Franklin Island Workshop

The Franklin Island workshop scheduled for August 15 - 17, 2014 is sold out.

We have added another one for August 8 - 10, 2014. If you are interested, please sign up at Outdoor Photo Journey early as space is limited.

 Franklin Island. Copyright © Louis Au 2014 

Franklin Island. Copyright © Louis Au 2014 

Franklin Island is situated on Georgian Bay a short distance from the mainland. The rugged shoreline and windswept trees of Franklin Island provide unlimited opportunities in capturing beautiful landscapes.



2 nights/3 days

Space is limited to 6 participants only.
The workshop fee of $350 is payable at time of registration.


This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographer. We’ll be camping and sleeping under the stars but don’t think of this workshop as roughing it – far from it. A boat shuttle will take us to our designated spot where we’ll spend our weekend. We’ll have chairs, tables and even a laptop for reviewing images. All very civilized.

Franklin Island is located on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay. The landscape is classic Georgian Bay with low-lying terrain and exposed bedrock. The photographic opportunities here are endless. There is close to a kilometer of shoreline to explore and an excellent vantage point both for sunrise and sunset photos.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 3:1. If you’re just a beginner, not to worry, we’ll cover the basics of camera control, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO – how and when to use them. Over the course of the weekend we’ll discuss composition and how to create engaging and powerful images by employing the rule of thirds, leading lines and depth of field.

Photo critique is a big part of the process. We’ll have a laptop on hand to review and critique your images. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process. We’ll also show you how to post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

Our overall goal for this workshop is to capture a sense of place in this unique landscape environment. If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

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