Canadian Nature Photographer
September 5, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends and new subscribers welcome.

Summer always seems to pass too quickly, but fortunately autumn is my favourite time of year to take photographs. There are four new articles you might be interested in reading. Traffic to the web site keeps going up and I am exceeded my bandwith again this month if you got an error message. Otherwise if you are interested in a workshop I am working with Brian Merry to give one at Lake O'hara this year - see below. I just finished a small shoot for Nature Conservancy of Canada on Horseshoe Canyon (Thanks to Wayne Lynch) and posted some pictures. The helicopter ride was a rush.

New Articles Posted in August - click on the thumbs or links to view

Horseshoe Canyon Alberta by Robert Berdan Horseshoe Canyon - part of Alberta's Badlands by Dr. Robert Berdan Alberta offers a number of places to hike and photograph the Badlands. One of the easiest Badlands to visit is Horseshoe canyon located only a 90 min trip from Calgary - read more about horseshoe canyon.
Night Sky with crop duster by Bhaskar Bowmik © Photographing the Night Sky by Bhaskar Bhowmik But night photography does not have to be just about the starry sky; there are endless possibilities for beautiful images. I shoot with a Nikon D750 and use either 14-24mm, 20mm or the 24-70mm lens at night depending on the scene - read more about night photography.
Jazz musicians by Robert Berdan Jazz and the Sounds of Nature by Dr. Robert Berdan What does nature photography and Jazz have in common? They both have rhythm, complexity and they are both fun to participate in and they both make me feel good - read more .
Kestral by Mark Williams © The Most Spectacular Raptor Recovery Program in the World by Mark Williams Once deemed critically endangered in the mid seventies with only 4 wild birds remaining, the Mauritius Kestrel now ranks as one of the most spectacular of any raptor conservation and recovery programs anywhere in the world - read more.


Saw one of my photos of the Northernlights from Yellowknife at the Westjet arrivals at Calgary airport when picking up my son on August 20, 2016


New Book completed this Summer - 45 years of Canadian Photography

"The Art of Canadian Nature Photography - Scenic Vistas and Wildife of Canada" is my new book I completed over the summer. It includes 250 pages, a forward by Wildlife specialist Dr. Wayne Lynch and it includes maps and discussion of Visual elements of design that will help photographers improve their own photography. The prototype was created in blurb - the cost of a blurb book is $160 US - but I am currently looking for a book publisher to get costs down and to distribute the book to a worldwide market. I will post more about this book in the future.

Free Photoshop Work Book for Subscribers

PHOTOSHOP I E-Book PDF - Download for Free

Photoshop download files - compressed.exe file (very large file)

Lake O'hara Workshop Sept 17 and 18, 2016

Lake O'Hara is the best place in the Canadian Rockies to photograph the fall colours of the Alpine Larches.

Location:  Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park

Start:  Sept. 17, 2016 at 7:45am

End:  Sept. 18, 2016 at 6:00pm

Cost: Staring on Aug. 1, 2016 - $895.00  

What's Included:  Meals, lodgings, Parks Canada back country user premits and transportation along the restricted access 12 km road to Lake O'Hara is all included.

Number of Participants: 12

Leaders:  Brian Merry, Robert Berdan and Kevin Annala


Featured Photographers
- Do you have some great photos and something you would like to share? Consider being a featured photographer - view submission guidelines here.

Enjoy the summer.

Robert Berdan

Calgary, AB
403 247-2457

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