Photo Workshops in Newfoundland
Learn more about Newfoundland, Canada
This is where the sun rises first in North America. Where Vikings landed over 1,000 years ago. This place is home to the oldest settlement and the oldest city in North America, but is the youngest province of Canada. A vast land, with a relatively small population, Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Here, you can immerse yourself in wilderness solitude one day and embrace a vibrant culture at the cutting edge of the contemporary western world the next. This is a land of rich history and natural wonders: stunning coastlines, breaching whales, icebergs, and some of the most incredible skyscapes you'll ever see.
Why Come to Newfoundland With Me?
I have been travelling to Newfoundland and Labrador for many years now. From Rose Blanche to Gros Morne, north to Quirpon and Labrador, and up and down the south east coast. I have led trips for landscapes, wildlife, icebergs and those wonderful, cute little birds we all love, the Puffins.
In total I have been on six photography trips to Newfoundland, and some personal scouting trips. Over the years refined my trips with the best partners in the province to make them perfect for the photographer. My partners for whale and iceberg tours are experienced guides and will get us where humpback whales are each and every trip. My tour partner that owns the lighthouses we stay in make my trips some of my most memorable ones because of the staff, the experience, the fun we have, and most importantly to you... the photography opportunities.
I do my best to try to minimize your time in the vehicle. Newfoundland is a vast Province and other companies try to do all the highlights in one trip. Would you rather be out taking photos or sitting for 5 to 6 hours in a car to get to the next location? I think I know the answer to that one... lol... I minimize the drive times as much as possible because I know the hidden photo stops others that aren't as experienced as I am in Newfoundland, don't even know exist.
I also will make sure you are prepared with the right equipment before you leave home. My pre workshop briefings will ensure that you have packed the right clothes, you've got the gear you need and you know where we are going to be photographing during each day of your photography vacation with me.
All the logistics will be handled, all you have to do is show up, shoot and have fun on vacation.
Please check out the photos and trips I am running below. I hope you find your next photography vacation here.
Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the best places to see and appreciate nature in all its glory. Dramatic coastlines, sweeping barrens, thick boreal forests, ancient rock formations, teeming seabird colonies, tiny alpine blossoms, and rich marine life are all part of our diverse natural heritage. From the island's rugged south coast and maritime barrens, through the islands of Witless Bay and Baccalieu and the Tablelands of Gros Morne National Park, to the Torngat Mountain ranges and the sub-Arctic tundra of northern Labrador, the natural, wild beauty of this place surrounds you at every turn - largely untouched and unspoiled.
The province is also home to three National Parks, 18 Wilderness and Ecological Reserves, and breathtaking botanical gardens. Luckily, this place has no ragweed (allergy sufferers rejoice!), no snakes, no skunks, no raccoons, and no poisonous insects or arachnids.
Whales, Birds and Icebergs
With 29,000 kilometres of coastline, it's not hard to spot plenty of whales, seabirds, and icebergs. There are 22 species of whales alone, including the world's largest migrating population of humpbacks. Flying high above are, give or take, 35 million seabirds, which is why Newfoundland and Labrador is aptly named the seabird capital of North America. And if iceberg watching is something on your list, Iceberg Alley is the best on the continent to see these 10,000-year-old frosty giants meander down the coastline just waiting for you and your cameras.
There's no shortage of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador (and you can enjoy it pretty much everywhere, without admission prices, feeding times, or fences to keep the nature in). The pristine landscape and abundance of large and small game make for incredible sightseeing, by car or hike.
There are more than 120,000 moose and the population density in Gros Morne National Park is one of the highest in North America. It's also home to one of the world's largest caribou herds and some of the continent's biggest black bears. Our eyes are always watching and I make sure your cameras are always ready
Photos From past Newfoundland Photo Workshops
Photo Workshops in Newfoundland
The Viking Trail and Iceberg Alley
Workshop - June 5 to June 12, 2018
Instructors: Kevin Pepper
Have you ever wanted to stay in your very own lighthouse? This trip will have you waking up in our very own private lighthouse inn to the smell of a home cooked breakfast as you look out across the north atlantic ocean at the entrance to Iceberg Alley.
Do icebergs captivate you? Imagine an up close and personal viewing of some of the largest tabular and cathedral icebergs at the entrance to the world famous iceberg alley.
This is the perfect trip for the photographer that loves photographing by the ocean in and around old abandoned fishing villages, icebergs, and lighthouses, with a backdrop of stunning golden hour... and we can't forget the Humpback whales that are migrating north as the icebergs are travelling south.
Clowns of the Sea - Puffins! Breaching Humpbacks! Stunning Icebergs!
Workshop: July 29, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Instructor: Jeff Wendorff and Kevin Pepper
Newfoundland is an astonishingly wild and beautiful island in the North Atlantic. Newfoundland provides the nature and wildlife photographer a great trifecta of targets: birds, whales, and icebergs!
Newfoundland (new-fund-land) is a nature photographers dream. There are 35 million shorebirds (140 times the human population) and 22 species of whales including the largest population of Humpback Whales in the world to keep your camera clicking. The last of Newfoundlands photography trifecta is the icebergs. Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley is the best place on earth to photograph the beautiful 10,000-year-old ice.
The Best Of Western Newfoundland and Iceberg Alley
Workshop - June 15 to June 23, 2019
Instructors: Kevin Pepper
Join Me on the east coast of Canada as we track down icebergs on their journey south, migratory whales that are on their journey north, and timeless lighthouses throughout the pristine landscapes along the northern coastline of Newfoundland.