Workshop begins Sunday, May 16th at 5:00 pm and ends Wednesday, May 19th at noon.Register
$795 tuition only.
*Additional cost of $30 for private boat excursion. This will be paid at time of event.
Deposit of $250 required at time of registration. Deadline for early registration discount is March 16th. Click here for information on any other discounts that may be available.
The Thousand Islands region of northern New York is an area of incomparable and diverse natural beauty. Known to the indigenous people as the Garden of the Great Spirit, the granite shorelines and islands of the mighty St. Lawrence River, along with the abundant wetlands, forests, and lakes of the surrounding area provide a wealth of photographic opportunities. The area is never more vibrant than in spring. Emerald islands nestled in the cobalt blue waters of the St. Lawrence River by day are transformed into silhouettes set against a fiery orange and pink sky at sunrise and sunset. Mist and fog arising from the river is common this time of year and can be used to great creative effect.
Join professional photographer Chris Murray as he shares with you his favorite locations and subjects of this place that endlessly inspires him. After an initial orientation session on Sunday we will spend three days in the field exploring and photographing the natural wonders of the Thousand Islands region. With an emphasis on the creative aspect of photography rather than the technical, the focus of this workshop will be on making creative and personally expressive images, those that venture beyond the documentary and representational.
Particular attention will be paid to enhancing your creativity through your own vision and learning to see beyond the obvious and spectacular. Whether your interests lie in color or black-and-white photography, Chris will share his inspiration with you and provide individual field instruction as well as indoor instructional sessions and reviews. A highlight of the workshop will be a boat ride to a private island for dinner and an evening photo shoot.
Field lessons will include tips and techniques on:
nurturing your creativity
seeing beyond conventional composition templates and fine tuning compositions
learning to see in black-and-white
using visual elements for effective communication
working with your range of lenses, from wide angle to telephoto
Chris will also give indoor instructional sessions on:
Expressing Your Vision
Black and White Artistry
Visual Design and Effective Compositions
optimizing images in Lightroom and Photoshop
converting images to black-and-white
We will also have review sessions of participants’ images shot during the workshop.
Chris will help take your images to a new level. Our low instructor to participant ratio guarantees everyone significant one-on-one instruction in the field, and the beautiful settings will give each plenty of inspiration to explore their photographic vision.