Yarmouth may not have National Geographic scenery but it’s more than worthy of photographing says Sue Hutchins, a partner in a newly formed tour business.
The enterprise is one of 28 in the region to receive funding (in this case $10,000) from the Southwest Nova Tourism Task Team for projects designed to bring new and repeat visitors to southwest Nova Scotia and encourage them to travel throughout the area.
Hutchins, who has organized several photography workshops in the past, says the experience will be more about photography than touring.
“We’re going to start dealing with the different types of photography and then take clients to places that are specific to those kinds,” she said.
“The theory is to start small and then work outwards gradually.”
The guides will start by finding objects that are relatively small and then other things that interest participants – teaching them how to take photos close up.
From there, they will work on “expansion and placement of subjects.”
All styles of cameras (including iPhones and iPads) are welcome.
McRae is a high school teacher from British Columbia who moved to Clyde River approximately five years ago.
His photographs were featured at the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery last year. Hutchins says he “is an excellent photographer from film days on up.”
Each excursion will be tailored for individuals depending on their equipment and interests.
“It’s not necessarily about the mechanics of your camera but more the mechanics of looking –what do you see and what attracts you,” said Hutchins.
Routes will include the waterfront, Frost Park, Mountain Cemetery and the historic district.
Excursions will be held on Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m. Cost is $45 per person.
To register, or for more information, visit the Waterfront Gallery, 90 Water St., call 902-740-2437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In total, the Southwest Nova Tourism Task Team provided $414,535 in funding to business operators in the region that were selected through a competitive process.