Central Adirondack late-summer foggy waters and Milky Way night skies
August 26-29, 2022, Newcomb region
Pricing: $799 includes tuition, wagon trip to Great Camp Santanoni, and 3 nights accommodation
Status: Just 1 out of 6 spaces still available (this last space is priced at $490 with you self-providing accommodation in Newcomb or Long Lake (with short commute) as the reserved rooms at Santanoni Inn have already been allocated)
Also, please consider our September Newcomb workshop which still has spaces available too!
Difficulty: up to 2.0 mile each-way easy-to-medium planned hikes to a couple locations. Most other locations easily accessible.
Adirondack Mountains in late summer is a special season, where the cooling nights and air temperature over the warmer lake waters create the best conditions for foggy mornings over the waters. Starting in late August is the good time of year to capture tranquil scenes of still waters with morning fog lifting among the white pines along the shorelines, while loons make their echoing calls across the quiet wilderness waters. In additional to ideal morning photography conditions, this workshop is specially timed to coincide with dark moonless nights during the best season of the year for capturing the Milky Way rising straight up from the south, during the early night hours before midnight. Night photography, and Milky Way photography, opens up a whole new way of engaging with the nature around us, and offers it's own unique photographic techniques, challenges, and rewards. If you've never photographed at night before, the Adirondacks is an ideal place, being one of the darkest night sky areas in the Northeast USA. Our location in the central Adirondacks based out of Newcomb is perfectly located between tons of photogenic lakes and rivers that are away from major sources of light pollution, for the best nighttime photography. Weather permitting, you will be able to visibly see the Milky Way and stars, and come away with stunning images. August is also the best time of year for photographing summertime panoramic vistas with crisper clearer air with low humidity and long sight distances in the cooling air. Newcomb, a brand new location for our workshops, provides some excellent nearby lakes, forests, mountain views, and forest streams to photograph among. This longer 3.5 day workshop allows three chances for clear nights for star and Milky Way photography, as well as three calm and foggy mornings. In addition to nights and mornings, we'll also photograph throughout the day as much as our energy allows, especially forest and waterfall scenes if cloudy or rainy. We will take a horse drawn cart 5 miles into the wilderness to photograph Great Camp Santanoni which has been restored and provides an insight into the history of the early Adirondacks. We will also do at least one indoor intensive photography editing and critiquing session during a midday.
This 3.5 day Adirondack photo workshop's details are as follows: Overnight base location will be at Santanoni Inn in Newcomb. Please note we have already booked out the whole inn (4 rooms), with accommodations included in workshop fee. No need to make any arrangements yourself. 2 rooms have private bath, 2 rooms shared a bath. The base price of the workshop is $799 per person, including tuition, horse-drawn wagon trip into Great Camp Santanoni, and 3 nights accommodation at Santanoni Inn in private room with bath in the hall. Possibility (if available) to upgrade to a room with private bath for $50 extra if selecting one of the two rooms with private bath, or downgrade to share a room with another photographer roommate (for $660 total). Photographic locations on this workshop will be between Newcomb, Tahawus, Essex Chain of Lakes, Hudson River, Long Lake, and Rich Lake, and possibly other locations. First day meetup details will be communicated to all participants beforehand.
Sign up: When you are ready to sign up, please make a deposit payment of $400, including your details, on this website's generic payment page. Or if you have any additional questions, Johnathan would be happy to speak with you; please use the contact page.