All skill levels are welcome.
Users of all types of cameras are encouraged to attend, however digital SLR cameras are preferred for their ability to maximize the learning possibilities of this workshop.
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. Mark and Joe are glad to answer your image processing questions.
Though locations visited during this workshop are readily
accessible, the hilly terrain requires some moderate hiking.
Participants MUST be in good physical shape and able to climb and
descend moderate to steep inclines. They should wear sturdy boots
and use caution on slippery and rocky slopes.
As with all outdoor pursuits, some risk is inherent; all participants will be required to sign a waiver prior to the workshop.
15 participants max.
Workshop begins Thursday, June 22 at 5:00 pm and ends Sunday, June 25 at noon.
Participants will gather at the Country Inn & Suites Inn in Ithaca.
Directions to the Country Inn & Suites Inn can be found on their website. Call the Inn at (607) 256-1100 if you need further assistance
Meals are the responsibility of the participant and their cost is not included in the registration fee. Your leader(s) will work with the group to organize meal times and locations.
Lodging is the responsibility of the participant and is not
included in the registration fee.
The Country Inn & Suites Inn is holding a number of rooms under the Adirondack Photography Institute at a discounted rate. Contact them for details: (800) 830-5222 and be sure to let them know you are attending the Institute's workshop. Alternate lodging choices are the Super 8 Motel (607-273-8088) and Comfort Inn in Ithaca (607) 272-0100.
The nearest airport is Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Rental cars are available nearby.
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.
Rather than adhering to a set itinerary, we will stay flexible so that we optimize our time in the field, giving you the best chances to capture great images based on weather and lighting conditions. We plan to photograph throughout the day. After dinner, we’ll head back to the Inn for instructional sessions.
Participants arrive in Ithaca. Kick-off dinner and opening presentation by Mark and Joe.
Day 2, 3
Morning field trip followed by breakfast. Viewing and critique of participants’ images. Afternoon field trip. Evening indoor instructional sessions by Mark and Joe.
Morning field trip followed by breakfast. Presentations by Mark and Joe. Group critiquing session. Workshop wrap-up.
Note - The actual itinerary may vary considerably from this due to weather and other conditions that cannot be anticipated.
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