Muskoka Workshop 03

January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann

October 24 — 28, 2003

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Spend a long weekend shooting and learning digital image processing techniques withMichael Reichmann, one of the world’s leading landscape photographers and photographic educators. Limited to just 12 people, this long-weekend field workshop and image processing seminar will take place in north-central Ontario — about a 2 hours drive from Toronto. Shooting locations will includeLake Muskokaby boat,The Torrance Barrens,Hardy Lake provincial nature reserve,and a full day in famousAlgonquin Provincial Park.

Michael will be assisted by well known photographer and workshop instructorSteve Kossack, andChris Sanderson, Director ofThe Video Journal.

TheMuskokaregion andAlgonquin Parkare located on the pre-Cambrian shield, the earth’s 2 billion year-old bedrock. It is a pristine land of lakes and forests. In late October fall colour will be ours to explore in an uncrowded and unhurried manner. Accommodation and seminar sessions will be at the luxuryCranberry Marsh Coveresort, with additional sessions at my nearby country home.

This will be an intensive one-on-one digital workshop, consisting of field work, print critiques and image processing instruction. Here’s the draft itinerary…

Friday, October 24

Arrive at Muskoka after 3pm. Drive yourself (2 hours from Toronto) if you live locally. If you’re coming from elsewhere by plane, transportation arrangements from Toronto airport will be made.

Welcome dinner. Print review and discussion. (Participants will bring samples of their work for evaluation and critique).

Saturday, October 25

Morning:Hardey Lake nature reserve. A beautiful small lake surrounded by tranquil forest. An easy 1 Km hike.

Afternoon:Torrance Barrens— similar to the moors of Scotland. An easy 2 Km hike.

Evening:A hands-on Photoshop / digital image processing seminar

Sunday, October 26

Morning:Dawn, shooting from a boat on Lake Muskoka. A late breakfast at Michael’s country home, followed by a print discussion.

Afternoon:Exploring fall colour on Muskoka’s varied trails and forests. Light hiking.

Evening:Workshop member’s image review and digital image processing seminar

Monday, October 27

All Day:Algonquin Provincial Park; an all day shoot. Light hiking.

Evening:Workshop member’s image review and digital image processing seminar

Tuesday, October 28

Morning recap session, and return home

Field Shooting

We will be photographing late fall colour and the rich landscape of northern Ontario in several different locations, on the land and from the water. In addition to exploring some unique locations there will be extensive opportunities to discuss and learn shooting techniques, field craft, and for intensive one-on-one discussions and Q&A sessions with Michael and Steve. Any and all photographic topics and techniques can be discussed, explained and put into practice.

Image Processing Seminar

This field workshop also has a comprehensive classroom style seminar on digital image processing. Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings are set aside for intensive classroom style sessions where Photoshop techniques for image processing will be explored, as well as a review of various plug-ins, tools and techniques for basic, intermediate and advanced image processing.

An LCD video projector will be available, and participants will be able to review and display their work, with critique from Michael as well as other workshop members. AnEpson 2200printer will be available so that prints can be made, and printing techniques discussed.

In the event that the weather is really bad (I’m talkingtorrential downpours) we will be able to expand our indoor digital image processing sessions as desired.


The cost of this all-inclusive workshop / seminar U.S. $1,495 per person. (CDN $1,995). This is an all-inclusive fee including local ground transportation, hotel accommodation for 4 nights (double occupancy), as well as all meals and alcoholic beverages. TheCranberry Marsh Coveis a luxury resort hotel. There are no additional costs.

Accommodations are two person to a room. If you prefer a private room there will be a supplementary charge of U.S. $200 (CDN $275) — if available. This workshop is open to men and women, and involves only a moderate amount of hiking on mostly level ground.

Payment of the full fee is required to confirm your reservation. If you need to cancel for any reason there will be a full refund (less U.S. $100), butonlyif a replacement for you can be found. Ifwehave to cancel the trip for any reason you will receive a full refund.

Video Filming

On this workshop we will joined byChris Sandersonwho will be filming the workshop forThe Luminous Landscape Video Journal.

Naturally, we will need your consent to be filmed. Once you have registered for the Workshop we will be sending you a Release Form. This will signify your permission to be included in the filming that will be done during the workshop. We will, of course, be providing you with complimentary copies of whatever video or print material comes out of this. Of course this will provide you with a professional quality video record of this trip, something that no other workshop can provide.

Finally, I want to assure you that the filming of the workshop will in no way interfere with the workshop and the time that we spend together. Chris is an experienced filmmaker and will be shooting in an unobtrusive documentary style. Of course, as an experienced cinematographer and director Chris will be available as another resource person to all Workshop members. If you have problem with being filmed during the workshop please ask me for more information, or consider taking an alternative workshop.


Liability Limitation

The Luminous Landscape Inc., Michael Reichmann,our instructors, guides, and cooperating agents aim to provide every participant a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience. We act solely as agents for you regarding accommodations, special activities, and travel, by any means, and assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund which the participant acknowledges as full and final settlement.

As there is always an element of risk in any adventure associated with the outdoors, participants must read this form carefully. This liability release will certify that the participant is physically fit and capable of participating in outdoor photography exercises in field locations, and is fully and completely aware of any associated risks created by field locations and weather.

By joining this workshop I acknowledge that I have read the above information concerning responsibility and release The Luminous Landscape Inc., Michael Reichmann their guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. The Luminous Landscape Inc., and Michael Reichmann will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation.


What Do I Do Next?

If this workshop has your name on it; if you’re excited by the thought of becoming a member of this workshop / seminar then now is the time to register.

Remember, there are only 12 positions available and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. When they’re spoken for, that’s it. To fill out theRegistration Formsimply click on the registration link below. If you have any questions before registering,click hereto send me an e-mail inquiry.



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Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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January 13, 2009 ·

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