Spring Lakes and Waterfalls Photo Tour with Carl Heilman II

May 11, 2024

12:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $180 non-members; $155 members

Limited to 8 Participants

Come and enjoy the diversity of spring landscape photography along the beautiful lakes and dramatic waterfalls of the central Adirondacks with Carl Heilman II as your guide and mentor. In this one day nature photography tour we will travel to several destinations that are within about a 45 minute radius of Tupper Lake. The photo locations will include a variety of gentle cascades, waterfalls and spring landscapes.

By mid-May the forest is bursting with the colors of fresh spring greens. Fiddleheads nod in the breeze, and shadbush trees are in bloom along the shorelines. Destinations may include Buttermilk Falls, Bog River Falls, Tupper Lake, Simon Pond, Horseshoe Lake, Raquette Pond and the Raquette River; or the Grasse River, Oswegatchie River and Cranberry Lake area. All types of lens equipment could be used from macro / extension tubes to wide angle and telephoto lenses. There may be some black flies, so please bring along insect protection as well as an umbrella and wet weather protection for possible May showers.

This photography tour is designed for those who are comfortable with camera basics such as exposure, the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings, and their creative options. The afternoon will start with a brief introduction and question and answer period and the rest of the day will be spent with the camera, photographing at several different nearby locations. Carl will be available throughout the afternoon to answer any additional questions and provide help and guidance in the different shooting situations.

Photo locations will include a variety of lakes, gentle cascades, waterfalls and spring landscapes. Most of the locations will be near the road with minimal walking needed to access the photography sites, and we’ll work with the weather conditions of the day to choose the best locations to shoot. Sunset is about 8:10 pm, so there will be an opportunity to photograph the magic hour light as well as sunset light. The tour will end about 8:30 pm.

This nature photography tour is rated EASY - all of the photography will be reasonably close to the road, with minimal walking over rough or rocky terrain, with short hikes up to about one half mile. A maximum of 8 participants, allows plenty of opportunities for individual interaction throughout the day on the different photo shoots.

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