Upcoming Photography Events in Edmonton & Alberta

There are several photography related events happening in Alberta in the next couple of months that I thought I would share with my readers.


June 27th – McBain Camera presents Lumahawk/Opus Lighting Seminar on Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10805-107th Ave. Bring your camera down and try out Lumahawk/Opus lighting systems, we will have a lighting kit set up and a model in attendance. Lumahawk/Opus representative Tim Merrick will be on hand to answer your questions.

June 29thDown & Dirty Tricks with Adobe Photoshop CS4 – Scott Kelby and Corey Barker are on the road teaching the latest cutting edge effects in Photoshop CS4. This one is happening in Calgary on Monday June 29th at the Telus Convention Centre. $99 ($79 for NAPP members).


July 3rdPhotography Tweetup #3 at the Edmonton Street Performer’s Festival. The theme this month will be motion. Be sure to visit the Wiki to register and view our Flickr group for photos from our last Tweetup.

July 18thScott Kelby’s 2nd Annual Worldwide Photowalk. Steve Allison will be leading one Edmonton walk from 5:30 – 7:30. Visit–ab-ab-ca/ for more information on the Edmonton Photowalk. Do to the popularity of the event, 2 more walks have been added. Jason Bouwmeester will be leading a 2nd walk from 11:00 – 1:00 starting at the Shaw Conference Centre. Visit for more information on this walk. Ian MacKenzie will be leading the 3rd walk from 9:00 am – 11:00 starting at the Muttart Conservatory. More information on this walk can be found at Similar walks will be held in Calgary, Banff, Taber, Fairview, Red Lake, and Medicine Hat. Visit for a listing of the Photowalks in Canadian cities.

July 26thThe World Inside Your Door – a seminar presented by Technicare featuring Andrew and Arlene Simpson. This seminar will feature the following topics: First Impressions, Less is more, Working in a residential studio, Using available light —creating the perfect light, Posing demonstrations, Understanding the dynamics of your sale – viewing, Expanding your target market, Are you all you can be or is there more, Your unique selling point, and Learn the rules and then know how to break them. The cost of the course is $175 for the day or $299 if you register for the 2nd presentation on the 27th. The seminar will be held at the Greenwood Inn. Download the registration form here. Learn more about the presenters at

July 27thHow I Took the Grey Out of Seniors Hair in Canada. Spend a day with John Ratchford and discover a new income stream that you probably thought was not available in Canada. The cost of the course is $175 for the day or $299 if you register for the 1st presentation on the 26th. The seminar will be held at the Greenwood Inn. Download the registration form here. Learn more about the presenter at


August 16th – Darton Drake Canadian Tour. Photographer Darton Drake presents a one-day seminar on the artistic approach to imaging portraits. The seminar will cover such things as composition, lighting, emotion, passion, etc. The goal will be to minimize the technical and maximize the spiritual aspects of portrait photography.  Location: Shaw Theater – NAIT Main Campus (11762-106 Street). Cost $249 + GST for non-PPOC members. $149 if you are a member of the PPOC. Contact Bev at 780-483-4275 or to register.

August 18th – 19th – Summer Safari – Is summer camp for photographers. Nestled in one of the most beautiful places in Alberta, Waterton Lakes National Park. At the Canyon Camp, aside from world class photography education, from some of today’s most sought after speakers and educators. You will be catered to with meals and housing enabling you concentrate on your craft. BONUS – you will have access to hiking, horse back riding, boating and camping. For more information or to register please visit or call 403-313-9353


September 13th – Dramatic Lighting for Portraiture by Dave Montizambert presented by Lightrein. Drop by 9513 – 56 Ave in Edmonton or call 780-430-0008 to pay for your spot. $195


October 24th & 25thDigital Photo Expo in Calgary at the Roundup Centre, Hall E. Presented  by the Camera Store, this is Western Canada’s largest photo trade show and exhibition featuring free workshops, Keynote speakers and exhibits.

October 27th – Deadline to enter the Canadian Progress Club’s WOW Worldwide Photo Contest. Enter before October 1st to receive 2 free tickets to the Digital Photo Expo on October 24th & 25th.


November 13th – 15th – 3-day Wedding and Engagement photography workshop with Andras Schram in Calgary, AB. Visit for more details and contact information. Workshop includes 2 days of shooting and one day on work flow, gear, post processing, lighting, etc. Cost $1250 + GST for all three days.

If I missed any events be sure to leave a comment below and I’ll update the list as I find out about more events.

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  • Can you add the third Edmonton Worldwide Photo Walk to the list? It’s on the walk site under Edmonton, AB led by Ian Mackenzie… thanks, Edmonton photographers have shown great interest!