• Shutterbug Magazine Feature

    Recently I was featured in the August edition of Shutterbug Magazine talking about my passion for photography and the new Olympus PEN-F

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    ©2015 Jamie A. MacDonald

    ©2015 Jamie A. MacDonald

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  • San Francisco Photo Workshop

    Photo by Mike Boening http://www.memoriesbymike.zenfolio.com

    Are you looking for an amazing workshop to kick of your 2016 photographic year, if so look no further.  Check out the workshop below that I will be co leading with Derrick Story from The Digital Story.  This is the third year for this workshop and it proves to be the best now that it has been extended to three days.  There are so many great opportunities for photography in this area and Derrick has selected the best of them.  Check out the whole itinerary here at this link.

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  • The Toronto Experience

    Photo by Mike Boening http://www.mikeboening.com

    This past weekend I was privileged to speak about Street and Urban Photography, as well as one of my favorite topics, Live Composite, in the beautiful city of Toronto.  Toronto is the most populist city in Canada and serves as the Capitol of the Province of Ontario.  It is truly a center of business, arts and culture.  It was my first international speaking engagement for Olympus and my first ever international street shooting workshop which I co-lead with Alanna St. Laurent.  An amazing weekend would be an understatement.  If you ever get the chance to visit this city don’t think twice.  There is more packed into 2 or 3 square miles than most cities can offer and it’s just 3.5 hours away from Detroit, Michigan.  Instead of a long post with words I will let the pictures do the talking from the weekend.  Here are a few from me and one of our Olympus hosts, Kathy.

    These images of the restaurant El Catrin where the presentation was held are by Kathy Nugent, National Account Executive – Canada.  If you are in the Distillery District when visiting Toronto I suggest stopping by for lunch or dinner.  You will not be disappointed.

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    After the presentation and answering questions of course, I was able to get with our workshop group.  Alanna and I had a great group of photographers from around Michigan and Chicago as well our guests from Olympus.  It was a fun group and very talented.

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    We hit the streets for the rest of the day working on Street Photography and started back up when the evening came where we worked on perfecting our Live Composite and long exposure shots.  One other guest, who was in town for the weekend and able to stop by, was my fellow Olympus Trailblazer, Peter Baumgarten.  If you haven’t seen Peter’s work go over to his website and check it out.  He produces amazing nature and landscape images as well as some very cool street images from the weekend:)  The entire event was extraordinary weekend and I am looking forward to returning and speaking again in this great city!

    Some images from the day:

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  • Toronto Street Photography and More Workshop

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    All Toronto images by Kevin Lad and vehicle images by Alanna St. Laurent

    Join Olympus Trailblazer, Mike Boening and Alanna St. Laurent, from Alanna St. Laurent Photography Workshops, as they host an exciting photography event with our neighbors to the north in Toronto, Canada. We will meet in Toronto’s Distillery District on Saturday, August 22nd and enjoy some lunch while we talk about street photography and what we can expect to see in the Toronto area while we are out shooting for the afternoon. In the evening we will gather for a couple hours of night time photography in the city as well.

    On Sunday, August 23rd we will take a short ride to capture the beauty of old and rusty automobiles. It’s an amazing place that Alanna has frequented in the past and knows her way around.  This is one of those places you will love sharing your images because they are so unique.

    We make these weekends all about you so you can unplug from your daily routine and focus on the hobby you love.  You will meet like-minded people and find that the camaraderie built during the weekend will last long past Sunday.  Give yourself the opportunity to experience a great time with some great people capturing great images.

    More information and to register can be found by clicking here.

    We look forward to having you on the trip North!

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  • Take and Talk Pics Feature Interview

    PrintRecently Jamie MacDonald and I had the fortune of getting on the other side of the Mic when we were interviewed by Rob Krueger from Take and Talk Pics show.  If you are not familiar with Rob’s show do yourself a favor and subscribe to his podcast now.  Rob is doing a great job securing some of the biggest names in photography for one on one interviews that talk much more about the people and less about gear.  Rob’s passion is the education of photography and he is a great photographer in his own right as well as an instructor of photography at the College of DuPage in IL.  Check out these lnks below to get to his podcast and listen in to our show.

     

    The interview from Rob’s website

    Direct link to iTunes for the podcast

    If you would like to listen on Stictcher Radio click here

    If you ever wanted to know more about what makes the guys from Mirrorless Minutes tick and some behind the scenes stuff, this is the interview.