What exactly makes a photograph "great?" What does it take to catch and hold the eye to a scene, in a world where enormous volumes of images compete for attention? Is it beauty, ugliness, action or something more? Is it an intangible quality which deeply stirs human emotion?
I'm very pleased to tell you that in the near future we'll be offering photography trips in the wilds of the southern Yukon!
Carole Lauener, is trained in photojournalism and has experience working in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and China and in her native Switzerland. She frequently travels and has spent considerable periods of time in Malaysia, the USA, Western Canada and Europe. She is fluent in English, german, Swiss-German and French. She is knowledgeable in street, people, landscape, sports and reportage photography. Still better, she enjoys meeting and entertaining people with an interest in photography.
And best of all, she knows what makes a picture jump out and grab the viewer!
By combining the resources of Nisutlin Outfitting with her skills and knowledge, we believe we will be able to offer four day photography trips which will be enjoyable, satisfying, and will greatly increase your knowledge and skills. All accomodation, transportation, meals and optional side trips will be included in the price. Sidetrips may consist of half or full day canoe or fishing trips, should you so desire.
There is no need to have more than a basic understanding of digital photography to experience the yukon backcountry with us, nor is it necessary to be in olympian physical condition. Pickup and return to the Whitehorse Airport is also available!
We are currently looking at a possible initial course in July 2018.
So what do you think? Are you interested in improving your knowledge and skills in outdoor photography? Leave a message in the comment section or contact us directly, without obligation of course!
"For me a good picture must catch my interest. This can be by an unusual/unexpected view on an everyday scene (can be composed/planned to a certain degree), by a decisive moment when objects and/or people come together at the right time on the right spot (most of the time this cannot be planned but is owed to the luck and readiness of the photographer), by humour or by emotions or feelings/mood provoked through the image.
But for me a beautiful picture is not necessarily a great picture. Cause for me it might lack the unexpected, the humour, the message or it doesn’t transport any emotion/mood. And so in order to keep my passion, my excitement for photography I need to throw myself in situations and places where I can’t control what is going to happen next. Where I have to be awake and react, where I also have to interact with people. Only then I’m at work with my full heart and my senses wide open. And that is probably what it takes to get images that evoke emotions in the viewer later."