Upcoming 2017/2018 Nature Photography Workshops and Tours
For more information on any of these upcoming events please send me an email or a note through my online contact form. Please note the following events are subject to change and details are still in process.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND TOURS
June 6-10, 2018 – Shenandoah National Park – 2018
The Shenandoah National Park website could ot be more correct when it notes that the park “. . . is your escape to recreation and re-creation.” I’d like to add that you can’t go wrong if you are searching for a great photography venue . . . actually many great photography venues. (more information)
July 18-22, 2018 – Long Lake, NY – Adirondack Lakes, Streams, Waterfalls – Plus: 2018
Get ready to enjoy some of the most beautiful waterscapes anywhere – plus. The “plus” in this case in the Adirondack Village of Long Lake, NY. (more information)
August 8-12, 2018 – Quiet waters of the Adirondacks – 2018
Most of us cannot resist taking pictures of beautiful scenes that include water . . . rivers, streams, lakes and waterfalls. And, there’s nowhere better to do that than in the Adirondack Mountains of New York’s Adirondack State Park. What’s more, who doesn’t like spending an August day on the shores of mountain lakes or ponds? (more information)
September 26-30, 2018 – Autumn Colors Adirondack Style – 2018
People travel from all over the country (indeed all over the world) to enjoy the colorful Adirondack Mountains in full autumn regalia. This tour/workshop will offer easy access to mountain trails, magnificent waterfalls, wilderness rivers and streams, placid lakes, and awesome sunsets & sunrises, all painted with the brilliant colors of autumn. (more information)
October 11-14, 2018 – Ricketts Glen & Waterfalls Galore – 2018
Waterfalls, waterfalls, waterfalls – plus! If you like photographing waterfalls and streams you’ll love Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton, PA. Headlined by the 94-foot Ganoga Falls the park sports a total of 22 named waterfalls. Of course that means virtually uncountable riffles and cascades along the way. It’s a veritable photographers paradise. (more information)
Photography workshops of a couple hours to a couple days
I’ve heard from many photographers whose schedules don’t allow for participation in multi-day workshops. To everyone in this situation, until your schedules open up a little I’d like to be able to help you grow as a photographer so to kick off the “Shorts” schedule take a look at these events. I expect the following list will grow as I learn more about what you want. I hope you’ll let me know if there is something specific you would like to see added to the schedule.
November 18, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm: Preparing for Winter Photography & enjoying macro/close-up photography
Okay, let’s admit it. Central New York is the Home of Winter. So, why do we try so hard to avoid it? Let’s celebrate it so enthusiastically that before we know it it’s spring already. I think it’s a shame if nature photographers miss out on all the beauty there is to capture during our winter months . . . most often because of concerns about the effects of cold temperatures on them and their gear. (more information)
December 9, 2017, 1:30 – 4 pm: Introduction to Lightroom
This is short by design but it will be intensive by design as well. Our purpose will be to gain a foundatiional understanding of how Lightroom works and how to use it to optimize your images, bringing them closer to what you envisioned when you clicked the shutter release button. Post capture processing doesn’t need to scary. A basic understanding of what you can do with Lightroom will get you on your way. (more information)
February 3, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm: All the angles and more
Here’s a rare opportunity for you. For those who didn’t take advantage of my Let’s Get Ready for Winter Photography workshop (see above), or who still prefer to click the shutter release button in relative warmth, Syracuse’s Everson Museum is opening its doors to us during the heart of winter. The museum itself will be our subject as we uncover how to capture all the angles, textures, shadows and more in this beautiful museum. Please check back late next month (September 2017) when I expect to have more details confirmed. For now, just save the date on your calendar.
March 17, 2018 – 9 am – 4 pm: The Flowers of Winter
By the time St. Patrick’s Day gets here, most of us will have had our fill of winter, while winter may not yet be ready to release its grip on Central New York. So, why not make your way over to the winter oasis known in these parts as the Carol Watson Greenhouse, in Lafayette, NY. I can’t wait for Mar. 17, 2018. It will be nice, warm and sunny in the greenhouses, making them great places for photography in March, don’t you think? (more information)
May 5, 2018 – 7 am – 4 pm: Waterfalls & Streams of CNY
By the time early May starts to blossom in Central New York we could all be suffering from severe cabin fever. It’s probably going to be muddy and it may not be all that warm yet. But, we’re ready to get outdoors with our cameras. Well, I’d be hard pressed to find a better subject in these early days of spring than the waterfalls and streams of Central New York. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of this subject matter so we’ll be hard-pressed to cover every venue we might like. (more information)
July 7, 2018 – 7 am to 6 pm: Sonnenberg Gardens Photo Tour/Workshop
The award winning gardens are always a highlight of our year, not to mention a bright spot each summer. The 50-acre estate is one of just two public gardens in all of the New York State Parks System. A gift to the community from Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, besides providing a serene respite from our daily routines, they provide an unparalleled opportunity for photographer interested in landscape, flower, close-up and macro photography. (more information)
Check back for more shorts…coming soon.