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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The Lunenburg Workshops

with André Gallant

NB Workshops

André is leading two Photography Workshops in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The Workshop will be based in Historic Lunenburg at The Boscawen Inn, a beautiful inn in a 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. The emphasis of the teaching programs will be on various techniques such as Dreamscapes, various Montages, Panning, as well as an introduction to Contemplative Photography. This workshop is for participants who know their camera equipment well, and have a good sense of visual design. Also, participants must be able to process their images. Having a version of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements is useful for experimenting with montage techniques (using Layers).

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.


Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
May 19 – 24 (depart May 25)
October 20 – 25 (depart October 26)

For more information, please contact André at: or Kim Nickerson at:


Fee for the five-day/six-night course includes accommodations, breakfasts and dinners. Lunches will be on your own and are not included in the price of the workshop. There are many quaint restaurants and cafés near the Inn, a five minute walk. Participants should arrive in time for dinner on Sunday and depart the following Saturday morning.

$2395 per person + HST (15%)

We maintain a waiting list for the tour once we have reached the maximum 8 participants.

We will be staying at The Boscawen Inn in standard rooms with private bath. For $20/day, you can upgrade to an ocean view room. These upgrades are subject to availability. Please contact the Inn at 1-800-354-5009.

Guests: Spouses or friends of participants do not pay the tuition fee, and should not expect to attend regular lectures or to receive field instruction. They may attend the first evening's briefing, and the final day presentation.

Fee for meals and accommodations for the week for spouses or friends will be $500. + HST (15%).


Waterproof hiking footwear is necessary for shooting at water’s edge and for early mornings as there is often heavy dew. Bring a hat, gloves and warm jacket. Mornings can be chilly at this time of year.


Digital photographers must bring a laptop computer. Photoshop or Photoshop Elements are excellent tools for processing, and very useful for creating montages. Lightroom is a good processing program, but you will be limited as you can’t work with Layers.

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 55 series. The Really Right Stuff based in California also offers excellent tripods and ball heads.

Lenses: bring whichever lenses you have. A range between 24-300 is ideal.

A cable release (shutter release) is extremely useful. If you don’t have one, it is definitely worth getting one.

Tripod Rental: We will have four tripods available for rental. With all the weight restrictions with air travel, this will make it easier if you are flying.

Rental fee is $40. for the week. As quantities are limited, please reserve when you register for a workshop.


We will take registrations on a first come/first served basis.

Step 1
Send your completed application form by e-mail, phone or fax for the 2019 workshops. 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. Workshop fees can also be paid by e-mail money transfer. Please indicate on your application form if you will be paying by e-mail money transfer or credit card 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:

Shamper’s Cove Limited
3487 Route 845
Long Reach, NB, Canada E5S 1X4


Phone 506-763-2189       Fax 506-763-2035

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 unless we can fill your space.

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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