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Live Panel: Free Photography Critiques

Wednesday, June 8

5 – 6pm MDT
7 – 8pm EDT
12 – 1am BST (Thursday, June 9)
9 – 10am AEST (Friday, June 9)

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🎙️  Event recording available for Mastrius Members Only


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Join Mastrius Master Photographers David Chidley, Gordon Wiltsie, and Cathy Simone for Live Photography Critiques.

They will answer big questions, like:

  • How important is it to follow the rules of composition and when can I break them?
  • How do I guide the viewer into my pictures and keep them there?
  • How do I use lighting and color to enhance the elements of a picture?
  • Did I capture a decisive moment, either in nature or with people?
  • Does my photo tell a story or invoke an emotion? Is it unique and unforgettable?


Want to get LIVE feedback?

  • From Dave, Gordon, and Cathy on YOUR photo? Click here to submit your photo.
  • Five photographs will be selected to receive live critique by Mastrius Master Photographers during this event (photographers must be in attendance).

Always LIVE & INTERACTIVE. Bring your questions!

🚩  Tickets are FREE for Everyone
🎙️  Event recording available for Mastrius Members Only

Meet David Chidley

Dave Chidley has been shooting professionally for nearly forty years, having worked at newspapers in Toronto, Calgary and London. He is now a freelancer primarily for The Canadian Press but also for a wide range of editorial, marketing and commercial clients, including the Toronto StarThe Globe and MailNational Post, and Western University.

A diverse commercial and corporate cliental has broadened Dave’s expertise, working in the studio and in the field.

Working in high-pressure situations, on deadline, and in once-in-a-lifetime, situations has made Dave an efficient and confident photographic image-maker.   Being at the Olympics, in front of a tiger in the Jungles of India, or documenting social issues in Africa, good design and creativity will always make better images.  Dave strives to do that everyday and loves to inspire others to do the same.

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Meet Gordon Wiltsie

Gordon Wiltsie is a prolific storyteller, artist and explorer who has conceived and documented scores of expeditions to some of the world’s remotest locations, including previously unexplored wilderness regions of Antarctica, the Arctic, the Himalaya, Central Asia and South America. The Explorers Club recently cited him as one of the leading expedition photographers of his generation and for more than 45 years his pictures in magazines ranging from the original Mountain Gazette, the earliest issues of Outside and later numerous features for National Geographic have helped to inspire the modern outdoor lifestyle and appreciation for protecting our planet’s special places and peoples.

Gordon strives for technical excellence, whether indoors or out, and has developed a keen eye for architecture, events and advertising for a broad variety of clients. He’s a captivating speaker and a patient and gifted teacher who loves sharing his experience with aspiring and emerging photographers.

Gordon’s pictures have appeared in hundreds of publications, postcards, calendars and posters, and he is well-known for his assignment photography for outdoor companies like The North FacePatagonia and Nike as well as non-profits such as the American Himalayan FoundationAmerican Prairie ReserveSierra Club and Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He has photographed several books and is the author of “To the Ends of the Earth – The Adventures of an Expedition photographer.” He is the father of two grown sons and lives near Half Moon Bay, California, with his wife and partner Meredith.

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Meet Cathy Simone

Cathy Simone is a photographer and Photoshop artist born and raised in Calgary, Alberta.

25+ years of industry experience have allowed the opportunity of fantastic collaborations with talented photographers, dedicated designers, and inspiring artists who exhibit internationally.

Cathy’s fine art equine photography visually expresses and creatively explores quintessential nature to engage an audience and evoke an emotional response. Her collection of poetic narratives represents passion and respect for the art of photography and celebrates life, liberty, and freedom.

Photography is a powerful medium of evocative memory, visual communication, and receptive creativity – a unique representation of individual vision & voice. The photographic process is essential in elevating the initial capture to an extraordinary photograph.

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Event Details

Date: June 08, 2022

Start time: 05:00 p.m. MST

End time: 06:00 p.m. MST

Venue: Online