Photography Workshops & Photo Tours: Adirondack Park With ADKPI + Adirondack Life, Fall 2015


Adirondack Photography Institute Weekend with Adirondack Life Magazine
September 18-20, 2015
Lake Placid, New York

API and Adirondack Life magazine are teaming-up once again to bring you a fun and informative weekend — a celebration of photography — in the Olympic Village! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the unique beauty of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks and learn first-hand from leaders in nature photography and regional publishing the latest tips and techniques for improving the quality of your images, as well as guidelines and advice for getting your images into print.

This one-of-a-kind weekend will include:

  • Field trips to spectacular photo locations selected for their image-making possibilities, where API staff instructors will be on- hand to give advice,demonstrate techniques and answer your questions.
  • Entertaining, informative presentations by Adirondack Life staff members, including long-time creative director Elizabeth Folwell and the art/editorial team. The magazine has won dozens of international awards for design and photography; you'll learn about specific pictures that have been chosen by the judges over the years. Discussion of how to submit images for the wall calendar and eight issues of the magazine, what kinds of material they love to see (and are tired of seeing too), their in- house processes for digital correction and proofing, plus insight on regional publications overall as outlets for fine photography.
  • Power-packed presentations by API staff instructors about the latest technologies and techniques for photographing landscapes, creating high-dynamic range (HDR) images, capturing and assembling panoramic images, night and low-light photography, expressionist possibilities with the digital camera, digital image processing, and more.
  • Informal meals shared with API and Adirondack Life staff, giving you another opportunity to learn from the pros.
  • A group show-and-tell multimedia slideshow, highlighting participants’ unique experiences over the weekend.
  • We are excited to have as our host the historic Northwoods Inn, in the heart of the village of Lake Placid. This is an ideal location for our meetings, meals and accommodations, with convenient access to field trip sites.

Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to be inspired by, and work with, some of the most influential nature photographers and publishers in the Adirondacks today!

Mark Bowie, Johnathan Esper and Joe LeFevre, along with selected staff members of Adironack Life

Camera Skills Needed:
All skill levels welcome.

Other Considerations:
Though locations visited during this workshop are readily accessible, some easy hiking may be required. Participants must be in good physical shape and able to climb and descend moderate inclines.

Group Size:
15 participants max.

Registration Fees:
$550 includes tuition and all meals beginning with dinner on the first evening.
Deposit of $250 required at time of registration. Deadline for early registration discount is June 18. Click here for information on any other discounts that may be available.

Dates and Times:
Workshop begins Friday, September 18 at 4:30 pm and ends Sunday, September 20 at noon.

Where to Meet:
Participants will gather at the Northwoods Inn, located on Main Street in Lake Placid, New York.

All meals during the workshop are included as part of the registration fee, beginning with dinner on the first evening. Meals are provided by the Northwoods Inn.

Lodging is the responsibility of the participant and is not included in the registration fee.
The Northwoods Inn is offering special pricing to the institute for this event. Contact them toll-free at (866) 294-7171 for details. Make sure to mention that you will be taking part in the Adirondack Photography Weekend hosted by API and Adirondack Life.

Transportation During the Event:
Participants’ vehicles will be used for transportation during field trips. We are adamant about carpooling as much as possible to minimize the number of vehicles needed for any given field trip, as well as to lessen our impact on easily damaged roads and trails. Note that the instructor is not allowed to provide transportation for participants duing the event.

The Program Schedule:
Day 1

The first evening participants will get to know each other during a wine & cheese reception and welcome dinner, followed by an opening presentation and Q&A session. Participants will have the choice of attending one of several after-dinner sessions.

Day 2

Weather- permitting, the day will begin and end with a "magic light" field trip, chosen by the participants from several options. During the day, particpants will have the choice of presentations to attend.

Day 3

Weather-permitting, the day begins with a sunrise field trip to a location chosen by the participants from several options. Following breakfast, time will be set aside so that participants may download and select images captured during the fields trips, which will be presented during a group show-and-tell session, moderated by Adirondack Life contributor Mark Bowie and art director Kelly Hofschneider.

Note - The actual itinerary may vary considerably from this due to weather and other conditions that cannot be anticipated.

What To Bring:
The program leader will provide a packing list.