The April 28 2017 Edition of the ILPA Weekly Featuring Outdoor Photography is Published!


Welcome to another issue of the ILPA Weekly from the International Landscape Photographers’ association.  We’ve search the web all week for interesting wildlife and landscape photography articles to include in this issue of The Weekly for you.  We hope you like reading them as much as we finding them for you.

From the ILPA Vice President

Some of the lead headlines in the ILPA Weekly this week include a naturalist’s profile of one of Florida’s wild native orchids from Rich Leighton.  Rich’s name might sound familiar because Rich is the Vice President of the International Landscape Photographers’ association.  Rich and I have known each other for decades and our paths have crossed many times over the years from coast to coast.  Rich is an amazing Nature photographer and I encourage you to check out his website, Leighton Imaging.

Brian and Kazue Merry, the ILPA President and ILPA Secretary, crawling through the cave on the top of the 350M Takakkaw Falls Rock Climb.  Partners in love and in their Landscape Photography Business.

Outdoor Photography Couples

Another pretty interesting story we found this week to include in the ILPA Weekly is the First in a three part series of articles titled “Photography Couples – Combining Romance and Photography.”  This week features three very successful couples and how they balance their relation as they work in the field and manage their business together.  I’m particularly interested in this series since Kazue, my wife, and I are partners in our own photography business.  We’ve been successfully managing both pretty well as we work in our business, and both sit on the Board of Advisors for ILPA together.  We’ve successfully thrown the saying “Never mix Business with Pleasure” out the window.

The Banff National Park Landscape Photography Day Tour

Some of you reading this are almost certainly members of the International Landscape Photographers’ association already.  You may have heard about the Banff National Park Landscape Photography Day Tours I’ve been hosting since 2007 too.  You can register for the June 4th Banff day tour here.  Members of ILPA will receive a $50 refund on their registration for this tour.  ILPA members simply have to contact me after purchasing their ticket to receive the $50 refund.  This offer expires the day before the tour starts.  Sorry, but I can’t process your ILPA member refund for you on the day of the tour or later.  Eventbrite won’t let me refund you after the event has started.

I have a special bonus for you too even if you’re not a member of ILPA.  Make sure you use the discount code “BanffRocks2017” when you register for the Banff Day Tour.  When you use this discount code during registration you’ll receive an additional $20 off of your ticket price.  That works out to a total of $70 in savings just for being a member of ILPA and reading this blog and the ILPA Weekly!  These discounts will bring the cost of the Banff day tour down to just $125.  This is an incredible price for a day tour of Banff National Park.  I think everyone with a Dslr or mirrorless camera can afford that!

I hope to see you in Banff on June 4th, 2017 for the photography tour!!


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I'm a professional photographer and recreational climber based in Banff, AB. I'm married and run my photography business with my beautiful wife, Kazue. Together we organize and lead travel and landscape photography workshops and tours in both of our homes where we grew up, Cape Breton and Japan. We also lead tours based in my hometown for the past 20 years, Banff, AB. We have been lucky to live, and now work, in some of the most beautiful places in the world.

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