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Workshops and Educational Photo Tours

 

Don Johnston is an experienced teacher, photographer and naturalist with 30 years experience as a teacher and over 25 years experience as an outdoor photographerDon offers friendly, intensive and informative photo workshops and educational photo tours here in Northern Ontario and the Greater Sudbury Region. Please read the descriptions below for more information.

 

Please be prepared to forward a 50% deposit to guarantee your place. In the event of tour cancellation, deposits will be refunded.

 

Any applicable taxes are included in the tour/workshop prices.

 

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1. Ultimate Polar Bear tour at Cape Churchill, Manitoba

    (November 17-28 2016, from Winnipeg)

 

 

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Overview: 

This November I will be leading a tour to Cape Churchill,  Manitoba for polar bears and other arctic animals in Wapusk National Park. Tour dates are Nov 17-28, 2016. Space on our buggy is limited to 10 participants. This will be my fourth trip to Churchill for bears and the Cape trip promises to be an exciting experience.

This is an exclusive trip limited to 40 participants per year, with a ratio of 10 participants per tundra buggy.

We stay in the mobile Tundra Buggy Lodge and are hosted by Frontiers North, a long established arctic adventure guide company. Guides, accommodation and food are top-notch. They even loan Canada Goose Parkas for the tour!

The tour is first class all the way beginning in Winnipeg, with a charter flight to Churchill- no need to worry about weight restrictions in carry on, plus some time in Churchill before we head out to the Cape for 8 days. 

 

Cost: 11 799 CAD + tax

 

Dates Nov 17-28 from Winnipeg MB.

 

Limit: 9 (6 spaces remaining)

 

To reserve a space, please contact Laura Sampson at Frontiers North. 1- (204) 949 2050 X 302. A deposit of 750.00 will be required to reserve your place. Laura can be contacted by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Form more information please email me through the website  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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2.  Manitoulin Island in Spring

 

 

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Overview: Spring flowers, animals, fresh spring colours, waterfalls, alvars, woodlands and rural landscapes. All within easy drives and walks.

 

Cost: $295.00 includes tuition. Accommodation, transfers extra. Limit 8. Minimum 3.

 

Dates: May 12-14 2016. Wed evening get acquainted (May 11).

 

Accommodation: Choice of camping, bed and breakfast or motel in Mindemoya. Participants should have a vehicle or make arrangements to share a vehicle.

 

 

 

3. Understanding your new Digital SLR

 

 

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Now that you have made the step and purchased that digital slr and lens, you are left wondering how to get the best out of your new camera.

Join Don for a one-day seminar on SLR photography- aimed at the beginner and those who would like to learn more about these cameras.

Overview: Some topics we will cover include: setting up the camera using its menus, settings to use and avoid, formatting memory cards, using the review screen to best advantage, and software options for downloading and optimizing your pictures.

Cost: $119.00. Limit 10. Minimum 4.

Dates: Flexible. Leave me your name, preferred dates and contact info if you are solo or get a small group together, decide upon a date range and contact me. Likely I will be available on short notice.

Place: 388 Kantola, Lively. You may phone or email me for directions.
 
 
4. A personal Day with Don
 
 
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Join Don for a one-day, one-on-one lesson in photography.

Overview: The day will include In the field shooting with Don, critique of some of your pictures (positive and friendly!), discussions of hardware, equipment and software and photography resources, as well as instruction in technique and composition. Approximately 6 hours. It will be tailored to your needs. As a participant you will take home a set of notes on digital photography and an instructional DVD on Techniques or Composition.

Cost: $199.00.

Dates: Flexible. Decide upon a date range and contact me. Likely I will be available on short notice.

Place: 388 Kantola, Lively. You may phone or email me for directions.
 
 
Please feel free to contact me for more information.