I’ll be working with the incomparable David Middleton (he wrote that part) and the best equine photographer I’ve ever seen, Lisa Cueman on this terrific workshop in Vermont. We’ve been doing this workshop together for many years, and it is always special. I mean fall in Vermont is a spectacle by itself and throw David, Lisa and me into the mix, and it is a spectacular spectacle! David calls this his backyard workshop, with good reason it is! We’ll take the class to all my favorite locations- tumbling mountain streams, misty ponds, colorful meadows and old barns. We also go to the wonderful old dairy farm that David did an entire book on to photograph the old-time Vermont of generations past. As a special treat and with Lisa’s help we will also photograph two magnificent horses- running against a background of colorful trees and portraits of them with a dramatic black background.
Fall in Vermont Workshop Highlights
- Fall in the mountains of Vermont
- Fall foliage, 100yr old dairy farm and more
- Classroom: Image Critiques, Digital Workflow and more
- Personal Attention from Instructors
- Manchester, VT
- Tuition – $995
Fall in Vermont Workshop Details
October 11-15, 2017
Daily Workshop Schedule
Arrive in time for a 5pm meeting at the Inn at Willow Pond. It’s an informal meet and greet, but you will find out just how early you’ll have to get up the next morning!
These will be our primary workshop days.Everyday will have a different itinerary depending on the conditons of the day. We’ve been doing this for a long time and have contingency plans for most everything. We’ll always do a combination of in the field photography as well as classroom instruction.
We will meet once more in the morning to finish up anything we’ve wanted to accomplish.
The fee includes 3.5 days of photography instruction with classroom sessions critiquing your images and “how to” help with your photography.
We visit David’s favorite places, including tumbling streams, quiet lakes, rolling hills, and quaint villages. As a special treat, David takes us to the 250-year-old hill farm that he has been exclusively photographing for several years. Almost a square mile in size, the farm is a photographer’s dream, with beautiful old barns, calves and yearlings, wild meadows and woods, an old sugarhouse, miles of stone walls, and pastures lined with colorful sugar maples. We have complete access to photograph whatever strikes our fancy.
Transportation to the workshop and during the workshop are not included. Your local accommodations and meals are also not included.
Equipment and Gear
You should bring lots of energy and a lot of memory cards! You are going to photograph a lot more than you imagine.
A tripod is recommended. A wide angle lens and a mid range zoom like a 70-200mm will be your best friends for much of the workshop. A circular polarizor is an essential piece of gear to photograph the streams.
We’ll normally shoot regardless of the weather and showers are certainly possible, so you should be prepared for that. Waterproof shoes or boots will be useful. Dress in layers as it can be chilly in the morning and then warm later in the day.
There is not going to be a great deal of physical exertion on this trip. One location that we will likely use has a hike of about 200 yards with a moderate hill to climb. We’ll be able to take it slow and we’ve never lost anyone…yet!
Ready To Photograph Fall in Vermont?
The foliage can be quite amazing and we’ve picked what is normally the prime time for the workshop. As much as we try to control the weather and the colors of the leaves, we’ve not managed that yet… But, we will have a lot of fun together and we will make some great images and you’re going to leave a better photographer than when you arrived; You Will Be Amazed!
People are Talking About Winter Wildlife Workshops
I enjoyed being a part of this workshop, it was great shooting with you. I look forward to working with you again!
Thank you for a great workshop. It provided an opportunity to get up close and personal with more animals in a smaller amount of time than otherwise possible. It would take a lifetime to see some of these animals, and most of them from too far away for a great photograph. You ran a great workshop and it won’t be the last that I attend!
Thank you so much for a great workshop! You are very talented and it’s been a pleasure learning on your winter wildlife workshop.
I had a great time in your workshop at Triple D. I got some great images. I will keep in touch with you. Hope to see you soon on another workshop.
I had a great time at your workshop. You made it fun, easy-going and educational.
I want to thank you again for what I learned from you in the discussion sessions. I think you helped me take my work to the next level.
The workshop was a great learning experience. Even though I have been photographing for a while, I still learned some great tricks and techniques, that can take a good image to a great image. That’s was exactly what I was looking for.
I had an art show last weekend that a showed a few of my new images from the workshop and already sold two of them. So that’s a great start.
Almost impossible to explain to others how great this workshop is – you just have to go experience it!