Seminar: Wednesday evening, 7-9pm, September 18, 2019 (one evening)

​​Optional Field Trips: ~3pm Saturday or Sunday, until late November (weather dependent)


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is a one night seminar focused on outdoor photography with natural light. Exposure controls, composition strategies and long exposures will be explored in the presentation, providing students with a range of tools and techniques to apply to their photography. At the end of the session, a few suggested strategies for strengthening the photographic process as a whole will be provided.

The Fall Colours seminar focuses on camera skills, but the images created during the optional field trips (see below) and brought to the review sessions can incorporate any camera and post-production skills (including multi-image techniques).


A variety of optional mentored field trips will be offered on weekends through the fall (weather permitting), providing participants with a chance to put in to practice the principals introduced in the evening seminar while having access to a supportive mentor.


Each field trip fee includes is a two-hour print-based group session 9 days later (on the Monday night of the second week following the field trip).


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Fall Colours participants may also augment the seminar and field trips with individual one-on-one sessions (subject to scheduling & availability). While group reviews can help a photographer gain insight into their own process, and learn from the experience and journey of others, there are times when a one-on-one session can make all the difference.


General Session - These may focus on any topics, from image review and culling to camera techniques or post-production workflow. ($100+HST for 2 hours, three 2-hour sessions are available for $250+HST)

Fine Printing Session - Focused on creating one or more fine photographic prints, these sessions (2 hour maximum) provide full support for post production and printing, regardless of the level of the photographer. Prints are made with an Epson P7000 printer, on 24" wide paper (maximum print size from an uncropped DSLR image is 22"x33"). Total fee will depend on the amount of prints completed ($100+HST plus printing costs @ $0.90/inch.


Seminar Location: ViewPoint Gallery, 1272 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS


Seminar Fee: $50+HST  (16 student maximum)

Optional Field Trip Fee: $50+HST


Field trips will last 2+ hours and include a print-based group review session 9 days after each field trip.

Generally, field trips will start around 3pm, and run until after sunset (this does not include driving time, which may be up to 1.5 hours from Halifax).

Field trips will be held throughout the fall on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, are weather dependent, and will be scheduled 48 hours days in advance. A field trip must have a minimum of 4 participants, or will be cancelled due to low participation.

Previous participants of the Summer Light & Winter, Water & Ice seminars may attend the optional field trips without enrolling in the Fall Colours Seminar.


Requirements: Students must have previous photography experience, and be familiar with working in the control modes (Program, Aperture, Shutter or Manual). Photo 101 is recommended.



Students must have a digital camera (compact, mirrorless or SLR); a tripod is recommended, as are additional lenses, remote/cable releases, and neutral density filters, all of which can enhance the enjoyment and possibilities of the course.


For the prints to share in the review sessions, post-production is not required, but students may post produce their images if desired (including multi-image techniques).


Participant Feedback:

"Tonight was great. It feels like we are participating in a Photography workshop as other photographers offer all over the world only this is in our home country!"

                         - Debby C