Just announced, a performing arts photography workshop at the Banff Centre this summer.
I started taking pictures as a teenager and had the opportunity to take a summer photo course at the Banff Centre when I was 17 years old. I traveled by CN train from Toronto for three and a half days sleeping in my seat in the dome car. In those days there was a simple wooden residence for the students and if we wanted to leave campus we needed written permission from our parents. We went on field trips to Moraine Lake and hiked in the local mountains. We could process our film in the Banff darkrooms, which were massive and the best I had ever worked in. When a teacher liked my image of a grove of beautiful trees on a contact sheet, I remember him giving me 16×20” paper to make my first large print. There was nothing like seeing a print develop in a tray compared to working digitally. I still remember that smell of Dektol and Kodak fixer on your hands after a long day working in that red safelight.