Lightroom Tether & Flash Demo – Oct 22nd – $30

In a day where our flashes are small & powerful enough to fit in our hands, it is important that we understand how to use this tool properly to create powerful photos with consistency.

Join Syx Langemann for a 2 hour Flash and Lightroom Demo where he will take you through the basics of continuous light exposure and then step it up using external flashes.  Along the way Syx will illustrate the importance of understanding how to correctly balance use these powerful portable flashes.

Tethered to Lightroom, Syx will be able to show the result of each shot to the class and discuss and post production edits that may need to be made.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2pm-4pm
Cost is $30 for the workshop.
Also check out the Adobe Lightroom Weekend being held Saturday, October 22nd from 10am-1pm and Sunday at 11am-2pm at cost of $145 when bundled with this workshop.

Curiosity and attentiveness – this is a demo, so no equipment is needed… however you may want to take notes!



Adobe Lightroom Weekend Workshop – Oct 22nd & 23rd – $150

In this intimate weekend workshop Syx Langemann will introduce 6 photographers to the powerful world Adobe Lightroom.  Syx will cover the entire Lightroom workflow including importing, cataloging, sorting, editing, developing and outputting your images. He will navigate through Lightroom while demonstrating ‘real life’ workflow, helping you speed up your editing process.


Demonstrations will such things as correcting white balance, using camera calibration, retouching, creating custom presets, as well as creating slideshow & showing you howsharing of your images without leaving the Lightroom environment.

With over 20 years of photographic experience, and 8 years of that spent with lightroom, Syx is the ideal instructor to help you improve your workflow AND your outputs.

Saturday, October 22nd, 10am-1pm
Sunday, October, 23rd,  11am-2pm
Cost is $150 for the workshop.
Also check out the Flash demo to be held Saturday, October 22nd from 2-4pm at cost of $25 when bundled with this workshop.

Each student is required to have their own Laptop (or portable computer) and an operational version of Lightroom. Lightroom CC is suggested and can be downloaded for a 30 day free trial.  Please have this installed on the computer before the workshop.



Syx Hosts Photo Classes at the Art Gallery of Windsor

I am very happy to announce that I’m be teaming up with the Art Gallery of Windsor to offer some photography classes this April & again in August.

This first set of classes “The ABC’s of Photography” is designed to help any amateur photographer with their gear and will help them take better photos in just 4 weeks.

Classes will be held the first 4 Saturdays in April from 11:30-2pm.
If you are interested, please register on the AGW’s site.



Looking for something more advanced?
Need to make leaps and bounds in your Lightroom Workflow?
I offer One-on-One private sessions, details here.

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The Classy Side of Al Yeti Bones

I had a meeting with Dean from The Windsor Independent late last year and we talked about doing some projects together.  Just over month ago, while we were working on the video for the Gallery Series, I got a message from Dean asking me if I was interested in shooting a cover story for him with Al Yeti Bones.

It went something like this:
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And with that, messages and ideas started flowing back and forth. I got in touch with Al and he seemed up for ideas I put out, but we all settled on one idea for the cover.

This was by far one of the more fun shoots I’ve been hire to do lately. It is great when the trust in each person on the team allows for creativity to flow.  Thanks to Dean for having trust in me to pull this idea off, and a big thanks to Al for being awesome and letting me add the yet unreleased CD to my Gypsy Chief Goliath collection, and for swallowing some blood in the name of art! :)


Please take a listen to Gypsy Chief Goliath on itunes while you enjoy reading The Windsor Independent – interview with Al Yeti Bones of Gypsy Chief Goliath

Thanks for reading! And if you are interested in the blood, leave a message in the comments :)


The Silence Factory – CD release this SATURDAY

In just a little over 18 months I’ve had the opportunity to become good friends with a young musician, working with him on several projects, photoshoots, CD layouts, websites and even videos.  Nathan has always impressed me from his handle on his music, the simplicity with which he plays the guitar and his thought provoking lyrics. Nathan also has respect for his band members and other musicians that will more than likely help him solidify a long career in music, and I hope to be right there helping to capture it.

This weekend, Nathan McNevin and the Silence Factory will be releasing their first CD.  “Collection of Thoughts” was reviewed by The Windsor Independent and was very very well received.

“Impossibly infectious melodies. Lyrics that walk the delicate and unstable line of angst ridden diary scribblings…and raw, passionate poetry. This album is an emotional tilt-a-whirl of sound, drenched in adrenaline. Smeared with love, pain, lust, passion and possibly, the most important ingredient: unapologetic ego – but in such a natural way…so self-aware, without being self-conscious, it’s humble. If that makes ANY sense at all. – Dan McDonald

So I am finally happy to be able to present the final printed version of the CD:


Here’s a high res  version for all you music geeks that like reading liner notes!


If you’d like a copy of your own, or you just want to come out and check them out, support them during their release party, let me know, I have $10 tickets!
This Saturday, Feb 27th at the Old Walkerville Theatre… all the details can be found here:

On top of all the photo, design & web work I have been experimenting in video.  Nathan has also been the subject of my first ever music video as well as my most recent that I produced for The Windsor Independent’s Gallery Series.  So please, If you haven’t yet checked out the videos take a few minutes, let me know what you think.



Nathan McNevin & The Silence Factory accompanied by the Wiebe Family String Quartet.
Also with special guests El Mi Sho & the Hombres and The Autumn Kings!!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Doors are at 7:00 pm;
The Autumn Kings at 8:15 pm;
El Mi Sho and the Hombres at 9:00 pm
The Silence Factory hit the stage at 9:45 pm.