Until 2011, my answer to this question would have been “Why?”. I didn’t know much about Quebec before then. I hardly even know where it was on the map! Just another Canadian Providence up north, right? Well, photographers shouldn’t think that way. Every culture, climate, ecosystem and elevation converge in different ways to offer uniqueness and picturesqueness unlike any other location across the globe.
This is why I wanted to have CAPTURE Quebec in the winter. February offers the best chance to shoot for freshly fallen snow under clear skies. It’s the only place I know of where I’ve waded through thigh-high snow with a camera in tow. It’s the only place I’ve broken a tripod too. Things work differently in deep snow and sub-freezing temperatures. Are you prepared for shooting in cold weather? Are you protecting your gear sufficiently? Why is it a good idea to shoot RAW format when shooting snowy scenes? Do your winter shots look blank, bland, or incorrectly exposed? Do you find it difficult to find color in winter landscapes?
These are kind of things we’ll cover in CAPTURE Quebec and actually practice hands-on in the field. With our headquarters in Sherbrooke, we’ll have the diversity of the mountains of Parc National du Mont-Orford, the low-country surrounding Cookshire-Eaton, and the vast expanses of water at Lac Massawippi or Memphremagog. There’s no telling what weather the Lord will give us, but this a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn cold-weather shooting, jumpstart your experience by learning from other’s experiences, and explore new territory not often explored at this time of year.
Join us for CAPTURE Quebec February 26 – March 1. Save $50 when you register by February 3! That’s only about a week away. Learn more on the CAPTURE Quebec details page. See you there!