Tobermory and Bruce Peninsula Photography Workshop

• Dates: September 8-11, 2016
• 4 days / 3 nights
• Limit: 6 participants
• Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin

Tobermory is located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Known for it’s crystal-clear waters, rugged cliffs and jagged shoreline, Tobermory is an excellent location for inspirational photography.

This workshop is for beginner and intermediate-level photographers. Located at the northern tip of Bruce Peninsula National Park, Tobermory really is a hidden jem and provides endless opportunities for photographers.

We keep our workshop groups small, so what you’ll receive is hands-on, one-on-one photography instruction. If you’re just a beginner, not to worry, we’ll cover the basics of camera control, including aperture, shutter speed and ISO – how and when to use them. Over the course of the weekend we’ll discuss composition and how to create engaging and powerful images.

Photo critique is a big part of the learning process. Every night we’ll sit down with each participant and critique your days work. This gives you an opportunity for immediate feedback which is critical in the learning process. We’ll also show you how to post processing your images. In digital photography the image capture is just the beginning, the real fun is creating your images in post production.

Our overall goal for this workshop is to portrait a story and a sense of place in this unique landscape environment.

“The workshop exceeded all my expectations. Louis & Ariel are very patient and honest instructors and helped me understand the functions of my camera, thus boosting my confidence. Through the workshop, we developed a good friendship within the group. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to experience photography and travel.”



SHOOTING LOCATIONS WE’LL VISIT: The Grotto, Singing Sands Beach, Halfway Rock Point, Boulder Beach, Halfway Log Dump, Little Cove, Cyprus Lake, Dorcas Bay, and a few other secret spots.

Each day will follow a similar itinerary: Sunrise shoot, breakfast, down time (rest)/ lunch, post processing instruction, dinner, scout and sunset shoot. If the weather co-operates after the sun sets, we’ll have an opportunity to photograph the stars as well.

While we have a detailed location list, all will be dependent on conditions and weather. We’ll keep the itinerary flexible to accommodate this. But fear not, we will be shooting rain or shine!

We meet at 3pm in Tobermory. Location details will be provided to participants. We’ll settle in and go out to photograph the evening light and the sunset.

Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. We start today’s photo session with a location shoot. We’ll break for lunch and then head back to photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then again venture out for a sunset shoot. Tobermory is one of the darkest spots for night photography in Ontario. And for the next few nights, if the sky is clear, well have an excellent opportunity to photograph the stars. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

A similar schedule to yesterday. Up bright and early for a sunrise shoot followed by breakfast. After breakfast we head out for a location shoot. Break for lunch and then head back for more photography. In the evening we gather for dinner and then more photography. We’ll take time today to go over the post production process and review participants images.

An early morning start again to capture the sunrise. Breakfast, then spend the rest of the morning and early afternoon shooting the shoreline and breaking waves of Georgian Bay. We finish the workshop around 3pm just after lunch.



Our workshop philosophy is really simple. You bring the gear, and we provide the photography instruction. It’s one of the ways we are able to make these workshops affordable.

What about meals?
We’ll be offering a meal option for this workshop. All meals are prepared on-site and are guaranteed to be delicious! Cost is $150/person. This includes:
Thursday dinner
Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner
Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner
Sunday breakfast and lunch
• Tea, coffee and drinking water
• Eating utensils (bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.)
**You are of course welcome to bring your own meals if you choose or the other options is the town of Tobermory, which is a 10 minute drive and has many restaurant options.

What about accommodations?
There are 3 available options.
OPTION 1: Tent camping at Bruce Peninsula National Park.
OPTION 2: Yurt ‘glamping’ at Bruce Peninsula National Park. If you’ve never been Yurting, it’s a real treat. Get in touch with us and we’ll fill you in about this option. You can read more on this HERE and HERE.
OPTION 3: Motel/hotel in and around Tobermory.

Whichever option you decide on, it is the responsibility of the workshop participant to cover these costs.

What’s included in this workshop?
• 2 pro Instructors: Louis Au & Ariel Estulin
• Image reviews, critiques and post-processing instruction
• Inspiration, fun, and a great time!

What’s not included in the workshop?
• camera equipment
• parking fees
• transportation to/from location
• meals
• accommodations

workshop participant’s photos

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