Newfoundland photography summer camps

2018 Newfoundland Photography Workshops Icebergs, Birds, and Whales, June 9-16, 2018,Birds, Whales, and Landscape July 14-21, 2018, and August 4-11, 2018, Birds and Landscape September 8-15, 2018

In addition to my work as a professional photographer, I have also taught photography for the last 10 years, and led photography workshops in Newfoundland for the past 6 years. I have been very impressed by the passion and interest for still photography shown by the people I meet. There is tremendous raw talent out there, but some direction is always helpful when developing one’s talent.

The digital photography workshops I host are designed to provide the right opportunity and instruction to adults with a passion for photography. The workshops are one week in length, and will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants. The price of the workshops includes: photography instruction and mentoring, land travel within Newfoundland, and accommodation.

Our base for the workshops is in St. Bride’s on the Southwest point of the Avalon Peninsula. Most of the photography locations we will visit are on the Avalon Peninsula. We will be leaving the Avalon Peninsula when we travel north to photograph puffins, and possibly icebergs. The specific itinerary will vary depending on the weather. Weather in Newfoundland is quite changeable and we adapt to what it offers us.

Newfoundland is the ideal place to learn photography; it is also a wonderful place to meet interesting people, to experience a unique culture, to learn more about Canada’s geography and history. Included in the workshop is: accommodation, land transportation, photography instruction, some breakfasts, and a whale-watching boat excursion. Participants must have their own: dslr camera, and lenses, they also should have a laptop, external hard drive, and memory cards. If you do not have a laptop, we do have a number of desktop computers at our base in St. Bride’s. Everyone should be prepared for a diversity of weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing including a waterproof jacket. During the summer months it can be 28 degrees Celcius (83 F) during the day and 13 degrees Celcius (56 F) at night. It is a good idea at least 2 pairs of footwear, one of which should be a pair of hiking boots.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: pick up at St. John's airport, overnight at hotel in St. John’s.

Day 2: AM St. John’s urban architectural photography of colourful downtown St. John’s, Signal Hill photograph panoramic view of city; PM boat trip Bay Bulls photograph whales and seabirds.

Day 3: Hike and photograph rugged coastline and ocean around St. Bride’s. PM Cape St. Mary’s Ecological reserve photograph seabird colony.

Day 4: AM sandy beach and rocks at Gooseberry cove and numerous spots along the way, PM Placentia and Argentia.

Day 5: AM Point Lance beach, and raw coast line, PM hike and photograph in Branch: beach, town, and fossils.

Day 6: Travel to Bonavista and Maberly to photograph puffins, lighthouses, root cellars and much more, overnight at hotel in Bonavista area.

Day 7: AM Trinity and area, PM return to St. Bride’s.

Day 8 Return to St. John’s airport, stop at Cape Spears on route.

The itinerary will change to accommodate for the weather and photographic opportunities. Each day, time is allotted for specific photographic instruction. Itinerary may change depending on the interest of the group.

Cost: $3500CAD incl. HST or $2800USD incl. HST based on double occupancy, $500 single supplement, two single rooms are available at the St. Bride’s base house, no single supplement will be charged if you wish to stay at the base house.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is payable on booking. The balance is payable 30 days before the commencement of the workshop. All amounts are payable by cheque or electronic transfer. Flights to Newfoundland are not included in the price of the workshop. Ideally, please arrange your flights to arrive in the early afternoon.

Space available for 2018 workshops: Icebergs, Birds, and Whales, June 9-16, 2018,Birds, Whales, and Landscape July 14-21, 2018, and August 4-11, 2018, Birds and Landscape September 8-15, 2018

OTHER DATES MAY BE AVAILABLE UPON SPECIAL REQUEST. Minimum number of 4 people registered necessary for workshop to proceed.

You can book by emailing me directly at