André Gallant is a freelance photographer specializing in imaginative travel, people, and stock photography around the world. He has several major books to his credit - three with Pierre Berton, and Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image co-authored with Freeman. André has recently self-published three hardcover books, Dreamscapes, Destinations and Expressionism and has penned and photographed Photographing People At Home and Around the World for Key Porter Books. A contributor to PhotoLife, André continually experiments with new visual approaches and techniques in both his professional and personal photography, and he generously shares his ideas and expertise – in either English or French.
Freeman Patterson has been a freelance photographer since 1965 and his contribution to the medium is recognized around the world. He is the author of five best-selling instructional books on photography and visual design and seven other books, including The Garden, a collection of images and writing about his home at Shamper’s Bluff. EMBRACING CREATION: The Photography of Freeman Patterson, co-authored by Freeman and art curator Tom Smart is slated for publication in the late summer of 2013. Freeman believes a sound knowledge of visual design is fundamental to clear visual expression and focuses on this in his illustrated lectures. Freeman has conducted annual week-long workshops in Canada since 1973, in South Africa since 1984, and in many other countries.
2013 WORKSHOP DATES
This year we will not be holding a draw but will take registrations on a first come/first served basis beginning November 1st.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (8 Participants)
St. Martins, New Brunswick (12 Participants Per
LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA
Once again, André is leading a Photo Tour - Workshop along the Lighthouse Route in Nova Scotia. The Workshop will be based in Historic Lunenburg at The Bluenose Lodge (www.bluenoselodge.ca), a beautiful Inn in a beautiful quiet setting.
The week will be spent photographing quaint fishing villages, historic towns such as Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, and an outing to Peggy’s Cove for afternoon light and sunset. Most days will have a short lecture, followed by an evaluation of participant’s work. André’s program will focus on expressive techniques such as panning, dreamscapes and various montages. This workshop begins with dinner on Sunday, May 19th at 6pm and concludes with dinner on Friday, May 24th. Participants depart on Saturday morning.
Participants will fly in to Halifax, Nova Scotia (YHZ) airport which is 1 1/2 hour drive to Lunenburg. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop.
ST. MARTINS, NEW BRUNSWICK
Our workshops will be hosted by St. Martins Country Inn (www.stmartinscountryinn.com) in the village of St. Martins on the Bay of Fundy coast, east of Saint John and the Saint John airport and right at the beginning of the Fundy Trail. The bay has the world's highest tides, and there will be dramatic changes in the oceanfront scenery twice a day. Participants will need only to cross the road to reach the shore, rocks, mosses, caves, and fishing boats. Also, you will spend a day at Freeman's home at Shamper's Bluff on the St. John River.
St. Martins is approximately 38 kilometres east of the Saint John (not St. John), New Brunswick airport (YSJ). Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop. You may wish to use a readily available taxi at the airport for the 20 minute drive or pre-book from a limousine service. www.saintjohnlimo.com (around $50. for either)
Workshops are based on the following books by Freeman and/or André:
and the Art of Seeing, Photographing the World Around You: A Visual
Design Workshop, Photo
Impressionism and the Subjective Image and Dreamscapes.
Workshops are for the novice to the experienced amateur or professional.
Our experience has consistently been that a mixed group functions
best and learns the most.
REQUIREMENTS BEFORE TAKING THIS WORKSHOP ***
To get the most from the workshop, please make a serious effort before you arrive to learn basic camera operation: how shutter speeds relate to lens openings, what depth of field means, and what each dial or button on your camera does. Study your camera manual carefully and bring it with you.
INFORMATION FOR DIGITAL USERS
Participants using the digital medium must bring their own laptop computers. A digital projector will be available. Be familiar with your camera and with the playback features that enable you to select, delete, and transfer images to your computer or flash drive. Ensure that you have your camera manual with you. Participants should be sufficiently adept with software such as Photoshop to adjust the contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, and sharpness of your images. You should also be able to resize your images and save them as jpegs. (Participants may shoot in RAW but we work in jpeg to speed up workflow.)
INFORMATION FOR FILM USERS
For those who would like to attend the workshop and shoot 35mm film, please contact Kim Nickerson for further instructions.
TUITION AND ACCOMMODATION
Fee for the six-day/seven-night course includes meals and accommodation
$1995 per person + HST (13%)
We maintain a waiting list for each course once we have reached the maximum
12 students. If there is no space in either of your requested courses,
you may want to place your name on this list. Please indicate how
much notification time you require to be able to attend - the less
time you require, the better your chance.
Fee for meals and accommodations for the week for spouses or friends will be $500. + HST (13%)
Workshop begins with dinner (6:00pm) on Sunday and concludes with dinner on Saturday night. Participants should arrive before dinner on Sunday and depart the following Sunday morning.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop. You may wish to use a readily available taxi at the airport for the 20 minute drive or pre-book from a limousine service www.saintjohnlimo.com (around $50 for either)
Please do not register for a workshop unless you are able to stay for the
entire period as an early departure seriously disrupts the spirit and fellowship
of the workshop. ***
Knee-high waterproof rubber boots are necessary for shooting at water’s edge and for early mornings as there is often heavy dew. A hat, gloves and warm jacket are essential for autumn workshops and a flashlight can be useful. Bring a good repellent if you are at all bothered by insects.
Digital photographers must bring a laptop computer. ***
Tripod: bring a sturdy tripod with good ball-and-socket head. If you are buying a tripod, we strongly suggest that you look at models in the Manfrotto ART 190 or 550 series and choose a Manfrotto Joystick 222 (highly recommended) or Manfrotto 324 or 327 head. Another good choice is a tripod with ball-and-socket head by Really Right Stuff manufactured in California. Their products can only be purchased through their website.
Lenses: bring whichever lenses you have but there is no need to purchase any for the workshop. Lenses in the 24-300 range are great and a polarizing filter will be helpful.
TO REGISTER FOR A 2013 WORKSHOP
We will take registrations on a first come/first served basis beginning November 1.
Step 1: Send your completed application form by e-mail, phone or fax beginning November 1, 2012 for the 2013 workshops indicating your first and second choice of workshop weeks. We require a $400 deposit (Canadian funds) payable by VISA or Mastercard at this time but we will not debit your credit card until the first week of January.
After registering if you haven't already sent a signed copy, we will need a signed application form by e-mail, fax or send to:
Step 2: The balance of your workshop fees must be paid six weeks before your workshop begins to ensure your place is held.
Cancellations: On cancellations up to six weeks prior to the beginning date of the workshop, we will refund your deposit less 50% for expenses. We will not refund on cancellations received six weeks or less prior to the beginning date of the workshop.
Please do not register for a workshop unless you are able to stay for the entire period as an early departure seriously disrupts the spirit and fellowship of the workshop.
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