The Summer Workshops offer engaging opportunities the share with others and develop you personal photographic vision in exceptional natural and urban environments. The sustained and collective efforts of participants provide exceptional opportunities for personal growth and development of your photographic craft and art.
These courses and workshops are offered at various institutions in the Ottawa (Canada) area and as independent workshops at various locations across Canada. Please send us an email for further information about these workshops or to enquire about private workshops.
This five day workshop will take you to the magnificent maritime environment where the Saguenay River meets the St. Lawrence. The unique ecosystem in this area provides a summer feeding ground for beluga and rorqual whales and a wide variety of birds. The workshop includes a two day expedition by sea kayak to explore the marine landscape between Tadoussac and Bergeronnes (Quebec) where the base camp is situated.
During this four day workshop, you will visit small communities and learn about the people of the south western shore of Newfoundland. The coastal communities along the south shore are isolated and have been, for the most part, accessible only by boat. As this maritime service is disappearing, the small settlements are closing and disappearing. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to photograph the unique maritime environment, the tundra landscape and the rich local culture of the area.
This four day workshop will take you to the magnificent natural environment of Gros Morne National Park of Canada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From a base camp at Lomond on Bonne Bay, you will explore the centre of the park. You will also visit more intimately the shores of Bonne Bay and other corners of the park, an excellent occasion to see nature close-up. This workshop will be a specially adapted version of the Core Personal Vision Workshop.
Little Bay Islands is a particular insular community situated alone the northern coast of Newfoundland that offers a great variety of photographic opportunities; the maritime and terrestrial environments, village environment, the maritime industries and a vibrant social milieu. This workshop will be a specially adapted version of the Core Creative Eye Workshop.
This workshop will explore two very different contexts. You will travel by sea kayak to camp on and photograph islands of Georgian Bay, with their granite surfaces rounded and smoothed by ancient glaciers. Then you will travel to the Manitoulin Island area to participate in a traditional Pow Wow, a unique opportunity to meet the First Peoples of this land and learn about their culture. The workshop group will camp on a beautiful site with the Pow Wow participants. You will be able to photograph the Pow Wow participants in their hansom and colourful traditional dress as they perform various ceremonies and dances.
This workshop will take you by sea kayak to the Johnstone Strait on the coast of British Columbia to visit the summer habitat of the Orca whales. You will have plenty of opportunity to photograph a wide variety of marine and terrestrial fauna and flora. You will also travel across Johnstone Strait into Blackfish Sound to the Broughton Archipelago Marine Park area to the habitat of the magnificent bald eagle and to learn about the Kwakwakawakw native culture.
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