Canadian Nature Photographer May 2015 Newsletter

WELCOME NEW SUBSCRIBERS - the password to take the Free Photoshop I online course is rdc1 - and Photoshop II course is rdc2. You can access the Photoshop tutorials by clicking here: onlinetraining.html

Dear friends and fellow photographers: in April I visited my parents in Midland, Ontario - as my mother was in the hospital. There was still ice on the bay on April 15th, which then left about a week later and two days after I couldn't believe as I watched one our neighbours go for a swim. On April 30th I left Ontario just when Trilliums started to appear. I helped my father clear the house and prepare it for re-sale. I couldn't believe how much one can accumulate over the years. My folks are moving into a smaller home.

Because of my time away I was only able to post one new article - a review of George Brybycin's 55th book on the Canadian Rockies. Anyone visiting the Rockies will want to own this book that includes spectacular photos, many from the tops of the mountains where George climbed and slept overnight. All the photos were taken with a film camera (Pentax) using Velvia slide film and as George said - "there is no Monkey business" - no special filters and only minimal use of Photoshop to correct colors and open up the shadows. I have written two previous articles about George's photography - and some of us refer to George as "The Ansel Adams of the Rockies". Unlike his previous books in this version he includes numerous short stories about his adventures in the mountains. It appears he will be producing more books in the future if this edition sells well. This book was self-published and printed in Canada by Friesens and the photo-quality is outstanding. The book is available in most book stores in Calgary and in the mountain parks and sells for $30 - an unbelievable price for a book of this size and quality.

To read his article and view some of his pictures visit the site.

Book cover.

Moraine Lake has amazing color thanks to Wenkchemna Glacier hidden under gravel above the lake. On the left stand a few of the "Ten Peaks". On the right are Eiffel Peak and the green, south slopes of Mt. Temple. The paradise is photographed from the Tower of Babel (2360). Banff National Park. George is sitting on the left admiring the view.

George Brybycin - "Ansel Adams of the Canadian Rockies"


Arctic Adventure Photography Workshop will be August 27 to September 3, 2015 . For more information or to register visit

Cost is ~$5300.00 per person for the week long trip. Only 3 spots left.

Private Photography & Photoshop Instruction

I offer private training on Photography and Adobe Photoshop CC on a one-on-one basis May, June and July. Cost is $249 for 7 hours training, or $499 for 15 hours. I include transportation to and from the Rocky mountains or elsewhere in Alberta. I also offer gift certificates on the web site for private training or upcoming photo-workshops if you are looking for gifts for the photographers in your family.

If you have some photos and a story you would like to share with others please consider becoming a featured photographer and show some of your best work.

Robert Berdan

Calgary, AB
403 247-2457

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