Seminars

The 2018 Edmonton Photographic Trade Show features many free presentations on a wide variety of photographic subjects!

Check back often as new presenters will be announced as the show date approaches.

Exploring the World of Macro Photography

10:00am - 10:45am

Exploring the World of Macro Photography

Presented by Joe Desjardins   |   Sponsored by Panasonic

Join us for a seminar with award winning nature photographer Joe Desjardins. In this presentation, Joe will be covering the basics to get you started in Macro Photography. Gear, accessories and basic camera setting will be discussed. Joe will also discuss light, composition, a few tips on exposure and focusing.

You will leave with a better understanding of camera settings along with some essential tips and tricks to capture the macro world.

» Visit Joe Desjardins's website

Making a Photograph: The 5 steps of my creative process

11:15am - 12:00pm

Making a Photograph: The 5 steps of my creative process

Presented by Melissa Welsh   |   Sponsored by Nikon

Join Melissa, as she takes you on a journey through her process, influence and how after more than 15 years of making photographs, returning to the basics helped bring her work to the next level.

Melissa Welsh is a National Award-Winning Photographer who has built a career in adventure lifestyle, portrait and wedding photography

» Visit Melissa Welsh's website

Nightscape & Astrophotography

12:30pm - 1:15pm

Nightscape & Astrophotography: A Guide to Taking Images of the Night Sky

Presented by Steven Kovick   |   Sponsored by McBain Camera

This seminar will go over the main challenges of taking photos of the night sky, whether your looking to shoot startrails, northern lights, or our own Milky Way. Also covered will be camera settings and tools/and apps to help overcome the challenges of shooting at night, as well as a look at lenses for any budget to get you started taking photos.

Steven is an employee of Mcbain Camera, and has been a photographer for twenty years. What began as a hobby exploring film photography has developed into a passion that took a love for the night sky, technology and photography and managed to combine all three! He is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and has had his astronomical images featured for a variety of audiences.

The Basics of Wildlife Photography

1:45pm - 2:30pm

The Basics of Wildlife Photography

Presented by Joe Desjardins   |   Sponsored by Panasonic

Join us for a seminar with award winning nature photographer Joe Desjardins. Joe will cover all the basics to get you on your way to photographing Canadian Wildlife. Joe will discuss what’s in the camera bag along with do’s and don’ts of photographing wildlife. He will also cover safety and discuss basic camera settings.

This presentation will include a variety of images with a few stories along the way. You will leave with a better understanding of photographing Wildlife of the Canadian Rockies.

» Visit Joe Desjardins's website

Setting Up Your Home Studio

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Setting Up Your Home Studio

Presented by Will Prentice   |   Sponsored by Amplis

This seminar will help you setup your home studio, from choosing the best location in your house to picking the right gear. Photographers often think that studio work requires lots of space and thousands of dollars in equipment. Learn about the right gear for your budget.

Will Prentice is a contributing writer for PHOTONews magazine, host of PHOTONewsTV on YouTube, owner of Captura Photography+Imaging and Brand Manager – Lighting for Amplis Foto.

» Visit Amplis's website