The Whitehorse Photography Club welcomes photographer Don Komarechka who will lead the workshop ‘Vision Beyond Seeing’!

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To register online and reserve your seat click the Eventbrite link below.

The full weekend sessions are limited to only 20 available spots.

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Friday, November 24, 7-9pm, Yukon College, room A2206:

Don will open the weekend with a talk about his personal journey with photography and show off his amazing images.

All are invited to attend this evening presentation.

Preregistration is available for this event, but also feel free to just drop in and pay at the door!

 

Saturday, November 25, 9am-6pm, Yukon College, room A2206:

PLEASE BRING YOUR CAMERA.

COFFEE & SNACKS PROVIDED IN THE AM.

LUNCH (not provided) FROM 12-1PM.

 

 

Direct from Don K:

Vision Beyond Seeing is a seminar that aims to close the gap between how we see the world and how a camera captures an image.  The differences are vast, and we don’t perceive the world in terms of focal length, shutter speed, dynamic range or many other “camera terms” when we enjoy beautiful scenery.  The camera sees things much differently than us, so how do we capture an image that represents the scene as we see it?

We will dive deeply into how our minds see images, and why certain composition rules work so well … and when to break the rules. There are techniques to make an image look very similar to the way we remember it, and there are techniques to present images that we could never imagine seeing with our own eyes.  Each has their value, but creativity reigns supreme.

This seminar will try to answer a few difficult questions – what is creativity and how do I find it, and how do I think outside the box?  How do I make something new and interesting, and how do I use the camera as extension of my own vision?  How and why would I want to previsualize a scene, and what happens when I don’t get the results I expect?

There will be many tangents.  The material will be entertaining.  You’ll leave with countless new ideas and the inspiration to execute them.

Topics of interest will also include macro photography, astrophotography, infrared and ultraviolet photography, and much more.”

Sunday, November 26, 9am-6pm, Yukon College, room A2206:

AVAILABLE SEATS LIMITED TO 20! PLEASE PURCHASE THE FULL WEEKEND TICKET TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.

SUNDAY IS SPLIT INTO TWO SESSIONS. ONE GROUP OF TEN WILL WORK WITH DON, WHILE THE OTHER GROUP OF TEN WILL ATTEND A POST-PROCESSING SESSION PUT ON BY GBP Creative. THESE GROUPS WILL SWITCH MID-DAY.

PLEASE BRING YOUR CAMERA, LENS (MACRO PREFERRED BUT NOT NECESSARY), LIGHT SOURCE (FLASH OR EXTREMELY BRIGHT FLASHLIGHT) AND LAPTOP.

LUNCH (not provided) 12-1PM.

Direct from Don K:

“Step into a world of photography that most artists consider magical. Photographing refracted images within water droplets reveals not only the beauty of simple physics, but it opens the creative doors to unlimited possibilities in macro photography. This hands-on workshop will explore some of the smallest subjects that photography has to offer, and is open to anyone of any skill level. Expect it to be challenging, but you will walk away with images you’d be proud to share.

For this workshop, bring any photographic gear you have to “get close”. Macro lenses, close-up filters and extension tubes work great. If you don’t have equipment dedicated to macro photography, we can make something work with reverse-mounting lenses to get close. Even with simple gear we can make magic happen! You will also need to use flash or have a VERY bright flashlight, but flash is strongly preferred. Even if the flash is simply of the pop-up variety, buy yourself a snack (Pringles) on the way to the workshop and you’ve got the necessary tools to make it work perfectly for you. Much of this workshop involves improvisation, which in turn will spark creative solutions to problems. This kind of thinking is valuable for all types of photography!

Tripods are optional. I shoot all of my images without a tripod, but some people are more comfortable with this equipment. Whether or not you bring a tripod, I’ll be encouraging you – at least once – to attempt the shots handheld to see how you handle it. With the right technique, it’s easier than you think!

Additional tools will be provided. You will have a “third hand” tool, a spray bottle, and the necessary staging ingredients for creating water droplet refractions.”

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at info@whitehorsephotoclub.ca.

 

Where can I preregister and pay for this event?

For a full price list and preregistration use the link below to pay online and reserve your spot.

There are only 20 available spots for the full weekend.

Click Here to Register

 

Special thanks to the Yukon Arts Fund for helping to make this event happen!

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