Workshop begins Sunday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm and ends Thursday, October 7th at noon in Long Lake, NY.Registeremail me
$995 tuition only.
A deposit of $250 required at time of registration. Deadline for early registration discount is July 3rd.
New shooting locations and some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the Adirondack’s Central Lake Country! This workshop tends to fill quickly. Register soon to reserve a slot.
Each section of the Adirondack Park is distinctively different, harboring its own scenic wonders. The central Adirondack lake country around Long Lake is carpeted with lush forests sprinkled with numerous lakes and ponds. The autumn forests explode with color; yellows, oranges and reds are mixed with aquamarine, tangerine, cherry, peach — the colors creating impressionistic paintings on the waters. With the changing of the seasons, fog rises from the waters most mornings, softening the colors to beautiful pastels.
The area also offers some of the finest river, stream and waterfall photography in the Park, especially along the Raquette River, which alternates between wild whitewater and placid stretches that reflect the fall colors. The possibilities for creative photography here are unbounded.
Mark Bowie, Adirondack Life contributor and author of three photography books on the Adirondacks, has worked extensively in this area. He'll be joined by Chris Murray, also an Adirondack Life contributor and passionate teacher. They’ll be your guides, and the emphasis will be on shooting, shooting, shooting! You will typically shoot for several hours around sunrise and sunset each day, and other times as favorable lighting conditions present themselves. You'll even photograph the moody blues of twilight and the magnificent Adirondack night sky.
Field lessons will include tips and techniques on:
- reading and shooting the light
- photographing autumn forests, waterways and reflections
- fine tuning compositions
- determining proper exposure in a variety of conditions
- varying shutter speed for creative effect
- achieving critical focus
- working with your range of lenses, from wide angle to telephoto
- shooting color and tonal palettes for creative effect
- using Live View to compose and focus
- using the LCD screen and histogram to refine compositions, check exposures and confirm focus
Mark and Chris will also give indoor instructional sessions on:
- the Art of Seeing Creatively
- artistic opportunities unique to autumn
- optimizing images in Lightroom and Photoshop
- blending multiple exposures of the same scene as panoramas and HDR’s, and using layer masks and focus stacking
We will also have image review sessions of participants’ work shot during the event.
Join Mark & Chris as they help elevate your fall photography beyond the commonplace to artistic excellence!