Edmonton Sports and Attractions
I was born and raised in the City of Edmonton and it’s the city I love. Famous of course for West Edmonton Mall (WEM), once the worlds largest mall (and parking lot) and for it’s two teams, the Edmonton Eskimo’s (Esks) and the Edmonton Oilers (NHL). However, shopping and sports is not all that this city is about. Edmonton sports a bunch of annual events including the Edmonton Latin Fest, Cariwest Festival and Parade, Heritage Festival and of course The Edmonton Fringe. I’m and Edmontonian for sure and I love my city.
Edmonton Arts and Festivals
I’ve been involved in The Works a number of times as well as Art Walk held on Whyte Ave each year, and sponsored by The Paint Spot and I photograph a number of these events and festivals. The Edmonton Latinfest and Cariwest Festival always bring out some great crowds regardless of the weather, which in the past few years has been great and while not a festival, the Edmonton Grand Prix has been held each year with spectacular turn outs. The sounds of high performance car engines can be heard for many days during the summer.
Edmonton Photo Walk
I’ve had the pleasure of leading the Scott Kelby Photo Walk here in Edmonton for a couple of years and we always have such a good time learning new techniques, trying new angles and of course meeting new photographer friends. Prizes are awarded for the best photographs and it’s just always so much fun. So much fun in fact that the Edmonton Photo Walk deserves it’s own page.
This is a place to showcase all my City of Edmonton content… I hope you enjoy.
Edmonton Festivals, Events, Art and Culture
This summer 2012 Her View Photography is leading four photo walks around the city. Anyone can come along, use any kind of camera, and the only cost is a $10 entry fee which will be pooled and given to one of the walkers selected by the group as the grand prize winner. Come along for one or all of them!
Every year the Bissell center of Edmonton serves a New Years meal to the inner city homeless and low income persons. I have participated in the days events for over 20 years and this year I was asked to photograph it. I hope that my images of the event will help others understand what they provide and how they help the people who need it the most.
These are the top 3 photographs I choose from submissions of my group of 50 who participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2011. From these 3, I had to choose one single shot to represent our group and go on for a chance at overall winning photograph. It was a tough decision.
Photography tip on how to have a fun and successful Photo Walk. Have a goal, an intention or a project in mind before you set out to do photography.
I teach a Night Photography workshop through McBain Camera and my students and I decided it would be fun to go out and do a field trip to apply what we’ve learned in the classroom. Here are some of the images created by my students that night. We practically got eaten alive by mosquitos [...]
During a recent photo walk in Edmonton for a Metro Continuing Education class I teach, students chose themes for their walk. These are the Top 3 Photo Walk photographs taken by students and voted on during class.
Photography from Edmonton Latin Festival. Samba dancers, traditional music, colorful costumes and good times. If you’ve never been to the latin festival – do! Eat, drink, listen to music and join in the festivities.
The Edmonton Photo Walk is how Edmonton photographers participate in the annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. The event is held on the same day all over the world, so you can get out and get some shots just about anywhere you might be located. I lead the event here in Edmonton in 2010.
Edmonton Cariwest Festival is an annual event which lights up the city for a few days with fabulous colors, rich sounds and wonderful tastes. You cant help but move your body when surrounded by music, dance and laughter. Great times for Edmonton in the summer. Get out and enjoy the Cariwest parade too
On July 18, 2009 Darlene participated in Scott Kelby’s 2nd annual World Wide Photo Walk. She joined the Edmonton walk #2 led by Jason Bouwmeester. Update: Darlene is leading an Edmonton Photo Walk 2011 route on Oct 1, 2011. About 35 photographers (amateurs, hobbyists and pros) met at the Shaw conference center and embarked on [...]
We’re back again for the second half of the symphony. I’m down to 52% battery power and hoping it holds out until the end. This piece is very jazzy, me likey! Now we have the pleasure of hearing the premiere performance of a composition by a young man in high school here in Edmonton. He [...]
Saxophonist P.J. Perry is front and center on the stage wearing a brown suit and ballcap. He said hi to his wife in the orchestra and apparently she doesn’t like his suit, but the audience did. He’s not a big guy but he plays big jazz! He set was fun and lively, and people were [...]
Here I am again at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performance, but this time it is outdoors at the Hawrelak Park Amphitheatre. Is a beautiful day, the sun is shining and the piano is currently being tuned. 1:20pm, the performance is to start at 2pm so we arrived early to get parking, which we secured no [...]
Night of Artists 2008 Event – with just about every discipline of art under one roof, it is a jam packed three days. See visual art such as water color, original oil and acrylic paintings; photography; and sculpture. Buy crafts such as jewelery, hand bags and clothes. Listen to poetry readings, see a fashion show, watch amazing dancers, and experience live music from great local artists as well as ones from around the province.
The Edmonton Symphony make a request of Edmonton bloggers to participate in a new project they were calling something like the ESO Blog Nights, or Blogging The ESO. The idea was to have local bloggers online during a symphony and blog it live. My husband and I both run blogs in the city and were quick to accept the request. Blogging the ESO brought up a lot of emotions. I hope I’m able to relay them to you in a way that inspires you to attend an event.