Clinic Topics

2014-2015 Clinics

1. In the Backyard

Challenge your self to see your backyard in a new perspective. Watch how the light changes through the day and at night. Who visits your backyard? Why? Look at shapes, composition, forms, lines, and activities in your backyard. Observation at the ordinary will reveal a new view.


Referring to things, people or places related to the Culture of Canada. Embodies the artistic, culinary, literary, humour, musical, political or social elements that are representative of Canada and Canadians. Think tourism, obvious and hidden gems to represent Canada to the world.

Inspiration: TV shows, movies, books, songs, winter sports

TV Shows: Beachcombers, Littlest Hobo, Corner Gas, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Amazing Race Canada, Road to Avonlea, Due South, The Kids in the Hall

3. Macro

Extreme close-up photography usually of very small subjects in which the size of the subject in the photography is greater than life size. Details which can not been seen with the naked eye.

“It gives us the glimpse into the world of the very small which goes largely unnoticed by us as we hurriedly shuffle through our day.”

4. Photographer’s Choice: Nature Photography

Wide open, as far as subject matter is concerned.  Show us your best image of something in nature.  Avoid domesticated plants and animals.

5. From the Past

We all have a past. People, places, things. It could be how time shows we or it is from the past. It could be how from the past is just as new in the present. Think about how time has worn away as well as how restoration has become the vogue and vintage.

Think old cars, buildings, things. Some that show they have been worn down and some that have been restored. Vintage, pin up inspiration.

6. Enhanced by the Light

Fundamentals of seeing the light. This is your opportunity to watch and play with light. When out creating, keep these four fundamentals in mind.

Exposure: the amount of light captured in a photograph and how to control it

Quality: how “soft” or “hard” the light is and the difference between “warm” and “cool” light

Direction: the position of the light source in relation to the scene

Shadows and highlights: the darkest and brightest regions in a photo, where details become obscured.

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Treasure Hunt

4×6 prints, all 5 topics

  1. The Letter “V“
  2. Violet
  3. Velocity
  4. Vegetable
  5. Vase(s)

 2015-16 Clinic Topics

  1. Saskatoon: Riversdale
  2. Reflections
  3. Depth of Field
  4. Human Figure
  5. Triptych
  6. Photographer’s Choice (Nature Clinic)

2015-16 Treasure Hunt Topics

  1. W (the letter)
  2. White
  3. Wrinkles
  4. Walking
  5. Window

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