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Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

Adobe Lightroom: In Depth Look at the Develop Module

Sunday, April 9
10 AM - 1 PM
CSI Spadina (192 Spadina Ave. Toronto)
Cost: $45 + HST
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We're running another Lightroom Workshop after the success of the last one we ran.

Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly?

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you.

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as: 

- optimizing white balance to set the mood
- Colours adjustments
- Sharpness to make your images pop
- Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online.

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided.

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Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Workshop

We're running another Lightroom Workshop after the success of the last one we ran. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
CSI SPADINA (215 SPADINA AVE , TORONTO, ON)

COST: $45 + HST

SIGN-UP

 

Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly? 

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you. 

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as:

• optimizing white balance to set the mood
• Colours adjustments
• Sharpness to make your images pop
• Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

 

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online. 

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided.

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Dec
17
5:30 PM17:30

Night Photography at Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square
Saturday, December 17, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: CAD20.00 /per person

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 Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square

Join us at Nathan Phillips Square for an evening of low-light photography fun. It’s the holiday season and Nathan Phillips Square is transformed into a visual delight. See the 60 foot Christmas tree, bustling ice rink and 525,000 festive LED lights.

Low-light and night photography presents unique challenges and we will show you the ins and outs of how to get your shot. You'll learn techniques on how to dial in exposure, get sharp focus, control white balance, and create interesting light-trails and ghostly effects. Night is indeed a magical time for photographers as colours are more intense and offer a great opportunity for creativity.

We like to keep this workshop fun and enjoyable. Put on your long johns and bring your camera for 2 hours of creative image making!

Don't forget to bring:

• Camera + lens
• Extra batteries
• Sturdy tripod (optional but recommended) 
• Dress appropriately

 Christmas Tree at Nathan Phillips Square

Christmas Tree at Nathan Phillips Square

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Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

ADOBE LIGHTROOM: IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE DEVELOP MODULE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016
10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

CSI SPADINA
215 SPADINA AVE , TORONTO

PRICE: CAD40.00 /PER PERSON
PAY ONLINE

 

Adobe Lightroom has become the standard for post image processing. We've all used it but how many of us really know how to use it properly? 

If you're tired of blindly pushing and pulling those adjustment sliders without really knowing what they do, this session for you.

 
 © Ariel Estulin

© Ariel Estulin

 © Ariel Estulin

© Ariel Estulin

We'll spend 3-hours using the DEVELOP MODULE deconstructing the tools used with many examples. 

We'll show you how to develop your images using techniques such as:

• optimizing white balance to set the mood 

• Colours adjustments 

• Sharpness to make your images pop

• Targeted custom adjustments to bring out the essence of the image to align with your vision

By the end you'll have the confidence to process your images from RAW capture to the finished product that you can print or share online. 

 © Louis Au

© Louis Au

 © Louis Au

© Louis Au

We'll meet at 215 Spadina Ave. at the beautiful Centre for Social Innovation space. Coffee and tea will be provided. 

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Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Nepal Trek & Everest Photography Workshop

JOIN US FOR A 15-DAY ADVENTURE IN NEPAL WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE UNPARALLELED BEAUTY OF THE HIMALAYAS. THIS WORKSHOP TAKES US THROUGH THE SOLU KHUMBU DISTRICT OF NEPAL IN THE REGION OF MOUNT EVEREST. WITNESS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD AND EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE OF THE SHERPA PEOPLE.

  Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

Click on the image above for the Nepal & Everest gallery

OVERVIEW

Dates: October 15-29, 2016
Cost: $3200.00 USD
15 days / 14 nights
Limit: 8 participants
Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
Type of trek: Lodge/Teahouse
Max altitude: 5360m
Trek grade: Moderate/Adventurous
 

Nepal, a land of pristine beauty offers unique opportunities for photographers interested in travel and landscape photography. We explore both a rich local culture with spectacular vistas of the Himalayas. The workshop traverses lands inhabited by the Sherpa people, known for their hospitality and incredible strength in high altitudes.

We begin the workshop in the ancient city of Kathmandu where we’ll spend 2 days exploring the chaos and tranquility of the city. We then take a spectacular flight to the town of Lukla where our adventure truly begins. As we make our way high into the mountainous terrain of the Solu Khumbu, Everest, we climb west to the village of Gokyo and the five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier where we will witness some of the highest mountains in the world. We’ll walk to the top of Gokyo Ri and witness a sunset like no other, with views of 4 of the world highest peaks, including Mt. Everest.

And we’ll have lots of fun and laughs along the way, that’s a promise.

 


RESERVING YOUR SPOT
Please reserve early as group size is extremely limited. Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Upon payment of your deposit, we will send you an information packet including suggestions for camera equipment, computer and software, clothing and travel information specific to your workshop destination.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
To reserve your spot: $500 deposit
120 days before the trip 100% balance due

Cancellation fee schedule
90 days prior to workshop start date we retain 25%
60 days prior we retain 100%
30 days prior we retain 100%

Cancelled Workshops
In the unlikely event that a workshop is cancelled by Outdoor Photo Journey, all fees will be refunded in full. In the event of a workshop cancellation, Outdoor Photo Journey is not responsible for reimbursement of any travel, lodging, equipment rental, or any other related expenses. We recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover any non-refundable registration fees, travel, lodging, equipment rental, or any other related expenses.


  

ITINERARY
For the detailed itinerary, please visit the Outdoor Photo Journey page.

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Sep
26
to Oct 3

Iceland's South Coast Photography Workshop

Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Iceland. This workshop takes us along the famous southern coastline. We'll see waterfalls, glacial lagoons, lava sand dunes and floating icebergs, sometimes all on the same day.

  Click on the image above for the Iceland gallery

Click on the image above for the Iceland gallery

Iceland is not a destination, it’s an adventure. A land of many contrasts, Iceland has often been called the “land of fire and ice” with its active volcanoes and massive glaciers. It has awe-inspiring raw and wild landscape that is truly unique. The breathtaking vistas make it a photographers’ paradise. From glacier lagoons to waterfalls, striking coastlines to black volcanic beaches, there is no shortage of things to photograph. The quality of light in Iceland is also exceptional due to its northerly altitude. With its unpredictable weather, the conditions can change in a matter of minutes, making chasing the light a real thrill. In the fall, be prepared to tag on the magical Aurora Borealis (northern lights) to the long shoot list.
 

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • accompanied by 2 professional photographers
  • small group with personalized attention
  • daily critique of your photography
  • Vik's famous dark sand beach
  • Glacial lagoon in Jökulsárlón
  • Vestrahorn mountains at sunset

OVERVIEW

  • Dates: Sept 26-Oct 3, 2016
  • Cost: $4600.00 USD
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Limit: 8 participants
  • Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
     

REGISTRATION at Outdoor Photo Journey

 


ITINERARY

DAY 1: Keflavík to Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik

You will arrive at Keflavík International Airport and from there take the Flybus directly to your hotel in central Reykjavik. We will all meet in the evening in the hotel lobby and go out for dinner where we will get acquainted the other participants and review the itinerary of the journey that awaits us.


DAY 2: Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Dyrhólaey, Reynisfjara
Accommodations: Vik

We’ll start our adventure early this morning. You will be picked up by bus and we’ll begin our journey eastwards along the southern coastline towards todays final destination of Vik. On your way we will stop to photograph two of Iceland’s most picturesque and popular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

Our first stop is Seljalandsfoss which has a 63 metres drop. A unique feature of this waterfall is that it allows visitors to walk behind the falls thus allowing one to shoot from all angles. Next we will head to Skógafoss, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls. This is a massive waterfall with a 60 metre drop and a span of 25 metres. It is known for its thundering boom and rainbow yielding mist under sunny skies.

Travelling east again we arrive at the town of Vik. Here we’ll visit the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara. US Island Magazine voted this beach as one of the ten most beautiful beaches on Earth. Just offshore we’ll see towering sea stacks rising high above the surf. This area is one of the most impressive and beautiful locations in Iceland. The variety here is outstanding – sea stacks, basalt columnar pyramid and of course the black sand beach, continuously pounded by the North Atlantic surf. All-in-all an impressive first day to our adventure.


DAY 3: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Today we continue eastward towards the magnificent area of Vatnajökull National Park and the famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Vatnajökull National Park is one of Iceland’s most photographed areas because of its exceptional light and many shooting locations. We’ll stop along the way to photograph Svartifoss Waterfall, better known as the Black Fall. The falls is surrounded by dark basalt columns, which gives rise to its name.


DAY 4: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Today we’ll focus on exploring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. We’ll be shooting the ever-changing blue icebergs at the lagoon and the collection of crystal-clear ice chunks on the black volcanic sand beach. The receding glacier above the lagoon sheds icebergs of various shapes and sizes. This procession of icebergs eventually get washed out to the ocean through a narrow channel ending up on the black sand beach. The ice chunks that wash up here daily are like crystal sculptures of different shapes and sizes. You will never see the same scene twice at Jökulsárlón. After dinner, we will come back again and see if the Northern Lights will be on display.


DAY 5: Vatnajökull National Park
Accommodations: Glacial Lagoon area

Continuing east we’ll drive to explore Mt. Vestrahorn. Rising 450 meters above the black lava beach on the Stokksnes peninsula, this impressive mountain makes an excellent backdrop for your photographs. Here you can truly appreciate the the power of the Atlantic Ocean as waves crash onto the black sand with a mighty force. Sunset is the best time for getting golden coloured sand dunes and we’ll sure to be here to capture it.


DAY 6: Vík
Accommodations: Vík

Today we drive back towards the town of Vik. On our way we will explore waterfalls falling from magnificent cliffs, mountain peaks and glacial outlets, big mossy lava fields, wild horses and more sights we couldn’t photograph earlier. The south coast is packed with incredible photographic wonders, so we will choose our locations accordingly.

Arriving in Vík again, we will be shooting our sunset at Dyrhólaey. Dyrhólaey is a grassy, sculpted headland with a volcanic-sand beach and a huge 120 metre sea arch. This is also Iceland’s most southerly tip.


DAY 7: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir National Park, Reykjavik
Accommodations: Reykjavik

Today we will visit Iceland’s “big three” natural attractions. Located along the famous Golden Circle route, Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area are Iceland’s most popular attractions.

Þingvellir National Park is Iceland’s most important historical site and it’s here that Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament. At the park, you can witness the fissure-ridden rift valley pulled apart by the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The area features cliffs, grass-covered lava fields and the largest natural Lake Þingvallavatn at the southern end. This outstanding beauty offers excellent photographic opportunities. Within the park, there is a smaller waterfall named Öxarárfoss. It is a scenic spot with a unique geology.

Next we visit the geothermal area of the spouting hot spring Geysir. This is the original hot-water spout that all other spouting hot springs on earth are named after. Its neighbour Strokkur geyser erupts every 8-10 minutes and hurls boiling water up to 20 metres high.

And last but not least, the thunderous waterfall of Gullfoss. This powerful, two-tier waterfalls offer a stunning vista as the river plugs into a deep canyon. From afar, the river appears to vanish into the earth. Gullfoss is a unique waterfall geographically thus making it one of the most popular sights in Iceland.

After a full day of photography we will be heading to Reykjavik for the night.


DAY 8: Transfer to Keflavík Airport

We will be wrapping up our workshop at Reykjavík and depart to Keflavik airport for our flights home bringing with us fully loaded memory cards and unforgettable memories.

 Snæfellsnes Peninsular, Iceland

Snæfellsnes Peninsular, Iceland

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Sep
8
to Sep 11

Tobermory Photography Workshop

  • Bruce Peninsular National Park Tobermory, ON (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Overview

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

REGISTRATION

  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.


ITINERARY
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.

DAY 1 (THURSDAY):
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.

DAY 2 (FRIDAY):
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.

DAY 3 (SATURDAY):
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.

DAY 4 (SUNDAY):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. We finish the workshop just after lunch and depart back home.


FAQS
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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Sep
3
6:30 PM18:30

Star Photography Workshop

Overview

September 3, 2016
Cost $95.00

Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Space is limited to 6 participants only
Directions will be sent to participants
Student-to-instructor ratio 3:1

REGISTRATION

For the Photography After Dark Workshop, we’ll visit one of the darkest night sky locations in southern Ontario. Located 2 hours north of Toronto, this unique spot offers an opportunity to try your hand at taking photographs of the night sky. 

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible just a few years ago. This workshop is designed to show you how to get started with taking pictures after the sun sets.


IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN

  • the gear you’ll need
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • shooting the milky way
  • light painting techniques

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. You don’t need to run out and buy the latest and greatest, but you should have a digital camera. If you’re not sure if you have the right gear, send us an EMAIL. Gear rental is also an option.


DON’T FORGET

  • Warm clothes
  • Something to eat and drink
  • Camera and tripod (detailed list will be send to participants)


THE FINE PRINT
Rain day make-up scheduled for September 4. Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment.

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Aug
5
to Aug 7

Franklin Island Photography Workshop

Overview
3 days/2 nights
August 5-7, 2016
Cost $375.00

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

REGISTRATION

  Click on the image above for the Franklin Island gallery

Click on the image above for the Franklin Island gallery

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

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. 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 iPad for reviewing images. All very civilized.

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 process. We’ll have a iPad 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 portrait a story and a sense of place in this unique landscape environment.


ITINERARY
The group meets Friday evening at 4pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. Directions and a detailed list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants. If you need to rent outdoor gear White Squall Outfitters is the place to visit – just a short detour on your way in. If you’re coming from the Toronto or Barrie area, MEC has gear you can rent as well.

DAY 1 (FRIDAY):
We meet at 4pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. An arranged boat shuttle takes us to our campsite, which will be our home for the next 2 days. We set-up and have the rest of the evening for photography including the sunset. If the sky is clear we’ll have an excellent opportunity for some star photography as well.

DAY 2 (SATURDAY):
Up bright and early to capture the sunrise. After breakfast, we start today’s photo session with instruction and lots of photography. We’ll take a break for lunch and then back to photography. In the evening we gather for a group potluck dinner and then venture out for sunset. We’ll take some time on Saturday to go over the post production process and review images.

DAY 3 (SUNDAY):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. Our boat shuttle arrives just after lunch to take us back to the put-in where we depart back home.

 

FAQS
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 $100/person. This includes:

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

    You are not obligated to take the meal plan if you choose so.
     

What’s included in this workshop?

  • boat shuttle to/from location
  • expert photography instruction

What’s not included in the workshop?

  • camera equipment
  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc..)
  • parking fees
  • transportation to/from location
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Oct
10
to Oct 11

Photography After Dark

For the Photography After Dark workshop, we’ll visit one of the darkest night sky locations in Southern Ontario. Located 2 hours north of Toronto this unique spot offers an opportunity to try your hand at taking photographs of the night sky.

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible just a few years ago. This workshop is designed to show you how to get started with taking pictures after the sun sets.

AU_TorranceBarrens_1148.jpg

 

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN

  • the gear you’ll need
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • shooting the milky way
  • light painting techniques

 

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 5:1. You don’t need to run out and buy the latest and greatest, but you should have a DSLR. If you’re not sure if you have the right gear, send an EMAIL to us.

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Sep
10
to Sep 13

Tobermory Foto Workshop

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

OVERVIEW

TOBERMORY WORKSHOP
3 nights/4 days


Space is limited to 8 participants only.
The workshop fee of $450 is payable at time of registration.
Course Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin

This workshop is for beginner to intermediate-level photographer. Located at the northern tip of Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory really is a hidden gem for landscape photographers. The opportunities here are endless.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 4:1. 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 workshop 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. 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 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.

 

ITINERARY

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

Day 1 (Thur):
We meet in the early evening. Location details will be provided to participants. We’ll settle in and go out to photograph the sunset.

Day 2 (Fri):
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.

Day 3 (Sat):
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.

Day 4 (Sun):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. We finish the workshop just after lunch and depart back home.

 

FAQS

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 accommodations?
Once participants are registered, we will send you information on accommodation options. They range from tent camping in Bruce Peninsula National Park to hotels/resorts, all depends what your budget is. Participants will be responsible to pay for their own accommodations.

What about meals?
There are many choices of restaurants in the village of Tobermory and surrounding area.

For those who are camping, there is an option to purchase a meal plan for the workshop. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost will be $130/person.

This will include:

  • Thursday. evening snacks
  • 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.)

What’s included in the workshop?

  • photography instruction
  • parking fees
  • park fees

What’s not included in the workshop?

  • camera equipment
  • transportation to/from location (we’ll try arrange carpooling with participants)

Still have more questions, send us an EMAIL.

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Aug
15
to Aug 16

Photography After Dark Workshop

The workshop fee of $100 is payable at time of registration.

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible just a few years ago. This workshop is designed to show you how to get started with taking pictures after the sun sets.

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN

  • the gear you’ll need
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • shooting the milky way
  • light painting techniques

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 5:1. You don’t need to run out and buy the latest and greatest, but you should have a DSLR. If you’re not sure if you have the right gear, send me an EMAIL. Gear rental is also an option. 

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Aug
7
to Aug 9

Franklin Island Foto Workshop

OVERVIEW

FRANKLIN ISLAND WORKSHOP
2 nights/3 days

August 7th - 9th, 2015

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Space is limited to 6 participants only.
The workshop fee of $375 is payable at time of registration.
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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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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Lightroom Workshop

This workshop is designed for more advanced Adobe Lightroom users wanting to get more in-depth knowledge of the Develop Module tool set and better their post-processing skills.

This a special private workshop for Granite Club and it is the second instalment of a 2-consecutive sessions. 

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Advanced Lightroom Workshop

This workshop is designed for more advanced Adobe Lightroom users wanting to get more in-depth knowledge of the Develop Module tool set and better their post-processing skills.

This a special private workshop for Granite Club and it is the first instalment of a 2-consecutive sessions. 

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Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Cheltenham Badlands Photo Workshop

The Cheltenham Badlands is a rare and spectacular phenomenon in Ontario. Badlands refers to a geological term for an area of soft rock devoid of vegetation and soil cover which over time becomes molded into a landscape of rounded hills and gullies. The reddish hue we see indicates a high iron oxide concentration in the soil.

Cost: $75

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. The Badlands provide an excellent opportunity to beef up your composition skills. We’ll spend our time learning about composition and how to create engaging and powerful images.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 5:1.

OVERVIEW
Date: September 7, 2014
Time: 1pm – 4pm.
Location: 45 minutes north of Toronto. Detailed directions will be provided to workshop participants.

DON’T FORGET
• Proper walking shoes.
• Something to eat and drink.
• Camera and tripod. (detailed list will be to participants)

If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

THE FINE PRINT
Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment. Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 10.


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Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Photography After Dark

  • Torrance Barrens, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the Photography After Dark workshop, we’ll visit one of the darkest night sky locations in Southern Ontario. Located 2 hours north of Toronto this unique spot offers an opportunity to try your hand at taking photographs of the night sky.

Cost: $90

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible just a few years ago. This workshop is designed to show you how to get started with taking pictures after the sun sets. We’ll discuss the gear you need, how to photograph stars, light painting techniques, calculating exposure, finding focus, getting sharp images and other techniques for night photography.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Student to instructor ratio is 5:1. You don’t need to run out and buy the latest and greatest, but you should have a DSLR. If you’re not sure if you have the right gear, send me an EMAIL. Gear rental is also an option. 

OVERVIEW
Date: August 23, 2014 (rain day August 24).
Time: 6pm – 10pm.
Location: 2 hours north of Toronto. Detailed directions will be provided to workshop participants. 

DON’T FORGET
• Warm clothes.
• Something to eat and drink.
• Camera and tripod. (detailed list will be to participants)

If you have any other questions about this workshop, send us an EMAIL.

THE FINE PRINT
Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment. Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 10.

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Aug
15
to Aug 17

Franklin Island Photo Workshop

  • Franklin Island, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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 Franklin Island. Copyright © Louis Au 2013

Franklin Island. Copyright © Louis Au 2013

OVERVIEW

FRANKLIN ISLAND WORKSHOP
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.

ITINERARY

August 15-17, 2014

The group meets Friday evening at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. Directions and a detailed list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

We’ll try organize car-pooling for participants coming from Toronto. If you need to rent outdoor gear White Squall Outfitters is the place to visit – just a short detour on your way in. If you’re coming from Toronto or Barrie, MEC has gear you can rent as well.

Day 1 (Fri):
We meet at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. An arranged boat shuttle takes us to our campsite, which will be our home for the next 2 days. We set-up and photograph the sunset. If the sky is clear we’ll have an excellent opportunity for some star photography as well.

Day 2 (Sat):
Up bright and early to capture the sunrise. After breakfast, we start today’s photo session with instruction and lots of photography. We’ll take a break for lunch and then back to photography. In the evening we gather for a group potluck dinner and then venture out for sunset. We’ll take some time on Saturday to go over the post production process and review images.

Day 3 (Sun):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. Our boat shuttle arrives just after lunch to take us back to the put-in where we depart back home.

FAQs

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?
You are of course welcome to bring your own meals. For those interested, this year’s workshop we’re offering a meal option. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost will be $100/person. This includes:
• Friday evening snacks
• Saturday. breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Sunday. breakfast and lunch
• Tea, coffee and drinking water
• Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)

What’s included in the workshop?
• boat shuttle to/from location
• expert photography instruction
• meals (if meal option is chosen)

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc..)
• parking fees
• meals (if meal option is NOT chosen)
• transportation to/from location (we’ll try arrange carpooling with participants)

Still have more questions, send us an EMAIL.

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Aug
8
to Aug 10

Franklin Island Photo Workshop

  • Franklin Island Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Cost: $350

 Franklin Island.  Copyright © Louis Au 2013

Franklin Island.  Copyright © Louis Au 2013

OVERVIEW

FRANKLIN ISLAND WORKSHOP
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.

ITINERARY

August 15-17, 2014

The group meets Friday evening at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. Directions and a detailed list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

We’ll try organize car-pooling for participants coming from Toronto. If you need to rent outdoor gear White Squall Outfitters is the place to visit – just a short detour on your way in. If you’re coming from Toronto or Barrie, MEC has gear you can rent as well.

Day 1 (Fri):
We meet at 6pm at Gilly’s Snug Harbour Marina. An arranged boat shuttle takes us to our campsite, which will be our home for the next 2 days. We set-up and photograph the sunset. If the sky is clear we’ll have an excellent opportunity for some star photography as well.

Day 2 (Sat):
Up bright and early to capture the sunrise. After breakfast, we start today’s photo session with instruction and lots of photography. We’ll take a break for lunch and then back to photography. In the evening we gather for a group potluck dinner and then venture out for sunset. We’ll take some time on Saturday to go over the post production process and review images.

Day 3 (Sun):
An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then more photography. Our boat shuttle arrives just after lunch to take us back to the put-in where we depart back home.

FAQs

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?
You are of course welcome to bring your own meals. For those interested, this year’s workshop we’re offering a meal option. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost will be $100/person. This includes:
• Friday evening snacks
• Saturday. breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Sunday. breakfast and lunch
• Tea, coffee and drinking water
• Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)

What’s included in the workshop?
• boat shuttle to/from location
• expert photography instruction
• meals (if meal option is chosen)

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags etc..)
• parking fees
• meals (if meal option is NOT chosen)
• transportation to/from location (we’ll try arrange carpooling with participants)

Still have more questions, send us an EMAIL.

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Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

High Park Photo Workshop

This introductory workshop takes place in High Park, a 400 acre natural oasis in the heart of Toronto. Explore beautiful trails through wooded ravines, around Grenadier Pond, and across rare black oak savannah. This historic park is home to many species of wildlife and plants, and provides a scenic getaway within the city.

COST: $60

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

OVERVIEW
If you’re just getting into photography and want to know how to use that new camera, this workshop is for you. We begin with the basics of camera control and review all those fancy camera dials. We’ll discuss aperture, shutter speed and ISO, how and when to use them. We take a walk through the park to discuss composition and how to create images. We keep the workshop group small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. Our goal for this workshop is for you to have an understanding of camera function and begin to create engaging and meaningful images. All you need is your camera and walking shoes!

ITINERARY
Time: 1pm – 4pm. This is a half-day photography workshop.
Location: We meet at the southwest corner of Bloor and Keele St. Directions and details will be provided to workshop participants. This location is accessible by TTC.

THE FINE PRINT
We do not guarantee the weather. Workshop fee does not include transportation, meals, or equipment. Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 8.

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Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Portraiture at Dusk Workshop

Cost $40

That single moment in time that we are captured in a photograph will one day share our story. Whether it’s a professional portrait or a selfie, we can all learn simple techniques to better capture our moments within our environment.

This workshop is designed to inspire creativity and push your portrait photography to the next level. You will learn to capture more creative and candid portraits by using both natural light and small flashes. We will also explore the fundamentals of lighting, posing and composition as part of your toolkit.

We encourage you to bring props to this workshop that you personally identify with; maybe it’s a guitar, artwork, or clothes. You’ll learn how to use these props within your environment to create striking portraits that identify you as a unique individual.

Location: 477 Richmond Street West, Suite 709, Toronto M5V 3E7
What to bring: DSLR or Mirrorless camera, and props.
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $40 (Ticket)

Skill level: For this workshop, a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is required. A good working knowledge of the equipment is necessary for hands-on exercise.

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Jun
6
to Jun 8

Amherst Island Photo Workshop

  • Amherst Island, Ontario Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Amherst Island is located just west of Kingston on Lake Ontario. Accessible only by ferry, the island’s windswept stone beaches and tranquil farmlands are an ideal location for a weekend getaway. We will explore beautiful shorelines, shady woods, historic farm buildings, and the picturesque hamlet of Stella.

Cost: $300
Cost: $400 (with meals)

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

OVERVIEW

AMHERST ISLAND WORKSHOP
2 nights/3 days

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

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. It should appeal to those who want to photograph landscapes and general everyday life photography.

The Amherst Island photography workshop takes place on the island itself. This quiet farming community is an ideal location for a slower paced workshop with ample opportunities to explore. We’ll make a number of outings to various locations of the islands. A simple but comfortable farm will become our home base for the weekend. It’s located on the south shores of the island overlooking Lake Ontario. If the weather co-operates and the stars are out, we’ll try photographing star trail images and do some light painting.

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 talk 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 computer 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 go about  post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

 

ITINERARY

June 6-8, 2014

We meet Friday evening on Amherst Island. The ferry dock is located in the village of Millhaven, 20 minutes south of Hwy. 401. It departs on the half-hour from the mainland. (6:30pm, 7:30pm etc), so plan accordingly to be on-time. This round-trip cost is $9. Detailed directions and a list of equipment will be provided to workshop participants.

Day 1 (Fri):
We meet with our host, get settled in, and discuss the upcoming weekend. We’ll have an opportunity for some photography before sunset as well.

Day 2 (Sat):
After breakfast, we begin today with photography instructions and an outing. We return for a lunch break before heading out again for more photography. Potluck dinner followed by a review of the images we’ve made throughout the day. After this, we’ll spend some time going over the process of post production – that is what you do to your image after your digital capture. We’ll be using Adobe Lightroom for this demonstration. If the weather co-operates we will venture out and try some star trail images and light painting.

Day 3 (Sun):
An early morning shoot to capture the sunrise. We return to have breakfast and continue with more photography instruction and an outing. The workshop finishes in the early afternoon.

FAQs

Where do I sleep?
There are a number of Bed and Breakfasts on the island. Or if you prefer to rough it, you are welcome to camp out on the property. Plenty of room to pitch your tent.

What’s included in the workshop?
•  photography instruction
•  meals (see below)

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• accommodations
• meals (see below)
• transportation to/from location
• ferry to Amherst island

What are the meal options?
If you’ve selected the workshop with the meal option, you’ll get:
• 2 continental breakfasts
• 2 buffet style lunches
• 1 home-cooked dinner
• 1 tea/coffee

A lot of the ingredients will come right from the garden–fresh and organic!

Our weekend host is Adam Nogrady. A landscaper, farmer and photographer who enjoys a bucolic life on Amherst Island. He graduated from the Emily Carr School of Art a ridiculous number of years ago and has recently exhibited at the Kingston Arts Council annual juried salon.

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Workflow and Post-Production with Adobe Lightroom

 Adobe Lightroom 5 Develop Module.  Image copyright © Louis Au 2014

Adobe Lightroom 5 Develop Module.  Image copyright © Louis Au 2014

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • overview of Adobe Lightroom and digital workflow
  • importing your images and file management
  • setting up Collections and Smart Collections
  • inputting metadata/IPTC info
  • processing your raw files or jpegs
  • publishing your work through Publish Services
  • backing up Lightroom database
     

Level: Intermediate 

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who have working knowledge with Lightroom and are looking for a more robust digital workflow solution to manage their photo libraries.

Presented in association with Colourgenics
Cost: $125 + HST
RSVP: LAD@Colourgenics.com

*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

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Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Advanced Adobe Lightroom 5 Workshop

Centre for Social Innovation Annex
720 Bathurst Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON  M5S 2R4
Cost: $60
Contact: info@f11project.com

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Workshop Outline

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, you will learn:

• file management outside of Lightroom 
      file directory structure
      file naming
• file management in the Library Module
      leveraging Collections and Smart Collections 
• setting up metadata/IPTC info presets
• in-depth look at the Develop Module tool set
      global adjustments
      local adjustments 
• syncing settings
• Photoshop round-trip
• setting up print templates
• setting up web galleries for sharing
• book making
• merging catalogues
• backup strategy

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who are looking for a more in-depth knowledge of Lightroom 5 to handle their image assets.


*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

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Jan
24
to Jan 26

Algonquin Photography Weekend

$360 / PERSON + HST
Includes:
2 night accommodations
2 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 2 dinners
All meals are prepared for you

The Log Cabin is located just outside on the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. Situated on beautiful Surprise Lake with Algonquin Park as the backyard. The Log Cabin provides cozy accommodation and features 6 bedrooms (double occupancy), two shared washrooms with toilets
and running cold water, fully equipped kitchen, living room with stone fireplace, dining room with harvest table, and two decks (one with a BBQ) and a shower and sauna cabin down by the lake. The cabin is rustic and does not have any electricity.

Friday Jan 24
12:00-1:00pm Arrival
1:00-2:00pm  Lunch
2:00-4:00pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography) 
4:30pm          Sunset shoot
6:00-7:00pm  Dinner
8:00pm onward 
Sauna / relax by fireplace / night sky shoot

Saturday Jan 25
7:30am  Sunrise shoot
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-1:00pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography) 
1:30-2:30pm Lunch
2:30-4:30pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography)
4:30pm Sunset shoot
6:00-7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm onward Show and tell. Sauna / relax by fireplace / night sky shoot

Sunday Jan 26
7:30am Sunrise shoot
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
10:00-2:00pm Activities (snowshoeing*, cross-country skiing*, forest / lake walk, photography) 2:00pm Lunch
3:00pm Pack up and depart

 

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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Adobe Lightroom Workshop

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • overview of Adobe Lightroom and digital workflow
  • importing your images and file management
  • setting up Collections and Smart Collections
  • inputting metadata/IPTC info
  • processing your raw files or jpegs
  • publishing your work through Publish Services
  • backing up Lightroom database

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who are looking for a more robust digital workflow solution to manage their photo libraries.

*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

COST: $60

 

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Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Adobe Lightroom Workshop

Lightroom is developed by Adobe as a photo workflow solution aimed at professional photographers and serious amateurs. It is designed to be an all-in-one toolbox for managing, editing and presenting large volumes of digital images.

In this workshop, you will be learn:

  • overview of Adobe Lightroom and digital workflow
  • importing your images and file management
  • setting up Collections and Smart Collections
  • inputting metadata/IPTC info
  • processing your raw files or jpegs
  • publishing your work through Publish Services
  • backing up Lightroom database

This workshop is recommended for any photographers who are looking for a more robust digital workflow solution to manage their photo libraries.

*Participants should bring their own laptops for in-class exercises.

COST: $60

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Nov
4
4:45 PM16:45

Frame to Finish Expo

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The Art and Business of Wedding Photography and Videography
Sponsored by Canon Canada

 I will be part of this all day Toronto event presenting Adobe Lightroom Tips & Tricks on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at Grand Victorian Convention Centre in Mississauga. 

 For more info, please visit the event page here


Adobe Lightroom: Finish Photos Faster
Presented by f11 Project

Awesome photos require awesome finishing!  Our Lightroom experts help you get the most out of your images by providing insider tips and tricks.  Professional workflow strategies help you manage your media and produce awesome results in a fraction of the time.

 

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Sep
26
to Oct 18

Nepal & Mt. Everest Photo Workshop

 I am pleased to announce that I will be co-leading this photo workshop with Outdoor Photo Journey in October, 2013.

This workshop includes a 11-day trek into the mountainous terrain of Solu Khumbu, Everest, to Gokyo at 4790 m.

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Outdoor Photo Journey. October is fast approaching and space is very limited.

COST: US$3275
DATES: OCTOBER 1-15, 2013

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Discover the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas. This trek takes us to the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, nestled below Mount Everest. Witness the highest mountains in the world and experience the culture of the Rai, Chhetri, and Sherpa people.

During our trek, daily photographic sessions will include group and one-on-one instruction, demonstrations and critiques of your work. Instead of formal lectures, our workshop will be focused on providing support in the field to develop your photographic technique, skill and voice.

Topics we will explore are: using your camera to its full potential, capturing unique landscapes and natural portraits of local life. Our small group size allows personalized attention, with the goal of developing your technique, composition, and storytelling skills. At different locations on the trek, we will focus on cultural or landscape photography.


ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu and prepare for the trek
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Monjo
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Exploration day
Day 6: Trek to Dole
Day 7: Trek to Machhermo
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo
Day 9: Exploration day
Day 10: Exploration day
Day 11: Trek to Dole
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 13: Trek to Lukla
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu

For more details on the trip, please visit the workshop page here.

 

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Aug
9
to Aug 11

Franklin Island Photo Workshop

  • 40 W Wind Trail ON, P0G Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will be partnering with Outdoor Photo Journey in running this upcoming outdoor photo weekend workshop. If you are interested in signing up, please contact Outdoor Photo JourneySpace is limited.

COST: $300
DATES: AUGUST 9 - 11, 2013

 Copyright © Ariel Estulin

Copyright © Ariel Estulin

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographer who are comfortable camping and sleeping under the stars. It should also appeal to those who want to photograph landscapes in the outdoors.

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. If the weather co-operates and the stars are out, we’ll try some star trail images and light painting. A new moon would have just appeared a day earlier so the nights will be relatively moonlight free.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. 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 also a big part of the process. We’ll have a tablet device (ipad or similar) on hand to review your images. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process.

Our overall goal for this workshop is to capture a sense of place in this unique landscape environment.

If you have any other questions or inquiries please feel free to contact Outdoor Photo Journey.

For more info on this workshop, please visit Outdoor Photo Journey here

Image © Copyright Ariel Estulin.

 

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