A few weeks ago I attended the oopoomoo workshop entitled "Badlands, Buicks & Old Buildings". We stayed at St. Anne Ranch near Trochu, Alberta which was amazing! The ranch is a provincial historic site with all kinds of old buildings and interesting history. Not only were our hosts awesome, but they really know how to cook!
Darwin and Samantha (oopoomoo) inspired us with their various talks and amazing prairie photos before leading us to an assortment of locations to do some shooting of our own. We shot everything from old cars, to old buildings, to windmills and everything in between... and had lots of fun doing it!
Darwin and Samantha really take pride in helping participants see beyond the obvious subject matter. They teach you to really drill down to basic compositional elements. They taught us that great images can be made anywhere, and from the simplest of things. I think many participants left the workshop with a new appreciation for what they are capable of when they take the time to really see.
I believe that no matter how long you have been shooting there is always more to learn and inspiration is everywhere if you are open to it. That's what I love about photography - it's a constant evolution.
Here are a few of my favourite shots from the workshop, hope you enjoy them!