Nova Scotia Workshop June 2016

Nova Scotia is a maritime gem. Together we will travel down the south shore photographing some of Canada’s spectacular lighthouses and shorelines. We will start in Halifax and end at the Digby Neck on the last day. This will give you an abundance of opportunities to capture some very iconic Canadian scenes and deep rooted history. Our total distance covered over the 7 days is only 390 miles. Our drive times are short making more time for our photo opportunities

Included: Accommodation, transportation, park fees, whale watching excursion, all breakfasts, dinners, snacks and water during the day.

Not Included: International airfare, daily lunches if you wish to eat, items of personal nature, gratuities, laundry, anything not listed as included.


Workshop #1 is from June 12 to June 18, 2016

workshop #2 is from June 19 to June 25, 2016

Price: $3595CDN and a $1000 deposit secures your place on this workshop.

A minimum of 4 photographers to a maximum of 10 photographers on this workshop.

milkyway lighthouseJune 15 – Day 1 – You will arrive in Halifax Airport in the early afternoon and we will proceed to our hotel in Halifax for a group meeting at lunch to welcome you to the workshop and go over your expectations for the week and give you our itinerary.

After our group meeting we will explore a little of the Halifax waterfront and historic sights and head out to shoot sunset at Peggy’s Cove, you will be able to have the sun drop right behind the lighthouse at that time of year.

An evening editing session and discussion on techniques is available to everyone.

Spending that day in this location and we can explore shore lines and small out of the way villages, the abundance of birds and capture the true essence of east coast lifestyle.

Evening editing sessions and discussion on techniques is available to everyone.

Day 2 – It’s an early start to the day as we head to Peggy’s Cove for your second opportunity to photograph the iconic lighthouse for sunrise. Long exposures of the village OR the lighthouse will make some awesome photographic opportunities.

After our morning shoot we will head back to the hotel for breakfast and prepare for our departure for our next destination just an hour away.

In the afternoon of Day 2 we will travel to Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Blue Rocks, the first two are historical landmark locations, but Blue Rocks is a small local village that is not on the regular tours, but a fantastic photographic location to capture through your lens.

An evening editing session and discussion on techniques is available to everyone.

Day 3 – The morning of Day Three we will return to shoot Mahone Bay or Blue Rocks at sun rise. After, that we will head to the coastal portion of Kejimkujik National Park and two bird sanctuaries that are nearby. There is also a high probability of seeing seals from the coast line

An evening editing session and discussion on techniques is available to everyone.

Day 4 – We reach the area of Barrington, the Lobster Capitol (there are lots of places claiming that distinction, but we will roll with the locals claims LOL) Here we will shoot the tallest lighthouse in Nova Scotia, the Cape Sable Lighthouse and see several small fishing villages fit for a photograph that can grace many a magazine cover.

For sunset we will head back to Kejimkujik National Park or the lighthouses in Liverpool for a night time photo shoot.

Day 5 – We will be in the area of Yarmouth… here we will photograph the Lighthouse and have a traditional Lobster Dinner at a beach shack as we watch the sun set, your lobster feast is fresh Nova Scotiacaught and we are at a cannery where the fishermen drop them off… from the ocean to the pot to your plate…

Day 6 – Saving the best till last… on day 6 we transition to Digby Neck for WHALE WATCHING, photograph the Brier Island Lighthouse and visit the world famous “Balancing rock”. Whales are migrating at this time of year and many are moving north around Nova Scotia. This are is one of the best whale watching locations in all of eastern Canada.

An evening editing session and discussion on techniques is available to everyone… unless the sunset co-operates… if it does, we will spend our last night watching the sun set over the Brier Island lighthouse.

June 21 – Day 7 – Our last day together… we will wake up, grab a leisurely breakfast and head up the Evangeline Trail stopping at some quaint lighthouses and villages along the way. We will drop you off at the airport at approximately 3pm on the last day.

What you will learn: We will focus on planning for a successful landscape and seascape photo shoot… from clothing, to gear, to positioning and planning techniques that we have used on this workshop. By teaching you this in Nova Scotia, you can then take that knowledge home and employ these techniques in your local area.

When we are out photographing we will discuss camera settings, holding your camera properly and what settings to consider using to maximize the number of shots that you consider a “keeper”. We will also discuss animal habits to watch for to increase your success when we are shooting animals, and we will discuss exposure compensation to create more depth in your images… our goal is to take you photography to the next step and help you achieve your photography to the next level of learning.

When we return to the hotel we will then open up our laptops and discuss editing techniques to achieve sharper images, how to manipulate color, create better composition from cropping and introduce you to some techniques we use to create more appealing images.

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