In addition to my work as a professional photographer, I have also taught photography for the last 10 years, and led photography workshops in Newfoundland, Canada for the past 6 years. I have been very impressed by the passion and interest for still photography shown by the people I meet. There is tremendous raw talent out there, but some direction is always helpful when developing one’s talent.
The digital photography workshops I lead are designed to provide the right opportunity and instruction for adults with a passion for photography. The workshops are one week in length, and will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants. The price of the workshops includes: photography instruction and mentoring, airport drop-off, land travel within Newfoundland, accommodation, and a whale-watching or iceberg boat excursion. Meals, drinks, snacks, airfare, photography equipment are not included in the price.
Our base for part of the week-long workshop will be in St. Bride’s on the Southwest point of the Avalon Peninsula. Many of the photography locations we will visit are on the Avalon Peninsula. We will be leaving the Avalon Peninsula when we travel north to photograph puffins, and possibly icebergs. The specific itinerary will vary depending on the weather. Weather in Newfoundland is quite changeable and we adapt to what it offers us.
Newfoundland is the ideal place to learn photography; it is also a wonderful place to meet interesting people, to experience a unique culture, to learn more about Canada’s geography and history.
Participants should have their own: dslr camera, and lenses, they also should have a laptop, external hard drive, and memory cards. If you do not have a laptop, we do have some desktop computers at our base in St. Bride’s. Everyone should be prepared for a diversity of weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing including a waterproof jacket. During the summer months it can be 28 degrees Celcius (83 F) during the day and 13 degrees Celcius (56 F) at night. Ideally you should have at least 2 pairs of footwear, one of which should be a pair of hiking boots.