Adirondacks, USA

Dates: October 2–6, 2019

Begin & End: Lake Placid, NY (USA)
(Closest airports: Albany ALB, Burlington BTV, & Adirondack SLK)

Leaders: Jeffrey Chapman & Winslow Lockhart

Maximum Participants: 6

Tuition: $2,900

Accommodation: Included
(optional single supplement: $900)

Meals: Breakfast Included

Payment Policy: 3 Installments
     • $500 deposit to confirm participation
     • 50% due by Apr 1, 2019
     • Balance due by June 1, 2019

This photographic workshop begins and ends in Lake Placid, NY (USA). Tuition includes hotel (based on double occupancy; single occupancy is available with payment of a single-occupancy supplement) and breakfasts. It does not include car rental, gas, parking, lunches, dinners, entrance fees, souvenirs, laundry, hotel resort/destination fees, insurance (travel, medical, cancellation), nor any personal expenses.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of photographic experience. Participants must be in good health and able to spend each day walking and carrying their own equipment.

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Impressionism Within The Frame Itinerary

Impressionism Within The Frame is an intensive photographic workshop that concentrates on the creative process of impressionistic and abstract photography in the stunning mountains, valleys, forests, and lakes of the Adirondacks in New York State. Fine Art Photographer Winslow Lockhart and Cultural Photographer Jeffrey Chapman will teach, assist, review, guide, and advise each participant during this workshop that also includes special post-processing techniques for impressionistic and abstract photography.

The Adirondack Park of northeastern New York State provides the perfect location for working on impressionistic and abstract photography, particularly during the brilliant peak of fall foliage. Participants are, of course, also welcome to photograph utilizing traditional landscape techniques.

Lake Placid, the home base for this workshop, sits nestled between two beautiful lakes in one of the most beautiful parts of the Adirondack Park. It is a charming village that has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. It is an ideal location for photographing the beautiful array of colors in the Park during the peak of fall foliage.

This photographic workshop is about the passionate discovery and photography of people, place, and culture, with emphasis given to going deep not wide, and pursuing that most elusive of photographic necessities — our vision. It is appropriate for photographers of all levels.

Lake Placid (Day One)

We will arrive in Lake Placid in time for a group dinner to finally get to know each other in person and have an orientation for our shared creative workshop.

Our base in the Adirondacks will be the stunning Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY, which was voted one of the “100 Best Hotels in the World.” Featuring a rustic timber design worthy of the majestic Adirondack landscape, the Lodge offers the idyllic setting and abundant amenities you would expect to find at “the Northeast’s Best Mountain Resort.” Whiteface Lodge was envisioned as a return to the Adirondack Great Camp, complete with all the luxuries and services of today’s finest resorts and private residence clubs.

Adirondack Park (Days Two — Four)

The Adirondack Park is the largest publicly-protected area in the contiguous United States. It encompasses approximately 6 million acres and is constitutionally protected to remain “forever wild.” It is incredibly beautiful. There are over 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, and 46 “High Peaks” that are higher than 4,000 feet. It has extremely diverse forests, which turn a kaleidoscope of colors every autumn. The variety of the terrain results in there being some places of peak foliage earlier and for longer than in probably any other park in the US. Where we photograph each day will depend on the weather and where the leaves are currently at peak. The choices are many, including around Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain, the Ausable River, Heart Lake, and lots of other lakes and ponds reflecting the bursts of fall color. Most locations are accessible by vehicle, but, for those who desire, there are some truly breathtaking (optional) hikes.

During times of the day that have harsher light, we will spend our time on image critiques and discussions, impressionistic photography techniques, “traditional” landscape techniques (including the use of tripods and filters), post-processing in Lightroom (applicable also to other programs), and individual reviews. As a fitting reward for a long day of photography, we will reward ourselves each night with a great meal in one of our favorite Lake Placid restaurants.

Lake Placid (Day Five)

You will want to spend the last morning lingering and enjoying Lake Placid for one last time before it’s time to say our goodbyes until the next adventure.

Although this represents the photographic workshop’s planned itinerary, it is subject to change at the discretion of the adventure leaders.

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