New Location! The spectacular Wilmington area — home to Whiteface Mountain and other soaring peaks, raging waters, secluded ponds and northern forests blazing with fall colors.
API and Adirondack Life magazine are teaming-up once again to bring
you a fun and informative weekend, a celebration of photography,
this time in the breathtaking High Peaks region! Here numerous peaks
rise over 4,000 feet into the clouds. A mix of deciduous trees and
evergreens create tapestries of bold color — some of the richest
autumn scenery in the Adirondack Park. The Ausable River, a
world-class trout fishery, winds through narrow gorges. Numerous
lakes and ponds are tucked amongst bedrock, gems in wilderness
settings. Late September is a magical time to photograph, as the
fall colors are turning and mist rises from the waters most days.
Come learn first-hand from leaders in nature photography and
regional publishing the latest tips and techniques for improving the
quality of your images, as well as guidelines and advice for getting
your images into print.
This one-of-a-kind weekend will include:
Field trips to spectacular photo locations selected for their image-making possibilities, where API staff instructors will give advice, demonstrate techniques and answer your questions.
Entertaining, informative presentations by Adirondack Life staff members. The magazine has won dozens of international awards for design and photography; you'll learn about specific pictures that have been chosen by the judges over the years. Discussion of how to submit images for the wall calendar and eight issues of the magazine, what kinds of material they love to see (and have seen enough of too), their in-house processes for digital correction and proofing, plus insight on regional publications overall as outlets for fine photography.
Power-packed presentations by API staff instructors about the latest technologies and techniques for photographing landscapes, including blending multiple exposures as panoramas, high-dynamic range (HDR) images, and focus stacks. They’ll also cover night and low-light photography, expressionist possibilities with the camera, digital image processing, and more.
Informal meals shared with API and
Adirondack Life staff, giving you another opportunity to learn
from the pros.
A group show-and-tell multimedia slideshow, highlighting participants’ unique experiences over the weekend.
We are excited to have as our host the beautiful Hungry Trout
Resort, located at the base of Whiteface Mountain. This is an ideal
venue for our meetings, meals and accommodations, with convenient
access to photography sites.
Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to be inspired by, and work with, some of the most influential nature photographers and publishers in the Adirondacks today!
You are new to photography and have so many questions you're not even sure where to start. You are not comfortable with your camera. You're not sure what makes some photographs look great and others not so great. You're looking to the instructor to help bring some order to the confusion and set you on a path.
You can find your way around the camera, but there are features you don't understand or know how to use. You don't feel that you can adequately capture what you see. You're hoping that the instructor can give you guidance on the when and how of using specific camera features, while also helping you to understand how to compose a good photograph.
You feel pretty comfortable with most of your camera features, although you may have questions about some of the details. You've taken some photos that you're quite pleased with. You are mostly looking to the instructor for new ideas and constructive help with your compositions.
You know how and when to use your camera features. You are pleased with many of your images. You might be looking to work in some new locations. Or maybe you’d like to tap the energy of a group of talented people to add to your creative toolbox.
A basic understanding of digital workflow and some working knowledge of Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture will be helpful.
Locations visited during the workshop are easily accessible and most do not require strenuous hiking or climbing. Optional hikes involving moderate inclines to small peaks may be offered. Only those in good physical shape and able to ascend and descend moderate slopes should attempt.
15 participants max.
$550 tuition only
Deposit of $250 required at time of registration. Deadline for early registration discount is July 22. Click here for information on any other discounts that may be available.Click here to register online
Workshop begins Friday, September 22 at 5:00 pm and ends Sunday, September 24 at noon.
Participants will gather at the Hungry Trout Resort.
The Hungry Trout Resort is located at 5239 Route 86 in Wilmington, NY. For driving directions go to www.mapquest.com and enter ZIP Code 12997 as your destination. If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact the resort at (800) 766-9137.
Lodging is the responsibility of the participant and is not included in the registration fee.The Hungry Trout Resort will be our “base” for the workshop. Call them at (800) 766-9137 for reservations and details.
The two nearest airports are Syracuse Hancock International (SYR) and Albany International (ALB). Rental cars are available at both locations.
Participants’ vehicles will be used for transportation during field trips. We are adamant about carpooling as much as possible to minimize the number of vehicles needed for any given field trip, as well as to lessen our impact on easily damaged roads and trails. Note that the instructor is not allowed to provide transportation for participants duing the event.
API staff will lead an opening presentation on the photographic possibilities in the region and Q&A session, followed by a night photography field trip if weather conditions permit.
Weather-permitting, the day will begin with a "magic light" field trip, followed by breakfast. During the day, the instructors will present indoor instructional sessions and Adirondack Life staff will speak about working with the magazine. They will be followed by afternoon, evening and night photography field trips.
Weather-permitting, the day begins with a sunrise field trip. Following breakfast, time will be set aside so that participants may download and select images captured during the fields trips, which will be presented during a group show-and-tell session, moderated by API and Adirondack Life staff.
Note - The actual itinerary may vary considerably from this due to weather and other conditions that cannot be anticipated.
The program leader has provided additional information regarding your needs for this program. Click here to view or download that information. Please contact the leader directly with questions.