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FOLLOW ME NORTH

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ONE-ON-ONE ALGONQUIN PARK PHOTO GUIDED TOUR & CAMERA TRAINING

$495.00 + HST - 6 hour session 

*Each additional person saves 50% (up to 3 extra people)

 

Algonquin Park is our playground. To us, it’s the quintessential getaway to the Canadian wilderness. 

 

Algonquin’s charm is everlasting - Spring canoe trips in search of trophy-sized trout and flourishing wildflowers; paddle boarding across clear waters en route to the remote island of Lake of Two Rivers, Fall backpacking in peak leaf-changing season to witness the vibrant reds of sugar maples and the saturated yellows of birch trees, dancing figure-eights into the ice at Arrowhead Provincial Park, canopied by the deciduous forest and eating maple taffy from a fresh blanket of snow. Activities and opportunities to sightsee are bountiful in the Park. 

 

We’re offering a glimpse into our day-to-day through a personalized photo tour of Ontario’s most beloved Provincial Park. 

 

Our tour will begin with the sun - chasing the morning rays on the open road in pursuit of the elusive residents in the Park. Nothing is more magical than witnessing a moose appear out of the shadows and rolling fog of the morning, especially when surrounded by equally as breathtaking vistas. 

 

On foot, we’ll take the scenic route - utilizing historic techniques to analyze and interpret common signs of animal activity to track our desired critters into the serenity of the pines. From here, we’ll take a leisurely hike through some of Algonquin’s most infamous trails to seek wildlife footprints and photographic opportunities of the landscapes that have inspired so many artisans and historians alike. 

 

During our trek, we’ll also visit topics like camera settings, gear and wildlife photography best practices that we will then speed into action during our animal sightings, the ever-changing lighting situations and shifting landscapes throughout our journey. 

 

The fun doesn’t have to end here - you can also use this offering in conjunction with our Behind The Monitor Lightroom Training (description below) where we will take the images you’ve captured during our wilderness tour and apply modern editing techniques to make your unedited images into polished pieces of art. This training will be located 40 minutes outside the West Gate of Algonquin Park at our cozy cottage residence (near Dorset/Baysville) and will take up roughly three hours of your afternoon before we call it a wrap at sunset. 

 

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BEHIND THE MONITOR  - LIGHTROOM TRAINING

3 hour, in our home editing session - $295.00 + HST

*Each additional person saves 50% (up to 3 extra people)

 

Post processing can make a good image into a great image. We want to take the smoke and mirrors out of the editing process and remove the overwhelming nature of Lightroom sliders, layers, brushes and techniques. We're believers that education should be digestible, easy to apply and most importantly - fun!

Our classroom will be our own personal working and living space - in the heart of Lake of Bays, near Dorset and Baysville, and nestled amongst the pines surrounding our cozy cottage. 

This is easily becoming our most popular package as we guide you in tangible step-by-step editing tutorials by our wood-burning fireplace and record player. We'll spin classic vinyl for you, prep homemade goodies and give you a taste of the Muskoka charm alongside our playful Golden Aussie puppy, Indy. 

Originally designed as a group class, we are now offering a more intimate experience - 1:1 guidance or small group sessions (1-4). With this offering, you will have our dedicated expertise in a more relaxed environment. We'll be able to provide constructive feedback on your previous work and give you the confidence to enhance your visions from an unedited state to a polished piece of art.

 

Most of our clients will shoot in Algonquin Park all day and then join us in the evening for an editing session.  Or combine an Algonquin Park Photo Guided Tour with an editing session for the complete experience! 

 

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2019 - AUTUMN IN ALGONQUIN 

Algonquin Park, Ontario 

September 24, 25, 26, 27 - 2019

$600-$750 + HST


Algonquin Park is arguably one of the most beautiful Ontario destinations in the Fall. Tourists from around the world visit Algonquin Park during the peak leaf changing season to witness the vibrant reds of the sugar maples and the saturated yellows of the birch trees. We have skillfully scheduled this workshop during the average peak leaf colour change. If we are lucky, we might even see a moose!


Located just a couple hours north of Toronto, Algonquin Park is a common meeting ground for Chad and Jesse. With their combined knowledge of the area and passion for photography, they will bring you to some easily accessible shooting locations which will provide the landscapes and wildlife that you’re looking for. We recommend that you have a DSLR camera to get the best out of the workshop experience and a laptop for the photo editing portion. 

 

(Open to 12 registrants only, book early to avoid disappointment)

Presented by Jesse Villemaire of Follow Me North and Chad Barry Photography

 

 

Full workshop details HERE

 

 

2020 - FROSTY ALGONQUIN 

Algonquin Park, Ontario

March 27, 28, 29 - 2020

$500.00 + HST

 

Algonquin winters are spectacular!  When all the tourists have gone home, Algonquin Park is a wonderland of ever-changing landscapes. It's also a great time to enjoy some of the animal inhabitants.

 

This workshop is geared towards amateur photographers looking to build their confidence in the great outdoors. This course is open to all ages and all levels of photography enthusiasts. We recommend that you have a DSLR camera to get the best out of the workshop experience and a laptop for the photo editing portion.

 

 

(Open to 12 registrants only, book early to avoid disappointment)

Presented by Jesse Villemaire of Follow Me North and Chad Barry Photography

 

 

Full workshop details HERE 

 

 

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