Working my craft

Canon T6i, 1/1600s,f5.6,ISO 200, Jan 26,2020

I can’t believe it has been nearly a week since I have written last!

Suffice it to say, things have been busy.

I had various trainings or meetings every night last week, plus quite a few day-time things, including the opportunity to cover a criminal case as a reporter. It’s my first opportunity, and I am grateful for it.

Friday I loaded up and headed to Saskatchewan, but not before stopping at R & M’s to pick up a passenger for my trip east. I ended up having a traveling company on my way East, a yet-to-be-named Burmese puppy for a family in Regina. As an aside they ended up naming him Moose.

Canon T6i, ISO 100, F10, 10s, Jan 25,2020

The busy schedule continued on Saturday and Sunday, with the intermediate photography workshop which I took with the “Tornado Hunter” himself, Greg Johnson, and wow was it a beneficial weekend.

On the Saturday we reviewed the skills the we learned learned in the basic course, and started talking about some new ones. Saturday evening, after taking a couple hour break, we all met in a Regina park and did some night shooting. On Sunday we continued working on the new skills in the morning, and then in the afternoon we piled into the vehicles and went around Regina putting our skills to the test.

Probably the biggest take-aways from the weekend were the portraiture and composition skills, particularly exposing for the highlights and low-key lighting. The light writing we did during the Saturday evening was also fun, but the highlight of the entire trip was when we went out Sunday afternoon and I was able to capture several pretty good images of a Snowy Owl!

However, all good things must come to an end, and I departed Regina on Sunday evening, heading up to visit Lynn’s mom for a few days before heading home.

On Monday, we ran to Yorkton to get her a new phone, as well as doing a bunch of visiting here there. Today is going to be a “work-type” day, with catching up on stories. Despite how busy things have been, the last few days has been somewhat rejuvenating as well, and I’m definitely looking forward to practising some of these skills that I learned.

Kevin

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