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This page is a syndication of the oopoomoo blog – a shared website with partner Samantha Chrysanthou about photography and keeping life not so serious.


Spring and Summer Mentorships for Creative Photography

by Darwin Wiggett
Here at oopoomoo HQ we enjoy helping people become better photographers (e.g. hone their craft) but what truly gets us excited and what we LOVE to do is help photographers become artists. We are all creatures born to create, and in photography the image is the conduit for personal expression. Channeling your vision through that […]

oopoomoo March Photo Challenge – Emergence from Henrik Fessler

by Darwin Wiggett
In our last blog post we showcased images on the theme Emergence (#emergence) submitted though our oopoomoo Creatives Facebook group. In this post we want to highlight an image we received via email from Henrik Fessler. We love the photo and wanted to share it here on the blog. Henrik says of the image: Every […]

The Results of the March 2017 oopoomoo Challenge: Emergence

by Darwin Wiggett
For March the monthly challenge over on the oopoomoo Creatives Facebook Page was “Emergence”. Below we present our favourite submissions posted to the Facebook group. Congratulations to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for the April challenge which will be sent out shortly in the oopoomoo monthly newsletter (sign-up form in the side-bar to the right).

Janice Kretzer-Prysunka: Non-iconic Images in Iconic Locations

by Darwin Wiggett
Each month we send out a newsletter to our oopoomoo newsletter subscribers with an assignment for the month. In March, we wanted photographers to show us a non-iconic view of an iconic location. We themed the assignment #league_landscape in honour of our new publishing project League magazine (which is now open for subscriptions and submissions). […]

Announcing…The League of Landscape Photographers!

by Samantha Chrysanthou
We’re excited to share with you something we’ve been working on for awhile now. Introducing the League of Landscape Photographers! It’s a new community of like-minded photographers drawn together by similar interests, beliefs and values such as: the belief that photography is an art form not a craft, and that photographers are artists and not […]

Your Junk Our Treasure

by Samantha Chrysanthou
Whew! Lots of great images from February’s newsletter challenge posted in the oopoomoo Creatives’ Facebook group. We’ve compiled our faves here in this blog post. Ha! It seems the ladies smoked the guys on this assignment! Remember to sign up for our Newsletter if you wish to get the monthly challenge delivered to your inbox. […]

Creative Pet and Dog Photography Workshops

by Darwin Wiggett
We’re excited to announce two new photo workshops for pet lovers! Held at the Cochrane and Area Humane Society, there will be live demos in one and a chance for participants to photograph the animals in the other. Anytime we include animals in a live show there are sure to be hijinks so that’s worth […]

Wag Wednesdays (and help for the Cochrane and Area Humane Society)

by Darwin Wiggett
If you are a member of the oopoomoo Creatives Facebook group you already know that every Wednesday we encourage people to post creative photos of their pets (or anything else with a tail that could be wagged, wiggled or waved). To participate, just post your photo to our group with the hashtag #wagwednesdays – once […]

The Best of oopoomoo Creatives 2016

by Samantha Chrysanthou
We are thrilled to showcase the best work of our oopoomoo Creatives Facebook group. This group of our students, friends and colleagues have produced creative and thoughtful work over the course of 2016. We are proud of their creative vision… most of the pictures were not taken at far off places or in iconic locations […]

Photography with Meaning – What Do You Do for Exposure?

by Darwin Wiggett
If you’ve been in photography long enough you’ll get a request from someone to use your pictures in exchange for ‘exposure’. What that means is they want the benefits of your fine photos but don’t want to pay you. Having the privilege of them publishing your photo is reward enough… or so they say. The […]