Behind the Photo

In my former life, one of the more fun things I got to do was plan and host media visits to the Yukon in Canada’s far north. Now that I finally have lots of time to do my own thing, I started sorting through more than 8,000 images that were languishing on an old...

Behind the PhotoMargaret

The best of 2013

Despite its challenges, 2013 provided lots of opportunities for photography in some amazing places. A 10,000km road trip from California to the Yukon and back again was the adventure of a lifetime. I thought that before we get too far into 2014, I would share some of my personal favourites from last year. Triple Falls...

The best of 2013Margaret

The Blank Canvas

It was just over a year ago that I took a leave of absence from my job and went to Missoula, Montana to undertake 11 weeks of photography training. It seems inconceivable that a whole year could have gone by already. But its been a year of incredible change - electing to leave my...

The Blank CanvasMargaret

Looking Back. Looking Forward.

Caught somewhere between a longing for a return to a beautiful summer and the excitement of an unknown future, the feeling right now is sadness. With quite a bit of confusion and fear thrown in just for good measure. There is such a sense of loss. A summer of photography and learning, of making...

Looking Back. Looking Forward.Margaret

So this is the wall?

Way back when….what seems like a lifetime ago now…on the very first day they warned us about this. The wall. The point at which we would experience self-doubt, frustration, lack of inspiration and a feeling that our photography was in no way moving forward. I remember them saying very clearly that “nearly all of you will...

So this is the wall?Margaret

Is it art?

There has been much discussion in class over the past couple of weeks about "what is art?" Now that the technical side of things is starting to make more sense it seems that interest has turned towards the less linear elements of photography. What makes a good (or bad) photograph? Sure, we can all tell...

Is it art?Margaret

The best summer ever?

As I walked down the street today with the arc of a brilliant blue sky overhead and warm breeze I suddenly felt it....the sense of complete freedom. Of a summer without the usual cares of everyday life. And just as suddenly my fingers and toes tingled with excitement. I felt truly alive. Connected with...

The best summer ever?Margaret

Photography and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance

When I came to Missoula, the last thing I expected to be doing was learning bicycle maintenance. But it seems that this is exactly what my "extra credits" will consist of. There is a great bicycle recycling place here called Free Cycle. I bought a bike there for getting around town (since I am...

Photography and the Art of Bicycle MaintenanceMargaret

Day Trip to Philipsburg

On Sunday a group of us headed out of Missoula to the small town of Philipsburg. There we discovered several quirky and quite astonishing things.... 1. A camera store that could only be described as an Aladdin's Cave for photographers. Stuff EVERYWHERE with no apparent order - you just had to dig through things to...

Day Trip to PhilipsburgMargaret

Day of the big, scary ‘M’

Anyone who owns a DSLR or has done a bit of photography knows about the "M" setting. This is the one all of us but the "serious" photographers avoid. Today, there was no escape. As our instructor put it...."today we're going to start using the big, scary M". This is Manual. This is what...

Day of the big, scary ‘M’Margaret

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