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2013 Canadian Adventure ~ Northern Ontario

Dates: August 10, 2013 to August 16th, 2013

Locations: Salerno Lake, Minden, Algonquin Park, Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Region, Dorset

Attendees: Maximum of 10 people (Five spots booked, this workshop is running)

Fitness Level: Minimal to a higher degree of physical activity involved in this Caravan. The majority of the workshop is contains minor physical activity but one optional climb up a fire lookout demands a higher degree of physical fitness.

Price: $850USD - This is the fee to attend the workshop. All attendees should make their own travel arrangements to attend this workshop.

Deposit: $250

Pro Photographer Guides: Kevin A. Pepper and Deborah Sandidge

Our goal is to answer all of your questions while we spend our time together in Ontario, Canada. But because of the nature of this photography Caravan, the key learning opportunities will be on:

Apertures & Shutter Speeds: We will discuss the different modes on your camera and the effect your aperture and shutter setting have on your images.

Composition: Learn how to improve your photography by applying ‘rules’ of composition.

Outdoor Lighting Techniques: Some great techniques will be explained on how to use light to fill in high contrast outdoor photography.

Night Photography: With an abundance of stars the opportunity for night photography will present opportunities to do long exposure night photography.

Autofocus & Techniques: Here you learn how to keep the focus on your subject whether taking a landscape image or photographing action!

Digital Darkroom: A Photographer's Lounge workshop is the perfect opportunity for any photographer to refine their post processing skills.

This digital photography workshop will be action-packed with photo opportunities, digital darkroom info, and, of course, fun! With such a small group, you’ll have a great opportunity to learn through personal attention.

Here’s how it works: You drive. You book your own hotel rooms (we will recommend hotels or cottage rental locations). You pay for your own meals. We provide photographic instruction and guidance. And, we arrange shooting locations, meeting times, restaurants, and traditional northern campfire meals etc

We are limiting this Photo Caravan to 10 participants for personalized attention.
For information and an application: e-mail [email protected] .

Tentative Schedule

Day One

Meet for a late afternoon shoot in one of the local towns and then go for a group dinner (details to be announced)

Day Two


Minden waterfalls shoot just after day break


Minden action shoot at the falls in the afternoon with professional and amateur kayakers going through the Olympic training kayak course.


Group dinner if you want to join the fun

Day Three


Sunrise shoot at white lake and flooded forest and swamp


Photoshop / download / editing discussion


Light painting abandoned bus in the forest, abandoned hunting cabins and the exterior of a 150 year old empty church

Day Four


Sunrise shoot on Lake Salerno

Bird photography- we will track down the iconic Canadian Loons and other water fowl and birds of prey.


Drive to Dorset

Hike to a fire station lookout that sits 150’ in the air above the tree line in Ontario’s north.

We shoot till sunset and hike out of the woods at night and drive back.

Group dinner if you want to join the fun

Day Five


A sunrise at one of Ontario’s glacier carved northern lakes for sunrise and to catch the morning swim of the migratory waterfowl as they fish in the morning


Download / Photoshop / editing session


A night of long exposure photography from the golden hour to darkness, followed by a group dinner

Day Six

All day road trip

We head up into Algonquin Park for a sunrise photo shoot and spend the morning and early afternoon in the iconic park before we leave for home base, with a few stops along the way.

Day Seven


Morning photo shoot for one last time to track down the loons as they make their way up and down the lake.


Final download / Photoshop session


Awards presentation / Group dinner / Workshop Ends.