Shenandoah National Park – 2020

(2 customer reviews)


When: May 28-June 1, 2020
Where: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Fee: $825

Registration Deadline: May 7, 2020



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During our visit, we train our lenses on cascading waterfalls, meandering streams, spectacular mountaintop vistas, and quiet wooded hollows. Sunrises and sunsets can be so stunning you forget to click the shutter. With some 200,000 acres of protected lands, home to many critters including black bears, deer and songbirds, we will also be able to enjoy the night sky . . . assuming Mother Nature cooperates. I’ve already placed my order with Mother Nature, by the way.

What you’ll learn:

  • Identifying what your image is “about” before clicking the shutter release,
  • How and when to use HDR, if at all,
  • The importance of “cleaning up” your composition,
  • Taking the time to “see” what’s around you,
  • Why and how to use “depth of field”,
  • The impact of aspect ratio on your image,
  • Working with shadows,
  • Appreciating long exposures,
  • The difference between snapshots and artful/expressive images,
  • All, supported and reinforced through group image reviews.


*Deposit: A non-refundable deposit equal to 25% of the total tour/workshop fee is payable upon registration. An additional 25% is payable not-later-than 60 days prior to the scheduled tour/workshop. The balance is payable not-later-than 30 days prior to the scheduled tour/workshop.
Registrations made 30 or fewer days prior to a scheduled tour/workshop are expected to be paid-in-full at the time of registration.

2 reviews for Shenandoah National Park – 2020

  1. Martha Lanctot

    2018 Shenandoah National Park Workshop – The Shenandoah gallery looks terrific. I think we all can be proud, especially you as our teacher and fearless leader. A couple of thoughts: Your workshops provide a “safe space” where we can try new ideas and experiment with unfamiliar techniques. You give guidance – not direction. The critiquing sessions are also “safe” in the sense that each participant knows he can give and get honest feedback without being ripped to shreds. Secondly, we are never meant to feel we are holding the group back by not being physically able to complete a hike or climb down an embankment. We can choose the venue that works best for each of us.

  2. Don Delong (verified owner)

    2018 Shenandoah National Park Workshop – The recently completed Shenandoah Workshop was my first workshop with Tom Dwyer. Throughout the booking process, I found Tom very easy to work with. As the workshop commenced Tom proved to be a very likable and knowledgeable person and photographer. Shenandoah National Park is well known for its vast vistas during sunrise and sunset and Tom had us in place at the best locations during this time. This type of shooting is very weather dependent and although conditions were less than ideal because of the weather (sometimes too nice) our group got creative and came away with some stunning photographs! There were several other options for shooting that included abundant wildlife, streams, and waterfalls. One of the best things about shooting with a group of photographers you don’t know is seeing what they see! You look at their photos and even though you were with them you wonder why you didn’t see the same shot? A very learning experience…in my opinion, the most important lesson to be learned…..improving your vision.

    Tom went above and beyond what other workshop leaders do and provided everyone with plenty of water, soda, coffee, snacks, and lunch on two days. There are several things I look at that tell me what a good workshop is beyond everyone going home with some great photos. One is the fact that I was the only “newbie” in the group…everyone else had taken several workshops with Tom previously, which says something. I also noticed Tom never touched his camera, he was not there to shoot for himself but spent all his attention on the participants. The middle of the day review sessions were very detailed and constructive. Lastly, everyone received a full print of their favorite photo. Mine was done in a mat finish and we both commented on what it might look like in gloss. A week after the workshop I received a tube with two glossy prints…one in color and the other B&W…..completely unexpected….thanks, Tom! Lastly, at the end of the workshop, everyone was pretty much exhausted…..a result of immersing yourself in photography for four-five straight days.

    I have no reservation recommending Tom’s future workshops and look forward to attending another myself.

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