As photographers, we have the tendency to want to travel far from our hometown in search of beautiful landscapes. I was told by a very wise man, Mr.Freeman Patterson, that a person can walk “x” number of steps one way and chose to turn right or left for a “x” number of steps and be able to take beautiful photos if we allow our eyes to really see the beauty around us.
I had the pleasure of participating in one of Mr. Patterson’s weeklong private workshop in Southwest Nova Scotia in a fishing village call Pubnico. First let me tell you that Pubnico, (my hometown) has magnificent landscapes and seascapes that would “AWE” any photographer: professional or hobbyist.
To prove his point, on our first assignment, Mr. Patterson placed each one of us around the property where the workshop was being held. Our instructions were very simple; do not move from that position. The legs of the tripod had to stay in the space that he had assigned and we could only change the position of the camera. After two hours, you will see below two of the many pictures I was able to capture.
The following four days we travelled less than two kilometers for the two hour photo shoots. I focused my time applying the techniques we had learnt from the lectures; each day adding new techniques. Below are images that I took during the week long workshop.
If you are in the area or in search of some beautiful land and seascapes drive to Pubnico, Nova Scotia and visit: Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle –Écosse. This area provides many photographic opportunities from sunrise to sunset.