Each year, Simon Woolf's Photography workshops and retreats are much anticipated- so much so, that you have to be quick if you want to get a spot!
Ever wondered what makes them so compelling?
We wanted to find out from past workshop attendees what all the buzz was about, particularly, the photographic experiences at the Bay of Many Coves Resort in Queen Charlotte Sound. These have been taking place now for almost seven years, with no end date in sight.
So, we caught recently up with Mr Stephen Fox, an artist and photography enthusiast, who was kind enough to answer some questions for us:
Woolf: "How many workshops with Simon have you attended and where have these taken place?"
Stephen Fox: " I cannot remember exactly, as in some I have helped Simon, and in others I have attended as a participant. However, it is somewhere around seven workshops at Bay of Many Coves, two at Zealandia, two at Ohariu Farm, and One at Shelly bay..."
W: "Wow, that is impressive! What made you attend these workshops?"
SF: "The first one was at the Bay of Many Coves (B.O.M.C.) Resort. I wanted to learn about photography as I moved away from painting and into Photography for my art. I had stayed at B.O.M.C. and saw an advertisement for the workshop, so I decided to attend. I can totally recommend this workshop, and keep going back when ever I can. Even after all the workshops I have attended, each one is a refinement of technique and an experience of a lifetime with wonderful photos to remember each on and to see the progression over time."
W: "Tell us what you have derived from them, what you were looking to achieve, and whether they lived up to your expectations" and what the overall experience was like.)
SF: "The experience was way more than I had expected and I achieved a lot more than I had hoped. Simon is a fantastic Mentor and guide. This, along with the sharing that occurs across the workshop participants, and the beautiful environment at B.O.M.C., makes it a unique experience.
W: "Thank you, Stephen. What is the one word you would use to describe the experience, and what else would you like to see happen?"
SF: " I would say my word is "Exceptional" (for seasoned or novice photographers alike). For me, after seven times, I think Simon should consider doing a "Road-trip photography Tour"! :)"
Thinking of joining us at the Bay of Many Coves Resort? Take a look at the itinerary for the May workshop. Don't worry if you miss out this time, you can always come along in September. Click here for details.
We would love hear from you about your experiences and receive feedback and ideas for future photography workshops (from anyone who has or is yet to participate). You never know what Simon will come up with next!