South Okanagan based photography workshops & lessons for individuals & small groups. Each workshop is unique; tailored to help you learn new skills or hone existing ones in whichever aspect of photography you would like to progress in.
Past workshops have included; camera basics, stars/night photography, long exposure landscapes & waterfalls, sunrise and sunsets, actions sports and post production techniques/digital editing. Workshops can last from an hour or two over a coffee, to several days out in the field.
For ~2 weeks each year, the Sun will set through the KVR Trail's Little Tunnel creating this unique phenomenon high above the village of Naramata. Learn how to fearlessly point your camera into the Sun and capture amazing photographs that illustrate the moment as you remember, or perhaps even better! Whether you're just starting to use a camera or are a serious photo enthusiast, this workshop is tailored to your abilities to ensure a progressive and hands on learning experience at one of the most scenic locations in the South Okanagan Valley.
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Beginner Camera Lessons - South Okanagan Area - 2hr
Have you ever looked at a photograph and wondered how it was captured? There are many simple tricks professional photographers use to properly capture & create images of those fleeting moments in time. We'll teach you some of these tricks in our beginner workshop, tailored to your ability & goals as a photographer. Whether you own a point & shoot, film camera, or DSLR, this class is a wonderful way to learn how to operate that expensive device and preserve the precious moments in life.
2 Hour Private Workshop starting at $175!
Landscape Photo Workshop - South Okanagan Area - 2.5hr
Join us for a photo tour/workshop as we'll take you to some of the best views in the entire South Okanagan during the "Golden Hours". Learn how to fearlessly point your camera into the Sun and capture amazing photographs that illustrate the moment as you remember, or perhaps even better! Whether you're just starting to use your camera or are a serious photo enthusiast, we tailor each workshop to ensure a progressive and hands on learning experience for our clients.
The "Golden Hour" workshop and/or photo tour is offered during sunrise and sunset year round. There are no set locations for these workshops as locations will be determined based on best use of conditions and weather. 1-2 locations.
2.5hr Landscape Photo Workshop/Tour - $195
Night Photo Workshop - South Okanagan Area - 2.5hr
Join us for a workshop/photo tour under the Milky Way and stars as we take you to some of the darkest skies in the South Okanagan. Learn how to fearlessly point your camera into the night sky and capture amazing photographs that illustrate the moment as you remember, or perhaps even better! Whether you're just starting to use your camera or are a serious photo enthusiast, we tailor each workshop to ensure a progressive and hands on learning experience for our clients.
2.5 Hour Night Sky Photo Workshop - $195
Rivers/Waterfalls Photo Workshop - South Okanagan Area - 2.5hr
Join us for a photo tour/workshop as we'll take you to some of the most amazing waterfalls and rivers in the Okanagan Valley. Learn how to use long exposures and polarizing filters to capture those creative, silky smooth images of water! Whether you're just starting to use your camera or are a serious photo enthusiast, we tailor each workshop to ensure a progressive and hands on learning experience for our clients.
The "Waterfalls & Rivers" workshop and/or photo tour is offered year round. There are no set locations for these workshops as locations will be determined based on best use of conditions, weather & your preferences. 1-2 locations.
Rivers & Waterfalls Photo Workshop/Tour - $195
I am also available for Camera Club Presentations, Guest Speaking Events, and Private Tours. I can custom tailor a lesson, presentation, slideshow or field trip to suit you or your organization's needs. Travel expenses may apply if located outside the South Okanagan Valley area.
Send us an email to find out how we can work together to build a workshop/program that suits you and your class.
DSLR Camera - Required - You'll need the full power and creative control of a Digital SLR Camera to get the most out of your experience on this workshop!
Wide Angle Lens - Required - Bring the widest lens you have to get as many stars in one shot as you can. Longer lenses are capable but require more advanced techniques than wide angle lenses.
Tripod - Highly recommended! - A tripod is a must when shooting night skies & highly recommended when shooting sunrises, sunsets, rivers & waterfalls. You will be using longer exposures and you will not be able to handhold the camera. It is also a great tool to improve your compositions.
Intervalometer/Shutter Release - Recommended - A shutter release allows you to take a photo without touching the camera. This helps ensure a sharp photo and is very important for long exposures in the morning and evening hours. Intervalometers are used to capture timelapse video by triggering the camera for a certain amount of exposures over a set amount of time.
Extra Batteries - Required - It is always a good idea to have a few extra batteries on hand. This area is always beautiful and ever changing and you can go through batteries pretty fast, especially during colder mornings.
Filters - Recommended - Filters are good to have as they help control the light. We almost exclusively use neutral density filters & polarizers and can assist and answer any questions you may have on them.
A friend and/or spouse are welcome to join!
Transportation is NOT provided. Please arrange your own transportation. Transportation may be provided to photo workshop/tour location for those traveling without a vehicle. Please ask for more details.
A 30% administration fee is non-refundable.
Will operate Rain or Shine. We can still photograph the clouds. These workshop will only be cancelled if there is a weather warning put in place by Environment Canada. . These workshops will only be cancelled if there is completely overcast skies with no prediction of clearing.
Full payment is required upon booking. Cancellations will be accepted 7 days prior to reserved date. A 30% administration fee is non-refundable.
We do encourage clients to bring their spouse or friends to enjoy the amazing scenery and take photos for themselves but the guiding and teaching will be concentrated on the main photographing client(s)
*These workshops are not recommended for children under the age of 18. If children under the age of 16 are attending a second adult must be present*
Private Workshops & Photo Tours Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made later than 7 days prior to private photo tour or private workshop date. Full refunds (minus 30% booking deposit) will be given if cancelled 7 or more days before workshop/tour date. In the event of severe weather, workshops and tours may be postponed without notice if an instructor is unable to attend. Administration fee of 30% will not be refunded. Change of date will be considered upon availability. In the event we have to cancel a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund. We are not, however, liable for expenses incurred such as airfare or accommodations. We recommend the purchase of trip insurance.
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