Beginner Photography Workshops With Cathie Archbould and Rick Massie: May 25 and 26

Learn how to get out of auto mode, and get your photos to turn out the way you want them to!

These are two one-day courses, both covering the same concepts. You’ll learn how to properly expose  pictures, how to choose a lens, how to create effects such as background blur and long exposures, and much more.

When

May 25 and May 26, at the Goldrush Inn, Whitehorse. Course will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with a 1 hour lunch break from 12:00-1:00.

Registration

Download the Light It Up! Whitehorse Photography Course Registration Form. Email the completed form to Rick Massie.

Registration fees are $150 for one day. Payment will be worked out through Cathie Archbould after you have registered.

Shooting the Yukon Quest 2011: Dawson City

Dawson City was our first real break on the Quest. The mushers were spreading out, which meant I had a little downtime between each shooting excursion. This usually meant I got to do some quick editing and uploading, but I also got a chance to sample some of the amazing food local volunteers had cooked up. Mmm….

I also got a hotel for a night, but proceeded to sleep on the floor of the visitors center for the rest of my time in Dawson. In fact there was a lot of sleeping on floors during the Quest! But I was close to the action – that’s the main thing. Continue reading

Fun With Fire!

Winterval Fire Twirlers At LePage Park in Whitehorse, Yukon. Photos by Rick Massie / Yukon Sports Photographer

Winterval Fire Twirlers At LePage Park in Whitehorse, Yukon. Photos by Rick Massie / Yukon Sports Photographer

Disclaimer***Ok, so this post is not strictly sports-related, but it definitely falls into the “action” category, and offers some tips that can be used to capture cool nightime sport photos.***

How do you take a photo of people and fire together, and make it work? Continue reading

Whitehorse Oldtimer Hockey League: Air North vs. Performance Centre

Whitehorse Oldtimer Hockey League: Air North vs. Performance Centre. Photo by Rick Massie / Yukon Sports Photographer

Whitehorse Oldtimer Hockey League: Air North vs. Performance Centre. Photo by Rick Massie / Yukon Sports Photographer

I decided to head out and brush up on my hockey-shooting skills.

The Whitehorse Oldtimer Hockey League offers some great action for sports photos, and the lighting in the Takhini Arena is, surprisingly, not too bad. Well, not too bad as far as non-NHL rinks go!

I also got the chance to try out my 400mm f/5.6 lens as an indoor sports lens. It’s amazing! Mind you, it required me to shoot at ISO 12,800 to get proper exposures, but I’m very impressed at the quality of the photos at such extreme ISO speeds.  Continue reading

Shooting Hockey Players

Here’s a shot from a photosession with the Kwanlin Kanucks here in Whitehorse. It was for a cover shoot for What’s Up Yukon.

Shooting Info: Underexposed the background by about 2 stops. Placed 1 large shoot-through umbrella (with a 580exII flash) high above, almost directly behind me. Placed another 580exII behind the players, camera right, as a rim light. You can see the stand behind the guy on the right.

Shot with a Canon 5D.