Fall Gales Photography Workshop


OCTOBER 16 – 20, 2024

The premise of this workshop is to assemble a group of like-minded photographic enthusiasts creating an atmosphere which will elevate and inspire you to capture the stunning beauty of Lake Superior and its surrounding wilderness to the best of your ability. The timing of the workshop coincides with the tragedy that inspired the glorious ballad “Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by famed Canadian folk musician Gordon Lightfoot.

In previous years during this workshop, participants enjoyed capturing the fiery or, at times,  tranquil Lake Superior; the nearby Wawa Badlands; night sky photography; waterfalls as well as the beauty of Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Composition, colour, texture and movement are covered in the field. Andrew also offers technical advice. You will constantly be provided with positive constructive feedback in the field and during evening image review.

The workshop is based at the picturesque Rock Island Lodge in a natural setting at the mouth of the historic Michipicoten River. The gathering space at the lodge is a perfect place to relax, socialize and post-process your new work.
All meals and accommodations are included in the workshop cost with overflow sleeping arrangements at a nearby motel.

Andrew McLachlan is a widely published photographer/writer specializing in natural history, commercial, and pet photography. Extensive travels throughout Ontario, Canada have led to an impressive collection of imagery.
His first e-Book “‘A Photographer’s Guide to the Ontario Landscape” is a comprehensive guide to photographing Ontario’s vast and varied landscape from the remote Abitibi Canyon to Point Pelee, the Ottawa Valley to the Algoma Highlands and beyond.
His second e-Book “FOCUS ON FROGS – An Illustrated Guide to Great Photography” is a comprehensive guide to photographing frogs and toads in the wild; in the tropics; in home-made terrariums; and in studio set-ups. The book ends with a spectacular Webfoot Gallery to inspire you. 
More about Andrew at:

Sample Course Agenda:

First Day
Meet and greet at 5:30pm
Sunset Shoot
Dinner at 6pm
Evening Orientation

2nd, 3rd & 4th Day
Morning shoot at dawn
Morning field outing
Lunch – packed or at the lodge
Optional afternoon shoot
Photoshop / Lightroom Processing
Optional evening/night shoot

Last Day
Morning shoot at dawn
Optional Participant Slide Show
Wrap up discussion
Departure approx 10 am

2024 Prices (tax additional)

To register please first visit Andrews course registration page at:  
Once you have registered with Andrew, please select your accommodations/meals options with us as follows:
Dates 4 nights: Wednesday Oct 16 pm – Sunday Oct 20 am
Participant fees*:
Private room: $1,370
Double Occupancy $1,770
Meals/site only $370
Fees include: Lodge space, meals/snacks, 15% gratuity