REGISTRATION: Registration form available here or by calling 1-888-743-7845. There are a limited number of seats and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
DATES: Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 19, 2013.
INSTRUCTOR: Wally Hayes - Since 1986, Wally has worked as a photographer under contract to Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage. Each year, he travels upwards of 20,000 kilometers and shoots 10 to 15 thousand new images. In 23 years with Tourism, there are not too many roads in Nova Scotia that he has not been up and down at least a dozen times and he always finds something new to photograph. Wally’s photos are featured in Nova Scotia Tourism campaigns throughout the world. Wally is known for his inspiring audio visual presentations and will bring along several to inspire you in your photographic pursuits.
CAMP INFORMATION: Sherbrooke Village will be hosting a 4-day photography workshop. The village offers a wealth of material for pictures and has inspired Wally for many years. There could be no more beautiful setting for this learning experience than the shores of the St. Mary’s River and the Historic Sherbrooke Village site with it’s wealth of colour and architecture. Not to be outdone, the trees will also display their fall splendor. There will be a classroom available in the event of inclement weather.
Wally will instruct and guide students in the basic to intermediate aspects of digital photography, including exposure, lighting, composition, flash and digital image editing and management. Our courses are built for everyone, from the novice to the more experienced – perfect for those wanting to learn more about the art and science of digital photography. Each evening the class will get together for a short critique, conversation and socializing.
Anyone interested in photography should have this solid foundation. It is essential that you are aware of these important fundamentals if you would like to improve your abilities.
ORIENTATION - Four Day Camp: On Monday morning you may finish payment at the Admissions Booth beginning at 9:30. Orientation will begin at 10:00 am at the Information Centre (building #1) for introductions and a short video about Historic Sherbrooke Village, then on to the Brigley House to get settled in. Each morning thereafter, at 9:30 am, you will begin your classes in the Bent Room at the School House (building #26). Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm. Afternoon sessions will go from 1:00-4:30 pm with a 15 minute break at 2:45 pm at the Exhibit Centre (building #22). At 7:00 pm each evening we will meet at the Exhibit Centre for discussion and a chance for photo opportunities. We will hold an exhibition of the week’s works on Thursday from 2 to 4 pm which will round off our week. For four day camp you may stay over for free on Thursday, to have a fresh start for your journey on Friday morning.
PHOTOGRAPHY SUPPLIES: Camera, lots of memory and batteries
WHAT ELSE TO BRING - The atmosphere at our school is casual and there will be the opportunity for individual expression in your photography. There is easy access to wooded trails and the beautiful St. Mary’s River. The climate can vary from warm and sunny to chilly cloudy and wet so be prepared to layer with sweaters and pants. Timetable, schedule and session information will be distributed when you arrive.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS - Accommodations for students will be in our Hands on History home which is a hostel type house by the river - accommodations are dorm style with shared rooms and bunk style beds, please be advised to bring your own sleeping bags, towels, toiletries and pillow. You may also bring air mattresses for additional comfort. Meals are included for Monday lunch to Thursday dinner. We have some great cooks here, who have been feeding groups, school kids and teachers for years.
All meals will be served at the Brigley House. All refreshment breaks will be served at the Exhibit Centre (building #22).
HOW TO GET HERE - Located on Highway #7 in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia - 3 hours east of Halifax, 45 minutes south of Antigonish
GUIDELINES FOR CLASSES - When you register please indicate on the registration form in the space provided your level of experience, novice, intermediate or advanced; also a brief description of your camera type, ie film or digital, SLR or Point & Shoot.