Fall Foliage and More

Join Kevin and me for what I call one powerhouse of a photography adventure. Why would I choose such a big word for the Fall Foliage and More Workshop in Ontario? Simply put, you will learn and or utilize so many photographic skills, it will blow you away. During the workshop, we will be doing wildlife photography, bird photography, and landscape photography. If you like macro, we can do that too! You will learn new skills or maybe learn dust-off techniques that you have not used in a while.

  • Hyper-focal landscapes
  • Long exposure techniques
  • birds in flight
  • HDR Bracketing
  • Using filters

Kevin and I have done this workshop several times. Kevin lives close by and has photographed practically every inch of his home province. We’ve scouted all of the places we will shoot; we will get you there at the right time and in the right spots to create a whole bunch of diverse and gorgeous photographs.

Would you like to improve your photography skills and capture a very diverse group of subjects in a beautiful location? If that sounds good, you should sign up for the Fall Foliage and More Photography Workshop, and we will make it happen!

Highlights Fall Foliage and More Workshop

  • 6 Nights and 7 Days
  • Small Group of 8 Clients
  • Two Long Time Professional Instructors
  • Includes Most Meals, All Lodging and Local Transportation
Day One – October 24, 2021

You arrive in Toronto and use the complimentary shuttle to our hotel in Burlington, Ontario. That night we will gather for a group dinner (included) and discuss the week’s itinerary and locations. After dinner, we head to the waterfront in Toronto to shoot the Toronto skyline from the Golden hour into darkness.

Day Two – October 25, 2021

We will visit the Raptor Conservancy, and you will spend the morning photographing a variety of raptors in flight. The falconers will pose them in natural settings. Species list can include any of the following birds; Harris’sHarris’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl, and Bald Eagle. Additional species on a perch include Swainson’s Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, and Aplomado Falcon.

We have hired a falconer to fly and display his birds for our cameras. He is well versed in the desires of wildlife photographers. He does a great job placing the birds on natural-looking, ecologically correct perches.

In the afternoon, we will drive towards our first half-day session at the Waterfall Capital of the World. Hamilton is home to over 100 beautiful waterfalls, which is how it got the title of Waterfall Capital of the World. Most of the waterfalls/cascades are located on, or near, the Bruce Trail. The Niagara Escarpment, which the Bruce Trail winds through, is equipped with the perfect ecological conditions for natural waterfalls.

Day Three – October 26, 2021

We start the day along the shores of Lake Ontario at one of our favorite locations, the 50 Point Conservation Area, and an area of broken piers along the bank of Lake Ontario. Once the sweet morning light fades, we head back for more waterfall photography.

In the afternoon, we will visit a 100-acre junkyard that spans the property of a nearby farm. Over 3000 vehicles in various states of decay line the cedar forests and rolling fields of this photographer’s paradise. Imagine cars as old as Edsels all the way to 1990 era vehicles and heavy equipment entangled in fall color, vines, and even some with trees growing out of the engine compartment!

Days Four Five and Six – October 27-29, 2021

It’s time to change gears and head north towards Canada’s most iconic fall color areas, Haliburton and Muskoka. From the afternoon of day four into the night of day six, we will be solely focused on the fall colors that surround hundreds of lakes, waterfalls, and streams in Ontario.

Fall is a spectacular time to visit this area. Thousands of visitors flock to Ontario for outstanding fall color viewing opportunities. But there are many things to see and do, including songbirds, foxes, and moose. The moose will be in the rut, making them more dangerous and more accessible for photographers as they are often close to the road.

The spectacular colors of the Sugar and Red Maples are on display from mid-September to mid to late October. It is hard to determine the exact peak of fall color (global warming, etc.). The middle of October is traditionally the peak time for the Sugar Maple canopy. The Aspens, Tamaracks, and Red Oaks should be in their full technicolor glory.

Day Seven – October 30, 2021

It’s our last morning, and we’ll be up early to catch a sunrise along a lake that has fall color along the shoreline. After our morning’s photography, we will return to the hotel and check out.

We’ll drive you to the Toronto airport around 11am and drop you off at your hotel or airport will be about 3 pm. You can schedule your flights home no earlier than 5 pm on October 30, 2016.

Included in the Workshop
  • Lodging (double occupancy)
  • All breakfasts
  • Two group dinners
  • Transportation to all photography locations,
  • Instruction in the field with your photographer guides
  • Reviews of the day’s photography to find and correct any issues and optional image critiques
  • All park entrance fees, entry fees for Raptor Center and the junkyard.
  • The tour size is limited to eight photographers, so you can count on plenty of attention and plenty of space to photograph.
  • We help you with your camera settings, photography techniques and provide advice and tips to help you maximize your “keepers.”
  • Each evening we will gather as a group with our laptops and discuss editing techniques to achieve powerful images. This is a composition from cropping and introducing you to some tricks to create more appealing images.
Not Included in the Workshop

If you are traveling alone the single supplement is $600.

The workshop cost does not include airfare, some evening meals, items of personal nature, laundry, VISA fees if applicable. Travel insurance is always advised as the deposit is not refundable.

We will share our photography knowledge with you so that you will leave a better photographer than when you arrived. You will learn about planning shots, reading the light and making the correct camera adjustments, landscape, long exposure and wildlife photography techniques. We will share our post processing work flow and help you create a workflow that is best suited to your needs.

Our goal is to not merely setup your camera for you, but to give you the knowledge so that you can get the same results at home as when you were with us.

The tour size is limited to 8 photographers so you can count on minimal interruption from too many tripods and with a 2 to 1 client instructor ratio you can get a ton of one on one attention and education.

What Should I Bring?
  • You’ll need at least one SLR or mirrorless camera, ideally two to give you the opportunity to shoot with multiple lenses simultaneously, and also as a backup
  • Lenses from wide-angle up to around 400mm (or the 35mm equivalent)
  • A sturdy tripod and cable release, and a polarizer and neutral density filters also broaden your horizons

It’s almost impossible to list everything that you’ll need, you will be sent some recommendations and then this will be covered again before your trip on a one on one phone discussion we will have with you.

At any point feel free to reach out to either of us and we’ll talk you off of the ledge!

This information was pre-COVID and we will update as the Canada opens for tourism.

US Citizens Traveling To Canada*


Valid at time of entry. If you are transiting Canada en route to Europe, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

Blank Passport Pages
One page required.

Visa Requirements
Not required for stays under 180 days.

Vaccination Recommendations

Arrival and Departure Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the destination airport in Toronto, Ontario.

Arriving Early?
You should arrive in Toronto about 12:00 PM on July 18, 2020. If you are coming from far away and it is not feasible to arrive before noon let me know I will help you book you an extra night.

The recommended Hotel is the Holiday Inn Express. It is about $150 per night. The quality rolls off pretty quickly. I have stayed at the nearby Rodeway Inn, it is about $20 a night less and it does show…

Holiday Inn Express & Suites : Huntsville – Muskoka
100 Howland Drive, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2P9

We will plan to drop you off at the Toronto International Airport around 12:00 PM. This should be adequate time for departures after 3:00 PM.

Trip Insurance

I always use trip insurance for my travels. It’s so much easier and with so many more benefits when you compare it with your insurance. I’ve found the costs to be reasonable given the benefits. I use Travel Guard when I travel and even though; I’ve not had a claim they were helpful and easy to deal with on the phone.

*Information for US citizens travel to Canada was obtained from the US Department of State and was valid as of December 2017. If you are going to Canada from another country, please check with your embassy to check the travel requirements for your country.

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About 30 days before departure, you will get a welcome kit with the nuts and bolts of what to expect. Of course, feel free to email me or call me and we can talk about it as much as you like!

There is a 2.5% convenience fee to pay your balance by credit cards. There are no fees with any of the listed payment methods for your deposit. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions and or the FAQ to fully understand about deposits, cancellations and other important, but boring stuff.

I’ve been very passively advising my clients to purchase travel insurance for a while, but lately it seems like there have been multiple people having travel issues. Some have lost their deposits and sometimes even the cost of the entire trip!

Based on my client’s experience, I cannot stress more strongly how crucial it is to purchase travel insurance. Like I said before, and here it comes again, there is never a way to predict what is going to happen when you are booking trips months and years into the future.

You can read more about my thoughts about the importance of travel insurance in this blog post.

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Registration Information


The tuition for the Fall foliage and more is $3850 USD single occupancy or $3250 USD if you share the accommodations.


The deposit for this workshop is $500 USD. The deposit can be paid by PayPal, Credit Card, Wire Transfer or Check. Actually, if you have another way you would like to pay, I am open to new ideas when it comes to collecting money!

The balance of the workshop tuition will be due August 25, 2021 (60 days prior).

Ready to Go?

Here is the plan, you are going to create great images, you are going to leave a better photographer than when you arrived and we’ll have some laughs along the way! Hit the register button now!

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