2017 Seasonal Landscapes and the Full Moon
One Day Photography Tour
Rated Easy - or (Adventure Tour) Moderate to Strenuous
July 8 - 3 PM - 11 PM (Wild Center / Easy)
Aug 6 - 2 PM - 10 PM (Moderate)
Nov 4 - 10 PM - 6 PM (Easy)
Come and enjoy seasonal landscape photography in the Adirondack Park, with the added opportunity to photograph the full moon rising in optimal lighting conditions. Depending on the weather we could be photographing any variety of subjects druing the day. Some photo locations may include wildflowers, fall colors, or winter snow, as well as lakes, streams, mountain vistas, and waterfalls.
Depending on the weather, moon rise shooting destinations could range up to about an hour away with locations ranging from the central Adirondacks to the High Peaks area. All types of lens equipment could be used including macro lenses and extension tubes, and wide angle and telephoto lenses. Please bring along insect protection as well as an umbrella and wet weather protection for possible showers, and headlamp for working and hiking after sunset.
This nature photography tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings. During this 8 hour day we will start out with a very brief introduction / discussion and then will have most all day to work with photo techniques in the field at nearby photo locations. One of the goals of the tour is photographing the full moon in the evening sky, so we'll also try to find a nice location to do moonrise / twilight photos. Moon rise on each of these dates is anywhere from 30 minutes before sunset to within a few minutes after, so the moon is rising in light that puts it in tonal balance with the landscape.
This nature photography tour is rated MODERATE to STRENUOUS - some of the photography will probably require walking over rather rough and rocky terrain, with a hike of up to 2 to 3 miles one way with a climb of up to about 2000 feet in elevation.
A maximum of 6 participants, allows plenty of opportunities for individual interaction throughout the day on the different photo shoots.
The workshop fee includes all instruction and any handouts - but does not include lodging or additional meals. Please bring along whatever you would like for food and drink through the day. We will carpool as needed to photo locations.
We look forward to photographing with you and working with you on this nature photography tour.
Please contact us with any questions!
The plan for the day will depend on the expected weather. I will make the decision on the meeting location two to three days ahead of time. I'll send an Email to tour participants with all of the tour information as soon as I know where we'll be meeting.
Photographer, Carl Heilman, has been photographing the Adirondacks since the mid 1970's and has been working with digital image files since 1997. He has led photo workshops since the early 1990's and has been presenting photography workshops in Brant Lake since 1997 through Wild Visions, Inc. His coffee table books on the Adirondacks, Lake George, New York State, and Maine have been published by Rizzoli, Voyageur Press, and North Country Books. His AV programs have aired on regional PBS stations, and he was interviewed for the May 2008 national PBS special, 'The Adirondacks'. His photo techniques book, The Landscape Photography Field Guide (2011 Focal Press), and 101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography are comprehensive books about landscape photography techniques. Photographing the Adirondacks (2013 Countryman Press), is a regional guidebook to more than 200 photo locations throughout the Adirondack Park.