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The Moose Are Loose

An Algonquin Park Moose Expedition
and
Master Class Workshop

April 29 – May 2, 2005

Sorry – Sold Out


Drooling Moose — Algonquin Park, Ontario. May, 2004
Canon 10D with Canon 28-300mm f/5.6L IS lens

For the past several years, each spring I have traveled to Algonquin Provincial Park in North-Central Ontario, Canada, to photograph moose. In April and May the Moose come out of the deep woods to lick the salt used to keep the highway open during the winter. This means that on some days, there are as many as a dozen or more moose easily photographable from the highway. Some are at a distance, requiring the use of long lenses, while others can be so close that they walk across the road right in front of your car.


Moose Crossing. Algonquin Park — June, 2003

Photographed with a Canon 1Ds and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens @ 200mm. ISO 400
Image modified with Gaussian Blur Overlay technique

I have gotten to know the best locations and times for viewing moose at Algonquin in the early spring, and this year I have planned a small exclusive expedition to photograph them, and to combine it with a master-class workshop.

What is a master class? Simply an opportunity for a small group of advanced photographers to get together and to critique and share their work with each other. I will be providing one-on-one print critiques as well as leading the group discussions. In addition to the portfolio reviews, sessions will be held, based on the requests and interests of the group, on digital workflow as well as other aspects of image processing techniques. These will take place at our motel during the days, as the moose are most active at dawn and dusk. Mid-day will be spent in these sessions as well as doing general landscape and wildlife photography within and nearby the Park.

Our base of operations will be the Algonquin Lakeside Inn, a comfortable lodge just outside the park.

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The Details

– Number of participants: 6 photographers, plus Michael Reichmann and Chris Sanderson, who will drive the vehicles.

– Dates: Friday April 29 through Monday, May 2nd, 2005.

Arrival at Toronto International Airport no later than 1pm on Friday, April 29th.

We will drive to Algonquin Park in two rented 7 passenger minivans – 4 people to a van, allowing lots of room for shooting and equipment.

From Friday evening though Monday morning we will be shooting and working together in Algonquin Park.

Early on the morning of Monday, May 2nd we will drive to Toronto airport (3 hours) in time to catch flights departing after 1pm.

– The cost of this all-inclusive workshop is US $1,395. This includes transportation, accommodations (2 to a room), park fees, meals, even liqueur. Just get yourself and your gear to Toronto and we'll take care of the rest.

Please note that this workshop is for non-smokers.

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What's Next?

If you want a chance to shoot one of North America's most magnificent wild creatures in a unique natural setting, and to spend a few days with like-minded passionate nature photographers discussing and working on your art and your craft, this may be the weekend workshop for you.

This is not a workshop for beginners, but rather is for the experienced photographer who wants to spend an intensive weekend working on his or her shooting skills, as well as obtaining feedback on previous work from a group of ones peers. Of course if you're fascinated at the prospect of photographing moose close-up in one of the finest locations for this in North America, this also could be the workshop for you.

With only 6 places available it will be sold out almost immediately, so if you want to be considered for this workshop, please drop me a line right away. Let me know a bit about yourself, your photography, where you live, and how to get in touch with you. I'll get back to you as soon as possible with confirmation of availability.

Michael Reichmann

Sorry – Sold Out

 


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