The Great Smoky Mountain National Park stretches from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Cherokee, North Carolina. Clear invigorating air, sparkling streams and virgin woodlands provide an unsurpassed background complete with waterfalls and wildflowers. Photograph the Roaring Fork Stream cascading past giant moss covered boulders. Stroll through and shoot Cades Cove, an historic village preserved from a bygone era. The Smoky Mountains are an unspoiled, beautiful area any time of year, but Appalachia becomes a special place when the spring wildflowers and the Dogwood bloom.
This workshop will be conducted at the beautiful Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, Canada. Tobermory is about a 5-hour drive north from either Detroit or Toronto and, as such, the weather is several weeks behind Detroit with spring wildflowers. We expect to photograph Calypso and Rams Head Orchids, Yellow Lady Slippers and the endangered Yellow Lakeside Daisy plus many other flowers. This area is replete with photographic opportunities, which include natural caves, rocky beaches, gnarly Cyprus trees, dolomite limestone cliffs, waterfalls, lighthouses and much more.
Bring your digital camera and laptop computer to scenic Tuscany. This is Wine County! Spend 7 days and 7 nights in a historic 13th century monastery. Enjoy gourmet food! Photograph vineyards, classic architecture, the flora and fauna of Italy. Learn about how to develop your personal style and connect with the landscape. This workshop is appropriate for digital, film shooters or painters who will return home and later paint from their photos. The first three days involve at least six hours of shooting and three hours of classroom. The last four days, is primarily field shooting. You will learn about batch file processing raw files, workflow management, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and other techniques including HDR, panorama stitching, and many other digital techniques, such as focus stacking for the ultimate macro photos of flowers. A basic understanding of shutter speeds and f/stops is presumed. Bring your portfolio and your laptop. This workshop will be conducted in English. Chao! Meals, lodging and ground transportation are all included except airfare to and from Florence, Italy (all inclusive except lunches and souvenirs). Advanced registration is required.
When you think of Maine, think of Lobsters, Moose, Lighthouses and Fall Color. This 6-day workshop will divide time among Baxter State Park, Arcadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Portland and Jonesport, Maine. Photograph Lighthouses, spectacular harbors, and we will put you in close proximity to MOOSE! 35mm, digital and medium format cameras are welcome.