Sunday, April 17, 2011

Photography Workshops

Do you want to learn how to make stunning photographs? Do you want to do it in a small, intimate photo workshop where you can explore, create and learn using the guidance of an experienced professional photographer?

Join Brian Carey and have lots of fun learning how to better make images through solid principles of photography. Learn composition, lighting, technique and colour. Brian will also share his experience with you and answer any questions you might have.

These workshops are scheduled to take advantage of the very best conditions for a photographic outing, when the lighting conditions are best. They are scheduled to last for 2 to 3 hours and cost $50, plus tax, per participant. This price does not include transportation.

A limited number of workshops are planned and a small number of openings are available, be sure to register soon so you won’t be disappointed.

Bowring Park Spring Workshop

Sunday June 19, 2011 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

The Bee and the Iris
Join us at beautiful Bowring Park, St John’s Newfoundland, as we explore the flora, fauna, waterways and wildlife the Waterford Valley has to offer.



Cape Spear Night Photography Workshop

Saturday July 23, 2011 - 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

60 Minutes at the Cape
Join us at Cape Spear, the most easterly point in Canada as we photograph the landscape, the seascape and the night sky. Photographing at night is for most an awe inspiring and wonderful experience. To see more of my night photography portfolio follow this link



Bowring Park Fall Workshop

Sunday October 16, 2011 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Fall in Bowring Park
Join us at beautiful Bowring Park, St John’s Newfoundland, as we explore the wonderful fall colours the Waterford Valley has to offer.

To Register please fill out the form below. Please note payment must be made to complete the registration process. You can pay using major credit cards using the "Buy Now" button below. Once payment is received you will receive a confirmation email from us. Thank You!

Photo Skills: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Saturday, April 9, 2011

With Me Rubber Boots On

Some of the questions I get about my photographs are for the most part about the location of the photograph. Of course I am free with that and will often post it online with the image. I also like to keep the EXIF data attached so people can check out the exposure settings. In addition if anybody has any questions please ask away I’ll be happy to answer.

I managed to get these shots using what I think is one of my top photography accessories, my rubber boots. One example of using these boots is "Still Waters at Forest Pond". By wearing these boots I was able to get the perspective I wanted. These boots allowed me to enter the water, move up to the dory and get into the position I needed.


Still Waters at Forest Pond

Still Waters at Forest Pond

In the case of the eagle, I needed my boots to enable me to get into position to get the good light. I was able to walk out into the water and photograph the bird, having the sun rising over my shoulder bathing the eagle with a warm beautiful light. Without these boots I would have shot the eagle from the shore where the it would be backlit. I was able to “put” the light where I wanted.


Sunrise in a Eagles Eye

Sunrise in a Eagles Eye

When I’m out and about shooting on wet terrain my rubber boots may be my number one photography accessory. Without these boots I could not have gotten these images. They allowed me to position my camera where the light was best and help me achieve the composition and perspective I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


It's a go the first Help-Portrait St John’s is scheduled for December 3, 2011 coinciding with the worldwide event. The 2009 event, the first, involved 3400 photographers, 5000 volunteers, in 42 countries at 543 locations giving away over 41,000 portraits. We are still waiting on 2010 numbers and as expected it was even a bigger event.

The Help-Portrait is about giving to those in need. The comment “Help-Portrait is a gift” is my favorite quote from the 2009 Help-Portrait video.

Help-Portrait can turn someone’s world upside down. Focusing on many who are usually ignored and forgotten in our society, it is they who become the center of attention and are made to feel special. It is a chance for those of us most fortunate to give a little something back to our community.

Imagine the power to make someone feel special. :-)

If you are not familiar with Help-Portrait or want more information this intro video is a great place to start.

Help-Portrait 2010 Intro Video

For more information on Help-Portrait St John’s please click here to visit our blog .

We need volunteers and sponsors. If you could pass this along through your social media that would be a great help. Click here to go to our members Help-Portrait page . The more volunteers we have the greater the success this will be.

Thank You. Looking forward to a most rewarding day!