Vermont Fall Foliage Photography Workshop
with professional photographer Loren Fisher
October 11-14, 2013
“Prettiest Town in America”
Join Loren for this exciting photo tour of one of the most breathtaking destinations on the east coast. Professional photographer Loren Fisher will take you on a classic Vermont experience designed to improve your photography skills while photographing the beauty of Autumn in New England.
Loren will give you personal attention and show you how to take your photography to a higher level, whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer. We will meet for classroom instruction in Loren’s home, but spend most of the time shooting in the field at unique locations.
You will have the opportunity to visit and photograph beautiful farms, a classic Vermont village and a private 600 acre homestead with ponds, flora and an amazing mountain-top view. We will photograph covered bridges, breathtaking scenery and enjoy a true small-town community pancake breakfast.
Loren will share with you his thought process, how he plans a shot and how he edits. The schedule will be flexible so we will shoot in the best locations at the right times. Up to three hours each day will be spent in the classroom talking light, composition and looking at your photos.
Where: Woodstock, Vt.
When: Starting Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. through Monday, Oct. 14 at noon.
Who should attend: Any photographer wanting to experience the Autumn beauty of Vermont while improving their photographic skills through classroom and field instruction from a seasoned professional photographer. Feedbacks and critiques are instrumental in the learning process.
Maximum group size: 8
Equipment needed: A digital SLR camera (and your owners manual if you don’t know what all the buttons do) and a sturdy tripod. I’d like each person to have a laptop computer or iPad to download their images for critiques and be able to hook it up to my projector. I may be able to help those who don’t have a portable computer, so please let me know if you are interested in sharing one of my computers. Optional equipment: remote release cable for your camera; polarizing filter; rain protection (you never know), hiking boots (we won’t be doing any serious hiking but we will be on short trails and in fields that may be uneven or wet.)
It is home to Marsh-Billings National Park, the only working farm National Park, it has three covered bridges, although one is being rebuilt after Hurricane Irene nearly destroyed it. It is a visual town, with visitors coming by the busload to snap pictures. The village and the surrounding countryside will provide us with many unique photo opportunities. Download their Visitor’s guide.
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
Lodging: Please make your reservations right away. Woodstock is home to many B&Bs, motels and the large, but expensive, Woodstock Inn. Columbus Day Weekend is an extremely busy time in Woodstock and rooms fill fast. If you prefer camping, Quechee Gorge State Park and Silver Lake State Park are nearby. We can help suggest places to stay. If you would like to share a room, please email Loren and he can try to coordinate that with other participants.
Meals: Breakfast Saturday will be at a local volunteer fire department’s annual pancake breakfast featuring real Vermont maple syrup. Dinner will be provided on Sunday night.
Transportation: You are responsible for transportation to our shooting locations during the workshop. We will carpool as much as possible.
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.
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.
Questions? Email Loren at Loren@LorenPhotos.com or call 802-332-6611.
If you have 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.