeded my expectations. We photographed wildlife such as puffins, gannets, moose, caribou, fox and some incredible scenery. I show and describe the trip and route we took in 3 separate articles you can link to below. On the trip I also took some short movie clips and several 3D spherical images of lighthouses and various other attractions. You will be seeing a lot more of my 3D spherical photography in the future.


In addition, I posted an article on Hälle Flygare who is not only a long time friend but one of Canada's top nature photographers. Hälle has been a professional photographer for more then 40 years and is still going strong, he recently published an updated version of his Canadian Rockies Wildflower guide and his new venture includes the publication of laminated brochures: "A field guide to Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains" and a field guide to "Alpine Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" which are sure to be popular with tourists and hikers to the Rockies. To learn more about Halle's photography business see the article below.


Note if you get some great shots this summer I am always looking for short articles and or consider entering your best photos in the monthly contest and winners will be featured on the front page and seen by more then 10,000 viewers during the month.



What's Hot and New Click on the photos or links to read the latest photography articles

Halle Flygare portrait on the tundra by Robert Berdan ©

The Business of Nature Photography of Hälle Flygare by Dr. Robert Berdan Hälle Flygare has been photographing wildlife for over 40 years and he is still going strong. Hälle was born and raised in Sweden and his interest in nature and photography started when he was very young. He first moved to Canada to work as a forestry professional and then as a park Warden in Banff National Park before starting his photo business in 1989 - read more about Hälle.

Photographing Newfoundland - Part III Twillingate and Gros Morne National Park by Dr. Robert Berdan After leaving the Ferry in Farewell and visiting Fogo island, we drove to Twillingate, also referred to as Iceberg alley. We arrived several hours later and our first thoughts were about food. We stopped at a small fish and chip shop and had one of the best meals on our trip - view pictures and read more.

Newtown Newfoundland by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Newfoundland - Part II Bonavista Peninusula to Fogo Island by Dr. Robert Berdan After driving the Avalon Peninsula on our 4th day in Newfoundland we stopped overnight in Clarenville. Clarenville is a small town of about 6000 that services about 90,000 in the surrounding communities within a 100 km radius. We stayed at the Restland hotel on the main street as we were happy to get off the Trans Canada - read more.

Atlantic puffins by Robert Berdan ©

Photographing Newfoundland - Part I The Avalon Peninsula by Dr. Robert Berdan On my first day in St. John’s Newfoundland I awoke at 4.30 am and roused fellow photographer, Kamal Varma – it was dues time for serious nature photographers. We drove up to Signal hill to photograph the sunrise and saw a fishing trawler far out on the calm ocean. As the sun rose over the ocean - read more and view photographs and movies.




Donna Courage's winning photo of a polar bear in Churchill, Manitoba.


Winners get free access to my Photoshop II online course or a copy of my Macrophotography e-book. I look forward to getting more images submitted in July. Winners should contact me and indicate their preference. If you have lots of winning photos please consider becoming a featured photographer on the web site and show off more of your work.



PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT is being offered by SAIT, July 8 to August 9, 2013, I will be teaching the sections on Wildlife photography and Sports photography. If you might be interested in this program please contact SAIT or visit their web site for more information. To register call (403) 284-7248.


ARCTIC ADVENTURE WORKSHOP - If you are looking for an Arctic Adventure photographing Caribou and the Northern Lights I will be leading another photography workshop in Yellowknife and to Peterson's Point Lake Lodge on the tundra between Sept. 5-11, 2013. Cost $5195.00 for 6 days. This year is the peak of the 11 year solar cycle and we expect the Aurora to be even more spectacular then it normally is. See my web site for articles and photographs from previous workshops. To register for the workshop visit: - we still have a few spots left.


PRIVATE TRAINING Please note I am available throughout the summer for photography or Photoshop instruction on a one-on-one private basis $60\hr or 7 hours $249 (Half day) full day sunrise to sunset for $499. All level of photographers from beginner to advanced welcome. I also offer discounts for small groups. Destinations can include mountain parks, badlands, prairies etc.




If you would like to be a featured photographer on the web site please contact me with your ideas. I welcome your feed back on how I can improve the Canadian Nature Photographer web site and make it more exciting and useful.


Robert Berdan

Calgary, AB
403 247-2457

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