Canadian Nature Photographer

June Newsletter
May 23, 2016

Dear Friends and new subscribers welcome.

I am getting the newsletter out a week earlier as I will be busy with workshops this coming weekend. The password for the photoshop courses are rdc1 and rdc2 - also see my FREE updated photoshop manual and tutorial files download link below if you have not downloaded them yet.

There are three new articles this month: David Lilly just returned from Point Pelee in Ontario and shares his birding experience. I posted an article on Tips for Better Landscapes that includes the hyperfocal point, using grad filters and focus stacking. Joh Huyer shares his incredible photos of polar bears from a trip to Baffin Island. Click on the link or thumbnails to see the articles or visit my home page.

Photographing Warblers at Point Pelee by David Lilly. Warblers have always  fascinated me. They are beautiful, they are colourful, they are resilient, and they are very difficult to photograph. It takes years to get really good images - read article.
Tips for Better Landscape Photography by Dr. Robert Berdan
The nice thing about landscapes is that they don't run away. Once you have found something you would like to capture you just need to wait until the light looks great. There in lies the challenge - you have to be there when the light is great - read more.
Polar Bears of Baffin Island by Jonathan Huyer “Arcticus Feverus” is the term given to an irresistable draw to the north, and I knew on my very first trip above the 60th parallel in 2009 that I had caught this incurable bug - read article.

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

Upcoming Workshops

Photograph Wolves in their Natural Habitat

Dates: Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19th.

Cost: $749 per person

Minimum of 2 - Max of 6 people.

Photo-Guide: Dr. Robert Berdan

This Workshop will start Saturday afternoon after lunch. We will go for a walk with Northern Lights wolves in a remote area of Blaeberry valley for a couple of hours. The wolves will be managed by Shelly and Casey Black and you will have plenty of opportunities to photograph the wolves up close in their natural environment.

Saturday evening will have dinner in Golden, then head out for some evening landscape and wildlife photography.

On Sunday morning we will have an early breakfast and head out for some early morning photography before heading over to the Northern Lights wolf center for another walk with the wolves in a different location.

To book or reserve a spot please email me: or call me at 403 247-2457. Payment can be by credit card or PayPal in advance. Book early to avoid disappointment.


Last Call - Banff Landscape Photography Workshop with Brian Merry and Robert Berdan
- only a couple of spots left.

Location:  Baker Creek Chalets, 10 minutes from Lake Louise on the Bow Valley Parkway

Start:  May 27, 2016 at 5:00pm
End:  May 29, 2016 at 5:30pm

Cost:  $1550  Meals and lodgings are included - couple of spots left.

Number of Participants: 16

Transportation:  We provide the transport on a minibus to ensure the weekend runs efficiently.  

Summary: Come to Banff for a weekend of intensive learning both in the field and the classroom.  Join two talented and experiences landscape photographers for a weekend of intensive learning in the Canadian Rockies. Brian Merry, long time photographer, Instructor and tour host in Banff National Park, partners with Robert Berdan as we come together to offer you an intensive weekend of learning in the heart of the spectacular Rockies.

For more information or to Register Go HERE

Brian Merry
Toll free: 1-855-763-1114
Local phone: 403-763-1114


Arctic Photography Workshop August 27-Sept 3, 2016 Cost $5579.00 - max of 10.

Your adventure begins in Yellowknife, NT and includes a flight further north to Point Lake Lodge on the Tundra. We will be photographing the Aurora borealis, waterfalls, tundra, caribou and other wildlife. We will spend two nights photographing the Aurora in Yellowknife, including one night at Aurora village.

We will then fly about 350 km north onto the tundra to Peterson's point lake lodge which offers gourmet food and comfortable cabin accommodations, shower, and heated rooms. We will be photographing caribou and other wildlife on foot and from 16 foot power boats. Contact me if you have any questions and see my articles on our trip.

To register for this workshop please contact Margaret Peterson in Yellowknife at or call 867-920-4654. View Roberts online Book - "Hangin with the Caribou" and previous articles on our Arctic Trip e.g. Arctic Adventure Photography Workshop 2015.

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

Robert Berdan

Calgary, AB
403 247-2457

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