Hopewell Rocks Night Photography Excursion
Come learn my techniques of night photography in a truly inspiring setting
While working as Supervisor of Interpretive Services at The Hopewell Rocks, I was fortunate to meet a gentleman by the name of Peter McMahon. He was the night sky guy who introduced me to the wonders of night photography and opened my eyes to the canopy of stars seldom viewed in this breathtaking place.
Fast-forward to today and I'm obsessed. Night photography has become an important part of my artistic expression landing me in numerous magazines and even spotlighted on NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day in October 2013. Now it's time to share this with others.
This photo excursion is for both amateur and seasoned photographers who want to improve their night photography skills. Or you may already be a night photographer and just want an experienced guide to keep you safe in this unique location. Either way, this will be an evening to remember. We will cover the theory of good night photography while photographing the iconic Hopewell Rocks from various locations along the shoreline. Suggestions, coaching and collaborating will ensure the participants have fun and walk away with memories and photos to last a lifetime. This excursion is also offered as part of a package deal through Innisfree Bed & Breakfast.
LENGTH OF EXCURSION: 2.5 hrs
WHAT TO BRING: Your DSLR, a tripod, your widest lenses, footwear that may get muddy, a flashlight (if you have one) and a desire to learn
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Walking for a couple hours, kneeling, crouching, walking on uneven terrain, stairs
DATES AVAILABLE: See calendar below (these could be cancelled with short notice depending on the weather)
COST: $85.00 + tax ($97.75) per participant (One non-shooting spouse/friend may attend at no additional charge)
PLEASE NOTE: You must have a newer DSLR to have any success with this process. Your camera must be able to be set to fully manual (including focus). You must be able to increase your ISO to at least 3200. If you are not sure if your camera will work for this excursion, please email me with your model and I'll confirm for you.
We meet at the gate where Discovery Rd and The Rocks Rd fork (just as you turn off Route 114 into The Hopewell Rocks Park) at the predetermined start time. Please give me a call on my cell (506) 381-4584 sometime throughout the day so I can confirm that everything is a go weather wise.
* All participants (paying or non-paying) must sign a waiver prior to the start of the excursion.
"Thank you for the wonderful night photography experience. It was one of the highlights of our visit to NS, PEI and Bay of Fundy. I now have some new tools in my tool box." - Tom Klingele
"We definitely had a lot of fun. Very informative. Kara called myself and Mat kids in a candy store, we were having so much fun. Would do it again in a heart beat." - Patrick Forest