Vermont Fall Foliage Photography Workshop 2016

Vermont Fall Foliage Photography Workshop

Woodstock, Vermont
with professional photographer Loren Fisher

October 1-5, 2016
Join us on the 2017 version of Vermont Fall Foliage Photography Workshop


Join Loren for an exciting Vermont photo workshop at one of the most breathtaking fall foliage destinations in New England. 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 true small-town hospitality.

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.

Where: Woodstock, Vt., a classic New England town.

Price: Five-day workshop starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and ending at noon on Wednesday, Oct 5, 2015. $979. Early registration by July 1 is $879. Former participants in one of Loren’s workshops: $849. Fee includes instruction and dinner on Saturday and Monday or Tuesday, depending on our shooting schedule. It does not include travel to and from Woodstock or lodging.

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. Feedback and critiques are instrumental in the learning process.

What others say about the workshop:
“Absolutely loved the setting – simply beyond gorgeous! Such a warm welcome.” – Marsha, La Canada, Calif.
“Loren is an inspirational teacher.” – Benjamin, Honduras
“You have such a creative, artistic eye and you make genius comments.” – Denise, Staten Island, NY
“Working with you was great. The group was just the right size.” – Ron, Maui, Hawaii
“I enjoyed the deep concepts of photographic expression that Loren shares and his help to deeply understand images that give something of yourself.” – Edgar, Guatemala
“From an “older amateur” traveling the world over the many past years, this workshop was quite an experience!” – Bob, Atlantic City, NJ
“You know when to push, when to pull and when to back off.” – Sharon, Elliott City, Maryland

See a photo gallery from participants at last year’s Vermont Fall Foliage Workshop.

Maximum group size: 8

Equipment needed: A digital SLR camera (and your owner’s manual if you don’t know what all the buttons do) and a sturdy tripod. 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.)

About Woodstock, Vt.: Woodstock, Vermont, population 3,000, was the winner of a 1997 national contest conducted by the Ladies Home Journal magazine as the “Prettiest Town in America.”

It is home to Marsh-Billings National Park, the only working farm National Park and has three covered bridges. 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, fall foliage season is an extremely busy time in Woodstock and rooms fill fast. Woodstock is home to many B&Bs, motels and the large, but expensive, Woodstock Inn. If you prefer camping, Quechee Gorge State Park and Silver Lake State Park are nearby. I can help suggest places to stay. If you would like to share a room, please email me and I can try to coordinate that with other participants.

Meals: We’ll start the workshop on the first night with my famous mediocre spaghetti dinner (I am a much better photographer than cook) and dinner will be provided on another night (but I won’t be cooking). Each day we’ll grab a quick breakfast on the road and try to stop at one of the fun local country stores for lunch.

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.

Misty RedFlights 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.

Payment: The full fee is required 60 days prior to the workshop.

Deposits and Cancellations:
A $200 deposit must be paid in order to secure your space in our workshop. Full payment must be received 90 days prior to the workshop.

WorkshopShootersI must receive notice of your cancellation in writing, at which time we offer the following refunds:
90 days or more before workshop: Full workshop or deposit refund.
89 to 30 days before workshop: 50% of workshop cost. Deposit will be forfeited if full payment has not been made.
29 or fewer days before workshop: no refund. If you must forfeit your workshop fee we will refund your full payment, minus the deposit, if I can fill your spot. I will also issue you a credit to be used on another workshop within the next year.

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 I’d have to be on my deathbed before I’d cancel.

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.