January 2012: Happy New Year! I wish you and your family and friends, all the best in 2012.
It has been very clod in Saskatchewan recently, and I have used this time to work on my new web site. I am hoping to have it ready to go live by late January. The new site should have more (meaningful) content, and an easier way to update the image galleries. Here is a screenshot of the front page:
December 2011: I will take part in the panel discussion "Nature Photography Exposed: Tips and Techniques"
Date: Thursday, 8. December 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Room 106, Biology Building, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon This is a Saskatoon Nature Society monthly meeting, open to the public. Follow the link for more information.
December 2011: I posted a new gallery of images from a recent trip to Croatia. The gallery is part of the searchable image archive (links will open in a new window).
October 2011: in late fall of this year I had a chance to join my friend Gord Vaadeland of Sturgeon River Ranch, for a horseback riding tour at the west edge of Prince Albert National Park. We spent the first day riding through the aspen forests in gorgeous fall colours. Next morning we took Gord's truck to look for plains bison which, at this time of the year, often wander outside of the park boundary. We were lucky to find a herd of about 60 animals feeding in the fields. Thanks Gord for a wonderful experience.
September 2011: my image of fishing boats in Shad Bay, Nova Scotia was transformed into a painting (again). This time, a watercolour artist Poppy Balser did this wonderful rendition based on the colour image. The painting was comissioned as a birthday gift.
August 2011: I updated my Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo gallery with a few new images. Just follow the "See the gallery" link or click on the small thumbnail picture for a photo display. Enjoy.
August 2011: a list of the upcoming public presentations is available on the Public Presentations and Lectures page. A few exciting talks are in the works; presentations in October and December of 2011 are open to the public.
May: In 1911, Canada established the world's first national parks agency. To commemorate the centennial of Canada's National Park system, I created a gallery page with a collection of images from national parks across the country.
May 2011: major web site development - I opened an account with PhotoShelter and created a searchable image archive. The photo library can be viewed at archive.branimirphoto.ca
This collection is still in it's initial stages, and is being constantly updated with exciting new images. Please check it out and visit often - I have been uploading fresh material every week.
April 2011: I gave a presentation at the Frances Morrison Library in Saskatoon in early April on "Biodiversity hotspots in Saskatchewan".
February 2011: new gallery of images, Biodiversity hotspots in Saskatchewan. Results of a year-long project to photograph areas of high biodiversity value, protected by the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
January 2011: I gave a presentation to the Saskatoon Camera Club. Title of my talk was "Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek".
December 2010: I gave a presentation and a short audio-visual show to the Saskatoon Nature Society. Title of my talk was "The International Year of Biodiversity:
a Saskatchewan Perspective". Two images below are from this show; Old Man on His Back (Nature Conservancy of Canada property) and a Three-flowered avens photographed at Cypress Hills, Sask.
September 2010: final preparations for the trekking / photography trip to Nepal are under way. I will join my brother and his buddy in Kathmandu and spend three weeks hiking up to the Mt. Everest Base Camp. I will give a presentation with images from the trip to the Saskatoon Camera Club in mid January. More details will be announced in early December. In the meantime, here a few images taken this summer, from a project to photograph the Nature Conservancy of Canada properties in Saskatchewan (Big Valley property north of Regina), a shot from the Waldron Ranch in southern Alberta (part of the "Ranching and Conservation" project), and just a shot of flowering canola field near Alvena, Saskatchewan.
August 2010: it has been an extremely busy summer and I am still trying to catch up with a large backlog of images. In late June I ran a photo tour in Great Sand Hills together with Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou. Weather was in line with the theme of the tour, "Extreme Saskatchewan" - rainy and very muddy. In spite of the harsh field conditions, the tour participant were good sports and we managed to capture many great images. Here is just a small sample.
April 2010: posted a few recent images from Saskatchewan, information about the upcoming public presentations, and an instructional outdoor and nature photography filed trip to Beaver Creek Conservation Area near Saskatoon.
October 2009: I have had very disruptive two years and moved a few times between Saskatchewan and Alberta. Hopefully, the last move (back to Saskatchewan) is on a more permanent basis and things should get back to normal soon. Here is my new mailing address, email address remains the same:
Dr. Branimir Gjetvaj
709 5th Avenue N
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2R6
is the web site owned and maintained by Branimir Gjetvaj, Saskatchewan based freelance
and stock photographer. Here you will find a selection of my images. Links to major web
site sections are located close to the top of each page. Side navigation windows
contain links specific for a particular section.
Gallery section has a set of images from the Atlantic Canada,
images of Saskatchewan, southern Arizona, a set from sailing expedition to Greenland, and a photo tribute to
the Canadian mountains. I am preparing a series of articles about my favourite photography locations - kind of a
Guide to Photographing Interesting Places. See the Southern
Arizona gallery for example.
Stock Photography is a major section with samples of my
work. Exciting new images are being added continuously so please visit this section
Workshops page provides information about photography workshops
and field trips. I am frequently invited to give public lectures and presentations. You can fine information
about the upcoming lectures and public events listed on the "In
Photography tips and techniques are new on the site. There are two
articles on the different types of light situations one can encounter while photographing outdoors. Next article will be on: 'Creative use of the depth of field'.
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