Fall Gales Photography Workshop

October 26-29, 2017

With a nod to Canadian folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot, we’ve renamed our popular Lake Superior storm photography workshop “The Gales of November Come Early.” That is, we host pro landscape photographer Glenn Springer and a small group of up to 12 workshop participants for a weekend of collaborative learning and outdoor photography on the rugged shore of Lake Superior.

This is a great opportunity to be inspired by the Canadian wilderness and capture its colours, textures and moods with photography. We’ll experience remarkable landscapes—the austere, wave-washed beaches of Michipicoten, the stunning cliffs of Old Woman Bay, and the otherworldly barrens of the Wawa Badlands. The workshop is all about mastering your camera and discovering your photographic eye. There will be some instruction, but Glenn primarily acts as a mentor and coach, providing you with mock “assignments” and offering technical advice and creative feedback.

This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced photographers who are comfortable with their cameras. It’s about pushing your range of experience—shooting new subjects and sharing ideas and critique with your peers. The workshop is based at Rock Island Lodge, located right on the shore of Lake Superior—the premier location for Great Lakes stormwatching. Our 1,500-square-foot common room provides outstanding vistas and the perfect venue to review your work, relax, and chat. The workshop includes all meals. Four guest rooms are provided on-site at Rock Island Lodge and will be reserved for early registrants. Overflow accommodations will be arranged with nearby motels.

Glenn Springer specializes in outdoor and travel photography. He is a freelance photojournalist, writer and columnist. His work appears in the Toronto Star and local Haliburton publications, and has been featured in several galleries. Glenn is the founding president of the Haliburton Highlands Camera Club, and has lectured and presented to many clubs and organizations and teaches many workshops focusing on the concepts of photography including DSLR operation, Lightroom and Photoshop as well as specialized techniques such as night and star shoots, HDR and long exposure photography. He is a certified judge and has adjudicated many competitions up to the International Salon level. He is known as a “relentless blogger” and has documented his travels and work at www.faczen.blogspot.com for more than 10 years.

Click here for more information and photos from previous workshops.

Sample Course Agenda:

Meet for dinner at 6:30 pm
Orientation and moving water seminar
Dawn light session
Morning field outing
Afternoon field outing; team shooting assignment
Night session (weather permitting)

Dawn shoot (optional)
Photo workshop—team challenge
Afternoon field session
Post-processing time
Review, critique and wrap-up
Noon departure

2017 Prices

Single participant, own room
$740 Rock Island Lodge
$690 Off-site motel

Two participants, shared room
1,190 Rock Island Lodge
$1,140 Off-site motel

One participant, one partner, shared room
$980 Rock Island Lodge
$930 Off-site motel

One participant, no accommodations