January 28, 2016
THE GREAT ICE SHOW, Winnipeg's Winter Wonderland, opened January 25, 2016.The ice sculptures were created by fifty specially trained Chinese ice artisans. Sculptures include life-size dinosaurs, an ice replica of Manitoba’s legislative building, huge sliding toboggan runs, an igloo and dozens of smaller sculptures of various wildlife, etc. The pilot project, The Great Ice Show, is the brainchild of Paul Kostas, the owner of Humphry Inn & Suites, Andy Zhao, general manager at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Winnipeg Airport, and Vivian Jiao of Humphry Inn & Suites. The Great Ice Show will run as long as the ice can be maintained intact. Have a look at some of my images.
January 21, 2016
Renowned world and humanitarian photographer, author and international photographic adventure leader David duChemin will be making a guest appearance in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 7, 2016. David is the founder of Craft & Vision, and the author of the books Within The Frame, VisionMongers, Vision and Voice, Photographically Speaking, and The Print and the Process, along with over a dozen Craft & Vision titles.
Each year, the Manitoba Camera Club, Manitoba Foto Friends and Winnipeg South Photo Club come together to sponsor photography speakers that will educate and inspire the local photography community in Manitoba. 'Photographically Speaking' by David duChemin will be their third annual event. I have attended the two previous events and I would highly recommend this presentation to anyone interested in learning more about the craft and vision of photography.
You can learn more about the day's PROGRAM by visiting the website.
The event takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the SAMUEL N. COHEN AUDITORIUM of the St. Boniface Hospital at 351 Taché Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Doors open at 8:00 AM for additional registrations.
Until January 31, 2016 register now to qualify for the Early Bird Registration fee of $75.00. Starting February 1, 2016 registration fee will be $ 100.00 per person - an excellent price for a full day packed with excellent information and inspiration.
'Photographically Speaking' by David duChemin is just one of the many Manitoba Photo Events organized by this group. Check their website often for additional events.
Speaking of other events, on Sunday, May 8, 2016 Manitoba Photo Events will be holding a series of small workshops. For additional information about these workshops, visit the Manitoba Photo Events website.
January 21, 2016
"We all have a book inside us waiting to be written".
I am presenting 'The Art of Making A Book' for a second time on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at McNally Robinson Booksellers from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. The first presentation on October 9, 2015 was a resounding success and a full house so we decided that we would offer the presentation again in 2016 using names from a waiting list to begin. Space is limited and we now have only 8 seats left as of this morning!
Donovan Bergman of Friesens will be joining me to discuss everything you want to know about making a book. It will also include a Q&A. The event is sponsored by Friesens, The Manitoba Photo Friends and FlashFest (Winnipeg's Annual Photography Festival).
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
December 25, 2015
Wishing you Joy, Peace and Contentment during this festive season and Best Wishes for 2016 !
November 17, 2015
Some people call them caves but most are really just huge cracks in the limestone bedrock. This large crack was found alongside Lake Winnipeg near Pine Dock, MB and was covered with moss. It towered 4-5 meters and was at least 20 meters deep. It is similar to the cracks and fissures found along Clearwater Lake in Clearwater Lake Provincial Park. It is part of a larger system that I plan to explore next summer.