Wednesday, 26 December 2012

2013 Kawartha Photography Workshops in Ontario

Workshop Dates:

Exact 2013 Dates are coming. We have outlined below when we will be running the workshops. If you are interested you should book your spot now as we are limiting the spots to only 4 next year. Exact dates are generally announced 45 to 60 days in advance of the workshop.

Workshop One - February 2013
Dates to be determined based on ice thickness on lake - plan on the second or third weekend in February - SOLD OUT
Workshop Two - April 2013
Dates to be determined to coincide with Trillium blooming - plan for the third weekend in April
Workshop Three - August 2013
Dates to be determined - plan for the last half of the month.
Workshop Four - October 2013
Dates to be determined based on peak fall colors in the area - plan for first or the second weekend in October.

Come and join us on our weekend retreats to Lake Salerno in the Kawartha's. In 2013 we are only offering four workshops, a winter, spring, summer and fall workshop

In the Kawarthas, an area positioned one and a half hours north east of Toronto, both water and land are equally impressive. The shimmering lakes and rivers that offer breathtaking sun rises and sunsets are ribboned together by the Trent-Severn Waterway, which stretches from Lake Ontario to nearby Georgian Bay. This water route is well travelled in summer by yachts, powerboats and houseboats, with many stopping overnight at the numerous locks. The Kawarthas also boasts fish-rich waters and an abundance of water fowl. Our destination, Lake Salerno continues to be home to migratory Loons that keep coming back year after year. These beautiful birds offer the avid photographer plenty of opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat.

But the land also offers you countless photo opportunities. Here is a mix of fertile carpets of farmland and fragrant pine forests that are home for wildlife such as coyotes, bears, wild turkey, beaver and a variety of owls.

A Photographers Lounge Weekend Photography Workshop at Salerno Lake in the Kawartha’s is designed to incorporate both classroom learning as well as a hands-on approach to applying the classroom teachings in the field with your camera. These fun and engaging weekends are designed to immerse the participants into the art of photography at a remote location. 

What We Deliver
Our goal when we run a Weekend Photography Workshop is to improve your photographic aptitude through a focused learning environment. A Weekend Photography Workshop is a targeted learning experience: classroom time, combined with special assignments and hands on camera work is how we facilitate your learning. We also build in time to critique photographer’s images that were taken both before and during the Workshop. 

Our small groups guarantee a great instructor-to-student ratio and plenty of time to answer all of your questions. Weekend Photography Workshops are like a unique course designed just for you! Workshops typically begin on a Friday evening and run to Sunday afternoon.

What can you expect to photograph while at Salerno Lake with us?
The lake has an abundance of Common Loons and other water fowl on the surrounding lakes at any given time. There is also wild turkey, deer, fox and bear that call the area home. Hummingbirds seem to make the circuit daily and constantly visit the feeds set up around the cottages. The abundance of lakes and shorelines also offer a multitude of seascape and landscape photo opportunities.

Investing in one weekend devoted to improving your photography is the most effective way to learn!

How It Works
You arrive Friday night by 5pm and we will shoot after dinner Friday, sunrise Saturday morning, Sunset Saturday and then out again on Sunday morning.

During the afternoons we will spend time in the digital darkroom and edit your images that you have taken.

All workshops end on Sunday by 1pm to ensure you can arrive home at a decent time on the Sunday.

The 2013 fee for a Weekend Photography Workshop at our private home on Salerno Lake is $350/person. This includes accomodation at our private home, two breakfasts, two dinners, light lunch on Saturday, all your drinks and photographic workshop fees.

Not included is your transportation to and from the workshop location. We will send you directions once you register for one of these workshops.

A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants for one of our Salerno Lake Workshops ensures quality instruction.

Who Should Attend
There may be some medium level hiking involved. You should have a moderate level of fitness and be able to hike through forests for extended periods of time.

The photographer that will get the most out of one of these workshops is someone that understands the basic functions of a camera and wants to take their images to the next level.

To Book Your Space
If a unique weekend Photography Workshop in the Kawartha’s is the best option for you, please visit the following link and contact us for more details