Nothing Lasts Forever: Beauty in Decay on the Northern Plain (PPD)

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Western Development Museum (WDM) - Saskatoon

2610 Lorne Avenue

Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6

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An opportunity for a very interesting photography adventure at a salvage yard -- then it's off to the boonies.

About this Event

A two-day event exploring Saskatoon's outskirts.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently, all workshops are continuing as planned - with additional measures taken to maintain a safe environment. While we cannot guarantee dates will not be affected, we are optimistic based on Health Canada information available (as of 23 July). Your deposit is 100% transferable if a workshop date is impacted by COVID-19. Maximum: 8 participants.

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1-2 October 2020

A unique outdoors photo workshop about how to find and approach different subjects as about camera settings. We’ll explore ways to think about various genres and cover techniques for making effective imagery. You’ll soon realize that the most important part of making pictures -- is thinking. There is no substitute for making lots of pictures, and few other things are as much fun!

Day 1:

GARBAGE IN, ART OUT

If you like rusty and crusty, and great patina, and macro, this is the workshop for you! There will be hundreds of cars, trucks of all kinds, buses, fire engines, RVs, combines, and some unique vehicles and heavy equipment. Macro shooters will be in 7th Heaven!!

Scouting with our eyes and cameras, we'll examine the layers organizing the elements of a vast space to create scale and graphic interest. Observation in this sense is extraordinarily vital. Taking a closer look, we'll observe hundreds of vignettes; the vignette providing a closer and more intimate focus, serving to isolate visually revealing segments of the scene.

Gear: Camera, lenses up to about 135mm and a Macro lens, tripod, shutter release.

Day 2:

DOWN THE ROAD...

Anyone who has traveled our highways or gravel roads has seen countless abandoned buildings. These weathered icons together with the rural landscape are enduring symbols of our agricultural heritage, our rootedness to the land.

We'll spend all day Friday on the west side of Saskatoon in an area chock-full of old homesteads, where we have permission to be at. Here is a lifestyle that is a universe away from that typically experienced in the city... yet so close in proximity! What emerges is a fascinating portrait of Saskatchewan's past, one which in some ways fits the sterotypes that have always been attached to these communities, and in other ways, is dramatically different from the picture that most readily forms in our minds.

At each location, we'll discuss how to handle a number of generic situations, In no time you will develop a natural eye towards making expressive images. So where should you start and what should you do? The fact that you're reading this right now is your key to making the photos you've always hoped for. So congratulations. It's time to register.

Gear: Bring everything you have. Camera, lenses, tripod, shutter release, extra batteries.

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Skill Level: Primarily suited for intermediate photographers, beginner photographers are welcome provided that they have a basic understanding of their own camera and lenses. We ask the more advanced photographers to be understanding if this advice seems trivial. 

Rendezvous: For the purpose of posting this listiing, the Western Development Museum address is displayed. Our exact rendezvous address will be disclosed to all registrants one week prior to 1 October 2020. Outskirts of Saskatoon.

Weather: This event operates rain or shine.

Participants under the age of 19 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian (also as paid participant). All workshop sessions leave on-time. No refunds for late arrivals or no-shows.

Overnight: Saskatoon, if registering for both 1 and 2 October. Contact us for a list of excellent accommodations previously stayed at.

* your own transportation is required.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently, all workshops are continuing as planned - with additional measures taken to maintain a safe environment. While we cannot guarantee dates will not be affected, we are optimistic based on Health Canada information available (as of 27 July). Your deposit is 100% transferable if a workshop date is impacted by COVID-19. Maximum: 8 participants.

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FAQ:

What is included in the Field Class workshop?

The cost of the workshop DOES INCLUDE: instruction from your host photographer(s), photoshoots at several locations, snacks & water. 

This workshop DOES NOT INCLUDE: transportation to/from the workshop (flights or car rental), hotel accomodations, food or any gear.

Accommodation and Transportation:

Please note that meals and accommodations for this event are up to each individual participant. 

Hotel: while we can suggest hotels and campgrounds to stay at, it is your responsibility to secure accommodation as soon as possible. Please inquire with us about accommodation info where you could stay.

What if I need to cancel?

If you cancel your workshop the following applies: If cancellation is received at least 45 days prior to the start of the workshop, the workshop fee can be applied to another workshop of your choice, subject to available space. 

During Covid-19 measures, for cancellations 0-44 days, while the workshop fee is non-refundable it is fully transferable (and giftable) provided you contact us PRIOR to the event date for which workshop-ticket you purchased. Otherwise, the ticket becomes null and void.

No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, transportation, or other events beyond our control, either before, during, or after your workshop. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to delays or cancellations.

Terms and Conditions:

Registration: The amount specified per person for each workshop is due at the time you register. Your space is not reserved until we receive your workshop fee(s) paid in full. 

Audit Policy: Only paid workshop participants will be admitted during the workshop.

Waiver: As our guest, you are required to comply with our safety rules and are cautioned to heed all warnings. By accepting admission with this event ticket, you agree to release us from all responsibility for any loss, injury or damage which you may suffer, excepting any loss, injury or damage caused by our reckless, willful or grossly negligent acts. A general waiver will be presented to you for review and signing upon your arrival.

Cancellation, Refund & Delay Policy: All workshop schedules and plans are subject to change at our discretion dependent upon weather alerts, health and safety considerations, or any other factor related or unrelated to photographic opportunities as we see fit. We are not responsible for any other costs which participants may have incurred, including but not limited to travel, car rental, lodging, insurance, photographic purchases and/or rentals. 

Should there be a waitlist for your workshop event, we can help you sell your ticket but the sale is up to you to negotiate and finalize.

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Western Development Museum (WDM) - Saskatoon

2610 Lorne Avenue

Saskatoon, SK S7J 0S6

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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