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Summer Landscapes and the Full Moonrise Adventure Photo Tour with Carl Heilman Calendar

August 2
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Summer in the Adirondacks can be quite beautiful as well as challenging. Spend an afternoon and early evening photographing Adirondack landscapes, with Carl Heilman as your guide and mentor. The tour begins with a brief meeting at the Wild Center for an introduction and to cover any initial questions, before heading out to photograph the grandeur of summer. In addition to one or two photography locations along the road, this ‘adventure’ tour will include photo ops along a more strenuous hike to the summit of a nearby mountain. This hike could be up to 3.5 miles one way with an elevation gain of 1500 to 2000 feet. Summit possibilities include Blue, Ampersand, Saint Regis, Goodnow, or Arab Mountains. A bonus for this photo tour is the timing coincides with a once a month opportunity to photograph the rising full moon with the last light of day in the eastern sky, just as sunset colors are starting to glow in the west. If weather does not cooperate for a mountain shoot, we’ll travel to a variety of photography options closer to the road.

Photographer, Carl Heilman, has been photographing the Adirondacks since the mid 1970’s and has been working with digital image files since 1997. He has led photo workshops since the early 1990’s and has been presenting photography workshops in Brant Lake since 1997 through Wild Visions, Inc. His coffee table books on the Adirondacks, Lake George, New York State, the Smokies and Blue Ridge Mountains, and Maine have been published by Rizzoli, Voyageur Press, and North Country Books. His AV programs have aired on regional PBS stations, and he was interviewed for the May 2008 national PBS special, ‘The Adirondacks’. His photo techniques book, The Landscape Photography Field Guide (2011 Focal Press), is a comprehensive handbook about landscape photography techniques. Photographing the Adirondacks (2013 Countryman Press), is a regional guidebook to more than 200 photo locations throughout the Adirondack Park.

The photo tour begins at The Wild Center for a quick introduction and space is limited to 8 participants. The cost of each is $155 for members, $180 for non-members. This tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings. Please note additional requirements for gear to stay comfortable on the tour and hike. Note that while the suggested ending is 9 PM, if we are on a mountain for the sunset and moonrise it could be 10: 30 PM before we are back to the cars. Moonrise is 8:04 PM, sunset is 8:16 PM.

Cost: members $155; non-members $180

Max Capacity: 8

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you cancel your registration 14 days or more before a program starts we will refund the full program cost. Cancellations received less than 14 days before the start of a program will not be refunded unless we can fill your reservation with another interested participant. The Wild Center reserves the right to cancel this trip based on severe weather or other hazardous conditions, in which case a full refund or transfer option will be provided.