What is Land and See? It's an annual event exploring the journey of artistic vision in landscape and portrait photography. Welcome to our third year!
This event, created by Canadian creative portrait and landscape photographer, Dave Brosha, aims to be a one-of-a-kind exploration of the craft of artistic photography across genres. Held in Long Creek outside the capital city of Charlottetown on beautiful Prince Edward Island, the week will feature a mixture of talented speakers from across North America and offer participants both seminar-style learning and hands-on shooting opportunities.
This years speakers include Dave Brosha, Renee Robyn, Candice Zugich, Pat Kane, Dayna Manning, Alejandro Molina, Mike Gallant, Stan Novotny, and Amy Woodward.
The week is designed so that photographers who consider themselves primarily portrait photographers can come and only go to the portrait-related days, or take in both portrait and landscape sessions. Vice versa for landscape photographers.
The Week's Schedule (note: exact talks, seminars, and shooting times to be finalized by mid-May):
July 11 - Tuesday, Kick-Off/CREATIVE PORTRAITURE: the first day will feature primarily seminar-style learning on topics including artistic inspiration, portrait styles, natural and introduced lighting techniques, posing, creating moods, and effective set/background design. The evening will have an open creating/shooting time where a variety of subjects/models will be on sight for participants to photograph.
July 12 - Wednesday, CREATIVE PORTRAITURE, Con't: the second day will be an all-day, hands-on creative slugfest featuring demos, numerous models/subjects, and various shooting groups including a mix of studio, location, and outdoor shooting. This day will be designed to give participants extensive shooting experience, with support from the Land and See team.
July 13 - Thursday, CREATIVE POST-PROCESSING: the middle day of the conference will be the final day for those who sign up for a 3-day pass, the middle day for those who sign up for a 5-day pass, and the first day for those who sign up exclusively for the 3-day landscape. This day will not feature any photography, but will have multiple talks on workflow, editing, staying organized, the secrets of Adobe Lightroom, and advanced Photoshop techniques, followed by an inspiration talk from one of our non-photographer speakers. In the evening, we'll have a mid-event fun night.
July 14 - Friday, CREATIVE LANDSCAPE: the first day will feature primarily seminar-style learning on topics including artistic vision in the outdoor realm, composition, adventure photography, creative techniques, filters, long exposures, and night photography. For the nighthawks and those interested, if the skies are clear there will be a night photography component exploring star trails, creative movement, and shooting the Milky Way.
July 15 - Saturday, CREATIVE LANDSCAPE, con't: our finale day will be an exhausting, exhilirating, inspiring day spent largely in the field, finishing off with celebration. First, we'll wake for pre-dawn landscape shooting at one of numerous near-by beautiful island scenes. Shooting will continue through multiple locations over the course of the morning (participants will be split across various locations for most effective shooting opportunities). In the afternoon we'll meet up for a group editing session, slideshow of participant's work, and critique.
FINALE: At 5PM on the evening of July 15th we'll end the 5-day Land and See event with a lobster supper (other food alternatives including vegetarian will be available for those who can't or don't like lobster) and celebration. Spouses/traveling partners are invited to come to the final dinner, too, for the cost of $25/person.
Three-day passes (July 11/12/13 - CREATIVE PORTRAITURE PLUS POST-PROCESSING OR July 13/14/15 CREATIVE LANDSCAPE PLUS POST-PROCESSING):
Full five-day passes (July 11/12/13/14/15, all events):
$1150+tax for 5-day pass ($1322.50)
We will have two payment options available: pay in full at the time of registering or pay deposit-only ($700 for 5-day passes, $400 for 3-day passes). If you choose deposit-only, your balance will be due by November 18, 2016. Failure to pay the balance by November 18th, 2016 will mean your deposit will be forfieted and your space made available to a registrant on the waiting list.
Ticket purchase policy: all passes bought are non-refundable but are transferable. If you buy a pass and later determine you can't make it you're free to sell or give it to someone else (just keep us updated if you do).
For those coming from out of town, Prince Edward Island is a tourist-centric province that offers some great places to stay. We've put together some near-by possibilities:
All accommodations are within a 10 minute drive of Long Creek, PE. This is just a sample of what is available. There are many options, however, summer is a very busy time here. Please consider booking accommodation when you confirm your workshop attendance.
http://koa.com/campgrounds/cornwall/ - Full service camping and cabin rentals available.
Most local hotels (Charlottetown & area) are listed on Expedia.ca. VRBO.com will also provide some options for private rentals.