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Extreme Saskatchewan Blurb Book

Posted in Art of Photography, Books about Photography, Good News, Inspirations, Workshops and Seminars with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by Darwin

Samantha and I just finished a Blurb Book using Blurb’s new Blurbify process to create Extreme Saskatchewan. This is a book showcasing the photography of the participant’s photos taken during the infamous Saskatchewan flood of 2010. Check out the preview of our book.


©Graham Budd



The Daily Snap – July 16

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2010 by Darwin

©Darwin Wiggett

Sam and I are spending time developing relationships with private land owners where we get access to photograph their properties and we supply them with prints and Blurb Books about their land. It is a win-win and most land owners are really proud to have  their land showcased by photographers especially when they get a book out of the deal. Remember I have a discount code for anyone interested in creating a Blurb book.

Get CAD $10.00 off your the cost of your Blurb Book. Each customer can use this promotion 1 time. Offer valid between 2010-05-25 and 2010-07-30. Promotion only valid for books created by the customer. code = DWP25

Travel Photography Photo Contest

Posted in Good News, Inspirations, Monthly Photo Contest with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by Darwin

June – August 2010 LLTL Travel Photography Photo Contest

Theme – Travel Photography

For the second LLTL photo contest of 2010 the theme is Travel Photography. Anyone can enter from any country with photographs from any where in the world. Send in your photographs showing landscapes, cityscapes, people, wildlife, culture or anything you encountered in your travels near or far. This is pretty much an open competition for anything you have photographed while traveling out and about.

Judge – David duChemin

David duChemin is a world renowned travel photographer, author and photographic educator who has a popular blog and fantastic website. If you do not know who David is check out his links… he is one of my constant inspirations! I am thrilled that he has agreed to judge this photo contest. Equally thrilling is that David has offered readers of this blog a 20% discount when you buy 5 or more instructional e-Books from his Craft and Vision Store. These e-books are only $5 each and are packed full of great information. With the discount you’ll get 5 for the price of 4. Cool eh? To get your discount just use this code – CDNLAND20. Click on the link below to order your e-books.

Click here to visit – David duChemin.


Entries will be accepted from June 1 to August 1, 2010. Final deadline is August 1 at midnight MST

How to Enter

This contest is free to enter. Send me a JPEG 400 pixels wide in the horizontal dimension (don’t worry what the vertical pixel dimension is) and set your colour space to sRGB. Please include a link to your website and a direct link to a larger version of the photo if you have one. Also you need to include a short paragraph about the photo either about how you took the image, or why the image resonates with you, or what you are trying to express to the viewer. Also please include the location of where the image was shot. It does not matter when you took the image, with what media, only that you are the artist who took the photo and that the photo is yours in ownership. This contest is open to any one, anywhere in the world, of any nationality.

Send entries to – please only one entry per person. The photo will be displayed on this blog with appropriate credit and a link back to each artist’s website (be sure to include your website info!). No other use of the image will be made by me or the contest sponsors without the artist’s prior permission. The posting photographer retains all rights to thier image implicit or implied. This ain’t no rights grabbing photo contest, I’ll just display your photo here as outlined above. I do reserve the right to cancel the contest and/or prizes without prior notice (what if someone dies and can’t provide their prize or I get abducted by bald-guy loving aliens?). You just never know. I also reserve the right to decline to display any photo I deem offensive or inappropriate (please no travel photos from the Red Light district!).


Winning Image

The image judged best overall nets the photographer the following great prizes:

1. Sigma 8-16mm f4,5-5.6 DC HSM LENS

This is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed specifically for APS-C size image sensors. It has an equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens when used on digital camera with an APS-C size image sensor. HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4 inches throughout the entire zoom range which allows photographers to emphasize the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives. This lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 4.2 inches and a maximum diameter of 2.9 inches and is perfect for shooting landscape photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding photography, group pictures and travel photography. List price about  $1200 Canadian. Sponsored by Gentec International.

Sigma 8-16mm lens

2. The photographer also gets A Complete Collection of Craft and Vision E-books (all the e-Books in the Craft and Vision catalog!). Thanks to David duChemin for this great prize!

3. A copy of my book How to Photograph the Canadian Rockies

Second Place Image

The winner of second place gets a $100 Canadian Blurb Gift Card. As many of you know I use Blurb to make special edition books for gifts and portfolio presentation – here is a link to my Blurb Books. I am super happy with the quality of the books especially if you follow Blurb’s color-managed workflow and use premium quality paper. If you ever want a publication quality book of your own photography, I highly recommend Blurb which now has a dedicated Canadian printer and shipper. Blurb is offering reader’s of this blog a $10.00 discount on any Blurb book you make – to redeem just use this code below:

DWP25 (offer valid between 2010-05-25 and 2010-07-30. Promotion only valid for books created by the customer)

Third Place Prize

The winner of third place gets a copy of my book Dances With Light and my undying appreciation (this last thing is worth a lot!).

Good Luck to all!

Photographer of the Month – February 2009

Posted in Photographer of the Month with tags , , , , on February 6, 2009 by Darwin

This month I am pleased to feature the photography of Paolo de Faveri. I first became aware of Paolo’s photography over at Nature Photographers online forum. It is not often that I actively await and search out a specific photographer’s work online but Paolo’s work is amazing–I just can’t wait to see what he posts next!

Over the last little while Paolo has posted some winter work that just floors me with its elegance and mood. Check out his Winter 2009 – The Frozen Landscape gallery! The B+W photos of ‘lines of trees in snow’ are particularily evocative for me .  But don’t stop there, see Paolo’s recent works and Essentials galleries as well.

Paolo has a large format book available for purchase that looks really great (mine will be ordered shortly!) and of course a stunning collection of prints from this Italian master of landscape photography. Thanks Paolo for the constant inspiration! Darwin 

Photo by Paolo de Faveri

Photo by Paolo de Faveri

Winter Magic Photo Book

Posted in Books about Photography with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2009 by Darwin

I just published a new Blurb book entitled “Winter Magic – Canadian Rockies Winter Photo Tours 2005 – 2008“. This 70 page book contains my favorite images from the first 4 years of photo tours from the Aurum Lodge near Nordegg, Alberta, Canada. to see a preview see the book link below.


Canadian Rockies Wi…
By Darwin Wiggett


To see all my Blurb Books, go here – Darwin