The workshop begins Sunday June 6th at 5pm and ends Wednesday June 9th at noon.Register
Registration Fees $795 tuition only. A deposit of $250 is required at registration. Click here to see any discounts that may apply.
Waterfalls all over the place! We’re heading back to one of our favorite places to photograph waterfalls – New York’s Finger Lakes region!
Amongst the rolling hills and panoramic vistas of the glacially-carved Finger Lakes tumble some of the most scenic waterfalls in the country. There are over two hundred named falls, including Taughannock Falls, the highest in New York State. The sheer number and diversity of waterfalls makes this region truly special, and the possibilities for unique images are overwhelming. Each waterfall has its own character; some drop like bridal veils, others sluice over ledges, and some, like those in famous Watkins Glen, carve dramatic chasms. In springtime lime-green beech leaves frame the cascades. Shooting access is ideal; many are along roadsides, others within a short hike.
API staff instructors Mark Bowie and Chris Murray will be your photographic guides. They are expert waterfall and stream photographers that know the region well. They'll take you to waterfalls both spectacular and sublime, and provide lots of personalized instruction in the field.
After an initial orientation session on Sunday night, we will spend 3 days exploring and photographing waterfalls around Ithaca and Watkins Glen, NY. Possible locations include Taughannock Falls, the Cascadilla Gorge, Robert H. Treman, and Watkins Glen State Parks. We’ll also visit some beautiful lesser-known falls.
Field lessons will emphasize compositional and artistic considerations, with tips and techniques on:
the art of photographing waterfalls and streams
varying shutter speed for optimal water movement and texture
shooting long exposures for creative effect
equipment recommendations and use
reading and shooting the light
fine tuning compositions
creating visual flow, compositional balance and dynamic tension
achieving critical focus
using Live View to compose and focus
using the LCD screen and histogram to refine compositions, check exposures and confirm focus
using exposure to create mood
shooting color and tonal palettes for creative effect
working with your range of lenses
seeing from different vantage points
crafting images using patterns, lines and forms
using filters for artistic long exposures
multiple exposure blending for expanding exposure latitude and resolution: layer masks, panoramas and HDR’s
focus stacking to maximize depth of field
During indoor instructional sessions, we’ll cover efficient digital workflow and image optimization in Lightroom, Camera Raw and Photoshop. We'll also critique participants' images.
Mark and Chris love sharing the art of photography. Come explore with them as they take your waterfall imagery to new levels.