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    October 16, 2019
    Join celebrated nature photographer Mike Grandmaison on his journey to Churchill as he ventures into the homeland of the polar bear. Combining photographs with enlightening facts on these animals and their environment, The Polar Bear: Lord of the Great North is intended to captivate anyone eager to take a closer look at these fascinating creatures.

    Mike Grandmaison is undisputedly one of Canada’s true masters of fine nature photography. An alumnus of Sudbury, Ontario’s Laurentian University, Mike studied biology, graduating in 1976. For the two subsequent decades, he worked in water quality, as well as forest entomology and pathology, before turning his attention to professional photography. Camera steadfastly in hand, he has explored the breadth of Canada, his beloved country, and Manitoba, the province he has called home for the last thirty-three years. Mike owns and manages a full-service stock photography agency, and produces assignment photography specializing in architecture and nature for clients worldwide.
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    May 1, 2019
    I am looking forward to seeing renown photographer Michelle Valberg's work live on the 'big screen' this coming Saturday, May 4. Nothing beats a 'live' performance for those who have the opportunity to attend. From landscapes to wildlife to portraits, Michelle - also a Nikon Ambassador - is sure to inspire. A photo event such as this is a wonderful way to grow as a photographer, to learn and to be inspired by the work of fellow artists. No matter who you are, one should always be receptive to seeing the work of other artists. I have attended dozens of photo seminars over the years and they have proven invaluable to my growth as an artist.

    This is the 6th Annual Event sponsored by the Manitoba Photo Events. In the past, the group has hosted other well-known Canadian artists such as Andre Gallant, Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou, David duChemin, Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka.

    The Saturday event runs from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM with registration from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The event takes place at the SAMUEL N. COHEN AUDITORIUM of the St. Boniface Hospital at 351 Taché Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba. You can purchase your ticket online or in person from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM on Saturday at the event.

    Hope to see many of you there!

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    January 10, 2019
    Michelle Valberg, this year's presenter at the 6th Annual Manitoba Photo Event, will provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn and be inspired. A Canadian Nikon Ambassador, she is well known for her outstanding photography of human portraiture as well as for her wildlife and landscape work. She owns her own studio and business in Ottawa and she travels the world leading adventure tours. Some years ago, I attended one of her seminars in Ottawa called ‘Dare to Dream’ - a celebration of Canadian women, the faces & stories of people with hiv/aids. It was a touching and inspiring program.

    In Winnipeg on Saturday, May 4, 2019, Michelle will be presenting a one-day seminar in which she will discuss some of her adventures, focusing on wildlife as well as landscape. She will also talk about her philanthropy, or giving back through photography.

    The event takes place at the:


    St. Boniface Hospital - 351 Taché Avenue


    Michelle’s program will run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Registration opens at 8:00 AM

    You can read more about Michelle as well as register at Manitoba Photo Events

    Michelle will also be conducting a one-day workshop on the following day, Sunday, May 5. Please inquire at Manitoba Photo Events for further information.

    You can enjoy more of Michelle Valberg's wonderful photography on her website at

    I have attended all previous five seminars in Winnipeg featuring outstanding Canadian talent and I have enjoyed them all thoroughly! Hope to see you there!
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    September 11, 2018
    The French version of 'Canada' - 'Le Canada' has just been released !

    With my 16th book just released, I will be speaking about PUBLISHING, among other things, this coming September 24-27, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta at 'The Business of Fine Art Photography Symposium'. Three other excellent Master Photographers will join me to share their passion and love of photography, including Kristian Bogner (Canmore, AB), Chris Collacott (Vancouver, BC and Tula Edmunds (Calgary, AB). Hope to see you there.


    Je vous présente mon dernier livre - 'Le Canada' - Photographies de Michel Grandmaison et Texte de Shelagh Rogers. C'est un portrait photographique du pays à couper le souffle!

    Traduction de Marie-Hélène Duval

    Mise en page de Jef Burnard

    Imprimé au Canada par Friesens

    Vidacom Publications. 2018

    'Le Canada' est disponible à votre magasin préféré qui inclu Chapters, McNally Robinson (Winnipeg et Saskatoon) ainsi qu'à

    La version anglaise 'Canada' a vendu plus de 25,000 exemplaires. 'Canada' est aussi en vente à votre magasin préféré !

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    September 9, 2018
    Recently I received samples of the new 2019 calendars in which my photographs are featured exclusively in the calendars. One of these calendars is the 2019 'Canada in Black & White' by Wyman Publications. I have been working with these folks for over 20 years and they have always produced some of the finest Canadian calendars.

    The cover image was selected from my extensive library of images produced over the last 40 years; these images form the basis of my stock photography business. Created in 2011 at Herbert Lake in Banff National Park, the original color image was previously published a few times as a stock image in other calendars, etc. A couple of years ago, I converted the image to Black & White and, since then, it has gained a new life. I have always loved the Black & White genre and, in the coming years, I plan to produce a growing portfolio of this genre. The Black & White version was also used as a double-page spread in my article A Black and White Primer published last year by Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine. The beauty of stock nature photographs is that they can live on forever! I have recently published images produced 40 years ago and they look just as fresh as my recent images.

    Stock photography has evolved significantly over the last 30-40 years and the business certainly has changed much too, particularly in the last 5-10 years. Stock photography is one of the topics I will be speaking on at the upcoming 'The Business of Fine Art Photography Symposium' in Calgary, Alberta from September 24-27, 2018. Three other excellent Master Photographers will join me to share their passion and love of photography, including Kristian Bogner (Canmore, AB), Chris Collacott (Vancouver, BC and Tula Edmunds (Calgary, AB). Hope to see some of you there.
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