Want to learn how to use your new (or old!) camera? Curious about how to get great wildlife or landscape shots? Have a new flash, but not sure how to properly use it?
For the month of July I’m offering one-on-one and small group sessions to help you learn more about photography, your equipment, and the settings on your camera. Each session will be tailored to suit your skill level and will focus on what you would like to learn. I currently offer lessons in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Types of Lessons and Sessions Available
Beginner photography concepts (aperture, ISO, shutter speed, getting out of Automatic mode)
How to use your various lenses
Working with Natural light
If you’d like to learn something that’s not listed here, just send me an email and we can chat about it.
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.
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.
**(Update: The off-camera flash workshop is now full. however, you can still sign up for the waiting list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
I’ve teamed up with Archbould Photography to offer some exciting workshops this fall and winter. If you’ve got a DSLR, or if you want to learn how to use your flash, we’ve got some fun learning opportunities for you.
Basic Digital Photography – Bringing It Into Focus: Learn how to get your DSLR out of “auto mode” and take control of the features of your camera. Date: Dec 3, 2011.
Introduction to Flash and Off-camera Flash Photography: Get your flash off your camera and learn how to take control of light! Date: January 23, 2012.
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 →
Dancers leap into the air at the Northern Lights School of Dance in Whitehorse, Yukon. Photo by Rick Massie / Yukon Sport Photographer
This was a tough shoot. Why, you ask?
A) The walls and ceiling were either very bright white, or very light pink. This means lots of spill, and possibly pink color casts bleeding into the pictures.
B) The wall on the left is not a wall. It’s a huge mirror along the length of it! This causes more light spill, and stray reflections that might leak light into parts of the photo where I don’t want it.
C) The wall across from that? It’s all windows. And they run along the length of the room. And no blinds.
Hmmm….I was envisioning dancers against a dark background. How to pull this off? Continue reading →
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.