The ILPA Landscape and Wildlife Photography Weekly, Jan. 27, 2017 edition, is Published!

The Jan. 27, 2017 edition of the ILPA weekly is here!

Take a few minutes out of your day to nurture your artistic side!

Sunset on the Cheticamp Beach 2016, taken during Cape Breton Fall Colours landscape photography tour there last October 2016. Details of the next Cape Breton tour are here.


     The following post is a summary of the headlines in the newsletter.  To read the entire newsletter just click on the link in blue above the photography of Cheticamp Beach directly above.  If you decide you like it after reading it, you can sign up for it there, or on the top right of this page.  

Let the sharing and learning continue…

    Many of us enjoy reading the ILPA weekly newsletter.  I know I enjoy cruising the web to find, read, and screen each article and photograph to see if they’re the right fit to include in the ILPA Landscape and Wildlife Weekly.  Let me introduce you to what’s in this issue.

This week’s Highlights

     This week I’ve highlighted a time lapse video of aerial images of lava flowing into the Ocean off of the Island of Hawaii.  There are not too many places on the Earth where you can find a volcano that is relatively stable enough to photograph.  I’ve tried too.  A few years ago I rearranged my trip to Japan to photograph Sakurajima erupting on the South Island of Kyushu.  I arrived about 5 days too late to photograph the lava flowing down the mountain, but I can take comfort in knowing that I tried my best to capture this photograph that I have on my bucket list.  This persistence technique of relentlessly pursuing photographs on my personal bucket list has paid off for me multiple times in the past.  I’ll include an example of that from my blog in next week’s issue of the ILPA Weekly…

     Another headline article is on colour theory, again.  This article is a short and concise summary of colour theory.  I also recommend that you check out this comprehensive, and slightly longer article on colour theory to learn more about this compositional technique to boost your expression in your creative colour toolbox.  You can also browse the newsletter archives link on top of this newsletter.  The archive button to the page of the past newsletters is located right next to the date of this issue.

     If you like learning and sharing then you might want to join on of the the Canadian regional landscape and wildlife photography FB groups listed on this website.  I started these groups because I found other larger groups covering large geographic regions are quite hard to follow because posts and photos get buried so quickly in the news feed.  A smaller group is better in this case.  I wanted to create a place to share and learn about all of the other great places in Canada too.  The list of the Canadian FB groups that I link too in the opening sentence in this paragraph is the best that I’ve seen for this in Canada.

     I’m also happy with the public feedback and support that these groups have received so far as measured by the number of photographers joining them and posting.  This success is kind of a “catch 22” though.  The more photographers in  each group, the more quickly stories get buried in the timeline.  Right now the groups seem to be working well, and I think they will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  There are about 6000 members in the eight different regional groups representing all of Canada.  You should click on the link to the see list of these groups and join one or more of them.

About our Parent organization,

the International Landscape Photographers

ILPA member discounts on ILPA Pro member events

     There are many benefits to becoming an ILPA member.  You’ll receive at least a 10% discount on the annual ILPA Photography Summit.  The next Summit is tentatively booked to happen in February 2018.   You’ll receive a subscription to Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine, and ILPA members also receive discounts on all of the ILPA supported workshops, tours, and events that ILPA pros list on the website under the ILPA community Tours and Workshops around the world.  Some of the events listed on this page right now include tours on the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island during the red, orange and gold Fall colours, Lake O’Hara during the peak of the Fall colours, a travel photography tour to the cultural heart of Japan during the peak of the Cherry Blossoms.  The amount of money you’ll save on the discount for one of these tours will likely cover the entire cost of your membership to ILPA as well.  It just makes sense to become part of ILPA.  

     Incidentally, if you’re a professional photographer offering workshops and tours you can also have your tours list on the ILPA website and promoted in the ILPA newsletter.  Check the benefits of your ILPA Professional Photographer membership here to read how and about all of the other ILPA Pro Photographer benefits.  ILPA is all about connect and sharing with each other.  This is an inclusive organization.

      This is just a short summary of what you’ll find in the ILPA Landscape and Wildlife Photography Weekly this week.  Please check out the link to read the full newsletter!

Enjoy the Jan. 27, 2017 edition of the ILPA Weekly Newsletter!!

I'm a professional photographer and recreational climber based in Banff, AB since 1996. 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, Nova Scotia, Japan, and to many other places around the World. I lead tours year round in my hometown for the past 23 years, Banff, AB, which is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. I've have been lucky to live, and now work, in some of the most beautiful places in the world.