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Kyle Marquardt
Full-time Professional Photographer, Adventurer and Human.
Full-time Professional Photographer, Adventurer and Human.


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Announcing my Horse photography workshop!

It’s one day of on location shooting in a perfectly western setting, then another day of critique and equine specific photo editing!

Everyone knows how to be an encouraging and uplifting photographer to bolster the confidence of their model, but what if your model is a horse? Horses can often be afraid of the photographer and all the equipment brought with them which can result in an unenthusiastic horse and lackluster photos.

Through a number of various orchestrated photo opportunities I will show you how to put the horse and rider at ease to create the best horse photos in the west. We will create a studio in an arena with lighting to create a beautiful “on black” portrait look, action shots with a galloping rider, epic stills of a horse in the field and more.

This is a photography workshop that will teach you how to capture the wide range of personality and excitement that comes with western horse photography. Taking place in an idyllic western setting. The O'Reilly ranch and arena has big Alberta skies, roaming horses and everything you would expect in this true life working ranch.

More info here:

#equinephotography   #equine   #western   #horses   #workshops  
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I went to Canmore Alberta and I tested out an interesting wide angle lens: the Tamron 15-30 f2.8 VC and was really surprised by the performance. The camera store TV and I collaborated on this video, check it out!

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Published in National Geographic Travel Spain

Would you look at that! So much blue, I'm very proud my photo was a part of the Antarctica Edition of Viajes National Geographic!

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One of the photos I took while we were filming and testing out the Sony A7 Mark II in a cold day in Calgary with +TheCameraStoreTV. It really shows off the high dynamic range of these new cameras by capturing the sun and Jordan in shadow filming in one exposure. Making HDR merely a feature of single photographs instead of a technique I would employ. 

See the full video here:

#sony   #a7II   #a7  

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I tested out the Sony A7 Mark II With +TheCameraStoreTV. It's a pretty interesting little camera with surprising image quality! We really take it for a spin on a very cold winter day. Check it out if you want to see what direction photography is moving in!

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African Wildlife Photography Seminar
Calgary, Alberta Canada, November 18th 2014

Hey guys! I'm super excited about my photography seminar next week with +The Camera Store. I'll be talking about my most favourite stories of wildlife encounters and photography techniques while I was in east Africa. I really like energizing other photographers and had a pretty fantastic time last time I did this. If you know of anyone who lives in Calgary who would like to come to something like this, please share, there are a few spots left!

 P.S. The photo below is real and elephants are the most incredible creatures to watch, I'll go into detail on this photo and more in my talk!

You can find out more here:

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Zambia Photo Safaris 2015

Come join me on Safari! I've got my itineraries up for my African Safaris next year and I absolutely can't wait! We only have space for maximum 6 people, I'm so happy to be doing something so personal, it gives me so much more breathing room and time to help guide people in taking the best photos they can.

If you like this, or know anyone who would, please share!

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Adobe products on a slim and portable beautiful machine like a chromebook? I'll be first on board for that!

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This SLR is hooked directly to twitter, posting random things whenever the shutter is clicked, cool!

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It's disturbing how good my dad is sometimes, I look at his work and I usually think "That's exactly how I'd shoot that"
Here's a view of the back of Mount James Walker, looking up Headwall creek on a July 25th hike with +Rob Patterson Yes, that is fresh snow!

For +Mountain Monday with +Michael Russell  #mountainmonday  
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