Elk Lake Fall 4-Day Photography Workshop
Dates for Event: October 02, 2012 - October 05, 2012
Elk Lake, lying at the base of the eastern High Peaks, has some of the most spectacular lake shore scenery in the Adirondacks. The views, combined with the peak colors of autumn will offer an endless variety of moods for photographic compositions. The view from Elk Lake Lodge, situated on the south shore of the lake, looks across the water to Blake, Colvin, Nippletop and the Dix Range. The various inlets and numerous islands can be easily reached in the lodge's canoes and rowboats. In addition to exploring the lake, there are many trails on the Elk Lake Preserve that lead to streams, waterways, and small nearby mountains, offering a wonderful diversity for photographing in all types of weather moods and lighting.
During the workshop we will cover most all aspects of landscape and nature photography, including wide angle, macro, telephoto, and panoramic photography, and will discuss various creative techniques and the digital workflow - from RAW shooting techniques and HDR enhancement to cataloging and processing image files. The low student to instructor ratio allows time for interaction with each student to address individual questions and concerns.
The numerous photo options found on the Elk Lake Preserve, range from wonderful lakeshore panoramas to spectacular mountain vistas and details at the edge of crystal clear ponds and rivers. While we'll be doing little driving during the workshop, I do expect to be doing a fair amount of paddling, and some walking to reach photo locations.
$450 by 3/1/12 - $550 by 8/1/12 - $650. after
Photographer, Carl Heilman, has been photographing the Adirondack High Peaks since the mid 1970's. He has been working with digital image files since 1997, and digital SLR cameras since 2007. He has written 2 books on nature photography techniques, Contemporary Landscape Photography, and The Landscape Photography Field Guide. Join Carl for an intensive 4 day workshop, photographing in one of the most spectacular locations in the Adirondacks. Experiment with various techniques and equipment, and enjoy interacting with fellow participants through critique sessions, informal discussions, and photo shoots. While the workshop is for photographers of all levels you can learn much more if you have an understanding of basic camera techniques.
Elk Lake Fall Photography Workshop Agenda
- 4 - 9 PM - Introduction, get acquainted, dinner, show n' tell, PowerPoint, possible photo shoot
- pre-dawn / morning photo shoot / breakfast / discussion / instruction / Q and A / photo critique
- noon - 2 PM - lunch break
- afternoon photography / dinner / evening photography / night photography (on a clear night)
- pre-dawn to 10 AM photo shoot
- 10 AM - 12 PM - Wrap-up / photo critique / discussion / Q and A
- lunch - the workshop ends after lunch (about 1 - 2 PM)
Note - Morning start time and evening ending time will be determined by the weather conditions and the sunrise / sunset times during the workshop.
This workshop is rated EASY / MODERATEand is for beginner to advanced photographers. Most of the photography shoots will be on the lake or close to the road, but on one or two of the shoots, we'll do some walking over moderately steep, rocky trails, with a hike of up to 3 miles round trip and an elevation gain up to 800 feet. Please be prepared with proper gear for hiking. We will carpool to access the Clear Pond photo locations.
A maximum of 10 participants, allows plenty of opportunities for individual interaction during and between the photo shoots .
The workshop fee includes all instruction and handouts - but does not include lodging or meals. (Please arrange lodging through the Elk Lake Lodge)
The daily schedule will depend on the weather conditions each day, but will include a morning shoot, plus time for discussion, Q and A, and image critique, and then an afternoon / evening shoot. We'll mostly be working around the meal schedule at the lodge, but might be out on the trail for a breakfast or dinner.