Here you’ll find answers to some commonly asked questions. These answers are not intended to be exhaustive, so please get in touch via the Contact page, fisher(at)rf-photography(dot)ca, or on 289-240-0949 to discuss in more detail.
Workshops & Speaking
How long have you been a photographer?
My journey in photography began nearly 25 years ago (around 1997/98). I felt I could start using the term ‘photographer’ about 10 years after that.
What topics are you able to speak on?
I have given talks on street photography, architecture photography and on my cross-Canada trek. I can also talk on astrophotography, HDR photography, mobile phone photography, or develop a presentation specific to your group. I’ve covered a variety of topics in my books and can develop a talk on any of those.
What do you charge for speaking engagements?
I don’t have a set fee. I work with each group to determine a fee based on the group’s size and budget. Larger groups, with more resources, will pay a slightly higher fee. How much I may need to travel, whether a hotel stay would be necessary, are also considerations in pricing.
How are your workshops structured?
My workshops are full-, or half-day. Full day workshops include a break for lunch, which is included. Space is limited to 4 people. I do this so I can spend as much time with each person as possible. Evening/night options are also available for Blue Hour and/or astrophotography.
I structure my workshops to what you want to learn. The Workshops page, linked above, has some examples. If there are other things you’d like to learn, or improve on, I can develop a session specifically on that.
We learn best when we’re learning what we need, that’s why I tailor my workshops to what you want.
Do I need a big, fancy camera for your workshops?
No! Phone cameras today can take fantastic pictures. The more advanced phones can even capture in RAW formats, giving you more quality and control. I led a week-long phone photography workshop at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre in the summer of 2020 and have a self-published book on phone photography. The first 5 pictures in my Impressionistic gallery were all done with a phone. My image that juried into RMG Exposed in 2020 was made with a phone.
Phone cameras are great!
What else do I need for your workshops except a camera?
Enthusiasm, comfortable, supportive footwear. And good socks!