Shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, Gros Morne’s ancient landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Join Newfoundland photographer Curtis Jones and conceptual portrait artist Renée Robyn in majestic Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador July 28 - August 1, 2020. This unique photo adventure promises to deliver five days of soaring fjords, moody mountains, hands-on photography instruction, world heritage sites, creative portrait opportunities, and charming coastal villages on a voyage back to a land before time.
In addition to the amazing landscape opportunities we will be creating fantasy piece environmental portraits inspired by the viking settlers that once navigated these shorelines.
MEET Your Instructors for 2019
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.
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.