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Day for Night: Prince Edward Island (2020)

This workshop will open for public registration on Wednesday, June 26. Join our OFFBEAT Community to gain early access to workshops!

TRIP INFO

DATES // JUNE 30 – JULY 2, 2020
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS // 20
COST // $1,150 CAD + 15% HST . See inclusions below.
PHOTOGRAPHY LEVELS // All
PHYSICAL RATING // Easy
WHERE YOU’LL STAY // Your choice*

Join creative landscape, adventure and astro photographer Paul Zizka and Prince Edward Island’s own astro, landscape, and portrait specialist Dave Brosha for three one-of-a-kind days exploring the artistic vision behind creating dramatic day and night landscape images in one of Canada’s most scenic provinces.

Held in an incredibly unique venue – a 125+ year old barn set amongst the scenic rolling hills of rural Prince Edward Island – this photography event will mix classroom learning, night exploration, and daytime photography across various locations on the “Red Island”, home to some of the most spectacular shoreline in Canada.

Paul and Dave will lead participants through three days that is sure to inspire and elevate your creativity.

*Note: Accommodations and meals are at participant’s expense. We can suggest numerous near-by options, including beautiful cottages, hotels and even scenic campgrounds. Long Creek is located approximately 15 minutes outside the capital city of Charlottetown

Photos by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha.

DAY FOR NIGHT AT A GLANCE

Red island   ⋅   astrophotography   ⋅   landscape photography   ⋅   beaches   ⋅   critiques   ⋅   rolling hills   ⋅   dramatic shores   ⋅   night skies   ⋅   countryside

INS AND OUTS

What’s Included:

  • three days instruction with Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka

What’s Not Included:

  • flights to/from PEI
  • in-island transportation
  • accommodations
  • any alcoholic beverages
  • travel Insurance

WHAT TO EXPECT

This event focuses on landscape + outdoor + night photography but may possibly include a short portrait component. Talks will be focused primarily on the technical, artistic, and compositional process of creating strong images.

Sunset at Flat Rock, Prince Edward Island. Photo by Paul Zizka.

WHAT TO BRING

This will be a “rain or shine” event. Weather in July on Prince Edward Island is generally beautiful, but there is, of course, the chance of rain storms, wind, bugs, and hot, hot sun. Please come prepared, accordingly, for all weather conditions.

Please bring:
• suitable and comfortable clothing, which you can layer
• warm jacket (for late night photoshoots)
• appropriate footwear (we will be in wet, rocky, and possibly muddy areas)
• a headlamp or flashlight (we will be in pre-dawn darkness for one morning)
• your own camera equipment (preferably DSLR, which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings; bring the fastest lens you have)
• a sturdy tripod
• a laptop for editing (with editing software, preferably Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop)

YOUR OFFBEAT INSTRUCTORS

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DAVE BROSHA // LEADER
Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Long Creek, Prince Edward Island based, award-winning commercial, personal, and adventure photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of the most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his beautiful wife, Erin, and three children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad.

PAUL ZIZKA // LEADER
Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, including National Geographic, Maclean’s, Alpinist, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Islands, and Climbing magazine.

ITINERARY

NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.

Day #1
10AM: kick-off + Talks/Slideshows
12:00PM-1PM – lunch break
1PM – 3PM / Talks + Presentations, con’t
3PM-6PM / Rest + Dinner Break
6PM-9:00PM / Evening (sunset) photography, off-site
10:00PM-2AM / Night/Astro Photography, off-site
Day #2
1PM – 4PM / Talks + Presentations
4PM-6PM / Rest + Dinner Break
6PM-9:00PM / Evening (sunset) photography, off-site
10:00PM-2AM / Night/Astro Photography, off-site
Day #3
10AM-12:00 / Group Brunch
12PM-2PM / Open Editing Time
2PM-4PM / Group Critique + Slideshow
4PM-6PM / Rest + Dinner Break
6PM-9:00PM / Evening (sunset) photography, off-site
The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions, among other factors.

IMPORTANT INFO

Please visit our FAQs for more information on What to Bring, our Physical Ratings and Photography Levels.

IS THIS PHOTO TOUR FOR YOU?

Physical Rating (Easy):

  • Hiking experience // None necessary.
    Pace // Slow.
    Distance/Description // <5km/day (3 miles) on well-defined trails, with slight noticeable elevation change, and perhaps slightly uneven terrain.
    Footwear // Light hiking shoes or sneakers.

Photography Level (ALL): This photo tour is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

See these ratings described in our FAQs.

INSURANCE AND CANCELLATION POLICY 

CANCELLATION: Spots are non-refundable but are transferable, with the exception of a $250 administration fee. For instance, we will provide a refund, minus the administration fee, if the participant is able to find someone else to take his or her spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant. Please contact us at erin@offbeatphoto.ca to make arrangements.

Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Inc. reserves the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation). In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Inc. would be refunded to participants, however, no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees or any other associated travel costs. See Insurance Policy for more details.

INSURANCE: It is not only advised but required that photo tour participants have trip cancellation/interruption insurance, as well as emergency medical/illness insurance and rescue coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).

Weather and other unforeseen factors can cause delays in travel, particularly from some of our more remote locations. It is the participant’s responsibility to cover any costs in the case of a travel delay of any length. Please ensure your trip cancellation/interruption insurance accommodates this possibility.

By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions.