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«September 2019»
Event date: 9/24/2018 8:00 AM - 9/27/2018 8:00 PM Export event
Master Photographers International

IMA Fine Art Landscape and Nature Photography Symposium September 24 - 27, 2018





Take your Fine Art Photography to the Next Level

September 24 - 25 (Calgary Presentations)

September 26 - 27 (Canmore Hands On Workshop)


Mike Grandmaison MPN

Renowned Professional Photographer  Mike Grandmaison is a talented Canadian photographer who has accomplished a career in Book Publishing, Stock Photography and creates some of the most stunning images as he travels throughout the Canadian Landscape will be speaking. 

He is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba in the 'Heart of Canada. Mike has been photographing professionally on a full-time basis from Winnipeg since 1996. His commercial assignments in photography focuses on agriculture, architecture, the environment, gardening, nature, travel and tourism. He manages a full-service stock photo agency of one of the finest individual collections of premium photographs from Canada. His work has been widely published in leading magazines and books, and his stunning nature photographs have been employed by some of North America's top corporations.

Mike is the author of 15 coffee table books to date, focused on various subjects and regions within Canada. He is currently working on a variety of other books to be released in the near future, including 'Polar Bears', 'Canada' (French translation), 'Saint-Boniface', 'British Columbia' and 'The Great Canadian Road Trip' His books can be purchased at Chapters and on his website at Grandmaison Photography

Mike's photographs are also available as fine art prints. His prints may be purchased at The Canadian Gallery. He has been a regular contributor to Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine since 2007.


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH: Book Publishing / Stock Photography
Mike will be presenting on Book and Calander Publishing, and on Stock Images. He will also be speaking about images and what makes a great image. Mike is a well an MPI Nature and Fine Art Judge along with being one of the Qualifying Judges with MPI for Landscape and Nature Photographers entering into the MPI Organization.

Don't miss this opportunity to see Mike Grandmaison as he shared many secrets of the publishing world. 

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH: What Makes A Successful and Award Winning Image
Mike will also be covering the topic of What Makes A Successful and Award Winning Image for both selling images or entering images in competitions. He will be giving his insights as a Fine Art and Nature Photographer selling books, stocks and calenders and as an Competitions Judge. 

Mike will as well be covering the topic of the Business of Photography in General. 

View the Schedule below for times and dates

Kristian Bogner MPC

Kristian Bogner is a world-renowned professional photographer and speaker. His photographic philosophy is about ultimate positivity, passion and taking his technical expertise in photography to new levels of personal excellence, as well as sharing his imagery and knowledge with others.

Kristian Bogner is a 3rd generation pro photographer, speaker and ambassador for Nikon Canada, Broncolor, Lowepro and Manfrotto. Kristian is also a Master in Commercial Photography with the MPI Organization. His work has received numerous awards including 3-time Commercial Photographer of the Year for Canada along with earning the tittle of Commercial Photographer of the Year with Master Photographers International's IIC

Kristian’s abilities take him from shooting the Olympics and extreme sports, to fashion, architecture, aircrafts, landscapes and expeditions. His travel photography has taken around the globe to a number of exciting places as he captures and creates images for many of his clients. 

His recent photographic expeditions have taken him to Dali, China, Ladakh, India, and Bangkok to capture amazing images of tribals, monks, nomads, mountain escapes, palaces, ancient cultures and more recently his Antarctica Expedition. Kristian’s professional work and love for photography have allowed him the opportunity to shoot a diverse array of commercial work from the Olympics and extreme sports to fashion, high-end architecture, aircraft, landscape photography and the many other exciting projects that come his way.  

Take a moment to check out his work at Kristian Bogner 




MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH: Journey to Success 
Kristian will be speaking on his journey as a three generation professional and the business of Photography. He will take you on some of global travels with great displays of his images.  


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH: Image Processing and Workflow from Start to Finish
Kristian will showing you some great tips on processing along with workflow. He will also touch on time lapse photography.

View the Schedule below for times and dates


Chris Collacott MPF

With a passion for exploring the outdoors and an innate ability to bring to life the mountains, forests, and oceans that surround his home in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- Chris Collacott has quickly built international acclaim as a not just a talented photographer but also as a visionary, mentor, and voice for some of the world's most picturesque landscapes.

With a specialty in capturing large-scale panoramic images, carefully stitched together through tedious post-processing techniques, Chris's images are a detailed body of work with a clarity and scale that far surpasses what most photographers are able to offer to the market. With a love for capturing both nature-based landscapes and cityscapes, Chris's panoramas are prized for both fine art prints and large format commercial projects.

In the past five years alone, Chris has already accumulated over 70 awards nationally and internationally. including the prestigious Masters in Fine Art Designation from Master Photographers International. In 2014 was a judge for the EPSON International Panoramic Awards as well as online contests for

With his work found in over 25 galleries throughout British Columbia and Alberta, among Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery, and in commercial applications ranging from large-scale advertisements on buses and in airports to magazine covers and other marketing materials, there truly is no project too large or too small for Chris Collacott's magnificent captures. Commercial clients include Destination British Columbia, Mercedes Benz, Vancouver Tourism, BC Hydro, City of Vancouver, and many more.

With a lot of accomplishments already under his belt for having only delved into photography full-time as of 2013, Chris is confident that the best is yet to come. With a personal manifest to continue exploring the world with his camera in hand, follow Chris as he continues to share his growing vision.

Check out more about Chris by viewing his recent video and his webiste at AVision Photography


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH : Business of Fine Art Wall Print Sales
Chris will be presenting on the Business of Wall Prints. He will give you some insight on how to get going on selling your prints through a number of avenues.  

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH: Creating Gigapixel Panoramas
Chris will be talking about how he creates his award winning Gigapixel Panoramas from start to finish. 


View the Schedule below for times and dates


Vistek w/ Chris Collacott MPF

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH: Calibration and Printing of Fine Art 

Chris  will be speaking on the importance of Calibration and how it affects your printing needs when it comes to printing on your own or sending out to print shops. Vistek will be displaying a wide varity of printing media with a various EPSON Printers. 



View the Schedule below for times and dates


Arete Edmunds MPC

Arete Edmunds is a Fine Art Photographer at Arete Her Technics in image capture to processing have helped her accomplished countless awards internationally and from a number of Professional Organizations. She mentors a number of photographers as she passes her Technics on and helps them grow in the Fine Art area of Photography. 

Arete is also a sought out Architectural Photographer when it comes to large size commercial projects with her business ArtLine Photography. She has captured some of the largest projects in Alberta and as well has accomplished many awards with the most recent being of her work from Calgary's Brookfield Place. 

Being an earth lover, Arete captures landscape, travel and floral images on her travels which are available for purchase. She will displaying her Collection from her recent Charleston tour at this year annual Exposure Festival. 

The Fall Colors in the Rockies will be something to capture as Arete and Kristian will be taking you to some of their favorite locations and giving tips during Part 2 of the Symposium taking place in the beautiful Canmore and Banff area.

She believes in professional photography and mentors countless photographers as they push their skills in image creating to the next level or for competition

Arete holds her Masters in Commercial Photography and is working towards her Masters in Fine Art, which is very close in the future. 

Her passion in the industry have been the driving force on the creation of the Master Photographers International Organization as the organization grows Internationally and with some of the TOP talent internationally. 

PART TWO: Arete will be one of the instructors for the hands on Workshop or PhotoWalk in the Beautiful Rockies. 

View the Schedule below for times and dates




PART ONE (Calgary Presentations)

(MPI Members  $299.00)  (Non Members $350.00)

PART TWO (Canmore and Banff Hands On Mentoring) 

(MPI Members  $175.00)  (Non Members $215.00)


PART TWO (Canmore and Banff Hands On Mentoring) ALONE

Canmore and Banff
Hands On Mentoring and Fall Colors Tour 

September 26th and 27th

(MPI Members  $225.00)  (Non Members $265.00)


Please Reach out to us with any questions you may have. 




Rate is $159 (plus taxes, single or double occupancy) on our deluxe 1 King or 2 Queen bed rooms.

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10 comments on article "IMA Fine Art Landscape and Nature Photography Symposium September 24 - 27, 2018"

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Wilbert Bergonio

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Tula Edmunds

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Dave Spence

Do you have more details on the Canmore part of the Symposium?

Wednesday begins at 3:00pm but approximately what time will it end?

Thursday full day sessions - are there approximate start and end times available?


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Tula Edmunds

Hi Dave, day one ends after Sunset. Day 2 is all day and we may do another sunset.

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Dave Spence

Thanks Tula

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Your welcomed David!

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Hi ,

Do you have short couses of fine art photography or workshop for newbie in this field of photography ?


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Tula Edmunds

Hi Omid,

We do not have short courses. This is very special event put together to encompass many points in Fine Art Photography.

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Brian Browning

Hi there, signed up and paid for the Canmore segment back on September 14th. Haven't heard anything since and wondering if you have more event details you can share at this time. Looking for meet up places and times and anything else that will help me decide on accommodation requirements in the Canmore area. Thanks. Looking forward to the event!

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Hi Brian,

Nice to meet you. Glad you were able to make it out.


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