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Canadian Nature Photographer April 2, 2012 Newsletter

Dear Friends and fellow nature photographers: I did not send out a newsletter on April 1st as I didn't want you to think I was sending you an April fool's newsletter. The big news this month is that Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta version is available for free trial and will soon be on the shelves. Photoshop is the most powerful image editor on the planet and while it may not be for everyone, it can perform magic on photos. Some of the new highlights include: wide angle lens corrector, ability to simulate a tilt shift lens and create a narrow depth of field on photos where everything is in focus. Adobe has also added a new feature called "Content Aware move" where you can select and move any object in the picture to another location and it automatically fills in the original location and the new object appears where ever you move it to in the picture. There is also a new oil painting filter and more tools for graphic designers.

Also there several new articles, one from a young new photographer, Lauren Polowick who shows how she uses a fisheye lens to take some interesting mountain landscapes. Also Ken Bell submitted his second article this time on Red Rock Coulee. This natural area is not well known, but features a martian-like landscape with giant red rock concretions. And finally, there is also a feature about George Hunter a Canadian Photographer who has been photographing for the past 70 years. George has travelled widely around the world and presents some highlights of his career along with photos from across Canada. See links below.

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


Fisheye Landscapes by Lauren Polowick As an artist, I am driven to create pieces that present viewers with a unique, exciting and often abstracted twist on common subjects and traditional practices.  Because of this, it comes as no surprise that I developed a great love for fisheye photography.  The hemispherical shape of a fisheye lens produces the most amazing, distinctive photos ... Read more .

Photoshop CS6 interface thumbnail  

Photoshop CS6 Beta - First Impression by Dr. Robert Berdan. On March 22, Adobe announced a public Beta version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 for tree trial. New features include: revised charcoal colored interface, content aware move, several new blur filters, oil painting filter, wide angle lens correction enhanced video editing tools, ability to add dashed lines and more. Read review.

Iceberg Nunavut by George Hunter ©  

My Story by George Hunter. I am not known as a nature photographer, but nature has always played an important part of my work. In my 70 plus professional years, I have been called a documentary, industrial, mining, aerial, and travel industry photographer. In the last stage of my career, I am into fine-art photography. Read more and view George's photographs...

Red Rock Coulee by Ken Bell ©  

Red Rock Coulee by Ken Bell Red Rock Coulee is a nature area occupying about 325 hectares of land southwest of Medicine Hat. From Medicine Hat take highway 3 west to highway 887, just before the hamlet of Seven Persons. Go south on highway 887 26 Km then at a large curve in the road watch for the signs indicating the coulee, which is on a side road going straight south from the curve. Read More.....


This month's photo contest winner is Ian Neilson - Snowy Owl with a muskrat.

This month see the Cover and feature article in PHOTO NEWS by Dr. Wayne Lynch. This free magazine is distributed across Canada and available in many camera stores. Wayne describes his experience in my Arctic Workshop and shares some his spectacular images that he took last Autumn. You can also view and read the magazine online here:http://www.photonews.ca/MV_Photo_News/index.html#/spring2012/0

If you would like to join me this Autumn in an Arctic Photo Adventure you can register for this workshop on Petersons Point Lake Lodge web site. There are only 10 spots available. Cost $4995 + GST for this once in a lifetime adventure.

Upcoming Photography Workshops

I offer Photoshop and photography training privately on an ongoing basis throughout the year and I also offer Saturday Photoshop workshops once a month. Dates for upcoming Workshops are as follows:

  1. Note my Online Photoshop workshops are now half price only $49 each.

  2. Photoshop I  Workshop - $249 (max of 5\class) Saturday April 28, 2012 - 9-5 pm 3 spots left.

  3. NEW - Nature Digital Photography course Wednesday May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th, 2012 - 6:30-9:30 p.m. Includes 5 classes and field trip. COST $499 + GST

  4. September 5-11, Join me on an Arctic Adventure Tour and Photography Workshop which includes 2 days in Yellowknife and 5 days 250 km north on the Tundra at Peterson's Point Lake Lodge where we will photograph the Aurora, Caribou, colorful tundra and various other arctic species. See workshop section of my web site for details. $4995.00.

To Register for a Workshop Click Here or Call me at 403 247-2457


Finally I would like to thank all of you for visiting the Canadian Nature Photographer this month there were more than 10,000 visits with 8, 160 unique visitors in April, my goal is to attract more then 10,000 unique visitors per month in 2012 to the site. Keep sending in your images for our monthly contest and if you feel you would like to submit an article and some pictures I welcome them. If you like the articles please tell your friends interested in photography. Also if there is a topic you would like me to cover send me an email and I will see what I can do.

Robert Berdan
Calgary, AB
403 247-2457

Please Visit : www.canadiannaturephotographer.com