- From: June 15, 2021
- To: June 19, 2021
- Starting at: 03:00 PM
- Finishing at: 12:00 PM
After a crazy year, who doesn’t need to get away and think only about making photos? And Vermont is the perfect place to do it!
Join professional photographer Loren Fisher for six fun-filled days of photography based from Loren’s art gallery in Woodstock, VT. Loren has scoured Vermont’s back roads for years and will take you to some of his favorite photography locations where you’ll photograph the state’s beauty. We’ll go to a variety of places and have lots of unique experiences. We’ll photograph farms, lakes, waterfalls, scenic overlooks, covered bridges, quaint villages, country general stores and forests. We’ll go to a unique bog that is home to rare lady slipper flowers. We’ll photograph traditional Vermont activities, like kids flying off a rope swing and landing in the river. We’ll end the workshop at a spectacular hot air balloon festival. (NOTE: They just postponed the hot air balloon festival until Sept. I’m contacting some local balloonists to see if we can photograph them since there tends to be several launching from the same location as the festival.)
We’ll even sit around the campfire at Loren’s house one evening while having a cookout. On another day we’ll have a picnic beside a pretty, secluded pond, where you’ll want to just lay back and take in the quintessential Vermont scene.
During June the days are long in Vermont, so we’ll concentrate on shooting more sunrises than sunsets. Most days we’ll get out early but if you want to sleep a little more you’ll be provided with detailed locations so you can catch up with us later. Local transportation will be provided in Loren’s 12-passenger Sprinter van, but if you prefer driving yourself, that is fine.
No matter what level of photographer you are, it will be an exciting escape filled with unique photo opportunities. Loren will work with you to improve your photography or just show you great locations so you can relax and make photos.
This is a great opportunity to:
- Have a professional photographer help you work on whatever area of photography you’d like to improve
- Have fun shooting the beauty of Vermont
- Try a new technique
- Get to know other photographers
It really doesn’t matter if you take pictures with your phone or have the latest digital camera, you’ll come away with special photos. A wide angle lens and a telephoto are recommended, you might also want a macro lens to capture all the details you’ll see. Loren shoots nearly all his photos with a tripod and suggests you give it a try. It will slow you down and make you think about each shot.
Limit of 11 photographers
Price: Five-day workshop starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 and ending at noon on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Registration fee is $1279. Early registration by May 1 is $1149. Former participants in one of Loren’s workshops: $1049.
The workshop includes:
- A relaxing weekend
- Loren’s great Vermont locations
- Professional photography instruction
- Local transportation
- Picnic lunch
- Cookout dinner
- Meals not listed
Lodging: A block of rooms have been reserved at a fine motel in downtown Woodstock, you will receive info about it once you register. If you would rather find your own lodging, Woodstock is home to many B&Bs, motels and the large, but expensive, Woodstock Inn. There are some chain hotels nearby. I can help suggest other places to stay. If you would like to share a room, please email me and I can try to coordinate that with other participants.
About Woodstock, Vt.: Woodstock, Vermont, population 3,000, was the winner of a national contest conducted by the Ladies Home Journal magazine as the “Prettiest Town in America.”
It is home to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, the only working farm National Park and has three unique covered bridges. It is a visual town, with visitors coming by the busload to snap pictures.
From Frommer’s: For more than a century, the resort community of Woodstock has been considered one of New England’s most exquisite villages, and its attractiveness has benefited from the largesse of some of the country’s most affluent citizens. Even the surrounding countryside is, by and large, unsullied — it’s pretty difficult to drive to Woodstock via any route that isn’t pastoral and scenic, and by the time you’re here you’re already feeling as if you’re back in some other, slower-paced era. Few New England villages can top Woodstock for sheer grace and elegance; its tidy downtown is compact and neat, populated by galleries and boutiques. The lovely village green is surrounded by handsome homes, creating what amounts to a comprehensive review of architectural styles of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and you could literally throw a stone (but don’t) from the town center and hit a fine covered bridge. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/woodstockvt/2183010001.html#ixzz20Wutif6Z
Getting to Woodstock, Vt.: Driving to Woodstock is 2.5 hours from Boston, 4.5 hours from New York and 1.5 hours from Burlington. Woodstock has nearby access to I-89 (heading north to Burlington, VT south to New Hampshire and Boston) and I-91 (heading south to Hartford). For online driving directions, Click Here
Flights arrive daily in Lebanon, New Hampshire (20 minutes from Woodstock). Click Here for more information. Domestic flights arrive daily in Manchester, New Hampshire, or Burlington, VT (both 90 minutes from Woodstock). International travelers may fly into Burlington, VT, Boston or Hartford, CT. There is a quality bus service from the Boston airport (and New York) to nearby Lebanon, NH, I can help you get to Woodstock from there.
Amtrak stops daily at White River Junction, 14 miles from Woodstock. Click Here for schedules to and from Washington, D.C. (via New York), Montreal, Canada and Boston. (Be sure to check for disrupted covid-19 schedule.)
I must receive notice of your cancellation in writing, at which time I offer the following refunds:
60 days or more before workshop: Full workshop or refund.
59 to 30 days before workshop: 50% of workshop cost.
29 or fewer days before workshop: no refund. If you must forfeit your workshop fee we will refund your full payment if I can fill your spot.
No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a workshop. Workshops are sold as a package only.
If a workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of any money paid. But if the workshop is cancelled, LorenPhotos, LLC, will not be held responsible for your other expenses, such as airline ticket, hotel deposit or rental car, that may be associated with the canceled workshop. I suggest you purchase trip insurance to be safe.
Questions? Email Loren at Loren@LorenPhotos.com or call 802-332-6611.
If you haven’t driven in Vermont much, they drive the speed limit and expect the same from you. When the speed limit is 25, don’t drive 35 or you’ll get a ticket.