Birds and Landscapes, Newfoundland, Canada
Newfoundland, Canada is a photographer’s dream. This ancient and vastly un-populated land has some of the world’s most accessible seabird colonies, endless rolling hills and majestic cliffs that drop down to the powerful Atlantic Ocean. Home to over 60,000 seabirds! Newfoundland is home in the spring and summer to millions of seabirds, thousands of humpback whales and freshly carved icebergs that tend to pop up around the 29,000 km of Newfoundland’s coastline. Species: Northern Gannets, Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Black-Legged Kittiwakes, Common Murres, Bald Eagles, Black Guillemots as well as Humpback Whales and icebergs. Newfoundland has endless bird photo opportunities. Book your Newfoundland Bird Photography Tour today!
July 11-18.2022 -4 spots July 11-18, 2023 , July 11-18, 2024
Flight Destination: St. John’s, Newfoundland Airport (YYT) Canada
Price: $4,495.00 USD Deposit $1500 . Single Supplement $250
Price CDN$ 5,573.80 Deposit $1860 CDN includes GST
Balance Due May 01.
Included: Photo Instruction. Price above includes all accommodations including first night`s and last night's based on double occupancy . Land transportation during workshop. Airport pickup and drop off.
Not Included: Fees for Zodiac outing, fees for whale watching tour. International airfare to place of tour origin. Meals, beverages, alcoholic beverages. Additional tips for staff such as guides and camp staff. Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance. Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature. Cost of hospitalization and evacuation if necessary. Physical Activity Level: Basic
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"Dave’s ‘coaching' in the field was invaluable! Excellent service provided." J. Wickless
"David is a good instructor and cares for his clients and spends the majority of the time helping the client Rather than photographing himself." M. Bornstein
The Gannet Colony, Cape St. Mary's was incredible for learning bird-in-flight photography
Seabirds and more seabirds! Visit the 3rd largest Gannet colony in the world to photograph this beautiful species during nesting. The flight shot opportunities abound as the Gannets go about their daily lives. Behaviours such as courtship displays, fencing, bowing, preening and mating will all be visible for great images. Capture shots of young chicks at the nest and at a variety of stages of development. Witness the parents bringing food for the chicks. With your camera in hand we will be shooting from a cliff’s edge that rises straight up hundreds of feet from the Atlantic ocean. On this adventure you will shoot a variety of birds diving in and out of the ocean. Species at the colony include Razorbills, Black-Legged Kittiwakes, Common Murres, Great Cormorants and Black Guillemots. Opportunities for both flight and portrait shots will abound.
The Clown of the Sea – Atlantic Puffins: We visit an ecological reserve famous for its thousands of pairs of breeding and nesting Atlantic Puffins. You will be taken by boat to some of the reserve’s many islands to photograph these speedy and busy Puffins doing what they do best, flying about bringing nesting material and food back to the nests. You will have plenty of opportunity to use newly acquired skills capturing these speedsters in flight. The Puffin opportunities are endless; you will have a hard time deciding which ones to shoot! Puffins will be zipping about as you zoom your camera in and out. Capture static shots and post card perfect portraits of this awesome and colorful species. Our adventure continues travelling about Newfoundland photographing an enormous array of interesting and beautiful shore birds. Capture these feathered friends and share many memories with loved ones when you return from your adventure.
10-Arrival or night prior. St. John's Newfoundland Canada. Overnight Hotel.
11- -Cape Spear - Signal Hill. Photographing puffins and landscapes. Overnight Lodge
12- Photographing whales and ice bergs and more. Overnight Lodge
13-Cape St Mary's - Photographing birds-in-flight, Gannet colony. Overnight Lodge
14- Cape St. Mary's -Landscapes ,Gannets and other birds. Overnight Lodge
15- Elliston-Photographing Puffins, Common Murres. Humpback Whales and Ice bergs. Overnight B&B
16- Elliston - Whales, and other sea birds. Overnight B&B.
17-Drive approximately 4 hours from Elliston back to St. John's -stopping along the way for incredible photo opportunities. Overnight Hotel
18- Fly home.
Key Learning Objectives
Capture stunning portraits of seabirds and shorebirds.
Techniques for photographing majestic coastal landscapes.
Basic Photoshop skills or improve those that you already posses.
Digital Workshops: (Optional) Evening workshops. Share & learn techniques and improve skills in Adobe Photoshop.
Learn how to take images from straight out-of-the-camera RAW images to stunning final works of art (ready for printing or websites).
Things to expect on this workshop:
Some fog, some rain, some sunshine, some wind, some cold, some warm. In Newfoundland, if you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes! Moderate hiking with gear.
A digital SLR and a lens of 300mm or greater.
A tripod is recommended
A wide angle lens
Please read the Refund Policy. Do not book your flight until we confirm.