"John's workshops are good for the eyes and the soul."
Prince Edward Island 2013 weekend workshops
July 12-14 (FULL) and July 19-21, 2013 (a few places left)
If you wish to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop fee $295.00 (taxes included); Workshop limited to 8 participants.
Join John for a weekend of photography when Prince Edward Island is at its scenic best. We'll photograph rolling farmland, colourful fishing villages, lighthouses, coastal cliffs, beaches and wildflowers. The emphasis of the workshop is on developing visual awareness and improving understanding of the elements that go into making successful images.
Where: Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island; Workshop is based at Stanley Bridge Country Resort (Granville Room). Stanley Bridge is located in the heart of Prince Edward Island's scenic north shore. Accommodations and meals are available at the resort. www.stanleybridgeresort.com. There are also campgrounds and other accommodation options available nearby. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, meals and accommodation.
Who/What: Photographers of all levels are welcome, from novice to advanced amateur. However, please be familiar with your camera operation. Read your manual carefully and bring it with you. The workshops are digital only. A digital SLR camera and sturdy tripod are required to get the most out of the workshop. A laptop computer (and memory stick) is advisable. Prior to the workshop, each participant should e-mail two images for discussion. Preferably images that you want feedback and advice on how to improve. Images should be sRGB jpgs, 768 X 1024 @ 72 ppi)
The Friday evening classroom session includes discussion of equipment, exposure, light, composition and design. Participants' will be given an assignment for Saturday.
When: July 12-14 (FULL); July 19-21, 2013 (a few places left)
Friday evening 6:00-9:00 - Introductory presentation by John and review of participants' work. Saturday morning - sunrise-10:00 am, photograph sunrise and coastal landscape in morning light.unrise and coastal landscape in morning light.
lunch/brunch together after morning shoot.
12:00-4:00 pm. Break - take a nap, download images, (the Granville Room will be available to participants during the weekend)
4:00-sunset - Afternoon/evening session photographing the iconic PEI coastal scenery west of Stanley Bridge.
Note - This is a long day, about 10 hours of photography time. Bring lots of snacks, water bottle, rain proof clothing, good walking/hiking shoes, sun hat, insect repellant and sunscreen. We photograph rain or shine. If raining, clear plastic bags or plastic shower caps make good cover for your camera gear.
Sunday morning: optional sunrise photo shoot.
Sunday morning 10:30-1:30 ' Granville Room, discussion and wrap-up; view images - up to five per participant; (768 X 1024 jpgs at 72 ppi).
Payment: Workshop fee is $295.00. A deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve a place. Balance due six weeks prior to workshop.
Refunds: Your deposit, less 50%, will be refunded up to six weeks before the workshop. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within six weeks of the workshop.
Payment by cheque (payable to "John Sylvester"), e-mail transfer or credit card (PayPal).
1 - Send completed registration form by mail, fax or e-mail, along with your deposit ($100.00) to:
John Sylvester Photography
P.O. Box 2168,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8B9
tel/fax: 902 964 2423
2 - Balance of payment is due six weeks prior to the beginning date of the workshop.
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"...it was a splendid learning experience - not just because you are an excellent teacher, encouraging, patient, good humoured and funny, but because watching you work was fascinating, as was seeing that group of experienced photographers grow even more under your tutelage." Catherine Edward, July 2011
"You took the time to visit each member as we were shooting, make certain they're doing okay and never sloughed off any questions." "..you should be aware of your approachability and its positive impact on your workshops." Noel Clancey, July 2011
"Wow...what a great experience to spend some time with John photographing beautiful Prince Edward Island. I would never have found the places John took us to on the Island - from early in the morning until way past sunset." "Absolutely terrific! I learned so much over the weekend ..and, yes, John, I use my tripod all the time now!" - Rosemary Gillan, July 2011
"The weekend was amazing and a whole day (and when I say whole day, I mean whole day - 6:30am - 8:00pm) was dedicated to traveling along the North Shore and shooting." " ...the one on one instruction was invaluable. I came out of the workshop with a handful of nice images, a huge amount of knowledge and having met some wonderful people..." Danielle Gillan, Sept 2010