This is a digital photography workshop
About this trip
Come if you love the outdoors
This is a confidence-building, flexibly structured workshop
for photographers who love the outdoors. Come to shoot, hike and
share your work. We'll use your pictures to discuss what
contributes to a successful image.
It doesn't matter if you bring a point-and-shoot or a medium-format back.
Great images are not about equipment; they're about composition, light,
message or perhaps something else.
Enjoy headache-free, pre-scouted locations for sunrise and evening shoots.
Take advantage of our off-road walking or hiking recommendations. Sit back
and learn during daily, mid-afternoon viewing sessions and then unwind
with a group dinner each night.
We will explore the region's most famous attractions including covered
bridges, barns, mountains and pastoral landscapes. If you're hankering
to experience even more, read below for some great options.
Day 1 - Thursday
Meet in the conference room for introductions and a slide show
to get you in the Vermont state of mind.
Day 2 - Friday
Leave hotel at 5:30am for sunrise at a nearby pond. Depending
on the weather, we'll either get soft, mist and fog or lots of
and blue pastel color. Breakfast at one of the area's famous
diners. We then head up to the renowned quarry area of Vermont
tours in areas normally closed to the public.
After some sightseeing, we'll head to a Sugar Farm to learn about
modern maple syrup production process in a charming, rural setting.
Late in the afternoon we'll hike through a park studded with
abandoned quarries. This is a spectacular photo opportunity for
reflections of fall colors.
Dinner will be at a lively brewery not far from the hotel.
Day 3 - Saturday
Leave the hotel at 5:30am to fight for tripod space at one of
Vermont's most-photographed locations. Following the shoot, we'll
at a small, country store with the best blueberry muffins I've
ever tasted. After breakfast, we head up to a giant pond with
a nearby stream perfect for photographing brilliant-colored leaves
against dark, moss-covered rocks and tumbling waterfalls.
We spend mid-afternoon on a hike where we learn about Vermont's
pastoral history. We share work in the evening with pizza and beer.
Day 4 - Sunday
Leave at 5:30am to explore New Hampshire's Cornish Colony. We'll
see four covered bridges in very close proximity and then will
spend some time in a historic, classic mill town with huge remnants
of brick industrial buildings. We'll have breakfast in a storied
family-run diner with the best omelets in the state.
You have a choice for the afternoon. You may take a boat ride
at a nearby lake, or do a wonderful hike on nearby Mt. Ascutney.
In the late afternoon, we head back to the hotel to edit and share work.
Check out of the hotel and hit the road by 7am. Today we head south to a fabulous cheese-making farm in one of Vermont's best-preserved towns. After we
taste the delicious cheeses, we roam around the town and public properties until the workshop formally ends at 10am.
What to bring
||Gear for all types of weather: hot, wet and
||Computer loaded with Photoshop (any version)
and image viewing software (Lightroom, iView, Extensis, etc.)
||Car - but carpool! Let me know if I can put
you together for a share - Amtrak goes right to White River
|What is NOT included
||Transportation to and during your stay
||Entry fees (modest, not to exceed $30)
|What I provide
||Daily, detailed directions for sunrise,
daytime and sunset locations.
||Two evenings of pizza and beer.
||Professional guidance to help you discover what you
need to do to take your photography to the next level.
||I'm a working professional photographer
I decided to set up my own workshop because
I love Vermont in the fall and couldn't find the right group to travel
with. I was looking for
some good camaraderie, lightly structured photo guidance and like-minded
people to share the time with. I also love to share my work and hear
what people think of it! If you're anything like me, sign up.
I am a professional photographer in New York City. I specialize in women's
portraiture and make a significant portion of my living from stock photography.
I wasn't always this lucky. I worked on Wall Street for many years where
I learned a lot about computers and people. When I left the industry,
I had no idea that I would end up where I am. If you're one of those
people who've always dreamed about making a living doing what you love,
this workshop could change your life.
Where to stay
I've reserved a block of rooms at a local hotel.
About the Weather
Vermont's October weather is normally clear, cool and dry. If it's none
of the above, I'll still encourage you to go out and shoot so bring gear
for cold, wet and windy conditions.
If it's really bad, I'll have plenty of indoor alternatives from
charming pubs to Photoshop demonstrations.