SUMMER SHOOTING EXCURSIONS

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Summer Shoots is series of 8 half-day and full-day photo expeditions, offered weekly, between June and August 2016, featuring a range of locations, events, times of the day (mostly on Saturdays and Sundays) with a pre-dawn early morning and a night-time shooting opportunity. It will be a summer of exploration, introducing you to unique and engaging locations and events, locally and regionally. Many of these may become destinations that will inspire you and your photography for years to come.  In addition there will be an introductory session and a final critique and slideshow.

Summer Shoots are for those who want to accelerate their development as photographers through regular practice, learning new principles and techniques, feedback, and interaction with others who are passionate about photography and share a commitment to improvement.   Each session will include location-shooting, an assignment to build skills in composition (ie. framing, subject placement, negative space, motion), refine your handling of exposure and experiment with creative techniques, and learn the requirements of a specific genres (landscape, still life, night and low-light, action, nature and wildlife).  We will strive for making beautiful pictures as well as capturing beautiful subjects, telling compelling visual stories, and expressing and evoking emotion in the work.

Participant photographers will be asked to share 2 assignment images from each shoot, weekly, online, for instructor and group feedback.   A private Facebook group page will be made available for participants to upload, share and receive feedback on work, as well as access resources on a weekly basis.  Summer Shoots will cap off with an evening slideshow and discussion of the best work by participants in August.  The top three photos taken over the three months, as selected by the participants, will be printed and awarded to the photographers who shot them.

Shooting locations will include:

•   An old growth forest and ancient caves

•   A castle and a spectacular waterway

•   A ruined mill surrounded by waterfalls off the TransCanada Trail

•   A storied Canadian wildlife preserve

•   A rodeo

•   The grand finale of an international fireworks competition

The final list of 8 locations will be presented and discussed at the opening session to be held at SPAO on June 4th.

 

The shooting schedule

A full schedule and dates will be provided upon registration with locations, times, dates, additional information links and assignment details.  The sessions will take place either on Saturdays or Sundays. There will be one dawn shoot and one evening shoot.  Note: In the event that a location becomes unavailable for shooting, or there is a change in an event schedule, an alternative shooting location will be offered.

 

Requirements:  This is a program for photographers at the advanced, beginner or intermediate level who have a comfort level with manual shooting, post-production, and the use of a DSLR with exchangeable lenses.  Participants will assume all responsibility for transportation to the shooting locations, in addition to entrance fees where required.

 

SUMMER SHOOTING EXCURSION
SUNDAYS - JUNE 4 - AUG 21, 2016
INTRO SESSION ONSITE SPAO JUN. 4, 1-4PM
8 OFFSITE LOCATIONS TBD
FINAL CLASS ONSITE SPAO AUG. 21, 1-4PM
10 SESSIONS
LOCATION: SPAO AND OFFSITE
LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
SUSANNE URE I $369