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Preparing For An Event

Calico Hills, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Calico Hills, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Good preparation for any photography-related event is a key to getting the most out of the experience. To begin with, it’s important to have goals in mind for yourself — and to share them with the event leader.

Are you looking for certain marquee locations? Do you want to concentrate on certain styles of image-making? Are you looking to learn something specific in terms of equipment, process or creative expression? The more clarity there is about what you expect to get out of the event, and the more concrete you can be about it, the more likely you are to have your expectations met or exceeded! So give some thought to your goals.

Once you have your own goals in sight, do a bit of research on the event as an aid to preparing yourself for it. A couple of key things are planning what to bring, and having an idea of what you can expect to see. Be sure to read about past events that I’ve run in places of interest to you, for more information and photos.

If you’re planning to come along with one of my events, you can always contact me with any preparation questions you may have.

What To Bring

Looking for some input on what to bring to a photo event? Have a look at these articles:

What You Can See — Alberta

The Canadian Rockies are world-renowned for their rugged grandeur, offering spectacular beauty in any season of the year. Massive snow-capped peaks tower over alpine forest and meadows, while glacier-fed rivers run to crystal aquamarine lakes that appear like jewels. An abundance of wildlife and plantlife make their homes here, following the turning seasons. Whether visiting mountain towns, camping under the stars, traveling along the roads or venturing out along hiking trails, the Canadian Rockies offer breath-taking vistas and intimate details, rich with photographic opportunities.

Here are some links to slide shows:

What You Can See — Iceland

Iceland is a country of interesting people, wild landscape and magical light. Rugged volcanic terrain mixes with sparse yet hardy life across much of the country, and surprisingly verdant regions mostly along the coastal areas. In addition to the geologically active land, the elements of water, ice, snow and weather play an often dramatic role in outdoor photography. Meanwhile the biggest city of Reykjavik and the numerous smaller towns and farms along the coast provide ample opportunities to photograph the settled areas of the country.

Here’s a link to a slide show of Iceland images:

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