Upcoming Workshops

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Visit www.newfoundshores.com for full details and to reserve your spot

Join celebrated photographers Curtis Jones, Jon Brown and Renée Robyn in historic Bonavista, Newfoundland August 9-11, 2019 for three days of world-class coastlines and hands-on photography instruction. We’ll be working closely with each participant in an intimate group size as we explore this fabled landscape, and your unique vision.

An island boy born and bred Curtis Jones has spent most of his career saturating himself in the northern regions of the planet, dividing his residency between Newfoundland and Nunavut, Canada. Over the last decade, his adventurous lifestyle has taken him across the Gobi Desert, on a 2300 km unsupported traverse of the Greenland Ice Cap, and most recently Antarctica. Curtis's personal vision to distil an image to its most essential value through the use of minimalism and negative space is a complementary contrast to his inviting, and inclusive teaching style. Collaborating with world-class athletes, production teams, and local cultures and communities, he has built his career delivering a personal view of the raw, wild, and often untamed. His work has been seen in National Geographic Explorer, Canadian Geographic, The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post and more. Always hunting for the essence of a place, he is often seen leading photography workshops along striking coastlines and ice filled shores, sharing his appreciation for adventure with others. A collector of interesting stories, Curtis is rarely seen far from a camera, tent, or a good punchline.

Coming from the east coast of Canada Jon Brown is no stranger to the beauty this part of the country is capable of showcasing. From the beginning of his photography career, spanning multiple genres of creative image making, Jon always falls back to walking the land and coast to re-center and connect with what he loves. Jon’s landscape work comes from that place and that connection. Building on this deep-rooted kinship to the land Jon’s mastery of post-production leaves viewers with a sense of truly feeling the subject, often transcending time and place. Jon is a seasoned mentor and teacher, instructing and inspiring other photographers as an agent for finding their personal vision and voice. Following his passion has led him to be featured in Photolife Magazine, and teaching alongside some of Canada’s most talented creatives.

Growing up surrounded by the vast prairie of the Canadian north and tales of faraway places, Renée Robyn has chased the perfect backdrop around the world. Approaching landscape photography like a treasure hunter, her compositions are uniquely cinematic, often becoming pieces of a bigger world represented beyond reality. Renée’s style is easily recognizable and distinctly her own. Expertly blending fact, fiction, and a little digital alchemy, she has worked with industry-leading brands like Adobe, Wacom, Corel, Capture One, and Intel.

 Comfortable facing down gale force winds, climbing fog-shrouded mountains or trekking through burnt out forests, her fieldwork is impressive and committed. An expert retoucher, Renée applies the same level of commitment to post-processing leveraging her mastery of colour theory, editing, light, and shadow in the digital realm of Photoshop.

Renée travels full-time teaching, shooting for commercial and fine art clients while always growing her remarkable library of striking landscapes the world over.

Visit www.newfoundshores.com for complete details and itinerary

This workshop is now LIVE  ($750 registration fee)

Come be among the first on the continent to watch the sunrise.

*The price of the workshop does not include transportation. Participants will need to arrange car rentals or carpooling with other workshop participants.

*The price does not include accommodations, meals or snacks. Participants are encouraged to contact organizers if they require help with booking lodging. 

 NOTE: The itinerary can and will change based on weather conditions, among other factors. Participants are expected to be flexible to the group’s needs.

Past Workshops


Our Inaugural Bonavista landscape workshop in beautiful Bonavista Newfoundland and Labrador. With Curtis Jones, Wayne Simpson and Renée Robyn.

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Arctic Landscapes, a creative landscape workshop, in Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit. With Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair-Landry and