2009 turned out to be a busy year for us at Cowichan Valley Photos. I was very fortunate to photograph many different events and festivals, much of the natural beauty of the area and it seems almost anything else that happened locally. The highlight of 2009 was the release of the new book The Cowichan – Duncan, Chemainus, Ladysmith and Region in late October and the book signings and interviews that go along with these projects. A hard year to top but a good challenge is needed!
2010 looks to be filled with adventure as well with a good deal of travel as well as a few new projects coming up. On a local note, I’ll be photographing in the Cowichan Valley and region regularly, likely filling in holes in my stock work as opposed to photographing a particular event for the 3rd or 4th time. The highlights for me are the Islands Folk Festival and being a little of an amusement park nut the return of the Cowichan Exhibition after a one year hiatus. I’m sure many other “gigs” will surface as the year goes on, perhaps more sports to challenge the creative eye! The Cowichan Valley and region continues to excite me with the rich culture and incredible scenery that we live with.
Cowichan Valley Photography Workshops:
After numerous requests I am planning a series of photography workshops for the late spring and summer. These workshops will take place in the Cowichan and will cover basic DSLR use for beginners as well as advanced courses with subjects such as macro work or low light photography. Stay tuned for additional information about dates and locations. If you are interested in being added to a list with news of the latest updates please fill in the form here. Don’t hesitate to ask about a particular photography subject that might interest you.