Learn From The Pros At These Outdoor Photography Workshops

These workshops will show you the secrets of taking amazing wildlife, landscape and nightsky shots.

"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." - Ansel Adams   

It's time to rekindle your enthusiasm and passion for outdoor photography. You'll be inspired, surprised, amazed and wowed at these best photography workshops for wildlife, nature and landscape photography offered by some of Ontario’s talented professional photographers. 

Rob Stimpson Photography

Join Rob Stimpson on an Algonquin Moose Photo Adventure. Photo: Rob Stimpson Photography.

Wake up with the sun, canoe through the mist and enjoy magical mornings photographing the famed wildlife of Algonquin Park with award-winning photographer, Rob Stimpson. Rob is an accomplished outdoors person carrying exceptional expertise in the world of photography. With a background in tourism, Rob has achieved international publication, award-winning photographs and a penchant for wilderness.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

Algonquin One-Day Fall Foliage Workshop - September 30, 2023

This nature photography workshop is held at the Lake of Bays Heritage visitor centre. An amazing place that has the iconic Marshes Falls right out front on the Oxtongue River and trails to explore. There will be lots of photo opps to capture the fall colours as well as a place to discuss and review images.

Algonquin Moose Photo Adventure - June 9 to 11, or June 10 to 12, 2023

Paddle Algonquin’s northwest corner in search of Moose. From landscapes to the majestic moose, the photography is outstanding. There is no shortage of moose – in the workshops in 2014 – 32 moose were spotted. This two night adventure (there is an option for a second night in the backcountry) features both camping and lodge accommodation. This is one of the most popular wildlife photography workshops in Algonquin Park.

Celestial Photo Workshop - Dates to be announced.

This is a 2 day workshop. The Friday night will be the shooting the stars, with Saturday morning, the processing of the images. You will need a sturdy tripod, at least a 24 megapixel camera, with a lens (24 – 70 works or wider lens). 

ANDREW MCLACHLAN pHotography

Andrew McLachlan is a widely published photographer/writer specializing in natural history, commercial, and pet photography. Extensive travels throughout Ontario, Canada have led to an impressive collection of imagery.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

Lake Superior Voyageur Canoe Photo Tour - July 30 to August 5, 2023.

Join photographers Helen E. Grose and Andrew McLachlan as they embarke on their second annual Lake Superior Voyageur Canoe Photo Workshop this summer. Paddle along the rugged coast of Lake Superior, travelling in a canoe as the voyageurs once did, exploring backcountry vistas only accessible to the adventurous.

Fall Gales Photography Workshop - October 15 to 19, 2023

Be inspired by the Canadian wilderness and capture its colours, textures and moods in this unique photography workshop at Rock Island Lodge. Experience remarkable landscapes on the rugged shore of Lake Superior. Learn about composition, colour, texture, movement and receive technical advice on your photography.

Helen E. Grose Photography

Go on an Algonquin Park photography workshop adventure with Helen E. Grose. Photo: Helen E. Gose Photography.

Helen E. Grose is a professional photographer, certified drone operator, and gallery owner who lives on an 80-acre farm in the heart of Muskoka. She offers: real estate & commercial photography; portraits of people and pets; sports; special events & edtitorial photo coverage; fine art prints & merchandise; and private photography lessons, workshops & guiding.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

Algonquin Awakening Photography Adventure - April 20 to 21, 2023

Join Helen for this two day photography adventure as you go in search of Algonquin's wild faces to photograph.

6th Annual Women's Weekend in Algonquin Photography Workshop - May 5 to 7, 2023

This workshop is designed exclusively for women of all ages and skill levels who are interested in nature and photography. It's a chance to spend some time together in nature in a fun and relaxed environment, learning tips and techniques to improve photography.

Algonquin Backcountry Adventure - June 2 or June 4, 2023

Helen partners with Algonquin Outfitters to offer nature-lovers an unforgettable photography adventure in Algonquin Park. A day in the backcountry in a canoe with your camera.

Lake Superior Voyageur Canoe Photo Tour - July 30 to August 5, 2023.

Join photographers Helen E. Grose and Andrew McLachlan as they embarke on their second annual Lake Superior Voyageur Canoe Photo Workshop this summer. Paddle along the rugged coast of Lake Superior, travelling in a canoe as the voyageurs once did, exploring backcountry vistas only accessible to the adventurous.

Waterfalls of Muskoka - October 2 to 3, 2023

Join Helen on a two day adventure around Muskoka to visit and photograph a few of the region's waterfall gems.

Golden Enchore Photography Workshop - October 13 to 15, 2023

Join Helen for a workshop in Algonquin Park during her favourite 'season' - the Golden Enchore. 

The Wilds of Algonquin Photography Adventures - November 25 to 26, 27 to 28 or 25 to 28, 2023.

Join a small group of photographers for an exclusive opportunity to search for Algonquin Park's wild faces to photograph. Choose a two day or four day adventure where you'll track wildlifeusing all the clues Mother Nature provides.

Helen also offers private workshops.

Cobi Sharpe - Spark Adventure Photography

Sign up for a canoe photography workshop in Algonquin Park. Photo: Cobi Sharpe - Spark Adventure Photography

Cobi has been doing photography for over a decade. It started when she moved to the Yukon and she couldn’t put her camera down. A temporary dream job as a photographer for Parks Canada lead her to where she is today. Photographing people taking adventures in epic locations. During the workshops, Spark Adventure Photography makes sure your day is filled with an exciting adventure whether it’s canoeing or hiking, and offers personal instruction so you can have an unforgettable day learning how to use your camera.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

Spark Adventure Photography has several photography workshops in Ontario to chose from.

Algonquin Park (hiking) Level 1 - May 6, 2023 

Spend the day learning how to make images using the manual settings in your camera while hiking and being surrounded by wilderness.

Muskoka (hiking) Level 2 - June 10, 2023

Spend the day learning how to take your images to the next level. Bonus: learn how to use the basics of Adobe’s Lightroom for editing.

Algonquin Park (canoeing) Level 1 - July 15, 2023

Spend the day learning how to make images using the manual settings in your camera while canoeing and being surrounded by wilderness.

Algonquin Park Backcountry Photo Tour (canoeing) - August 19, 2023

Spend the day in the backcountry of Algonquin Park. This tour is 8 hours in length and will take participants on a canoeing adventure on a meandering creek where wildlife usually is plentiful. We will take a water taxi to our location and spend the day on the water. There will be plenty of time for one-to-one instruction.

Algonquin Park (canoeing) Level 1 - August 26, 2023  

Spend the day learning how to make images using the manual settings in your camera while canoeing and being surrounded by wilderness.

Algonquin Park Backcountry Photo Tour (canoeing) - September 30, 2023

Spend the day in the backcountry of Algonquin Park. This tour is 8 hours in length and will take participants on a canoeing adventure on a meandering creek where wildlife usually is plentiful. We will take a water taxi to our location and spend the day on the water. There will be plenty of time for one-to-one instruction.

Muskoka (hiking) Level 1 - November 4, 2023

Spend the day learning how to make images using the manual settings in your camera while hiking and being surrounded by wilderness.

Muskoka (hiking) Level 2 - November 18, 2023

Spend the day learning how to take your images to the next level. Bonus: learn how to use the basics of Adobe’s Lightroom for editing.

Follow me north

Jesse and Susan, Follow Me North, are Canadian nature photographers and educators living a united life in Muskoka, Ontario. They specialize in Wildlife and Landscape Photography Workshops in Algonquin Park and beyond. They offer ego-free photography training and coaching for hobbyists and professionals alike.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

1 Day Photography Workship in Algonquin Park - Multiple dates available

Jesse and Susan will focus on the fundamentals of ethical wildlife photography and the art of landscape photography. This Algonquin Park photography workshop package includes a park pass and transportation within the park. 

2 Day Photography Workshop in Algonquin Park - Multiple dates available

Their most popular workshop experience. Jesse and Susan have combined two of their favourite locations, Algonquin Park and Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Capture incredible wildlife images and make a difference at the same time as $400 of your workshop fee will be donated to the Aspen Valley Sanctuary. This package includes a park pass for two days and transportation within Algonquin and Aspen Valley. 

Ethan Meleg Photography

Ethan is a freelance photographer from Ontario. He specializes in photos of outdoor recreation, landscapes, ecosystems, birds and wildlife. He is represented by major stock agencies and has been published by National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Forbes, Ontario Tourism, Lonely Planet, Popular Photography and many more. Ethan is a popular keynote speaker, workshop leader and magazine columnist.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

Nature Photography Workshops - Custom dates available

Ethan is currently available for private workshops for individuals or groups. Personalized workshops for individuals or groups offer the best instruction possible, custom tailored to your specific needs! Ethan can offer expert location advice and develop an itinerary to meet your learning goals. 

Chad Barry Photography

Chad Barry is an award winning photographer with a passion for nature, adventure, and discovery. He is always approachable and down to earth and eagar to share his photographic knowledge with aspiring photographers.

WORKSHOPS OFFERED:

Canadian Wonders | Algonquin Autumn Symphony - Fall 2023 (Date to be announced.

About Trish Manning

Trish Manning is an adventure travel writer and the content coordinator for Ontario Outdoor Adventures. She is an avid outdoor person who loves to hike, paddle, SUP, snowshoe, cross-country ski and explore Ontario's great outdoors with her golden retriever, Daisy.

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