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09/21/2007 02:44:34 PM · #1
Greetings Everyone.. this will now be the official thread for The First Annual Third in a Row Europe Meets Canada Workshop 2008!

The DPC Europe Photography Workshop/GTG was a huge success for the second year in a row (many thanks to Gary and Nasti and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Azrifel ~Sander~ for their tremendous hard work and dedication to the DPC population), therefore after numerous requests and much discussion over many beers and feigling's, we (' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Pedro~Peter Marlin, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Shecoya~Roz Goldsworthy, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kiwiness~Gary Kapluggin and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Anastasia~Nasti Kapluggin) have decided to repeat the same event in 2008 in Calgary, Alberta Canada..

The DPC Photography Workshop will take place on July 5th, 2008 for which we are now officially taking registrations. The following day (July 06) will be a general GTG walk around for which no registration is required, everybody is welcome.

To register for the workshop please write Peter and myself (Roz) an email Please include: what your user name is here on DPC to europemeetscanada@gmail.com. We're not looking for payment until the New Year, but we are looking for FIRM commitments only. If you're interested but can't make a firm commitment, feel free to express your interest here and your name will go on the list… firm respondents (those who send us an email to the address above) will get first priority. Be quick because the list will fill fast.

We have yet to confirm the facility we will be using but that information is forthcoming in the very near future, (our options look great) so you will be able to start planning. **IMPORTANT**: once we post that information it would be in your best interest to book your room as soon as possible. Each year due to the international draw for the Stampede, flights and hotels tend to fill up quickly.**

The price for the 4 workshops including refreshments and snacks throughout the day and buffet lunch is $200.00 Canadian dollars. The fee will cover the cost of the facility and equipment rental, food / beverages during the workshop, speaker/model fees & incidentals.


The tentative program for the workshop (subject to change) on July 5th , is as follows:

9:00 - 10:00 Informal meeting, introductions and description of the workshop agenda.

10:00 -11:00 (Roz ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Shecoya and Rene) Preparing the models for the day: Make
up/hair (or wigs) and Styling as determined by the individual groups for the sessions.

11:00 – 13:00 Workshop rotations

13:00 – 14:00 lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Workshop rotations

16:00 – 17:00 Informal meeting and feedback session.

18:00 -? Outdoor shooting with the models. (light is typically good until 21:00)

We have not planned an evening event although we will have a number of possibilities which we can discuss after the feedback session.

The tentative (subject to change) workshops that each participant will rotate through are:

1) Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Anastasia ( Anastasia Kapluggin)
2) Image processing in Photoshop, by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Kiwiness, ( Gary Kapluggin)
3) Working With Models and Make up artists by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Pedro, (Peter Marlin)
4) How to get Models drunk and naked and how as photographers we learn to remember its the models who take off their clothes not us ;) ~just seeing if you were still paying attention~ :)

**we are working on some other workshop surprises and will let you know closer to the date as they are confirmed** stay tuned ;)

Alright everyone:

You can start booking your rooms as of ......

NOW!!!!

We have, from July 3rd - July 8th a block of 15, 2 bedroom apartments and a block of 15 traditional dorm rooms set aside specifically for the DPChallenge Photography Workshop. You can start booking as of today and will have the opportunity to book your room until May 16th at which time the rooms set aside will be up for rent to the general public. *** If you haven't booked by then you risk not getting a spot ***

2 bedroom apartments are *$100.00 / night
Which is $50.00 a person. (full bath, kitchen, living room)

Traditional Dorm rooms are: $49.50 / night
which is $24.75 a person. (two beds in a room, shared bath down the hall, shared kitchen down the hall and shared common area)

*** PLEASE READ THIS ***
you will be assigned the type of room you ask for and unless there is someone specifically you want to share with you will randomly be assigned spots with other workshop participants which is a great way to get to know each other.
Okay so on to the details:

Identify yourself as a participant of the DPChallenge Photography Workshop...you can call Vanessa Dumesnil 403 220 2588 or email at vadumesn@ucalgary.ca If you have any trouble booking with Vanessa you can contact as an alternate Tarah Blum 403 220 5443 or email at: tkmblum@ucalgary.ca

Peter nor I will be responsible to collect payments for your accommodation. You will be responsible for booking and paying for your individual accommodations via the contact information I just provided. Of course you are free to book hotels as well we just wanted to offer an affordable option that was close to the workshop as well as excellent access to transportation.


For those who aren't familiar with Calgary:

City Attractions:

Calgary is a fairly large city (1 million people) is the foothills of the ridiculously picturesque Rocky Mountains. July is mid-summer here, so you can expect temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees celcius (70-85 F). It is home to the Calgary Stampede, which runs annually for ten days starting July 4, 2008. The city seems to shut down for the ten day event. Each day there are free pancake breakfasts with entertainment, honky tonk bars on every corner, and a huge rodeo, midway, and fair at the Stampede grounds. far too much to list. For more info. Visit this link: //calgarystampede.com

There are also plenty of other attractions with a western flavour: Fort Calgary is a fun attraction that features the development of the west; Heritage Park is a family favourite that will take you back in time; the Calgary Zoo is world renowned for its diverse animal and ecological exhibits; the Calgary Tower will give you a unique view of the Rockies to the west, the city itself and the prairies to the east.

Calgary 's parks and recreation facilities are counted among the best in the world – Calgary was the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics. The legacy of the Olympics continues in the facilities at Canada Olympic Park.

Easy Day Trips:

* Spruce Meadows (horse training and equestrian facility): 1/2 hour south
* Bar U Historical Ranch: 1 hour south
* Banff National Park and the town of Banff: 1 hour west
* Jasper National Park: 5 hours northwest
* Lake Louise : 2 hours northwest
* Drumheller, the badlands and the Royal Tyrell Museum: 2 hours east
* Camping is also another option for recreation or accommodation while you are here

Message edited by author 2008-05-30 15:52:12.
09/21/2007 02:52:52 PM · #2
My nephew is the Business Services co-ordinator at the convention center there. If you end up using them, he'll take VERY good care of you :)
09/21/2007 05:00:19 PM · #3
Hey Sheila...

I have a pretty great option now but honestly I hadn't considered the convention center.. What is his name and can I drop your name when I inquire? :)

Thanks..
R
09/21/2007 05:53:54 PM · #4
Email sent :D
09/21/2007 06:08:35 PM · #5
Originally posted by dknourek:

Email sent :D

and replied to :) thanks
09/21/2007 06:37:19 PM · #6
PLease count me in. Add me to the List and please keep me posted on updated info regarding this trip.

Email sent.

Message edited by author 2007-09-21 18:43:35.
09/21/2007 07:18:41 PM · #7
wheeee!! I'm on the list!
09/21/2007 07:28:40 PM · #8
hmmm i wonder how it would go over ..

"Dear, I'm taking a 4 day vacation, out of town, without you & the kids .. in the middle of summer .. when the kids are out of school.. that would be OK, wouldn't it ?!?"

sigh ..
edit: Oh and the models will be very pretty .. possibly in skimpy outfits & i'm going to take lots of pictures ...

Message edited by author 2007-09-21 19:31:00.
09/21/2007 07:56:15 PM · #9
Originally posted by ralph:

hmmm i wonder how it would go over ..

"Dear, I'm taking a 4 day vacation, out of town, without you & the kids .. in the middle of summer .. when the kids are out of school.. that would be OK, wouldn't it ?!?"

sigh ..
edit: Oh and the models will be very pretty .. possibly in skimpy outfits & i'm going to take lots of pictures ...


Hey Ralph.. lol.. feel free to ask those who are married how they managed to attend the last couple of times in the summer in Europe ;) I'm not married so I've never had to ask for permission although I have many thoughts on it ;) LOL .. erm likely why i'm not married huh?!!
09/21/2007 08:09:39 PM · #10
Originally posted by Shecoya:

Hey Sheila...

I have a pretty great option now but honestly I hadn't considered the convention center.. What is his name and can I drop your name when I inquire? :)

Thanks..
R


His name is Michael DuBois. He wouldn't be the one you'd be contacting, but he'd be the one to make sure the group has everything they need, even on a second's notice :) He be a good kid!
09/21/2007 08:15:19 PM · #11
man i would love to come to this. sigh.
09/22/2007 12:22:38 AM · #12
Originally posted by lentil:

man i would love to come to this. sigh.


So my answer to that is..

Well then come :) :) :) You have many months to plan and make it happen :)
09/22/2007 12:33:58 AM · #13
Don't forget to add in a small amount to cover fried studio lights... :-) Whose lights will we be burning up this time, by the way?

I'm a definite maybe. I plan to be in the states mid-June, but maybe I can shift that to a bit later and add in Canada while I'm on that side of the pond.
09/22/2007 12:44:10 AM · #14
Originally posted by Shecoya:

Originally posted by lentil:

man i would love to come to this. sigh.


So my answer to that is..

Well then come :) :) :) You have many months to plan and make it happen :)


I wish I could justify that to the family. :( Would be tops fun tho
09/22/2007 12:51:16 AM · #15
Originally posted by lentil:

Originally posted by Shecoya:

Originally posted by lentil:

man i would love to come to this. sigh.


So my answer to that is..

Well then come :) :) :) You have many months to plan and make it happen :)


I wish I could justify that to the family. :( Would be tops fun tho


;) lemme talk to the family!!! Grins.. kidding wish you could come too if anything changes .. let us know!! Plant a seed, never know till you try :)
09/22/2007 12:53:08 AM · #16
You guys are very kind. it looks like that price is amazing. I can't see this being worth a penny less than 5 times that. I'd love to go, but I doubt that I will be in Canada anywhere near that time. I'll have to stick with the local models :)
09/22/2007 12:57:52 AM · #17
as i told ser...i'll be there even if i have to sell a kidney to afford the trip. count me as a definite! :)
09/22/2007 12:59:42 AM · #18
Portraiture isn't generally my thing but would be interested in the GTG day (if that's doable of course).
09/22/2007 01:11:28 AM · #19
Ill be there for sure, glad its in canada this year, save a little money on airfare :)
09/22/2007 01:33:57 AM · #20
Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Portraiture isn't generally my thing but would be interested in the GTG day (if that's doable of course).


Absolutely okay.. :) There will be plenty to do around the city the day of the workshop if the workshop topics aren't your thing.. and we can all come together later that night and the following day :)
09/22/2007 01:49:02 AM · #21
Originally posted by Shecoya:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Portraiture isn't generally my thing but would be interested in the GTG day (if that's doable of course).


Absolutely okay.. :) There will be plenty to do around the city the day of the workshop if the workshop topics aren't your thing.. and we can all come together later that night and the following day :)


I thought we agreed no Edmontonians?

sheesh.
09/22/2007 02:00:54 AM · #22
Originally posted by Pedro:

Originally posted by Shecoya:

Originally posted by cpanaioti:

Portraiture isn't generally my thing but would be interested in the GTG day (if that's doable of course).


Absolutely okay.. :) There will be plenty to do around the city the day of the workshop if the workshop topics aren't your thing.. and we can all come together later that night and the following day :)


I thought we agreed no Edmontonians?

sheesh.


Damn it!! I thought that was just the workshop portion.. My Bad.. what'll we do about .. nudge.. you know who? ;)

*giggles*
09/22/2007 02:08:35 AM · #23
Will there be beer available?

Banana Beer...better yet?
09/22/2007 02:12:12 AM · #24
Originally posted by pawdrix:

Will there be beer available?

Banana Beer...better yet?


For you.. YES..Although we have a feeling y'all are gonna really dig our Canadian beers.. ;)

(I think we have to start stockpiling beer soon too!! You know.... to keep up with Kiwiness and the example he set over in Europe for us all) :P

OH and Heida told me yesterday she wants to try some Banana in her Diet Cokes.. We're gonna be sure to make that happen too..

You on the list Steve??

Message edited by author 2007-09-22 02:26:33.
09/22/2007 07:41:30 AM · #25
I was thinking that I'm not good enough for the workshops, but that it sounded wonderful; Colette's idea sounds like a good solution :)
My sis lives in Calgary and it's only 16 hours' travel... I'll have to mark this on the calendar :D
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