Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Photography Workshops in the Kawartha Region of Ontario

The 2 Kevin Pepper's, yes there are two of us... K1 and K2, have scheduled four weekend workshops up in the Kawartha Region of Ontario in 2013... These workshops are just as much about having fun together as they are about photography. We promise you will leave a better photographer, a client for life where we are available to answer any of your photography questions long after our time together, and an extended member of our family.

Salerno Lake Loon
The following are our weekend workshops...

Workshop One - February 22 to February 24, 2013 - ONE SPOT LEFT

Workshop Two - April 2013 - THREE SPOTS LEFT
Spring dates to be determined to coincide with Trillium blooming - plan for the third weekend in April

Workshop Three - July 26 to July 28, 2013 - FIVE SPOTS LEFT

Workshop Four - October 2013 - THREE SPOTS LEFT
Fall dates to be determined based on peak fall colors in the area - plan for first or the second weekend in October.

The Kawarthas are 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.

A view from the dock in winter
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.

Then, when the sun goes down, we spend some time doing long exposure photography and pull out the speed lights in the downstairs studio so you can try your skills shooting people and product.

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.

The Forest's Carpet in the spring time

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.

A typical fall scene on the lake
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.

What Is Included
Because these workshops are done at our four season home in the Kawartha's we include everything... a private bedroom for 2 nights accomodation, all your meals, drinks and photography instruction... you just have to get yourself to the workshop.

To book your spot please visit the Photographer's Lounge website.

K1 and K2 look forward to spending the wekend with you!