Spring Nature and Wildflower Photography Workshop
Two Day Spring Nature and Wildflower Photography Workshop
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Join me on a Spring Wildflower and Nature Photography weekend on the beautiful Upper Bruce Peninsula. This is a photographers paradise for new emerging wildflowers and depending on how early or late the season starts, there is a variety of stunning wildflowers to photograph right from May Through to July. Everything from wild orchids to unique pitcher plants abound on the peninsula and there is always a abundance of wildflowers ready to pose for your camera.
During the weekend I will be guiding the group to locations around the Northern Bruce Peninsula depending on the abundance of species in season. Most wildflowers are found quite close to roadways and paths so most everyone of an average fitness level can enjoy the experience. During our time together I will be demonstrating how to use diffusers and off camera flash to create fantastic in the field lighting to capture the best nature has to offer in spite how much sun or cloud mother nature sends our way.
What You Will Learn and Do
- I will be discussing composition, and looking for colour complements in and around the flowers you will be shooting.
- I will demonstrate methods for close up and macro photography and the tools needed to get the most out of your equipment.
- We will consider the best times of the day for shooting. and how to “get the shot” in nearly any conditions.
- A friday evening discussion and demo of some editing techniques specific to getting the very best from your nature photography
- a focus stacking demonstration and why it is such a powerful visual tool in close up photography
- To help you with editing after the weekend I am including a video of the techniques used in dmow and the working files so you can follow along even after the weekend is done.
- a full day of shooting with me in multiple locations in multiple settings
- The fun and company of other like minded creative people
- a tripod that is sturdy enough to support your camera and a zoom lens (I use a relatively heavy tripod but I’m used to it)
- a dslr, or mirrorless digital camera capable of shooting in manual and at least aperture priority, “A” on a Nikon and “AV” on a Canon
- a lens capable of close up work, and or one capable of macro work
- knee pads or a piece of neoprene or styrofoam to kneel on
- comfortable loose layered clothing that can help keep pesky mosquitoes or black flies at bay and that you can remove outer layers as the day warms up
- insect repellant and sunscreen
- some people bring a light bug jacket and hat available at outdoor stores like Canadian Tire and LeBarron
- a hat
- light rain wear (we will still shoot if there are light showers)
- sturdy shoes or hiking shoes/boots
- extension tubes or close up filters (highly recommended if you don’t have a macro lens)
- a telephoto or wide angle lens (there are often opportunities to grab some great sunrise and sunset shots ans well as occasional wildlife.
- An external flash like a Nikon or Canon Speedlight. It can be any type that lets you control the output manually
- a 5 in one reflector (wescott or similar) anywhere from 24 to 48 inches in diameter
- anything else you feel may make your time in our great outdoors enjoyable (as long as it’s safe and legal!)
There are a lot Hotel/Motels and campgrounds on the Peninsula and I have worked out a group rate at the princess Hotel right in Tobermory. You will need to book this yourself but just mention you are with Ron Clifford’s Photography Workshop to get the special rate. I will also be supplying a list of locations to stay if you would prefer to camp or stay elsewhere.