Adirondack Winter - Afternoon / Evening Light / Lake George Area
One Day Winter Nature Photography Tour
Rated Easy / Moderate
Noon to about 8 PM
Sunday February 19, 2017
Winter waterfalls, rivers, and snow covered landscapes in the central Adirondack region offer a wide variety of shooting options. The tour time frame provides great opportunity for afternoon and sunset light, as well as photographing stars in the night sky. There are many different shooting options within a reasonable driving distance radius of the Lake George area - ending with night / star photography at an appropriate location for the weather.
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 experiment with photo techniques in the field at nearby photo locations. We'll work the light to choose the best locations. Sunset is 5:25, so we'll work the magic hour light, as well as twilight, before photographing the night landscape. Closing ceremony fireworks are at 8 PM by the ice castle in Saranac Lake so we'll end the evening there when they are finished.
This nature photography tour is rated EASY / MODERATE - most of the photography will be reasonably close to the road, but a couple of the potential locations could require snowshoeing over moderately rough, icy, or rocky terrain, with a hike of up to about a quarter mile.
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!
I am expecting to meet for the tour in the Bolton Landing / Lake George area. There will be full info in an Email with all of the tour information two to three days ahead of the workshop date.
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.
Winter conditions may be in full force this time of year. Winter weather adds its own set of challenges, but also creates an everchanging landscape with all kinds of photographic possibilities. All types of lens equipment could be used from macro / extension tubes to wide angle and telephoto. The wider angle the lens the better! Please bring along snowshoes and plenty of extra layers for warmth, as well as heat packs to help keep hands and feet warm in the potentially extreme conditions - and extra camera batteries. Temps could be well below freezing with wind chill on top of that.