Workshop begins Friday, May 21st at 3:00 pm and ends Monday, May 24th at noon in Speculator, NY.
To register, please call me at (315) 416-8038 or email me
$795 tuition only.
Springtime in the Adirondacks is a wonderful season, with the vibrant, fresh lime green colors of new spring foliage. Abundant wildflowers including trout lilies and trilliums dot the forest floors and spring snowmelt from the mountains overflow streams, creating compelling creek compositions of rushing spring waters, mossy rocks, and swirling foam. These are the scenes we plan to photograph, unique to the freshness of springtime, including the Sacandaga River East and West Branches, Georgia Brook, Auger Falls, Indian Lake, Lewey Lake, Lake Pleasant, Fawn Lake, and many more streams and cascades of southern Hamilton county. The fresh, saturated lime green color of new foliage growth lasts for about 2 weeks, and along with rushing springtime rivers and streams, fiddlehead ferns, and forest wildflowers, all contribute to excellent stream and forest photography. We will tailor our specific shooting locations to match and compliment the day’s weather, whether that's more intimate forest and stream scenes on a wet, rainy day or grand vistas for a spectacular sunrise or sunset on a clearer day.
Photography and Learning
This photo workshop focuses on in-the-field photography and situational instruction working alongside your leaders, and as weather, light, and time allow, we'll balance this with indoor presentations or editing sessions to supplement what we're practicing in the field. Some photographic locations will necessitate moderate hiking on trails as hiking is an integral part of capturing the Adirondack landscape. A small enough group size of photographers ensures you will receive ample personal photographic coaching in the field and maximize the group’s flexibility and ability to shoot more places and more spontaneously based on light and weather.
This workshop is led by two of the Adirondack’s most well known landscape photographers. Chris Murray is a professional photographic artist, instructor, and speaker who works extensively in the Adirondacks. Johnathan Esper is a lifelong Adirondack native and professional landscape photographer. He has an intimate knowledge of the Adirondacks from growing up in them and exploring the region through hiking and photography. He is frequently published by the region's publications including Adirondack Life magazine. Besides Adirondack photography, Johnathan leads international photography trips around the Arctic countries, and owns two vacation rental homes in the Adirondacks.