Newfoundland Photo Tour

22 Jun - 2 Jul, 2017
Photo leader:
11 days, from 3990 USD

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Newfoundland is one of the most beautiful areas of Canada.  It has everything for a photographer -- stunning fjords, super closeup encounters with seabirds like puffins, gannets, murres, kittiwakes, and more, quaint villages with colorful houses, beautifully situated lighthouses, icebergs, whales, and Viking settlements. This diversity of photo opportunities will help you grow as a photographer because all of your skills will be called upon to capture the beauty in great pictures.  Jim will help you master wide angle photography for the landscapes and architecture, continuous shooting and AI servo focusing for birds in flight, HDR for twilight photography as well as sunrise and sunset, and macro photography for summer flowers, lichen, and rock patterns.  You will learn a lot on this photo tour as well as have a great time mingling with the friendly Newfoundlanders and capturing nature and village life at its best.
Day 1, Thursday, June 22.
You arrive in St. John's, Newfoundland today and Jim will meet you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel. At 6pm we meet in the lobby of the hotel for an orientation to meet the other members of the tour and for a discussion about the trip and to answer any questions you may have about any aspect of photography. We will enjoy our group dinner this evening and then photograph the city of St. John's from the top of Signal Hill at sunset and twilight. Overnight St. John's.

Day 2, Friday, June 23.
We leave the hotel early this morning and drive to nearby Cape Spear Lighthouse to photograph this historical site at sunrise. We return to the hotel for breakfast and then continue photographing in and around St. John's for wonderful compositions of colorful houses. After lunch, we drive south and stop to photograph Witless Bay (to see thousands of sea birds), Tors Cove (a classic shot of an old red house with the coastline in the background), and Ferryland Lighthouse. In the late afternoon we return to St. John's, have dinner, and then shoot Cape Spear Light at sunset and twilight. Overnight St. John's.

Days 3, 4, Saturday - Sunday, June 24, 25.
This morning after breakfast we drive about two hours to Cape St. Mary's. Here you will be within a stone's throw of a huge gannet colony as well as thousands of black-legged kittiwakes, common murres, scoters, razorbills, and many other birds. You will have a great time photographing them in flight as well as capturing portraits. Jim will explain the strategies for shooting birds on the wing, and you'll have two days to take some of the best bird pictures ever. Overnight Cape St. Mary's.

Days 5, 6, Monday - Tuesday, June 26, 27.
We head north this morning to Bonavista. It's a four hour drive, but we stop enroute to photograph the quaint village of Trinity. Colorful houses, a lovely church, and an old cemetery can be photographed against the backdrop of a beautiful bay. Onward to Bonavista, and during our two days here we will photograph the dramatic rock formation called The Dungeon, Bonavista Lighthouse at sunset and sunrise, and we will have a fabulous encounter with Atlantic puffins at Elliston. Thousands of birds are just 30 feet away from our shooting position, and again you'll want to get amazing pictures of the birds in flight as well as stunning portraits of these beautiful birds. If there are icebergs in the area -- and this time of season is prime to see huge chunks of blue ice floating past the shore -- we'll take a zodiac cruise among these giants. Overnight Bonavista.

Days 7, 8, Wednesday - Thursday, June 28, 29.
After breakfast we drive west to the most dramatic national park in Newfoundland -- Gros Morne. We spend our time here looking for spectacular views of the sheer cliffs, glacial-carved fjords, and pristine lakes. The landscape photography here is outstanding. We take a cruise on Western Brook Pond for a water-level perspective, and Jim will talk a lot about how to compose landscape images with a wide angle lens, when HDR is essential, and the importance of depth of field. Overnight Deer Lake.

Day 9, 10, Friday - Saturday, June 30 and July 1.
Leaving Gros Morne we head north along the western coast of Newfoundland, enjoying the scenery and stopping at photogenic vantage points. Our goal today is to reach L'anse aux Meadows which is where the first Europeans to make it to North America -- the Vikings --made a settlement. You can photograph a restored village from one thousand years ago, and you'll want to pause to imagine what life was like so long ago. This northwestern peninsula is one of the best places to see icebergs floating by the shore, and it's quite possible we'll see some humpback whales, too. Overnight in the fishing village of St. Anthony.

Day 11, Sunday, July 2.
We drive south this morning to arrive in Deer Lake to catch our return flight home, knowing we've taken exceptionally beautiful pictures of a very beautiful part of Canada (it would be best to book a return flight that departs Deer Lake after 2pm).
Tour cost:  $3990

Single supplement fee:  $990

REFUND SCHEDULE INTERNATIONAL TOURS:
If you cancel 150 days before the tour departure, you will get a full 100% refund.
If you cancel from 149 to 120 days before departure, you will get 70% of your deposit/tour cost refunded.
If you cancel from 119 to 90 days days before departure, you will receive 50% of the tour cost refunded.
If you can cancel less than 90 days before departure, you will not receive a refund.

REFUND SCHEDULE U.S. DOMESTIC TOURS:
If you cancel 90 days before the tour departure, you will get a full 100% refund.
If you cancel from 60 to 89 days before departure, you will get 70% of your deposit/tour cost refunded.
If you can cancel less than 60 days before departure, you will not receive a refund.
Includes 10 nights lodging based on double occupancy, all ground transportation, all entrance fees, all breakfasts, 2 dinners, all photo instruction and critiques on demand.

Not included: International or domestic airfare, Canadian visa if required, alcohol, items of a personal nature.
LOGISTICS:
Our itineraries are designed to take advantage of the best light and the best photographic opportunities. Participants should allow for flexibility due to changes in weather, traffic, local governmental policy changes, cultural events, or other logistical arrangements deemed necessary by Jim Zuckerman.

Whenever possible, our groups stay in comfortable, modern hotels. We select among the best available accommodations, but refrain from extravagance to keep the cost of the tour reasonable. Many wonderful photographic destinations are far removed from modern amenities, however, and where necessary we will be accommodated in rustic country inns, cabins or tented camps.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Jim Zuckerman and Killer Stock, Inc., act only as an agent for the passenger in regard to travel including, but not limited to, sightseeing, meals, lodging, transportation, and all other services whether by railroad, motorcar, motor coach, boat, ship or aircraft and they assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever, or through the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the trip.

They can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger, as trip fees provide for arrangements only for the times and locations stated. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
All tour participants are strongly encouraged to carry trip cancellation insurance as well as medical emergency evacuation insurance. No one likes paying for insurance … until you need it. For example, if you sprain your ankle two days before departure and you can’t walk without pain (or can’t walk at all), you would lose your entire investment in the photo tour if you ddn’t have insurance. Many things happen in life that we don’t expect, and it’s nice to know you have a safety net to protect you, just in case.

Likewise, if you get injured in a remote place and you have emergency evacuation insurance, help will be on the way immediately and it won’t cost an arm and a leg to transport you to a hospital.
General Enrollment Information for Photography Tours and Workshops by Jim Zuckerman Photography

1. RESERVATIONS
A deposit of USD$1000 will reserve a place for you on a tour or a workshop. Deposits and trip payments may be made by personal or business check. Full payment of the trip fee is due 120 days prior to departure date. If final payment is not received when due, we reserve the right to treat your reservation as canceled, as if in writing. Trip fees are quoted in US dollars and must be paid in US dollars. No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a trip for any reason whatsoever. Each trip is sold as a package only. This policy also applies to tour extensions and independent travel arrangements. Cancellation fees are not transferable.

2. HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
Jim Zuckerman’s Photography Tours and Workshops are within the capabilities of average people in good health. If you have concerns about your own capabilities and/or fitness as it relates to a trip, please inquire with us before reserving a space. By paying a trip deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create a risk for you or other trip participants. We reserve the right to request a doctor’s statement of good health. The company’s or trip leader’s judgment shall provide the ultimate determination of an individual’s ability to embark upon or to continue a trip. Once a trip has been confirmed, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to our cancellation policy. We assume no responsibility for medical care or for special dietary requirements.

3. INSURANCE
All participants are strongly urged to purchase travel protection insurance.

4. TOUR COSTS
The costs of the tour include lodging in double room occupancy, meals as stated in the itinerary, transfer from the airport to the hotel and return, and all photo instruction. Not included are airfare or other transportation from your home to the trip staging location, airport departure taxes, insurance, beverages during dinners and bar expenses, tips and gratuities to local guides, phone calls, passport or visa expenses, laundry or items of a personal nature.

Single accommodations are available for a supplemental cost. You will be charged the single supplement fee if you desire single accommodations or if you wish to have a roommate, but one is not available.

5. LOGISTICS
Whenever possible, our trip participants are lodged in comfortable, modern hotels. We select among the best available accommodations, but refrain from extravagance. Some interesting photographic destinations are far removed from modern amenities.

Our itinerary is intended to be followed as closely as possible, but participants should allow for flexibility due to changes in weather, natural history or cultural events, or other logistical arrangements deemed necessary by tour leader.

6. RESPONSIBILITY
Organizers act only as agents for the passenger in regard to travel including, but not limited to, sightseeing, meals, lodging, transportation, and all other services whether by railroad, motorcar, motor coach, boat, ship or aircraft and they assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever, or through the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the trip.

They can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger, as trip fees provide for arrangements only for the times and locations stated. Baggage is at the owner’s risk entirely.
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