Events

Lilith from the 2009 Slush Cup

Martock Slush Cup – Saturday March 24

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I have been invited by the Ski Patrol to shoot Martock’s annual Slush Cup again this year. This event is a lot of fun for skiers and non-skiers. The Slush Cup starts 1:00 pm on Saturday at Martock near Windsor, Nova Scotia.

The link to the pictures will be posted here after the event. For more information on the Slush Cup check Martock’s web site.

You can see my photos from 2009 on Flickr

Here are the photos for 2012.

Lilith from the 2009 Slush Cup

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Digital Imaging For Photographers

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I will be one of the presenters this year at the Digital Imaging for Photographers workshop this year on Saturday March 3rd in the Burke Auditorium at Saint Mary’s University. It is hosted every year by the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia. All presentations will be from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the cost is $40 per person.

I’ll be be talking about colour management for photographers. Learn how to use Xrite’s ColorChecker passport with Lightroom to make it easy to capture colour accurately. I’ll also be demonstrating some of the new features in Lightroom 4 for printing and soft proofing.

Using the Xrite Colorchecker Passport to get excellent colour.

Sample Photo for Skate the Common Marathon

Skate the Common Marathon Photos

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Sample Photo for Skate the Common Marathon

I’m the official event photographer for the Skate the Common Marathon at the Halifax Oval on February 18th and 19th this year. I’ll be there all weekend with my crew taking pictures of all the competitors in each race. We will be printing the photos on site so competitors can buy a souvenir photo to take home with them. One 8×10 photo is $12 or two 5×7 photos are $12. The photos are printed archival Premiun Lustre paper and packed in a crystal clear bag for safe transportation. A portion of the proceeds from each picture will be donated to the Halifax Regional Speed Skating Club to support their programs for skaters.

The start of the 10K race for Skate the Common Marathon.

Canada Winter Games 02-2011

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The start of the 10K race for Skate the Common Marathon.

The Canada Winter Games are coming to Halifax from February 11-27, 2011. I’m one of the volunteer photographers for the event and like any of the athletes it takes preparation to capture successful images. The speed skating is open to the public and Saturday was the Skate the Common Marathon. There were 100 skaters registered for both the 5K and 10K events. I spent the morning with another photographer Joyce who is good friend mine, photographing the races. It was a great warm up for the games.
I’ll be shooting at more preliminary events and during the games. You can see more of my images in my Winter Games collection on Flickr.

Digital Photography Basics Workshop – September 18 at SMU

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Every year in September I organize a workshop for the Photo Guild called Digital Photography Basics. The hot topic this year is HD Video and most new dSLR cameras will feature HD video. The last episode of “House” this spring was shot using a Canon 5D MkII dSLR. This offers new creative opportunities for photographers and new skills to learn.

We will be featuring a presentations in the morning on High Definition Video as well as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. In the afternoon we take everyone out in the field to practice the new skills they learned in the morning. I’ll be leading a group in the afternoon. We will be learning how to use the basics like aperture, shutter speed and focal length creatively. Other groups in the another will be working with video, macro photography and other skills.

Registration starts at 8:30 am, Saturday, September 18. The morning seminars are at Burke Auditorium at Saint Mary’s University. Everyone is welcome and admission is $40 for a full day of workshops.

Check the Photo Guild website for updated info as more details are announced.

DND Family Days June 25, 2010

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As you know I work for Xerox and every year we sponsor DND Family Days to support our troops. Last we did family portraits for 4300 people in two days and we will be doing portraits again this year although it is only a one day event. I expect it will be very busy so come early if you are planning to get your portraits done. Portraits are free to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families.

Digital Photo Basics Workshop

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Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia will be presenting a Digital Photo Basics Workshop on Saturday, September 19 in the Burke Auditorium at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. I’m the organizer for this event and I will be hosting one of the field sessions in the afternoon. The topic for my session is “How to Use Off-Camera Flash”.

You can find out more about this event at www.photoguild.ns.ca.

Upcoming Seminars

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Every year I host several seminars on various topics. This is list of upcoming seminars I will be doing. It will be updated as the details are worked out for each seminar.

Colour Theory and Management At Xerox Canada
8:30 am July 14, 2009 at 237 Brownlow Ave, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

I am a colour consultant at Xerox and we offer seminars on colour management and workflow to our customers every year. This seminar is designed for professionals in graphics arts. The intended audience is prepress and production people who need to know how to setup colour management workflows and solve colour problems. You can contact me at peter.steeper@xerox.com for a complete curriculum. This full day seminar is $395 per person and group discounts are available.

X-Rite I1 Pro and ColorChecker

X-Rite I1 Pro and ColorChecker

How to Photograph Flowers
Saturday July 4th, 2009
Daylily Daze
Hammonds Plains Baptist Church, 1839 Hammonds Plains Rd.
9:30 to 3:00 pm
Seminar is from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Mardi Gras Parade (Pink Daylily for Photographers)

Mardi Gras Parade (Pink Daylily for Photographers)

My wife belongs to several garden clubs and I usually give several seminars every year on this topic. My presentation will be one hour in length sometime during Daylily Daze hosted by the Nova Scotia Daylily Society on July 4th. I’ll update the start time when I know.

I will be doing a live demonstration of how to get the best results with your flowers. It is suitable for both point & shoot and dSLR camera users. I’ll have a few tips for photographers on how to preserve their marriage by not damaging designer daylilies. (I didn’t know they were that expensive!)

Digital Photography Basics
September 2009 –  More info to come

This seminar is hosted by the Photographic Guild of Nova Scotia. This was very successful last year. It will include theory and practical hands on. Watch for more details.

Printing for Photographers
April 2010
Hosted by Truro Image Makers Photo Club

This seminar is how to turn your images into a high quality print on your inkjet and other types of printers. I’ve been very succesful in print competitions for photographers and printing is what I do at Xerox. More information will be posted before the event.

Tour de Bloc

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We have just returned from the Tour de Bloc where Ian was competing in the Men’s Open at the national bouldering competitions. He did very well and placed 11th in Men’s Elite and 36th in the Men’s Open. This was his second time at the nationals and we expect he will be competing in the nationals again next year. His friend and mentor, John Bowles, placed first and will competing in the Bouldering World Championship in China this year. I have posted lots of pictures of the event at Flickr. The event was held at Allez Up in Montreal which is an excellent climbing gym with 48 foot walls and a bouldering area.

Martock Slush Cup 2009

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Wow what a day! The weather was gorgeous on Saturday and there was big crowd for the Slush Cup. It was planned for Sunday but Martock changed the day to Saturday as the weather forecast for Sunday was doubtful. Ian was planning to participate but he had to work on Saturday. I was invited by Dave Savoie of the Ski Patrol and the management at Martock so I had great unobstructed access inside the fence. Of course I was close enough to get wet but I managed to keep the camera dry.

This was my first major event with my new Canon 50D and it worked very well with my 70-200 L lens. You can see all the photos at my photostream on Flickr.
If you want to buy a print of any image you can contact me at pbase@petersteeper.ca. Print sizes are 5×7, 8×10 and some of the images (depending on the amount of cropping) can be printed at 11×14.

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