ALERT BAY LANDSCAPE AND URBAN ABSTRACTS PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP

Dates:

February 8-11, 2022

March 22-25, 2022

 
Max 6 Photographers 
1/5

OVERVIEW:

 

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. 

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

 

Professional one-to-one photography instruction by Barry J Brady

Comprehensive course notes

Pre-trip planning and communication

 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

(Participants to arrange their own accommodation, transport and meals)

 

Accommodation (We will send you a couple of options when you register)

Meals 

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.

 

SKILL LEVEL:

 

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. 

FITNESS LEVEL:

 

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.  

DON'T FORGET:

 

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

Feb 8-11, 2022

$875.00 CAD 

Deposit for workshop: $450.00CAD

4
days

Mar 22-25, 2022

$875.00 CAD 

Deposit for workshop: $450.00CAD

4
days
TRIP PLAN:
 

Day 1: 

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

Day 2:

 

Sunrise shoot - Seascape

Breakfast 

Photography presentation by Barry J Brady

Lunch

Afternoon shoot - in the Village of Alert Bay

Coffee break

Sunset shoot 

Dinner

 

Day 3: 

Sunrise shoot

Breakfast

Previous day shoot de-brief and discussion

Lunch

Afternoon shoot - Forest

Free time

Dinner

 

Day 4:

Breakfast

Wrap-up discussion

Free to leave on your own time

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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.