Winter Landscape Photography with J David Andrews ::

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This workshop is designed to help improve participant’s abilities to create compelling and evocative photographs of winter landscapes. The sometimes harsh tones of our Candian winter can make beautiful photographs! Come develop your winter landscape skills with veteran natural history and wildlife photographer J David Andrews.


February 22 - 6-9pm - classroom preparation

February 25 - 7:30-10:30am - shooting in David's secret spots

February 26 - 2-5pm - shooting in David's secret spots

February 29 - 6-9pm - classroom critique session


Workshop is held in central Ottawa at Ottawa Studio Works and in the wilds of David's secret spots surrounding Ottawa/Gatineau. Shooting locations are specifically selected to provide promising photographic potential at this time of year.


$400 + applicable taxes


Each participant will receive a premium 12x18 print from printer, Dave Andrews.

Dave Andrews - printer

Dave Andrews - printer

What you will learn

Join David to learn how to manipulate winter's changing light conditions to create high quality, evocative photographs of winter's nature scenes.

Course includes:

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Winter Weather and Participant Requirements

This will be an active course in accessible winter conditions. We run this in late winter when there is the best chance of winter beauty coupled with milder winter temperatures.

You will learn to shoot comfortably in the cool weather but are expected to have reasonable fitness to travel comfortably to locations. You will also need to have approriate winter clothing - a list of appropriate clothing/equipment will be provided. Questions? Just ask.

Who is J David Andrews?

J David Andrews is a commercial stock photographer. He specializes in landscape, wildlife, natural history, travel and outdoor recreation themes. His photo have been published in North America, Europe and Asia by clients such as Volkswagen and Canadian Geographic. His work has been featured on Canada Post stamps.

He is the author and photographer of the popular coffee table book, Gatineau Park: An Intimate Portrait as well as the principal photographer of the national bestselling book The Forests of Canada.

What students say:

"I've been studying for almost twenty years and this course was the most fun I've ever had in school!"

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"Is this a digital or film course?"

It is a photography course - about creating better pictures. The emphasis is on your skills behind the camera and your ability to effectively use the camera you have. Digital cameras will make in-the-field critique easier. Film shooters are very welcome. Do not worry about your equipment - all you need is an SLR camera and lens(es) - "point and shoot" cameras are not suitable for this course.


Space is limited! A $125 deposit is required to reserve your spot.

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