An Evening With Professional Photographer and "Record Maker/Keeper" Leif Norman

Why does one take photos?  Why does one feel the need not only to take those photos but share them as well?  Local Winnipeg photographer Leif Norman says, " is an endeavour that is fixed in the future. The photos are for our grandchildren, and the grandchildren of people we may never meet. The photos are a record of what has been and what has been lost, preserved in mute images. That is the true power of a camera. To see a photo of Paris in 1876. To see Albert Einstein stick out his tongue at you. To see stonehenge or the pyramids without ever having left Canada. To once again see the face of an old friend who died suddenly. We take pictures of now so the future can see into the past. It’s all quite metaphorical and philosophical but I think that it is a very powerful tool that should not be squandered."

Join us for a night with Leif where he'll talk about his philosophy on photography...what it means to be a photographer and why to engage in the art of photography.  Leif is not only the official photographer for events such as the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, but he is also the unofficial "city cultural photographer and record keeper."  You can visit his blog HERE:

Here's the plan as we see it:
-6:15p - Arrive at 166 Osborne Street...parking is in the BACK LOT behind the radio station/Stellas/VitaHealth.  It's okay to park in a spot that says "Reserved For Rogers Radio" (no need to park in the paid lot).  Come to the BACK DOOR with the silver domed awning...someone will be there to let you in (doors are locked).  **PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:30p**
-6:30p SHARP - Leif will begin his chat...this is a very informal night so if you have any questions at all please do ask.  Feel free to bring any examples of your work (if you're comfortable doing so) for comments and critiques.
-8:30p - Quick tour of the radio station, for those who are interested
-9:00p - Wrap up and head home

What you need to bring:
-$2 meetup fee
-examples of your work, should you wish to share it with Leif
-camera, if you would like a quick tour of the radio station (it's not the MOST exciting place, but the on air studios might make for some good shots...I look at it every day so the novelty has worn off!  HA!)


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  • Arthur

    Enjoyed the talk; enjoyed the tour!

    October 19, 2013

  • IanJ

    Blue Host ( which hosts his website and

    1 · October 18, 2013

    • Roxane

      Ah ha, that's the one!! Thanks Ian!

      October 19, 2013

  • Maria

    Stellar evening, Leif had us from hello ;) Thank you Ladies for arranging yet another outstanding meet up. I can fill in a few of the blanks for you Roxane. In my notes I have 'Lightroom', 'The Digital Picture' and ''. Also that Leif shoots most of his photos in JPeg. Hope that help.

    2 · October 18, 2013

  • Robyn

    What a great evening! Leif was an engaging and informative speaker, and was open to all questions. We were lucky to get many practical tips that benefited photographers of all levels.
    Thank you to Leif for your thoughts and enthusiasm, and to Holly and Roxane for organizing and facilitating the event.

    October 18, 2013

  • Roxane

    Can someone please post those 4 key points we covered.

    I remember: 1. Wordpress, 2. Blue something or other 3. Website digital blah and 4. iStockphoto plus Moo something something. That's all I got, please help refresh my memory and everyone else's who weren't able to take notes or weren't there.

    Thanks muchly :)!!

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am impressed by it all! Thank you for a great experience and nice to finally meet you Holly :-)

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Kyra L.

    I was a very interesting evening, and I also enjoyed every part of it! Thanks Holly and Roxane for setting this up.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Holly T.

    I didn't get a chance to say goodnight to everybody...sorry that I missed you. I hope everyone had a good time!

    October 17, 2013

    • Miguel L.

      T'was nice meeting you Holly! Thanks for putting this on! I really enjoyed my evening. Cheers!

      October 18, 2013

  • IanJ

    A lot to cover but it didn't to too fast. Inspirational. You also learn a lot from just casual chat.

    October 17, 2013

  • Miguel L.

    Leif was awesome! Great personality and photographer! It was an enjoyable evening.

    October 17, 2013

  • Roxane

    Even better than I hoped for!!!

    October 17, 2013

  • Noel

    Hi. I'm new to photography and can't wait learn new things.

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Double booked. Boo :(

    October 2, 2013

  • Sunny

    I'm excited!

    October 1, 2013

  • Allison C.

    Sounds like total fun!!! But I have a conflict. :( Boo-urns.

    September 30, 2013

  • Marguerite L.

    Sadly I have a conflict. Sounds like fun... enjoy everyone who can go!

    September 30, 2013

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