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Fall Foto Fest 2018 - September 29th & 30th, 2018 

Photo Tour Trekkers and the Photography Club of Bayfield would like to invite you to join us for the 6th Annual Bayfield Fall Foto Fest September 29th and 30th, 2018. This year's theme is "Beyond Your Camera Settings". We are please to feature a Saturday night 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.
Registration is now open, please see the list of this years workshops and master classes. We look forward to seeing you in September. The 2018 Organizing Committee

 Fall Foto Fest 2018 Registration is Closed for this year's event  - Thank you,  
 Fall Foto Fest 2019 will be Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th.
We are pleased to pass on this year's Fall Foto Fest Photo Contest Winners:
Grand Prize & Best in Show - Laurie Milne Prize: Cuba Photo Tour with Photo Tour Trekkers
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People's Choice Award - Christine Riches - Prize $100 Gift Card H
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People's Choice - Honourable Mention - Laurie Milne - Bayfield Gift Pack
Laurie's Image for HM in this category is the same as the Best in Show Image. 
1st Prize - Machinery - Suzan Johnson - 1st Prize $150.00 Visa Gift Card
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Honourable Mention - Machinery - Mary Chambers - Bayfield Gift Package
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Machines - Honourable Mention - Mary Chambers - Bayfield Gift Pack
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Honourable Mention - Machines - Claude Gauthier - PCOB Bayfield Calendar
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Honourable Mention - Machines - Bill Niessen - PCOB Bayfield Calendar
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1st Prize - World Up-Close - Christine Riches - $150 Visa Gift Card
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Honourable Mention - World Up-Close - Suzan Johnson - Bayfield Gift Pack
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Honourable Mention - World Up- Close - Deborah Johnston - Bayfield Gift Pack
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Honourable Mention - World Up-Close - Linda Pepper - PCOB Calendar
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Honourable Mention - World Up-Close - Michelle Rondeau - PCOB Calendar
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Honourable Mention - World Up-Close - Jane Seifried - PCOB Bayfield Calendar
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Congratulations to all our 2018 Fall Foto Fest photography contest winners. 
See you in October of 2019.
Fall Foto Fest 2018 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 3 - three hour master class workshops and an extended wildlife class.

Take part in our Fall Foto Fest Photo contest  - Grand Prize is a tour package for one photographer to join Photo Tour Trekkers 2019 Cuba Photo Tour.

2018 Registration is now closed


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 the Wildlife / Raptors & Birds of Pray, Adobe Photoshop Master Class and Macro Master Class workshop are an additional $30 fee for both Adults and Students. Please note Raptors and Master Class workshops are 3 hours & include hand out material. Adobe Photoshop & Macro are 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 24th, 2018.


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


Weekend Workshops

2018 Fall Foto Fest offers your choice of 6 - 2 hr workshops & 3 - 3 hr workshops and an extended 3 session Wildlife Class

Below is a list of our Bayfield Fall Foto Fest 2018 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 and attend our bonus Saturday night keynote presentation Conversation with Director, Producer and Photographer Brad Turner. 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. 

2018 Workshops

 - Extended Wildlife Photography: Learn how to photograph wildlife


During this extended course is limited to 10 guests and is two 2 hour workshop classes Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning and a Birds of Prey shoot on Sunday afternoon. You will work with one of  Trekkers' nature photographers and the bird trainer from the Raptor Conservancy of Canada.This will be an in-class and 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.

** If you select this class you must commit to two days and will cover three time slots. You can take one additional workshop offered on Saturday afternoon. For your additional workshop you may choose one of the following ... Creating Photo Books, Photography 101, Flash Photography or Outdoor Photo Trek of Bayfield area.

 - The World Up-Close a hands on workshop - Macro Photography


There are so many incredible indoor photo projects, this 3-hour Master Class Workshop will help you build those skills. Back by popular demand for 2018 this is a great hands on workshop hosted by Trekkers Photographer Alayne Brisson. We will be working on the following topics, Splash Photography, Capturing Water Drops, 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.

- Master Class Video Creations with Brad Turner


Join producer, director and photographer Brad Turner as he teaches our Master Class on creating videos. Learn from one of the best as Brad takes you into the world of video and how to create a production of any experience. Just about every digital camera has a video option and with a few tips you will be producing quality videos fit for any presentations. Even Hollywood uses digital SLR cameras in production. This class is limited to 10 people.

 - Outdoor Photo Trek Bayfield and Region


During this 2-hour hands-on workshop where you will have an opportunity to create interesting photographs while exploring several selected photo stops the Bayfield region has to offer. Creating unique photographs, landscape and abstracts is what this photo workshop is all about. The photo tour will be hosted by Trekkers Photographer Harry Cartner. 

- Adobe Photoshop Advance Techniques and Designs


Adobe Photoshop has now become one of the best programs to work with your digital images. During our 3-hour Master Class workshop our guest instructor Steve Slack will work with you on post processing, retouching and artistic techniques. This is an advanced workshop and you will need to come to class with Adobe Photoshop loaded and working on your computer. This workshop is limited to 10 guests to allow plenty of one on one time with Steve.

 - In the Photographer's Studio One-on-One Talk & Interview
   featuring the photography talents of Richard Beland


We are pleased to feature Lambton College's Photography Department Show " In the Photographer's Studio".  This is an show / event that is used by the College to feature the talents of photographers and their story of how they have carved out a career in the photo industry. They share stories and images of their work and then the conversation is opened to the audience for questions. We are pleased to be featuring this in one of our workshop time slots at Fall Foto Fest this year. 

For 25 years Richard has traveled the world photographing artists in the music industry shooting everything from covers to concerts. He has toured with many rock groups including several times over the years with the Tragically Hip including the farewell tour a year ago. 

If you are looking for inspiration in your photography we encourage you to sign up for this two hours special feature workshop. Set in a new downtown studio venue location. 

 - The Art of Flash Photography  


Flash photography is one of the most elusive arts to master when capturing images and despite popular belief, it does not have to be complicated. During this two hour workshop hosted by photographer Jamie Edwards you will learn tips and tricks on working with your flash unit both on camera and remotely. This is a great intermediate workshop to gain more confidence in working with your flash unit. All done without breaking the bank.

Please bring your flash unit to this workshop, if you don't have a flash unit and have been thinking of purchasing one that is fine. This is a good workshop to help you decide if this type of lighting is for you.

 - Printing Photo Books


Presented by Photo Tour Trekkers Photographer James Cowie - We don't print photos like we used to during the days of film photography, and in some ways it has become a lost art. Creating photo books is one way to create an amazing picture book gallery of your images, from a trip, wedding or just a way to share your photography. James will work with you on sizing and preparing your images for your photo book, discussing layouts and composition and the easiest and best software to choose. 

If you have ever thought about creating a book now is a great opportunity to learn how easy it is and create a memory to share with generations to come. We are suggesting as a pre set up for the workshop you select 20 to 30 images of a theme from a trip, wedding, or a series of your favourite images. Bring them in full size and download the template software from the link below. We are going to be working with the book creator Blurb. Go to and register for an free account and download the BookWright template software from this page. Works on both Mac and PC computers. You will need a laptop computer loaded with the software to take this workshop.

- Printing your Digital Photos


 Keeping with this year,s theme Beyond Your Camera Settings, printing and preserving your digital images is a way to share your work with others and one great way to do this is printing your own images. This workshop will help you learn more about selecting, preparing and sizing your images to print with an ink jet printer. Want to print your own photographs? Then this is the workshop for you. 

 - 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. 

 - Saturday Night Keynote Presentation

 Conversations with Director, Producer Photographer Brad Turner

This is a bonus presentation for the first 100 Fall Foto Fest guests to sign up. There will be a limited amount of tickets available to folk that sign up later and the general public wishing to attend.


We are pleased to offer this Saturday night keynote presentation. The presentation is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Town Hall after the Saturday Night Fall Foto Fest Buffet. Spend an evening with Director, Producer and Photographer Brad Turner as he shares his experiences in the world of film and photography. Brads directing career has seen him work on many interesting projects over the years such as 24, Homeland, Hawaii Five-0, Designated Survivor, The Twilight Zone, The Vampire Diaries, The Shannara Chronicles, MacGyver, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 21 Jump Street, The Beachcombers and more. His passion, when not working on a Hollywood production, is photography. Brad loves capturing moments of time that will never be duplicated again. Buildings, objects and landscapes of past eras. This allows him to share the ever changing landscape we live in through his photography. Born and raised in Bayfield and still home when he is not filming in Hollywood. Brad is also offering a Master Class on video creations during our FFF sessions.

 - Sunday Sunrise Photoshoot Bayfield Beach and Marina 


Sunday morning sunrise photo walk at Bayfield Beach, Pier and Marina. Join Photo Tour Trekkers Director James Cowie for an early morning photo walk along the Bayfield Beach and Marina. James will encourage you explore the art of observation, creating images from the landscapes of the beach, and marina. We will discuss the effects of adjusting your camera settings to can create interesting effects and spend time working experimenting with different techniques. A tripod is recommended for our early morning photo shoot.


Fall Foto Fest Saturday Night Dinner:

We are pleased to offer a Fall Foto Fest Saturday Night Buffet Dinner 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 Desserts, 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 2018 Weekend Schedule 




Registration is closed for 2018 Event See you in October of 2019 

 Enter Fall Foto Fest Photography Contest - Entry Deadline Sept 24th, 2018



If you are planning on joining us for the weekend we are pleased to offer two local hotels the Ashwood Inn which is only a 3 minute drive from the Town Hall.  ** Please note The Ashwood is only available for two night booking. 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


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

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