Everything you need to know about photography …and life

Prepare yourself to be humbled as a photographer. As you know, I review hundreds of sites weekly and I post the best at my online book-marking site at http://del.icio.us/peterwestphoto

Today I was working my way through the bookmarks I came upon the site of travel photographer Frederic Courbet. To call this man a travel photographer is to call Karsh someone who snapped pictures or Hemingway as someone who wrote little stories.

There is more about photography, life, death, beauty, love than I will ever know. I warned you. Be prepared:


Great week of teaching

henry'sschool of imaging

For those who don’t know, I’m teaching for Henry’s School of Imaging. If you are talking photos (and it doesn’t matter what camera) then I urge you to invest three hours in learning how to get the most out of your camera. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a point-and-shoot or a professional-quality digital SLR, Henry’s School of Imaging has got a course at your level of expertise.

I’ve included hyperlinks to the sites so go check out the schedule of workshops. You’ll find one just right for you.


The Cinnamon Effect

There’s a photographer on Flickr (the online photo sharing site) who is creating quite a stir. Her photos are both beautiful from a composition point of view and from a post-processing standpoint. Here are some links to her site and to a discussion site about her photos. She calls herself Cinnamon and her photos are sweet.




New blog

Okay, it’s not a new blog but it’s new to me. My partner in teaching photography for Henry’s Cameras Mike Willems has a terrific blog at http://www.willems.ca/blog/. Among his other attributes, Michael wrote the very popular and well attended Travel Workshop for Henry’s.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from Michael and me (Sounds like a movie title doesn’t it?).


We’re getting together this weekend to discuss some new ideas like a newsletter and maybe some photowalks around the Greater Toronto Area.


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Photos from Oakville Harbour Area last week.