FOLLOW ME NORTH
2019 - Quebec Cityscape Photography Workshop
Presented by Jesse and Susan of Follow me North
Old Quebec City, Quebec
August 23, 24, 25 - 2019
A taste of Europe within Canadian borders!
Our destination: Old Quebec City. Step back in time, stroll the cobblestone streets that Samuel de Champlain once called home and explore the European-inspired culture of the Upper (Haute-Ville) and Lower (Basse-Ville) Town on foot, camera in hand.
We will sightsee each borough, baring witness to the subtle charm of several historic sights - the 1800’s Citadel Fort, the Grand Château Frontenac Hotel and the Terasse Dufferin, a vast boardwalk overlooking the city skyline - to name a few. Of course, no trip to Old Quebec would be complete without exploring the stone church of Place Royale; browsing the lush boutiques on Rue du Petit Champlain, and viewing buskers, mimes and artisans along the Rue du Tresor.
Schedule of Activities
Day 1 – Friday
Old Quebec City
Founded in 1608, Québec City is North America’s oldest walled city and it’s also a photographer’s dream. It’s compact, picturesque and brimming with European charm!
We’ll start early in the morning, walking the streets on foot while capturing the vibrant people and impressionable urban landscape.
On our journey, we’ll be passing some of the most historic sites in Canada; Château Frontenac, the Hôtel de Ville, Séminaire de Québec, the Ursulines Convent, the Augustinian Monastery, l’Hôtel-Dieu de Québec,, Terrasse Dufferin, De l'Esplanade, Artillerie, Des Gouverneurs and Montmorency, Place de Paris, Parc Ulric-Joseph-Tessier, Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Paul Street, Sault-au-Matelot Street and Saint-Vallier Est Street (the first paved road in Quebec) - amongst several others, including live street performances (if we’re lucky).
Bring your walking shoes!
Day 2– Saturday
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Whether you’re riding the gondola, climbing the scenic stairway or crossing the suspension bridge, the views of the Montmorency Falls are breathtaking. We’ll experience the power of nature, only 15 minutes from downtown. Here we’ll focus on long exposures, allowing us to slow the falls into a dreamy scene.
A tripod and hiking shoes are recommended.
Later in the afternoon we’ll follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who have been coming to this site for over 350 years to pay homage to Saint Anne. This location marks one of 5 national shrines in Quebec. Here we’ll admire the glorious stained glass; paintings, mosaics and stone sculptures that adorn the basilica.
Day 3 – Sunday
We’ll return to the narrow alleys of Old Quebec, focusing on cityscape and street photography, including the hidden details found in architecture. We’ll start early in the morning, exploring on foot before tourists, students and buskers take over the streets.
Bring your longest lens!
After our adventure, we’ll return to the exceptional hospitality of the Hilton Hotel. We’ll meet on the top floor, overlooking the historic city boundaries and St. Lawrence, from the comforts of the VIP business lounge to learn more about editing. Here we’ll focus on bringing your images to life using Lightroom software.
If this is your first time using editing software, consider this an exciting demo of what Lightroom has to offer!
Wide angle lens for cityscapes and waterfall shoots (24mm or wider)
Telephoto Lens for cityscapes and waterfall shoots (200mm or longer)
Tripod and Ballhead
Filters – Polarizer
Neutral Density Filters (if you have them)
Headlamp (we may be doing some walking in low light)
Rain protection for your camera gear
*Please note that if you don't have some of the equipment listed above that you’ll still learn a lot and it will only entice you to add to your gear list when you get home. Remember these are recommended suggestions but not absolutely required to join our workshop.
Recommended Personal Items
Hiking shoes or boots
Sunblock, hat, sunglasses
A jacket – temperatures in August can drop considerably when the sun goes down
Raincoat and pants
This workshop is intended to be fairly accessible. However, we will be doing long walks on uneven ground and varying elevations. Most of this workshop will be on foot. Although it’ll be moderately paced, with plenty of breaks, participants should know their physical limitations and pace themselves accordingly.
Meals, Accommodations and Travel
All meals, accommodations and travel are the responsibility of each workshop participant and are not included in the workshop fee. Once you’ve registered for the workshop, we can help suggest a central area to book a hotel.
Park fees for access to Montmorency Falls will be included with your workshop fee. We’ll discuss the parking passes during the introductions on the first day.
Workshop fees are non-refundable. Please be sure that you are able to attend prior to purchasing your ticket. If for any reason, you are unable to attend the workshop you may sell you ticket to another party.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
$1490 plus HST
Payment #1 - Non refundable deposit - CAD $745 plus HST
Payment #2 - CAD $745 - Due July 1st, 2019
Open to 8 registrants only, book early to avoid disappointment
Email us for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Villemaire and Susan Brown