Seminar Date: TBA 2023 (one session seminar)

Seminar Time: 7-9pm

Optional Field Trips Date: Winter Weekends TBA (weather dependent)

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Winter, Water & Ice is a one night seminar accompanied by a series of optional field trips exploring the challenges of photographing outdoors in the winter, with a focus on working with slow exposures of water and ice.

The evening seminar presents ways to tackle the specific challenges of winter photography, some tools to make the process easier, discusses controlling exposures, and shares some processing techniques to make your winter photographs really sparkle. An emphasis will be placed on the potential of long exposures with winter water and ice.

The optional winter field trips, open only to those who attend the evening seminar, will be offered on winter weekends (weather permitting), providing participants with a way to put in to practice the principals introduced in the evening seminar. Each field trip will be accompanied by an optional critique/review/discussion session approximately 2-3 weeks later.


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Winter presents a totally different landscape to explore visually, filled with frozen water. Even when snow is not present, the rivers and oceans that abound and surround Nova Scotia are rimmed in ice, which presents a fabulous photographic subject

This field trip series focuses on both camera and image processing skills, but can be completed using only camera skills.

Seminar: A two-hour presentation focused on photographing in the winter, and working water and ice as a subject.

Seminar Fee: $50+ HST

​Optional Field Trip* Fee: $50 + HST (optional field trips include a group critique/review/discussion on a Saturday morning 2-3weeks after each field trip).

Participants will be asked to provide 4-6 finished digital images for each critique. Files for the review sessions must be submitted 48 hours before class.

Field trips will be held on weekends, at locations within an hour of Halifax, are weather dependent, and will be scheduled 48 hours days in advance.

*Previous participants of the Summer Light. Fall Colours & Winter, Water & Ice seminars may attend the field trips without enrolling in the seminar. Please e-mail to be added to the field trip list.


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 course, post-production is not required, but students may post produce their images in preparation for the critique/review/discussion sessions.