Category Archives: Photography

Astro Time-Lapse Photography in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

Posted by in Photography,Photography: Timelapse | September 2, 2012
Astro Time-Lapse in Kananaskis Country, Alberta Canada

It’s the night of the Blue Moon and the sky’s clear overhead. Time to aim the camera upward, set the intervalometer and capture some great Astro Time-Lapse Photography in Kananaskis Country, Alberta. Here I was able to frame the shot nicely using a bank of tree’s formed in a horseshoe with the milky-way visible in-between. The blue moon provided a beautiful source of light on the surrounding tree’s.

Read more ›

Time-Lapse Photography – A Storm On The Horizon…

Posted by in Photography,Photography: Timelapse | August 12, 2012
A Storm On The Horizon

While out on adventure trying to photograph the 2012 Meteor shower on the outskirts of Calgary, Alberta. I instead stumbled upon some wicked storm clouds forming on the horizon. In this case, the horizon was directly over the S.W. / N.W. quadrants of Calgary. The result? Some pretty awesome photo opportunities and time-lapse photography work!

Read more ›

The Prairie Landscapes at Sunset. Calgary, AB

Posted by in Photography,Photography: Landscapes | July 23, 2012
No Hunting - Prairie Landscape at Sunset. Calgary, Alberta

Eager to try out my new on-camera filter kit, I headed out towards the S.E. corner of Calgary. After taking a few gravel roads I stumbled upon this spot. I loved the majestic look of the scene. After trying a few different filters and compositions, I came out with the following keepers! I’m pretty happy with the results and look forward to using on-camera filters in the future. They give a nice punch to those sunset landscape pictures!

Read more ›

Hiking Grassi Lakes Trail – Canmore, AB

Posted by in Hiking,Photography | July 21, 2012
Grassi Lakes Trail - Canmore, AB - The Bow Valley

Grassi Lakes is located just outside of Canmore, Alberta. This is a very easy and scenic hike that offers great views of Canmore and the Bow Valley. I’d recommend taking the difficult trail instead of the easy way up. Views are very limited when you hike the easy trail. Views greatly increase while trekking the more difficult route. It’s not very difficult anyways, just a little steeper but the views offered are much more rewarding!

Read more ›

APOKALYPTO – Model & Photography Workshop

Posted by in Photography,Photography: Models | May 20, 2012
Model: Celia - Copyright © 2012 Jeff Rendek

It’s the second photography workshop put on by the Calgary chapter of noobs photography and of course, it was another huge success! We had one of the founding members fly in from LA to partake in our shenanigans. From scaling the slick slopes of the Alberta badlands to crossing the old decayed train bridge of Atlas, Hell, let’s go roll in the grass of an old abandoned ghost town.

Read more ›

Horsethief & Horseshoe Canyon – Drumheller, AB

Posted by in Photography,Photography: Landscapes | April 29, 2012
Horsethief Canyon - Drumheller, Alberta

Beautiful scenery and fairly close to home. These badlands are located just outside Drumheller, Alberta and are a must see at one point in your life. Some of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made from the Age of Reptiles have been discovered in Dinosaur Provincial Park and the surrounding badlands area. Horseshoe and Horsethief canyon is very rich in fossils with some 35 species of dinosaurs. Some dating back over 70 million years.

Read more ›

T H I R S T – Model & Photography Workshop

Posted by in Photography,Photography: Models | April 8, 2012
Model: Celia

For the Thirst Workshop we decided to venture out towards the beautiful Canadian Rockies. With the pre-choosen destination being Bankhead, an old coal mine that existed in the early 20th century. This unfortunately couldn’t happen. After discovering that the road has been snowed in, we had to come up with another plan. After a short discussion, we all settled for Lake Minnewanka. A different theme than we had originally anticipated but we could handle the last minute change

Read more ›

Hiking Johnston Canyon, Banff National Park

Posted by in Hiking,Photography | January 8, 2012

Hiking in the mountains in January?! Since it’s been such a mild winter, I decided to venture out to do some hiking Johnston Canyon and see what the falls had to offer. Once again, the Canadian Rockies did not disappoint. Having great weather (just above the freezing point) I headed out to the trail-head, which is located just off the Bow Valley Parkway (Highway 1A) at the 18km marker.

Read more ›

Splash Photography – My Setup, Tips, and Tricks!

Posted by in Photography | December 13, 2011

Upon my travels through the world wide web I’ve stumbled upon a very creative and inspiring type of photography. Splash Photography or Water Photography as most would describe it, can produce some absolutely awesome pictures. You can give that ordinary item an extraordinary edge! Follow along as I take you through my process of capturing these great shots! Don’t get discouraged, it can take time, patients, and luck. Remember, water photography will never produce the same shot twice. So if your using a continuous lighting setup, make sure your camera is set to shoot multiple frames per second. If your using strobes or flashes you better hope you have good timing and coordination!

Read more ›

Hiking the Burstall Pass, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Posted by in Hiking,Photography | November 9, 2011

Burstall Pass may be one of the finest trails available within the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. This trail offers absolutely amazing views and a challenging, but rewarding hike to the top! I hiked the trail on June 22nd 2011, the weather was great and the water level in the flats below Robertson Glacier had pretty much subsided. There were a few streams that we needed to ford, the water? Ice cold glacier water, crystal clear!

Read more ›