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Adirondack Waters Workshop
with Mark Bowie
Adirondack Photography Institute
August 15-18, 2010
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
The Adirondacks’ central lake region hosts a variety of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands and waterfalls, each presenting a wealth of photographic opportunities. Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Lewey Lake, and Lakes Durant, Adirondack and Abanakee, Shaw Pond, the Indian River, and Buttermilk Falls are all nearby. Many of these are new locations for API workshops. Their close proximity will allow us to take advantage of sunrise and sunset conditions at several. Each reflects the landscape’s many moods and doubles the beauty through reflection. There may also be opportunities to photograph wildlife such as song birds, mallards, mergansers, loons, great blue herons, eagles, and mammals, including chipmunks, squirrels, coyote, fox, and
maybe even the elusive moose. Mark Bowie knows this region well, having photographed it extensively for his books Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains and The Adirondacks: In Celebration of the Seasons. He’ll be guiding participants to many of his favorite photo spots in the region.
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We’ll leave plenty of time for shooting: sunrise, sunset, and, for those interested, even some nighttime shooting. Mark will lead mini-instructional sessions outdoors with specific tips and techniques for photographing water, both still and flowing. Indoor sessions will cover extended depth of field, extending your camera’s resolution, creating panoramas and high dynamic range images, the need for shooting multiple exposures, and digital workflow in Lightroom & Photoshop.
The nearest lodging is the rustic Blue Mountain Lake Inn at (518) 352-7600. For those with less rustic tastes, we recommend the Sandy Point Motel, the Shamrock Motel, & the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake, about 12 miles from our host, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
For more details & to register, see the Adirondack Photography Institute’s website: www.adkpi.org. Mark Bowie: www.markbowie.com, (413) 442-9125.