Adirondack LAKES, Streams, Waterfalls – plus: 2020
When: July 8-12, 2020
Where: Long Lake, NY
Registration Deadline: June 8, 2020
Only eight participants can be accepted, so register soon.
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Get ready to enjoy some of the most beautiful waterscapes anywhere – plus. The “plus” in this case is found in the Adirondack village of Long Lake and the surrounding area.
Besides the village, our Adirondack trek will get us to tranquil lakes and ponds, meandering mountain streams, peaceful marshes, and crashing waterfalls. What else could we ask for? As is always the case, a lot of our compositions will depend on the weather. However, the Raquette River, the Cedar River, Connery Pond, Buttermilk Falls, Lake Abanakee and many other opportunities will give us plenty of Adirondack magic to excite our shutter release fingers.
While nearby Forked Lake often displays some of the most amazing sunsets in the Adirondack Mountains (which means anywhere, in my opinion), we’ll set out early mornings so we will be at water’s edge somewhere for sunrise, hopefully, catch the mist coming off the water and if we’re lucky train our lenses on a loon or two. Once the sun gets high in the sky we’ll see how shooting for High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing can open up the middle of the day to productive shooting. When we get back to home base, we’ll review our images along with some classroom time and the opportunity to explore Lightroom, Photoshop and HDR processing. And, let’s be positive thinkers . . . we’ll spend a couple of peaceful evenings enjoying one or more of my favorite sunset venues.
The headwaters of the Hudson River always promise to be captivating during early morning hours and the nearby abandoned Adirondack Village of Tahawus and Calamity Brook will offer us opportunities further up-stream. Sunrises on Simon Pond or sunsets across the giant Raquette Pond are certain to leave us aching for more.
Be Prepared: I wasn’t a Scout and Scout leader all those years for nothing, so in advance of our time together I’ll see to it that you have the information you need to be prepared to get the most out of the Adirondacks. We’ll prepare for the weather and the expectations of each individual participant. But, here’s your homework. In advance of your travel to the Adirondack plan on communicating with me to let me know what camera gear you’ll be working with and what you are expecting to get out of this workshop. Toward that end, make certain you are familiar with your camera and other gear. In case something comes up that you are not familiar with, don’t forget to bring your camera’s operator’s manual.
Transportation: Once we all get together in Long Lake, the keyword will be “Carpool.” While most venues won’t be all that far away from our lodging, parking is often at a premium so most often we’ll carpool. Some venues may take an hour or more to arrive at, but I promise, all are worth the effort.
Instruction: All my workshops are geared and scheduled for maximum personal, one-on-one attention. In addition, each day’s schedule will include time for group instruction on such subjects as Design & Composition, Seeing Your Image before you click the shutter release button, Post Capture Processing, the Art of Landscape Photography, Favorite Tricks for Shooting Water and subjects of spontaneous interests of our group. Exact subjects will be determined on the fly, so as to be able to be responsive to the needs of the group.
Image review: Many participants in my workshops consider our daily image review sessions to be one of the highlights of our time together. It’s an opportunity to revel in our successes, learn from the success of others and identify things we’d like to do differently in anticipation of our next shoot.
Lodging: The Sandy Point Motel (or its sister property the Blueberry Hill Motel down the street) will be our home away from home. David and Daniela are our attentive hosts. Sandy Point will serve as our home base and is holding a selection of rooms for participants to choose from. Just mention you are with the Tom Dwyer Photo Group. David or Daniella will be happy to take care of your reservation at (518) 624-3871. I stand ready to help if you should need assistance or other recommendations for lodging.
I hope you’ll join us!
NOTICE: The potential always exists for specifics of any tour/workshop to change. It is with this thought in mind that I will always confirm the details of your planned participation with you before charging your credit card. I always suggest that you not confirm your schedule or travel arrangements until I have confirmed the details with you.