Images of 2017

Happy holidays everyone! As I do every year in December, I bring you this collection of personal favourites from the past year. I wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2017!

Cheers!

“Centre of Attention” – Kin Beach, Vernon, BC

“The Break-up” – Kalamalka Lake, Vernon, BC

“Ice Falls” – Sicamous, BC

“Winter Remnants” – Enderby, BC

“Shape and Colour” – Enderby, BC

“Ol’ Reliable” – Kalamalka Lake, Vernon, BC

“Aglow II” – Enderby, BC

“Mountain Clarity” – Three Valley Gap, BC

“Field of Dreams” – Salmon Arm, BC

“Invasive Beauty” – Sunnybrae, BC

“The Day Ahead” – Echo Lake, BC

“The Phoenix” – Enderby, BC

“Shuswap Symmetry” – Grindrod, BC

“Wading into Paradise” – Mabel Lake, BC

“Saddle Lake” – Grand Forks, BC

“Matching Colours” Bridesville, BC

“Love and Lavender” – Summerland, BC

“Moses Falls” – Revelstoke, BC

“The Light of Spring” – Mara, BC

“Vanessa Vineyards” – Cawston, BC

“Two Sides” – Enderby, BC

“Curious Local” – Bridesville, BC

“Love on a Rock” – Ashton Creek, BC

“Wedding Day” – Enderby, BC

“Endless Flame” – Enderby, BC

“Similkameen Green” – Princeton, BC

“Inversion” – North Okanagan Valley, BC

“Jewel of Summer” – Kentucky Alleyne, BC

“A Midnight Walk” – E.C. Manning Provincial Park, BC

“Lightning Lake” – E.C. Manning Provincial Park, BC

“Welcome to Summerland” – Summerland, BC

“Rivers Day” – Enderby, BC

“Northern Okanagan Lights” – Enderby, BC

“Last Glow of 2017” – Enderby, BC

 

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Images of 2016

Here is my collection of favourites from the past year. I wish you all a very wonderful holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2017!

Cheers!

1) “Aglow” – The iconic Enderby Cliffs light up as a winter’s day comes to a close

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2) “Sovereign” – Enjoying some incredible conditions at Sovereign Lake, Vernon, BC

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3) “Day Break” – Ringing in the new year atop Silver Star Mountain, overlooking Vernon, BC

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4) “Inversion” – Otherworldly scene featuring inversion clouds blanketing Vernon, BC

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5) “Swansea Point” – Lovely creek pours into Mara Lake near Sicamous, BC

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6) “The Rock” – Mara Lake near Sicamous, BC

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7) “Sweeping” – Early spring hits the Shuswap, Enderby, BC

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8) “Fire Hills Pt.1” – Evening sky lights up over Enderby, BC

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9) “Idyllic” – a perfect afternoon fly fishing Mabel Lake near Lumby, BC

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10) “Two Suns, One Oasis” – Spring at McGuire Lake in Salmon Arm, BC

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11) “202” – Long exposure at dusk over the Shuswap river in Enderby, BC

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12) “Sunnybrae Selfie” – Shuswap Lake in the spring near Salmon Arm, BC

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13) “Fire Hills Pt. 2” – Another amazing sky unfolds over Enderby, BC

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14) “Stand Tall” – One of my favourite trees overlooking the Shuswap River, Enderby, BC

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15)”Moments Like These” – Surreal evening on the Shuswap River, Enderby, BC

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16) “Bitten” – Battling mosquitos along a swollen Shuswap River in Enderby, BC

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17) “Swallowtail” – Zooming in on a smaller world, Enderby, BC

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18) “Rock Blossoms” – Ellison Provincial Park near Vernon, BC

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19) “Motherhood” – Okanagan Lake near Vernon, BC

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20) “Tenacity” – Surviving the odds on Shuswap Lake near Blind Bay, BC

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21) “Bursting” – Spring in full bloom at Swan Lake, Vernon, BC

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22) “River Art” – Sand patterns along the Shuswap River, Enderby, BC

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23) “Belvidere Sky” – Enderby, BC

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24) “A Seat in the Shuswap” – Near Salmon Arm, BC

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25) “The Ramp” – View of Sicamous, BC from the gliding ramp

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26) “Sky Melt” – Unusual cloud formations over the Shuswap River in Enderby, BC

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27) “Rainbow Pasta” – Ashton Creek, BC

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28) “A Vibrant Shuswap” – Enderby, BC

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29) “Phoenix” – Vertical panning last year’s devastating fire at Kettle River Provincial Park near Westbridge, BC

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30) “Similkameen Sizzle” – near Cawston, BC

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31) “Farm Life” – Keremeos, BC

Farming 9, Keremeos, Similkameen, summer, activities, Darren Robinson

32) “Summer’s End” – Skimikin Lake near Salmon Arm, BC

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33) “The Tune of Autumn” – Fall scene along the Shuswap River, Enderby, BC

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34) “New Horizons” – A first visit for me to Wallenteen Lake near Salmon Arm, BC

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35) “Fall on Fortune” – Spallumcheen, BC

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36) “On the Edge of Paradise” – Kalamalka Lake, Vernon, BC

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37) “Autumn Road” – Spallumcheen, BC

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38) “Cotton Candy Shuswap” – Enderby, BC

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39) “November Tree” – Kalamalka Lake, Vernon, BC

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40) “Christmas Magic” – Wonderful winter scene to end the year

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New summer workshops in Enderby, BC!

Learn to take better pictures in the beautiful North Okanagan! Join me for another round of Camera Basics and Field Instruction in Enderby, BC this July! You can get all the information here. Camera Basics (theory-based) happens on Thursday, July 19th (6-8pm) and the Field Instruction happens Saturday, July 21st (times to be determined). Sign up for both for only $100 (taxes included)! There’s only space for 10 participants, so contact me to book at (250) 838-6195 or at darren@darrenrobinsonphotography.com

Photography Workshops in Enderby, BC!

Hi all, due to much demand in the Shuswap and North Okanagan for quality photography workshops in the area, I have put together some sessions to be held this month in beautiful Enderby, BC! Whether you’re just learning about photography, or you just need some professional tips to truly inspire and elevate your imagery, these workshops are fun, and affordable!

Please click here to download the PDF which outlines the dates, prices and workshop descriptors! Book your spot now by emailing me at darren@darrenrobinsonphotography.com or by calling (250) 838-6195. Hurry, space is limited!

Introducing the Purcells!

Well I’ve been talking about this for quite some time now and I am now very excited to announce it’s a GO! Join me this BC Day long weekend and vastly improve your knowledge of photography in one of the most iconic (and secluded) mountain playgrounds in the world – The Purcell Mountains.

Through Discover BC Photo Tours, come discover BC as you unleash your creative and technical savvy in one extraordinary wilderness landscape. Let the unmistakable Mt Sir Donald be your backdrop as you explore this vast mountain wilderness through your camera. This is considered the very centre of where the Columbia, Selkirk and Purcell ranges meet, so if you yearn for the mountains, this is undoubtedly your workshop!

Get up close and personal as we shoot some amazing waterfalls, mountain streams, forests, fiery meadows of indian paintbrush, fireweed and western pasque flowers and so much more! The grassy meadows of the area allow for some really great opportunities to see and shoot wildlife such as elk, moose, caribou, whitetail deer, black and grizzly bears, and mountain goats. With over sixty-three species of birds identified in the area, your bound to return home with some amazing stories to match the breathtaking imagery you’ll get to show off.

But don’t think for a second that just because we’re in the middle of nowhere (or everywhere!), doesn’t mean we’re sleeping in tents and sharing cans of pork ‘n beans after our field shoots. No, no, the incredibly astounding Purcell Mountain Lodge will be our headquarters for the long weekend. Luxurious mountaintop accommodations coupled with delectable meals using organic ingredients (all included in the workshop rate I might add), means that we can solely focus on the task at hand; vastly improving your photography!

Image provided by Purcell Mountain Lodge

All weekend long we’ll cover topics such as camera basics, lighting, exposure, composition, depth of field, essential gear, patterns and textures, creative approaches, working with subjects, landscape essentials, impactful portraiture, architectural photography, lightpainting and other in camera effects, post-processing and more!

To access the Lodge we will depart from Golden on August 3rd via helicopter! The flight is 15 minutes long and will take us over incredible mountain peaks and ancient glaciers, before dropping us off at the Lodge to begin our weekend of learning and exploring. Because participants will likely need accommodations in Golden on August 2nd (flight leaves typically between 8-9 AM), I am waiting on some discounted one-night rates exclusive to us. Before booking your Golden pre-night stay, be sure to ask me who to book with!

Also, if you plan to get new gear before our workshop, make sure you visit The Camera Store in Calgary, personally, I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else for my photographic needs.

And I would also like to welcome the newest sponsor Experience the Mountain Parks! EMP is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting information on visiting the mountain parks of BC and Alberta. Publisher Bob Harris is not only responsible for creating this useful and beautiful guide, he is just a fantastic person and I am so happy to welcome him and CMI Publishing as an event sponsor!

The workshop takes place August 3, 4 and 5 and there is a maximum of 8 spots available! Booking deadline is April 30th, 2012!

To view the complete details and prices in PDF form, click here! You do not want to miss out on this workshop! Email me at darren@darrenrobinsonphotography.com or call (250) 838-6195.

Oh, I cannot wait for this one!

Discover BC Photo Tours announces new People & Places workshops in Kelowna

My good friend and business partner, Kelly Funk and I have completed our 2012 Kelowna workshop schedule and we think you’re going to like it!  The theme of the workshops is: ‘People & Places’.  We’re offering 3 dates for each theme, for your convenience. The workshops are a full day and all the details can be seen on by clicking here. We’re very excited about these and we hope you will be too. We welcome all levels of photographers to explore their creative visions while perfecting any technical issues. Space is limited so be sure to book for your preferred dates early!

Mount Robson Workshop a Huge Success

I just got back from our 3 day workshop in Mount Robson Provincial Park as part of the Discover BC Photo Tours workshop series. Twelve enthusiastic participants joined fellow instructor Kelly Funk and myself in one of the most picturesque destinations in British Columbia. For the most part, the weather cooperated. A few hours of rain challenged us on Saturday morning and again on Sunday afternoon, but the clouds and fog made for some dramatic scenes. And the saturation from the rain added to the impact.

A good time was certainly had by all, starting with an awesome wine and cheese welcome, made possible by Tourism Valemount. Silvio and Jennifer went above and beyond in helping to make this workshop a hit, providing the transportation to and from field locations throughout the entire weekend!

Friday night also included classroom style instruction on Camera Basics, Lighting, Exposure and Creative Compositions. The group was just itching to get out onto the trail the next day.

Saturday included trekking up the Berg Lake trail to Kinney Lake.

Along the way participants were offered further instruction on vertical panning, shooting lifestyle imagery, shooting water, shooting stitched panoramas and using filters. On Saturday night the group was shown how to use long exposures to turn truck tail lights into streaming beams of awesomeness tunneling towards a clouded Mt Robson. It was the perfect ending to a great day of instruction and shooting.

Sunday arrived and the weather was rather subdued, borderline flat; the perfect conditions to be shooting Rearguard Falls.

The group spread out almost immediately to find their vision and create their scenes. It was really fun to see the creative energy surface and it was here that we stressed the importance of filters when shooting waterfalls and high contrast scenes. Just when it seemed like we had exhausted the location, two rafting groups decided to hit the water and give us an opportunity to instruct on action/lifestyle photography.

After lunch on Sunday the rain started in. The group voted and we opted to use this time to stay inside and instruct on a critical element in image creation; post-processing. Here we covered topics like work flow, using Photoshop, shooting RAW, clone-stamping, highlight recovery, colour matching and outputting. This was very well received and Kelly and I have decided to make this a regular part of our workshop curriculum.

Monday was an optional day and most of the participants stuck around for the added day. We used this time to head up to White Falls along the Berg Lake trail. We were available to the group for any questions along the way, but we made a conscious decision to let them put their newly acquired knowledge to work. I look forward to seeing the shots produced by our participants.

If you want to join us on an upcoming workshop, click here to see what’s coming up for 2012. We are currently working on adding more workshops throughout BC for summer and fall of next year.