The Fireworks Fiesta Tour!

3 Different Shows in 3 Different Locations –
All within 11 days!

Thursday July 2, Saturday July 4 &
Saturday July 11, 2015

*UPDATE: Sorry - workshop sold out!

The renowned and spectacular Montreal International Fireworks Competition returns this July with 8 shows, plus the Canada Day pyro display on July 1st! What better way for aficionados of this visual eye candy to enjoy them, than to photograph three different shows, at three different locations - all within 11 days!

On *Thursday July 2 - our first setting is the intimate and friendly Millenium Park in Dorval, to capture the Canada Day festivities and fireworks put on by the BEM Fireworks company. This unique grassy setting with its three gazebos, live entertainment and free parking, sits next to Lake St Louis. The fireworks are launched from a barge floating in the lake, for superb reflections. We will start the evening with a pre-shoot tips and techniques discussion, followed by an image evaluation at my nearby residence, with a wine and cheese party at the show’s conclusion!
*UPDATE: Moved by City of Dorval due to stormy weather forecast for July 1st.

Then on Saturday, July 4, we switch to the lush Parc de la Cité-du-Havre, with its rolling hills, picnic tables and beautiful views of the Montreal city skyline. With some more tips and techniques, here we will photograph the changing light as the sun sets behind the shimmering skyscrapers. Then at 10pm, its time for the opening of the fireworks competition with a blazing show produced by Jubilee Fireworks from Great Britain. Music will be by Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and Bruno Mars. An image evaluation follows at the show’s conclusion, with of course, some courtesy goodies. With pleasant river breezes, it’s a great way to escape the heat of summer, while soaking up the views!
Note: This fireworks session proceeds rain or shine!

Saturday July 11, we travel to our final location, and my favourite secret spot, to capture the magnificent fiery pyrotechnics show launched by APE Parente from Italy from the La Ronde Amusement Park on Isle St Helen. Music selections will feature the fabulous history of Rock ‘n Roll. Superb, unobstructed sight lines, a BIG sky, reflections in the St Lawrence River and beautiful Mount Royal with the illuminated cross at its summit, makes for some stunning visuals. Socializing in a unique location follows depending upon the weather. This amazing site, seen in the top photo, will only be revealed to paid-up participants!
Note: This fireworks session proceeds rain or shine!

Three packages are available:

The Triple Shot Fireworks Tour! *July 2, July 4 & July 11

The ultimate workshop to hone your skills and come away with more evocative and powerful keepers, with some experimental abstract imagery on night three. Includes one-on-one shooting assistance, image evaluation, technical tips and handouts, including some LIVE image-processing techniques in Photoshop Elements 13, and a printed guide to image-processing steps in Photoshop Elements 12 & 13.

*UPDATE: Moved by City of Dorval due to stormy weather forecast for July 1st

The Double Fun Fireworks Tour! (select any two dates)

Double the fun, to help you come away with some winning images. The second shoot will help you refine your skills and camera technique, after evaluating your first night. This includes one-on-one shooting assistance, image evaluation, technical tips, and handouts, including a printed guide to image-processing steps in Photoshop Elements 12 & 13

The Having a Blast Fireworks Night! (select one preferred date)

In this initial shoot, I will help you setup your camera with the correct settings, discuss technique and what to look for. The evening includes one-on-one shooting assistance, image evaluation, technical tips and handouts, including a printed guide to image-processing steps in Photoshop Elements 12 & 13.

All fireworks shows commence at 10pm with a duration from 20 to 30 minutes. Rendezvous times vary with location. The meeting time, locations, directions to the venues, maps and a Photo Check List will be emailed to all registered participants.

Maximum participants: 8
A spouse or partner who is not photographing, is welcome to join in.

Skill level: For all - from Beginner to Advanced

Suggested Equipment:

- DSLR or compact cameras such as Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony, Olympus, etc.
- wide angle zoom lens and a telephoto zoom are recommended
- camera tripod (for good DOF, sharpness, and slow shutter speeds for time exposures)
- shutter release cable (the self-timer to trip the shutter may also be used – instruction provided)

Reservation, Registration and Confirmation:

To reserve your spot, please email Frederic Hore at
or call 514-403-4044

Cost and payment:

UPDATE: Sorry - workshop sold out!

Package 1 - $50 + taxes = 57.49 (One night-per person*)

Package 2 - $85 + taxes = 97.73 (Two nights-per person*)

Package 3 - $120 + taxes = 137.97 (Three nights-per person*)

No charge for an accompanying spouse or partner who is not photographing
(* Note - personal meals and beverages not included)

Cheques should be made payable to:
Frederic Hore

Please mail cheques to:
Media Pro Enterprises
c/o Frederic Hore
CP 244, Succ Cote St Luc,
Montreal, QC
H4V 2Y4

Payments may also be made in person.
Please call 514-403-4044 to make arrangements.

A receipt will be provided by email as a PDF, at the conclusion of the event. Email confirmation will be provided when payment is received. Printed receipts provided upon request.

Terms and Conditions:

Payment must be received in full by Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 17h00 for the July 1st show, or
Friday July 3rd at 17h00 for the July 4 and 11th shows - to secure your spot.

Payments may also be made in person.

Please call Frederic at 514-403-4044 to make arrangements.

Full refunds will be provided only in the event of sickness by the workshop leader Frederic Hore, or if the fireworks event is declared “rained out” by the organizer, and an alternate date has not been announced.

* Note: Participants will be notified by email and phone if there is a change in dates due to inclement weather. A Photo Check List, Directions, Rendezvous time, Itinerary plus more will be provided to registered and paid up participants.

I look forward to meeting you... providing participants a fantastic evening of pyro photography and socializing... with a bang!

This workshop is crafted and produced
by professional photographer and workshop instructor

Frederic Hore

Not to be missed!


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