Our popular winter workshop with new field locations, lessons and instructional presentations. With the emphasis on “shooting & processing”, we’ll photograph a variety of locations, during the day & at night, with time to process and share our images. Come explore the special beauty of a North Country winter!Winter in the Adirondacks is a magical time and the central lake country has its own backcountry charm. There are mountainscapes, snowy forests, and ice-encrusted lakes and rivers. Even small snowfalls that cling to the trees create winter wonderlands. Snow quiets and simplifies the landscape, accentuating lines and form. Portraying it artistically in photographs requires special attention to composition, exposure and processing. Through both field lessons and indoor instructional sessions, Mark will demonstrate techniques to create expressive wintertime images that resonate with emotional impact and meaning. We’ll explore strategies to take advantage of different lighting conditions and learn to see winter’s unique photographic possibilities.
Field lessons will emphasize attention to detail, with tips and techniques on:
Mark will give indoor instructional presentations on:
We’ll cover efficient digital workflow and optimization in Lightroom, Camera Raw & Photoshop. Mark will demonstrate the non-destructive digital workflow he uses to optimize images:
Indoor sessions will be held at the Woods Inn in Inlet, offering gracious hospitality, hearty food, and quick access to some of the area’s best photo locations.
All skill levels are welcome.
Users of all types of cameras may attend. However, digital SLR cameras are preferred for their ability to provide immediate feedback and instant access to the images. Without one, you will not be able to take full advantage of the indoor sessions in 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.
Though locations visited during this workshop are readily accessible, some moderate hiking in snow may be required. Participants must be in good physical shape and able to climb and descend moderate inclines. Though not necessary, feel free to bring snowshoes or cross-country skis to access snow-covered forests.
12 participants max.
$525. See details below for a description of what is included.
Full payment is required at time of registration. Click here for information on any discounts that may be available.Click here to register online
The program begins Thursday, February 9 at 5:00 pm and ends Sunday, February 12 at noon.
Participants will gather in the parlor at the Woods Inn. All indoor sessions will take place in the conference center on the property.
The Woods Inn is located on Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York. For driving directions go to www.mapquest.com and enter ZIP Code 13360 as your destination. If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact the Woods Inn at (315) 357-5300.
Meals are the responsibility of the participant and their cost is not included in the registration fee. Your leader 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.
We suggest the Woods Inn for this event. Contact them at (315) 357-5300 for details. Make sure to mention that you will be taking part in an Adirondack Photography Institute event.
For other nearby lodging options contact the Town of Inlet Information Office.
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.
Day 2, 3
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.