tfttf588 – A Japan Wildlife Adventure

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Get a more in-depth view at shooting wildlife in Hokkaido, Japan and listen to Chris talk about equipment, culture, washlets, video, cranes, snow monkeys, white-tailed eagles, steller’s sea eagles, big lenses and of course how to deal with the cold conditions, both for yourself and in terms of your gear.

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Workshops with Chris Marquardt
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BREAKING: We’re going to Tibet in 2013 and you can come!

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Just a quick FYI: we’re readying the details oft the next Himalayan Workshop – an experience of a lifetime combined with an awesome photo workshop held by yours truly, in a breathtaking landscape – and a wonderful culture!

Tibetan Monks Tibetan Village Early Morning in Tibet

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5 Weeks (8): After Dark = Awesome

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This is the last part of the 2012 North American tour recap.

I ended the tour by treating myself to one of the most creative photo events I’ve ever been to: After Dark.

After Dark Studio Sessions

The sessions with creative photographers include pretty much all topics, from studio photography to seeing light to post production to how creativity works. Together with a bunch of vendors who provide equipment to play with. It’s the perfect organised chaos with tens of sessions and activity and the sessions can last far into the small hours of the day. Night location shot anyone? It’s called After Dark for a reason…

After Dark Available Light

Listen to the TFTTF episode that I recorded with After Dark founder David Junion and fashion photographer Brian DeMint.

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5 Weeks (7): Canyonlands Landscape Photography Adventure

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Let’s continue to recap of 5 awesome weeks with the very special workshop at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. I teamed up with Jon Miller, Monika Andrae to bring some adventure to the tour. Good thing we had done something similar at three Everest Treks in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ;)

We met in Ft. Collins, CO to stock up, but before the tour I first did a quick stop at the Mt. Everest Cafe to do some ad hoc food photography.

Mt. Everest Cafe Ft. Collins

But on to the Canyonlands 2012 tour.

First we went supplies shopping:

Chris and the moose

then we went food shopping

Food shopping for Canyonlands 2012

then we packed the car, took off to Grand Junction where we added two cars to the mix

Getting the cars ready

The team of photographers before the tour…

Canyonlands 2012: the team

…and during a 6am sunrise photo shoot…

Canyonlands Sunrise

… and at the last day of Canyonlands (click the image for a bigger version):

Canyonlands 2012: Group Shot

By the way, SPAM for breakfast (together with oatmeal, eggs, potatoes and coffee) is actually quite tasty, especially if fried by Jon Miller.

Jon makes breakfast

Here’s a look at some of the super advanced camera tech that we had on the tour:

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5 Weeks (6): Harsh Sun, Urban Photography and a Secret Ballroom

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Toronto was a productive time! (and yes, this is part six of the 2012 North American tour recap)

Water fountainsRelease pixie Matt Ravsitar Armstead posted an episode of TFTTF about dealing with harsh sunlight. That episode was pre-recorded before the trip. I pre-recorded a few but didn’t use as many as I thought I would. Oddly enough, being far away from home can sometimes turn into a bit of a productivity boost.

Jail KitchenI discussed the goings-on at Efke and Kodak on TFTTF with Monika, as the news broke that yet another film manufacturer will leave the playing field.

Ballroom TorontoExplored an abandoned hotel ballroom somewhere in Toronto with Monika and Sean.

At the end of the week we held another awesome workshop, this time digital and grouped around urban photography. A perfect way to wrap up two great weeks in a great city!
Toronto Urban Photography 2012 Group Shot

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