ALERT BAY LANDSCAPE AND URBAN ABSTRACTS PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP
February 8-11, 2022
March 22-25, 2022
Max 6 Photographers
With a little imagination, Cormorant Island, looks like a mini-croissant safeguarded by Vancouver Island to the South and Malcolm Island to the North.
A ferry crossing from Port McNeill will get you to the village of Alert Bay in a about 45-minutes. At almost 5km long and less than a kilometer wide, this diminutive island is bursting with personality.
A combination of vast ocean vistas, abandoned historic buildings and a Mordor forest provides a kaleidoscope of subject matter for the outdoor photography enthusiast.
Professional one-to-one photography instruction by Barry J Brady
Comprehensive course notes
Pre-trip planning and communication
(Participants to arrange their own accommodation, transport and meals)
Accommodation (we can chat about suggestions)
Flights and car rental (if applicable)
Gas, insurance, extra mileage on car rental
Travel and equipment insurance
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Photographing dramatic landscapes and scenery
How to use Neutral Density and graduated Neutral Density filters to enhance the scene
Exploring composition and how to approach setting up a scene
Using colours, shapes and textures to add to your photography skills
Using perspective and context to create impactful images
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Northern Vancouver Island has unpredictable weather, so it’s always good to be prepared for all conditions. Dry feet are important, remember to wear appropriate footwear. In case it’s windy, dress in layers. Bring toques, scarves and gloves.
It would be great if you know how to use your camera on manual mode using settings like ISO, aperture, shutter speed and the light meter in your camera. But if not, not to worry, the whole point of the trip is to get to know your camera and improve your photography knowledge and skills. If you want to chat about this give me a call or send me an email.
We will be driving to each vantage point. We will be walking short distances to each vantage point. Some stretches might require walking on mildly uneven terrain and up or down stairs or wooden boardwalks.
Camera - DSLR or mirrorless
A selection of lenses - wide angle lenses to medium range zoom lenses
Tripod - sturdy and weather resistant
Cable Release - not essential - optional
ND and ND graduated filters - not essential - optional
Spare batteries or battery packs
Laptop with Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop for image editing
Mar 22-25, 2022
Deposit for workshop: $450.00CAD
Please arrange to arrive no later than on the 5:10pm ferry from Port McNeill to Alert Bay (45-minute sailing)
6:30pm Brief meet and greet because restaurants close at 8pm
Sunrise shoot - Seascape
Photography presentation by Barry J Brady
Afternoon shoot - in the Village of Alert Bay
Previous day shoot de-brief and discussion
Afternoon shoot - Forest
Free to leave on your own time
PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is subject to change based on weather and lighting conditions.
Disclaimer: As most of our photo trips take place outdoors in nature, we are at the behest of the elements. While we can’t guarantee you the ideal weather conditions for our trips, we will certainly make every effort to provide you with a memorable and worthwhile experience. Regardless of the weather, you will be immersed in photography, learning to make beautiful images and using your camera gear in all situations. And the bonus is you get to travel to new places, meet other photographers and improve your photography skills.