Follow Me North Photography






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.  


Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine

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!



Recommended Equipment


DSLR Camera

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)

Memory Cards

Extra Batteries

Cable Release

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


Water bottle


Hiking shoes or boots

Sunblock, hat, sunglasses 

A jacket – temperatures in August can drop considerably when the sun goes down

Raincoat and pants



Physical Requirements


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


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.



$1490 plus HST 

Payment #1 - Non refundable deposit - CAD $745 plus HST

Payment #2 - CAD $745 - Due July 1st, 2019


Payment Options



Open to 8 registrants only, book early to avoid disappointment


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Your Instructors:


Jesse Villemaire and Susan Brown






Whether you're looking to grow your strengths as a photographer

or would like a more personal, adventurous photoshoot, we're here to help you.  


Let's get out and shoot!