Photography Intensive:

Storytelling with Natural Light and Composition with Kate Inglis

September 13-15, 2013

Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada

This workshop, useful for intermediate photography enthusiasts as well as beginners, will cover fundamentals as well as theories of creativity, composition, and working with available light. Through a series of assignments, students will develop an eye for portraiture, nature, and photographs that go beyond snapshots.

::   Learn how to translate your creative vision into aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

::   Close the gap between the photographs in your mind and the photographs you create

::   Gain confidence in how you interact with subjects, yourself included, to capture memorable portraits

::   Reinvigorate or develop your own compositional eye for colour, line, shape, and light

::   Learn helpful techniques for shooting children and families, candid portraits, and self-portraits

::   Appreciate a less-is-more approach to post-processing

::   Become more familiar with your camera for more spontaneous creativity

::   Abandon photographic hesitancies and get yourself un-blocked

Bring your camera and its manual (if you have it) as well as any other photography equipment—tripod, remote, or additional lenses. External flashes not required. SLR, point-and-shoot, or phone cameras welcome, though the more manual functionality your camera offers, the more you'll get out of the experience. Prior to the workshop, have a basic knowledge of your camera's functions—don't feel like you have to study up, but the more aware you are of your camera's main controls, the better.

the weekend workshop experience

Shed Workshops are a somewhat crowd-sourced teeny-tiny creative ashram—you'll be comfortable and well-fed, and you will spend your time learning, contemplating, and shooting intensively. The result will be a weekend that will make you feel more capable, more passionately engaged, and more instinctive with your camera in-hand.

Setting: A few steps from the Atlantic ocean along the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Kate's wooden shed by a bubbling creek. Outside fires and good food and big pillows. Possible banjos. I'm working on it. For a peek at the shed renovation currently underway, follow along on Facebook.

Travel: The nearest airport is the Halifax International Airport, a one-hour drive away. Car rental is available.

Accommodations: Either hockey-tournament-style billeting in and around the seaside village of Chester or, if you'd like to treat yourself, book a room at the nearby Oak Island Resort. We will get everyone sorted and comfortable and we'll probably eat too much.

Cost: $149.00 includes one and a half days of instruction, meals, basic accommodation, and real maple syrup.

Schedule: Let's gather by the fire pit at 5 PM on Friday, September 13, 2013. We will spend all day Saturday shooting and learning, continuing on Sunday morning and wrapping up in the early afternoon.

Register here by August 15, 2013, or contact me with any questions.

Kate Inglis co-authored Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters Guide To Shooting From The Heart, and her photography is featured throughout Cheryl Arkison's book A Month Of Sundays. For several years she has photographed families, portraits, and weddings, and has led workshops at Pen & Paper, Serendipity, and Squam-by-the-Sea retreats.