Summer Landscapes, Afternoon Light, Stars and Perseid Meteors Photography Tour with Carl Heilman II

August 12, 2023

3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nightime view over the mountains with visible stars

Come and enjoy the diversity of summer landscape photography in the northwestern Adirondacks with photographer Carl Heilman II as your guide and mentor. In this one day nature photography tour we will travel to several destinations that are within a 45 minute radius of Tupper Lake. The photo locations will include summer landscapes and waterways. Destinations may include the Long Lake / Tupper Lake area, the Saranac Lake / Bloomingdale area, or the Grasse River / Cranberry Lake area. Sunset is about 8 PM. Carl will be sure to find a good place to photograph the sunset light if conditions are looking good! All types of lens equipment could be used from macro / extension tubes to wide angle and telephoto lenses. It’s always good to bring along an umbrella and wet weather gear in case of 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.

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.

Photographer, Carl Heilman II, has been photographing the Adirondacks since the mid 1970’s and has been working with digital images 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, 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’, is a comprehensive handbook about landscape photography techniques. ‘101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography’, is published by Ilex Press, and ‘Photographing the Adirondacks’, is a regional guidebook to more than 200 photo locations throughout the Adirondack Park.

Price: $180 non-members; $155 members