What Our Participants Say
Some thoughts on our programs in the participants' own words:
truly was one of the best workshops I’ve attended.” - Nancy M.
(workshop with Mark Bowie and John Radigan)
workshop was inspiring and reawakened my passion for creating
images.” – Susan R. (workshop with Nancy Rotenberg)
me thank you for all the assistance, support and guidance you gave
me this weekend. I’m sure I speak for the rest of the participants
when I say that we all felt we’d received individual attention.”
– Deborah C. (workshop with Mark Bowie)
got some great news a couple of weeks ago... one of my photos from
the Adirondack Waters workshop is a finalist in the Adirondack Life
photo contest! I am very
excited about this... it was your wonderful workshop… your million
power lantern technique, and I believe you holding the light that
made my photo. I would bet this won't be the only API workshop photo
that places in the contest this year…” – Karl F. (workshop with
am not a religious person, but in the best sense of the word, the
time in the Adirondacks was a spiritual experience. You both should
be very pleased. Any
photo session that describes itself as the “Intimate Image” and ends
with participants emotionally moved to tears is magical.
like to express my feelings to all those involved (when you get
around to publishing the email list) and hope that others were as
touched and positively affected as I was (and this is being written
nearly a week after returning!)
In my wildest hopes I would like to see the same group get
together in the same location next year to attempt to duplicate the
feelings and the photography.”
– Larry S. (workshop with John Radigan)
“Many thanks for a great
workshop in Blue Mountain!
That was my first time with a workshop/critique process -
interesting and scary at the same time. You both did a great job
with managing (juggling?) the different personalities in the group,
the weather, and the changing nature of the fall colors.
I'll stick to physics teaching .. way easier than what you
have to do! …the API workshops definitely opened up a new world of
photography to me and will bring my images to another level. …Many
thanks for all your hard work and your inspiration!” – Scott S.
(workshop with John Radigan and Mark Bowie)
for organizing such an inspired workshop.
There are certainly many elements that contribute to the
success of such an experience but it all starts at the organizing.
Thanks. “– Shy K. I. (workshop with John Radigan and Nancy
can't thank you enough for the great job you did....as well as John,
Carl, and Eric. I had the opportunity to shoot with each of you
during the workshops you led, and I must say it was nothing short of
a terrific experience.
“I've been to about 5
workshops during the last year, everywhere from the Eastern Shore of
the Chesapeake to Mt. Evans in Colorado.
BY FAR...this was the best workshop that I [have] ever
attended. Not limited
to....but...the one thing that stuck out the most is your obvious
passion and enthusiasm for photography.”
– Michael L. (NANPA Regional Event hosted by API)
can I say. I think you did a great job and I had a great time!
The workshop was exactly what I was hoping for and my
expectations were certainly met.” – Nick P. (workshop with Carl
just wanted to send a quick note to tell you how much I enjoyed
Mark’s tour this past weekend in the Adirondacks. I’ve been to
Adirondacks several times in the fall over the past few years, but
Mark showed me some new places to photograph and was very
knowledgeable about the area. I learned some new techniques and
picked up several tips about software. All in all, a great weekend!”
– Chris G. (tour with Mark Bowie)
again for the great experience at the workshop.
You've really put together a good program.” – Jeramy B.
(workshop with John Radigan)
really loved the seminar I took with you. I loved having time to
just immerse myself without feeling guilty about everything else I
should be doing like I do at home.” – Jeanne H. (workshop with
found the weekend to be an amazing experience. We were all learning
from each other. I learned a lot by watching what others were
shooting and how they were doing it. You can’t rub shoulders with
that many photographers without learning something and growing in
the process. The great weather didn’t hurt either… You guys did a
great job and were an inspiration to us all. What a contrast between
the quality and integrity of the work you guys do and the guys on
Wall Street.” – Tom V. (NANPA Regional Event hosted by API)
again to you and Eric for a great job! Not only have I learned
plenty at each session, you guys have rekindled my interest and
enthusiasm for photography.” – Kerry R. (workshop with Eric
was wonderful to feel alive again, and that's what you and your
workshop did for me.” – Mary B. (workshop with John Radigan)
wanted to say thanks. I am certain that the past few days will have
tremendous impact on my photography endeavors going forward. More
than anything, the camaraderie motivates you to be better… And I was
humbled that my shot was selected for the parting thought... I look
forward to the next one” – Jack K. (workshop with John Radigan)
Contemplative Landscape workshop was wonderful and taught with a
humility and grace one seldom finds. We were taught a path to
practice the higher aspects of the art of photography that will help
us evolve not only into great photographers, but also great human
beings. The setting was perfect for a contemplative study of
photography. Thanks to you for sharing some beautiful and touching
spots of the Adirondacks you love with us. I left feeling them deep
within me and I will be back to study with them and another one of
your workshops.” – Memphis B. (workshop with George DeWolfe)
felt Eric put on one great workshop, answering any questions
presented to him. It was plain to see he spoke with experience and
authority on any point presented to him. I myself a 35 year portrait
photographer, was really impressed with his vast knowledge of the
subjects we photographed. I brought home, what I feel are some
significant images. Second, we never went hungry ! …Thanks to all
for the great time and fond memories of my first venture to that
great part of our country. I now consider Eric to be a friend of
mine. If you get a chance attend his workshop you'll see why!!”
– Howard B. (workshop with Eric Dresser)
some time, every photographer reaches a point where some outside
input is needed to reach the next level in his or her photography
skills. The Adirondack Photography Institute fills that need with
it's varied workshops throughout the year in Inlet New York. These
workshops are first class and will not break you pocketbook either.
In June I attended a Nature Photography Workshop with Eric Dresser.
I had lots of one on one time and great conversation with a truly
excellent nature photographer. Inlet is a quaint little upper NY
town and the people are among the friendliest anywhere. The food was
excellent at the Woods Inn. I saw more wild life ( the nature kind )
in two days than I normally see in two years at home. The tricks
Eric showed me will last a life time. Thanks Eric! I fully intend,
and look forward to taking another workshop next year.” – Gene
L. (workshop with Eric Dresser)
things distinguish the API workshops from the pack of competitors:
Approachable and friendly instructors,
a beautiful, welcoming venue, and local knowledge.
The instructors know every nook and cranny of the
Adirondacks, so participants are guaranteed a productive experience
regardless of changes in the weather or time of day.
Plus, they're eager to share their knowledge: I asked for and
received lots of 'inside information' on places to visit after the
workshop concluded, and every recommendation was right on the money.
As a working pro, I need to spend my time productively.
And I found the API workshop to be both fun and profitable."
Geoff C. (NANPA Regional Event hosted by API)
feel Mark does an excellent job of presenting, is knowledgeable of
the info, and does very well at keeping everything on schedule.”
– Jan C. (workshop with Mark Bowie)
value, good locations.” – Dan R. (workshop with Eric Dresser)
will be back! Winter is fabulous in the Adirondacks!” – Michelle
D. (workshop with Mark Bowie)
is an excellent leader and organizer. John was also a great help
throughout the entire weekend.” – Deborah C. (workshop with Mark
was great (as was Mark) at getting around to everyone at the shoots
to see what we were doing & offering tidbits of advice. They were
both great!” – Sue K. (workshop with Mark Bowie)
workshop was a fun, relaxing, and informative experience – a much
needed break!” – Glenn M. (workshop with Mark Bowie)
skills building workshop under varying lighting conditions with an
involved instructor.” – Howard A. (workshop with Carl Heilman)
liked the personalized attention… The Woods Inn is the perfect
location.” – Gary B. (workshop with Mark Bowie)
runs a very professional program making sure every possible
situation is covered in advance. This was a great experience with
learning that will come with me every time I pick up my camera.”
– Jeramy B. (workshop with John Radigan)