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Tobermory Photography Workshop

  • Bruce Peninsular National Park Tobermory, ON (map)


4 days / 3 nights
September 8-11, 2016
Cost $450.00

Space is limited to 6 participants only
Student-to-instructor ratio 3:1
Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin at Outdoor Photo Journey


  Click on the image above for the Tobermory gallery

Click on the image above for the Tobermory gallery

Tobermory is located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsular National Park. Known for its crystal clear waters, rugged cliffs and jagged shoreline. Tobermory is an excellent location for inspirational photography.

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. Located at the northern tip of Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory really is a hidden gem and provides endless opportunities for photographers.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. 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.

Photo critique is a big part of the learning process. Every night we’ll sit down with each participant and critique your days work. 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 portrait a story and a sense of place in this unique landscape environment.

The group meets up in Tobermory on Thursday afternoon. Detailed directions and a list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

Our workshop schedule is flexible but we will be going out to a number of key shooting locations, all within a short drive. Depending on conditions and weather, we’ll have the flexibility to pick and choose where to go.

We meet in the afternoon in Tobermory. Location details will be provided to participants. We’ll settle in and go out to photograph the evening light and the sunset.

Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. We start today’s photo session with a location shoot. We’ll break for lunch and then head back to photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then again venture out for a sunset shoot. Tobermory is one of the darkest spots for night photography in Ontario. And for the next few nights, if the sky is clear, well have an excellent opportunity to photograph the stars. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

A similar schedule to yesterday. Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. After breakfast we head out for a location shoot. Break for lunch and then head back for more photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then more photography. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. We finish the workshop just after lunch and depart back home.

Our workshop philosophy is really simple. You bring the gear, and we provide the photography instruction. It’s one of the ways we are able to make these workshops affordable.

What about meals?

We’ll be offering a meal option for this workshop. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost is $150/person. This includes:

  • Thursday dinner
  • Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Sunday breakfast and lunch
  • Tea, coffee and drinking water
  • Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)

**You are of course welcome to bring your own meals if you choose or the other options is the town of Tobermory, which is a 10 minute drive and has many restaurant options.

What about accommodations?

There are 3 available options.

OPTION 1: Tent camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park.

OPTION 2: Yurt camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park. Yurts are a big step up from tent camping. If you’ve never been, it’s a real treat. Get in touch with us and we’ll fill you in about this option. You can read more on this HERE and HERE.

OPTION 3: Motel/hotel in and around Tobermory village. Lots to choose from.

Whichever option you decide on, it is the responsibility of the workshop participant to cover these costs.

What’s included in this workshop?

  • expert photography instruction

What’s not included in the workshop?

  • camera equipment
  • parking fees
  • transportation to/from location
  • accommodations
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