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Fall Foto Fest 2018 - See you September 28th, 29th & 30th, 2018

Save the date for our 6th Annual Bayfield Fall Foto Fest ... our 2018 theme is "Beyond Your Camera Settings" . We are kicking off Fall Foto Fest on Friday night this year with a keynote presentation Conversations with Film Director, Producer & Photographer Brad Turner. Brad's directing career has seen him work on many interesting projects over the years including 24, Homeland, Hawaii Five-0, Designated Survivor, The Twilight Zone and more. His passion when not working on a Hollywood production is photography. Born and raised in Bayfield, he loves capturing moments of time that will never be duplicated again. Holding those moments in time in his photography, allows him to share the ever changing landscape we live in. Brad will be offering a Master Class during our FFF sessions.
This will be our fist year holding a kick off event on Friday night. The keynote will be open to our registrants for Fall Foto Fest and for a small entrance fee to others wishing to attend.
Stay tuned as we are currently preparing to roll out our entire 2018 event ... some of our 2018 workshops, Printing Photo Books, Printing, Nature Photography including a birds of prey shoot, Flash Photography, Out Door Photo Trek and Adobe Photoshop to name a few. 
We look forward to seeing you in Bayfield at Fall Foto Fest at the end of September.
                                                                              2018 Organizing Committee

 Fall Foto Fest 2018 Registration will open in July Thank you, 

Below are images from our 2017 Photography Contest Winners
Grand Prize - Laurie Ann Milne Prize Trip with Photo Tour Trekkers Italy 2018
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The Ashwood Peoples Choice Award - Jane Seifried Prize Bayfield Weekend
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First Prize Landscape - Vreni Beeler - Prize $200.00
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Honourable Mention Landscape - Mike Cassidy Prize Bayfield Gift Pack
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Honourable Mention Landscape - Bryan Nelson Prize Bayfield Gift Pack
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1st Prize Wildlife - Linda Pepper - Prize $200.00 
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Honourable Mention Wildlife - David Huffman - Prize Bayfield Gift Package
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Honourable Mention Wildlife - Elizabeth Van Broeck - Prize Bayfield Gift Package
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See you next year at Bayfield Fall Foto Fest September 29th and 30th, 2018

Your invitation to join us for a weekend of Workshops & Photography

Photo Tour Trekkers and the Photography Club of Bayfield are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Bayfield Foto Fest on Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st, 2017.

Fall Foto Fest weekend will feature a series of workshops that will help to hone your photographic skills and techniques. This year we are pleased to offer your choice of six -  two hour workshops and three - three hour master class workshops.

Take part in our Fall Foto Fest Photo contest  - Grand Prize is a tour package for one photographer to join Photo Tour Trekkers May 2018 Italy Photo Tour.

2017 Registration is now closed. Thank you.


The cost of the event is $55.00 for one day or $80.00 for two days. High school / college / university, full time students, the fee is $35.00 for one day or $55.00 for two days.

For Raptors & Birds of Pray, Adobe Lightroom Master Class and World of Macro Master Class workshop is an additional $30 for both Adults and Students. Please note Raptors and Master Class workshops are 3 hours & include hand out material. Adobe Lightroom & Macro limited to 10 people per workshop session allowing for plenty of one on one time and photography.

Dinner and workshop reservations close at 5:00 p.m. Monday September 25th, 2017.

Download a pdf copy of Bayfield Fall Foto Fest Brochure and Photo Contest Details

Weekend Workshops -  "2017 Foto Fest offers your choice of 6 - 2 hr workshops & 3 - 3 hr workshops"

Below is a list of our Bayfield Fall Foto Fest 2017 Workshops ... if you are attending one day please select two workshops, if you are attending for both days you may select 4 workshops. Those attending Saturday or both days may also choose to select our bonus Night Photography workshop. Once you have selected your workshops please proceed to the registration page to reserve and pay for your selections. We accept PayPal, M/C and Visa. 

- Raptor Photo Shoot: Learn how to photograph birds of prey in flight


During this 3-hour hands-on workshop you will work with Trekkers Photographer Len Silvester and the bird trainer from the Raptor Conservancy of Canada as you photograph these amazing birds of prey at rest and in flight. New for 2017 we have also added Dog Action and Agility photo shoot presented by the Barrie Dog Sport Club. Again working with Len and trainer Katherine you will have opportunity to photograph sport dogs as they go through a series of exercises offering up great action photography opportunities. This will be a location shoot and you will need your camera and a wide angle zoom lens like a 18mm-135mm and a telephoto 70mm-200mm or 300mm range. The conservancy will also share information on their work of preserving these birds for generations to come.

 - The Art of Landscape 1:


 Gemeinhardt’s a truly unique photo walk: During this 2-hour hands-on workshop where you will have an opportunity to create interesting photographs while exploring a nature trail full of wondrous objects. Street cars, rusted out automobiles, toilets, old gas station memorabilia, antiques and a few surprises. Mother nature is the backdrop, great for composition and close-up photography. This workshop is hosted by Trekkers Photographer Harry Cartner. 

- The Art of Landscape 2: Sunday Sunrise Photoshoot 


Sunrise Sunday morning photo shoot at Windmill Lake A great opportunity to capture the morning light as we photograph the landscape of Windmill Lake. Photographers will learn about capturing the morning light as our instructor talks about composition. This workshop will only be offered on Sunday morning. A traditional Dutch windmill, a unique find in Ontario. This is a 2-hour workshop.

 - Incredible Indoor Photo Projects: World Up-close a hands-on workshop


There are so many incredible indoor photo projects.This 3-hour Master Class Workshop will help you build those skills. We will be working on the following topics, Splash Photography, Fine Art Food, Abstracts in Oil, Still Life Trails, Flowers in Ice and Refractive Art. Come explore the world up-close. Close-up or macro lens recommended. This class includes hand outs and is limited to 10 participants, thus allowing plenty of photography and one on one time with our instructor Dave Chidley.

 - Creating Digital Video: Video shooting and editing made easy


This is a 2-hour hands on workshop designed to help you learn more about creating short videos with your digital camera. You will go out and use your digital camera to create a short video then our instructor Troy Shantz will work with you to take your short video and edit it on your computer. This is a great workshop to learn how to add 30’ to 45’ second videos to your image presentations, websites and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Instructor Troy Schantz.

 - Photo Shoot - Art of Photographing People: Model Photo Shoot


During this 2-hour workshop photographers will have opportunity to work with models photographing them in various lighting situations. You will learn about reflectors, bounce lighting and fill flash. During our photo shoot you will have opportunity to photograph our models wearing traditional and vintage costumes at various locations in Bayfield. 

 - Telling the Story - Street Photography with BD Colen


Presented by Trekkers Photographer BD Colen. Join BD for an urban photo walk as he helps you explore the possibilities of taking everyday life images and turn them into a masterpiece. You will go out into the streets and photograph with BD, then spend some time learning techniques to edit and present your images. This is a great workshop to learn more about your camera, hone you art of observation skills and how a short walk can produce eye catching images. This is a 3-hour workshop.

 - Adobe Lightroom: Workflow, Photo Techniques and Adobe PS Tricks


Adobe Lightroom has now become one of the best programs not only to manage your photographs and workflow but as a photo editing program. During our 3-hour Master Class workshop you will learn digital workflow, post processing editing techniques and photograph management using Adobe Lightroom. You will also learn several Adobe Photoshop techniques. For this workshop we will be providing hand outs and is limited to 10 people per workshop session. Instructor James Cowie.

 - Photography 101 : Understanding your camera & basic composition


This session will cover getting to know and understand the basics of your camera. Framing, composition and selecting lenses. Weather permitting, we will go out and take a few images based on what we have learned. This is a 2-hour workshop. 

 - Night Photography : Bonus 9th Workshop


We are pleased to offer this Saturday Night Only workshop on Night Photography. The workshop is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. Participants will have opportunity to learn more about time exposures, painting with light and weather permitting pinwheel photography. This is a hands on workshop, you will require a tripod, and if possible a cable release. If you have a flash unit bring it too. This workshop has limited space and based on first come first registered basis.


Fall Foto Fest Saturday Night Dinner: New for 2017 - 24 spaces open.

We are pleased to offer a Fall Foto Fest Saturday Night Buffet Diner located at Renegades:

Your dinner includes BBQ Roasted Chicken, Roasted Pork Loin, Vegetarian Lasagna, Rice Pilaf, Thyme and Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Peas and Carrots. 

Assorted Salads, including garden salad, dinner rolls and butter.

Assorted Dessers, Tea, Coffee and Soda Fountain Drinks

Cost for the dinner is $25 including taxes - you may sign up for the dinner with your registration.

** Any beverages from the Bar is extra and not included in buffet price.

Download a PDF copy of Fall Foto Fest 2017 Weekend Schedule 






 Enter Fall Foto Fest Photography Contest - Entry Deadline Sept 15, 2017



If you are planning on joining us for the weekend we are pleased to offer special rates for the weekend at Ashwood Inn which is only a 3 minute drive from the Town Hall. Please mention you are attending Foto Fest to receive the special rate. ** Please note The Ashwood is only available for two night booking, but Dreamz Inn is available for one or two night bookings.  Please book early as space is limited in both hotels.

Dreamz Inn is located 10 minutes north of Bayfield on Hwy 21 and offer one and two night rates. They also offer a 5% discounts for CAA members and seniors.

Link to both hotels below. 


The Ashwood - 34777 Bayfield River Road, Bayfield ON. 519-565-4444


Dreams Inn - 79271 Bluewater Hwy 21 Phone 519-524-7396 or 1-855-524-7396

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