WESTERN CANADA workshop in September!!!

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  1. per volquartz

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    With the help of Henry C. we are in the planning stage of a major workshop in Western Canada in September 2006. If you live in the area - or just in the Northwest - and would like to participate PLEASE email me ASAP. We have not set dates yet, but hope to do so within the next 10 days or so.

    Therefore - if you would like to come - please state your dates of preference.


    Per Volquartz

    Email: volquartz@volquartz.com


    http://www.pervolquartz.com
    http://www.pervolquartz.com/specialedition/offer.html
     
  2. MurrayMinchin

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    BC? Alberta? Saskatchewan? Manitoba?

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    Destination unknown?

    I am in Red Deer, Alberta and would be quite interested in a workshop somwhere in the west. September sounds good too.
     
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    Western Canada is a big place - any idea where this workshop would be and what it would entail.
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    I'm very interested. B.C. or Alberta would work for me. September is a good month.
     
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    I vote for Kitimat! :D

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    The workshop will be held in Vancouver, B.C. and ALL LF shooters would be most welcomed!

    Perhaps, I should mention that each attendee will be charged US$75.00 CASH for the workshop. You will be responsible for your own accommodations.

    As many of you who have travelled to attend these workshops will appreciate, this is a very reasonable amount. The total amount collected will be passed on to Per as a token of the groups' appreciation. :smile:

    [BTW, I'm the Henry C. that Per mentioned above. If you have any further questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me directly.]

    Cheers
     
  8. MattKing

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    1) do you ever let us MF shooters sneak in? I promise to behave!

    2) you may want to revise the "workshop page of the website - a reference to this is listed in the "free workshop" section.

    I live in the area, and I'd love to attend.

    Matt
     
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    Hi Matt,

    Thank you for your interest in the workshop.

    Once we've decided on a date... Per and I are going to discuss the nature of the workshop. So, at that time... I'll let you know what we'll be talking about. :smile:

    As for the "free" aspect... the decision was entirely mine to be made and I decided to charge this minimal amount in order to fund Per's trip up. After all, he will be driving up and spending his time and efforts in order to share his knowledge with us. In fact, Per would have been just as happy to have done this free of charge. But, I'm sure you'll agree that it's always a good thing to be equitable and not take advantage of someone's generosity and kindness. :smile:

    So, keep an eye out on this posting and Per and I will start to drive this workshop forward, ok?

    Thank you

    Cheers
     
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    I can't make it because my holidays from work don't jive with September...I'd love to mix it up with a bunch of photography nuts.

    Matt, Kitimat, really? You've never been here right?!? (I guess it's a picturesque little town if you don't mind the aluminum smelter, or the pulp mill, or that by my estimation over 90% of the valley floor has been logged). There are some gems left though, and it is surrounded by raw wilderness :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Murray
     
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    Hi Murray,

    Sorry to hear you can't join us... this working for a living really does get in the way of life, doesn't it? :smile:

    What are you shooting with up there in Kitimat?

    Cheers
     
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    Can't sleep either eh?

    Being from the north coast, the first LF camera I ever saw was the 4x5 camera outfit I ordered through the mail from Zone VI over 20 years ago. It's actually a Wista, as Zone VI hadn't started making their own cameras yet. For film I now use HP5+.

    Murray
     
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    It will be held in British Columbia.

    As more info becomes available we'll be sure to post it here, as well as on my website:

    http://www.pervolquartz.com/workshops.html

    Hope to see a great many Canadian photographers this September.

    MF photographers (and smaller) can come too. As long they in their hearts truly want to one day day get with the program and get a biiiiig (real) camera!!!

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    Hi Per - I'm very interested, the charge is no problem, Vancouver sounds great, September is fine. I live in Bend, Oregon so the drive up isn't a problem. Please keep me posted.

    Brian
     
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    Since I've been wanting to go "out west", why not go out west and to Canada?

    I'll be looking forward to details, so I might be able to represnt the northeast.
     
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    Thanks. I am looking forward to learning more.

    The comment about the fee was not a complaint. That is more than reasonable. I was just passing on a "heads up" about the website info being inconsistent.

    Matt
     
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    Murray:

    Never been there, but want to, because I've heard from others that Kitimat is interesting, and the journey there is fantastic.

    I'd also really like to meet you, and see your work "in real life".

    I was of course trying to be mischevious. I just wanted to see how all those who thought Toronto was difficult to get to for the APUG conference, would react to trying to find Kitimat, and figuring out how to get there. :D

    Do you think we should mention to our US friends, that the 4,000,000 or so of us that live in British Columbia are spread over an area that is approximately twice the size of California, or that Texas is about 90,000 square miles smaller than British Columbia? :wink:

    Matt
     
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    I can easily take a ferry over to Vancouver for the workshop. I would love another opportunity to meet more apuggers and learn from Per. What I'm not so comfortable with is that I shoot 35mm and maybe would not be welcomed.
     
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    Kate...

    35mm - Holga - Minox are all fine...


    The purpose of this workshop is to get everyone fired up about visual perception, analysis of a subject matter and creative photography in general
    The subsequent response by the photographer = reveal what is felt, perhaps more so than what is just "seen"...



    - All while having a great time, of course!
     
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    In that case I would love to attend!
     
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    This is all very exciting and we're really pleased to see the response from all of you. :smile:

    For those of you who would like to attend... would you kindly send me a message so that I can add your name to our list?

    My email address is:

    Benefitsone@Canada.com


    Thanks all!

    Cheers
     
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    Workshop duration...?

    5 day workshop, Monday to Friday?

    or

    3 day workshop, Friday to Sunday...
    or Monday to Wednesday...?


    Or all of the above? Which do you prefer?

    :smile:



    Per Volquartz
     
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    I would prefer a 3 day workshop. Monday -Wednesday.
     
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    Yes am interested.