Come and join us on our weekend retreats to Lake Salerno in the Kawartha's. We are only offering four workshops, a winter, spring, summer and fall workshop each year.

In the Kawarthas, an area positioned one and a half hours north east of Toronto, both water and land are equally impressive. The shimmering lakes and rivers that offer breathtaking sun rises and sunsets are ribboned together by the Trent-Severn Waterway, which stretches from Lake Ontario to nearby Georgian Bay. This water route is well traveled in summer by yachts, powerboats and houseboats, with many stopping overnight at the numerous locks. The Kawarthas also boasts fish-rich waters and an abundance of water fowl. Our destination, Lake Salerno continues to be home to migratory Loons that keep coming back year after year. These beautiful birds offer the avid photographer plenty of opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat.

But the land also offers you countless photo opportunities. Here is a mix of fertile carpets of farmland and fragrant pine forests that are home for wildlife such as coyotes, bears, wild turkey, beaver and a variety of owls.

Then, when the sun goes down, we spend some time doing long exposure photography and pull out the speed lights in the downstairs studio so you can try your skills shooting people and product.

Lensbaby has also given us a variety of lenses for students to use and learn different photographic techniques on these workshops

A Photographers Lounge Weekend Photography Workshop at Salerno Lake in the Kawartha’s is designed to incorporate both mini classroom learning as well as a hands-on approach to applying the classroom teachings in the field with your camera. These fun and engaging weekends are designed to immerse participants that have a command of their own camera functions into the art of photography at a remote location. 

What We Deliver

Our goal when we run a Weekend Photography Workshop is to improve your photographic aptitude through a focused learning environment. A Weekend Photography Workshop is a targeted learning experience: some classroom time, combined with special assignments and hands on camera work is how we facilitate your learning. We also build in time to critique photographer’s images that were taken both before and during the Workshop. 

Our small groups guarantee a great instructor-to-student ratio and plenty of time to answer all of your questions. Weekend Photography Workshops are like a unique course designed just for you! Workshops typically begin on a Friday evening and run to Sunday afternoon.

What can you expect to photograph while at Salerno Lake with us?

The lake has an abundance of Common Loons and other water fowl on the surrounding lakes at any given time. There is also wild turkey, deer, fox and bear that call the area home. Hummingbirds seem to make the circuit daily and constantly visit the feeders set up around the cottages. The abundance of lakes and shorelines also offer a multitude of seascape and landscape photo opportunities.

During the summer and fall workshops we also visit the Olympic kayak training facility to photograph the kayakers in Minden. 

Investing in one weekend devoted to improving your photography is the most effective way to learn!

How It Works

You arrive Friday night by 5pm and we will shoot after dinner Friday, sunrise Saturday morning, Sunset Saturday and then out again on Sunday morning.

During the afternoons we will spend some time in the digital darkroom and edit your images that you have taken.

All workshops end on Sunday by 1pm to ensure you can arrive home at a decent time on the Sunday.

Cost

The fee for a Weekend Photography Workshop at our private home on Salerno Lake is $350/person.

Not included is your transportation to and from the workshop location. We will send you directions once you register for one of these workshops.

A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants for one of our Salerno Lake Workshops ensures quality instruction.

Who Should Attend

There may be some medium level hiking involved. You should have a moderate level of fitness and be able to hike through forests for extended periods of time.

The photographer that will get the most out of one of these workshops is someone that understands the functions of a camera and wants to take their images to the next level. This is not a workshop for a beginner, rather a more experienced hobbyist that wants a unique setting to photograph while shooting with instructors that will give you multiple ideas on how to take that better photo.

2013 Dates

Workshop Three - July 26 to July 28, 2013 - SOLD OUT

Workshop Four - October 2013 - Dates to be determined based on peak fall colors in the area - plan for first or the second weekend in October.

To Book Your Space

If a unique weekend Photography Workshop in the Kawartha’s is the best option for you, please contact Kevin to discuss.

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