— Field & Screen —
Landscape & Nature Photography Workshops & PhotoTalks
Learning by doing is the key to every endeavour.
Perfect your field techniques and on-screen processing by joining a workshop.
Getting out into the field with on-the-spot coaching is the quickest way to improve your photography. Processing those images on-screen, the same day, will reinforce and build on that learning.
We'll work together on seeing photographs and composition; creating compelling landscapes, natural still life and close-up photography; working on and off a tripod; critical exposure decisions – and anything else that crops up. Post-capture processing tutorials revolve around Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and include importing photographs, photo database management, developing options for colour and black-and-white and making custom prints.
Recently, my work schedule has meant offering more customized, small group and one-on-one workshops and tutorials and portfolio reviews.
Extended Workshops are two- to seven-day bespoke/customized ‘field & screen’ photography experiences for individuals and small groups. These workshops are Ideal for international travellers and for those who want to explore the wild beauty of the Canada's northern lakes and forests, rocky ridges and thundering waterfalls from the Niagara Escarpment to the Canadian Shield. Following in the footsteps of the Group of Seven, we partner with small, remote lodges travelling to Algonquin, Killarney and Lake Superior Provincial Parks, Pukaskwa and Bruce Peninsula National Parks, Manitoulin Island, and along the Niagara Escarpment. Price varies with destinations and length of workshop. Use the CONTACT link above or the form below to discuss dates and options.
One-to-One Workshops can be scheduled for half-days (four hours) or full days (eight hours) and can be a field workshop or post-capture processing tutorial. You can choose the location or you can leave that up to me, depending on the type of photography you wish to do. One favourite combination is spending the morning in the field followed by an afternoon processing images on screen..
One-to-One workshops can be for yourself or for you and up to 3 friends. For individuals, the cost is $250 for a half-day and $400 for a full day - with you buying lunch! For each additional person (up to 3), there will be an extra $50 charge for a half-day and $75 for a full day.
Portfolio Reviews are a chance for you and I to sit down together and discuss a selection of your photographs. I will provide constructive feedback to help you improve your overall approach to photography, photography techniques and composition as well as discussions about individual photographs you would like to further improve. Again. both field and post-capture processing techniques, including printing, can be part of the review. Portfolio Reviews begin with you sending me a digital collection of images. Once I've had a chance to review them, we get together for about 2 hours to discuss your work. The cost for a Portfolio Review is $150.
Evening Photo Talks are popular with photography clubs across southern Ontario. Topics include:
• Just Photography: Pure & Natural – an exploration of straight photography
• Creating Compelling Landscapes
• My Own Backyard: Photography Close to Home
• Travel Photography from Akureyri to Zanzibar
• iPhoneography: Getting the Best from your phone camera
Editing Techniques using Adobe Lightroom CC and Classic
• The Basics of Lightroom
• The Ins and Outs of Lightroom in Colour
• The Ins and Outs of Lightroom in Black-and-White
• Shaping Photos in Lightroom
Evening Photo Talks are typically up to 2 hours in length and are $150. Please note - all prices are exclusive of travel outside the Guelph-K-W-Cambridge area. If you wish to stay up to date with all Workshop offerings, please subscribe to my Blog.
To inquire about Workshops, Portfolio Reviews and Photo Talks, please use the form below: