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Acadia Fall Foliage Instructional PhotoTour
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Fall Photography Workshop in Acadia National Park
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Fall Colors - Eastern Sierra - CA
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Myanmar Photo Adventure
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MOUNTAIN GORILLAS OF RWANDA PHOTO SAFARIOctober 19
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Great Falls Digital Workflow Workshop (Virginia)
Moving Beyond The Jpeg
Smoky Mountain Fall Foliage Photo Tour
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The Galapagos Island and Ecuador
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Lightroom 4 Develop Module Intensive
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Fall Color in California's Wine Country Workshop
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October 04, 2012

    NANPA Regional Field Event - Acadia, Maine
    October 4-7, 2012 - Bar Harbor, ME
     
    A fall visit to Acadia is a "life list" experience for any nature photographer. Join us as 4 professional photographers take you on various field trips to capture all this park has to offer. Field trips will occur during the prime lighting hours in the morning and afternoons on Friday and Saturday. Midday we'll gather at the hotel for critiques and question and answer sessions with the pros. Our shooting time will wrap up on Sunday morning, then everyone will gather for a final farewell brunch.  
     
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October 12, 2012

    Acadia Fall Foliage Instructional PhotoTour
    October 12 - 15, 2012 : Photograph Acadia National Park and the Maine Coastline with professional photographer John Slonina. We will be visiting one of our favorite places to photograph. It is one of the most dramatic areas on the east coast. Experience the magic of the rock bound coast and soaring granite cliffs where the mountains meet the sea.

    October is a great time to photograph this awesome area. This should be peak fall foliage. Beautiful forests, mountain peaks, wildflowers, birds, lakes, streams, waterfalls, lighthouses, tide pools, carriage roads etc. We also will be on the lookout for park wildlife including seals, deer, beavers, eiders, and foxes.

    Be one of first people to see and photograph the rising sun in the country. Cadillac Mountain sweeping vistas has a view you will never forget. The days are paced to maximize photo opportunities and the schedule will be flexible to maximize getting the best light.

    Price: $595 (this does not include hotel or food)  

    In 2011 this trip sold out with a waiting list.  

    So please register early.  

    There a numerous lodging and camping options with different price ranges.  

    Group size: Limited to 6 people.

    John Slonina
    (508) 736-1167
    Email: jtslonina@aol.com
    http://www.sphotography.com/tours.htm


October 14, 2012

    Fall Photography Workshop in Acadia National Park
    October 14-18, 2012 : Join award winning landscape photographer Byron O'Neal and local Bar Harbor based photographer John Balliett on this five day field workshop along Maine's rugged coast during fall's peak in the park.

    Website: http://onealphotographicworkshops.com
    Email: byron@byrononeal.com
    Phone 727.667.2888

    Mountain Gorilla Photo Safari
    Oct 14 - 23, 2012 : Join professional wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas in photographing Rwanda’s gentle mountain gorillas.  

    • Visit the best place in the world to photograph mountain gorillas up close.  
    • As a tour designed for photographers, we’ll have FIVE gorilla treks to maximize our photo opportunities and chances of good light (most tours only offer two treks).  
    • We’ll use porters to carry our gear, making the treks much easier and more pleasant.  
    • Travel as a small group of photographers of all skill levels and receive one-on-one instruction from professional wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas.  
    • Suzi’s evening lectures and discussions cover digital workflow, Photoshop, editing your best work and more.

    About Suzi Eszterhas:  
    California-based wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas spends nine months of the year shooting a wide variety of wildlife in the field. Her photographs have been published in books, magazines and newspapers all over the world, including, Smithsonian, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, Scientific American, GEO, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick and more. Most recently, her iconic picture of an Adelie penguin was featured on the front cover of Time Magazine. A Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, she has also just won an award in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition and was awarded Ranger Rick Photographer of the Year in 2008. Although Suzi works primarily in Africa, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops everywhere from Antarctica and the Arctic to Alaska and Montana.

    For more information and bookings, please visit  

    http://www.suzieszterhas.com/toursWorkshops/

    Suzi Eszterhas
    http://www.suzieszterhas.com
    suzi@suzieszterhas.com
    831-588-3505

October 17, 2012

    Fall Colors - Eastern Sierra - CA
    Oct 17th thru 19th, 2012 : A photographic workshop in the eastern Sierra for the Fall Colors. We will explore the canyons, lakes and meadows around Lee Vining on the eastern side of Yosemite National Park. Including Mono Lake, the June Lake Loop, Conway Summit, Lundy Canyon, Lee Vining Canyon, Bloody Canyon and the historic ghost town of Bodie.

    Phone: 415-710-0251
    Email: info@jgunther.com
    Web: http://www.jgunther.com/workshopslist2012.html


October 18, 2012

    Myanmar Photo Adventure
    Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 2012 : Join master photographer and leader Steve Murray on this exciting photo filled 16 day/15 night all inclusive journey to Myanmar. This trip has way too many photo ops to write about here. Please visit our website for full details-    
    http://www.magiclight-tours.com    
    Email: info@magiclight-tours.com    
    Phone: 828-756-0776    



October 19, 2012

    MOUNTAIN GORILLAS OF RWANDA PHOTO SAFARIOctober 19
    October 19- 28, 2012 : Photograph the gentle mountain gorillas of Rwanda up close with professional wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas. While most tours only offer two gorilla treks, we'll have FIVE gorilla treks to maximize our photo opportunities. Each gorilla family is extremely habituated to human presence. This is our most popular photo tour.

    http://www.suzieszterhas.com
    suzi@suzieszterhas.com
    (831) 588- 3505

October 20, 2012

    Great Falls Digital Workflow Workshop (Virginia)
    October 20-21, 2012 : In this autumn workshop we will photograph reflections, textures, patterns, wildlife and some colorful forest scenes along the Potomac River. There is a good chance of getting a foggy morning at this time of the year. Depending on weather conditions, we might visit other parks in the area, as well. Short hikes with your camera gear should be expected.

    There will be field sessions in the morning and evening. Classroom sessions will be held both afternoons in Vienna, VA.  These sessions will give participants a chance to develop a digital worflow from downloading files to their computer to oraganizing and processing them. Everything from capture to process using Lightroom and Photoshop will be covered. Participants will also receive feedback on their images in a group critique session.

    Web: http://www.nikhilbahl.com/photography_workshops.html
    Email: nikhil@nikhilbahl.com
    Phone: 240-246-6654


    Moving Beyond The Jpeg
    Saturday, October 20, 201 : In this workshop we will work on a series of photographs together as we go through the various tools and settings that are available in Bridge (Adobe Camera Raw) and in Lightroom. You will also learn how to add metadata (your name and address) to images as well as keywords.

    The fee for this workshop includes breakfast and a full lunch at the lovely Los Laureles Lodge in Carmel Valley.  

    http://www.douglassteakley.com
    dsteakley@comcast.net

    Smoky Mountain Fall Foliage Photo Tour
    October 20-24, 2012 : Join us as we photograph Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas. The incredible biodiversity makes this one of the top areas in the country for nature photography.

    October is an magical time to be there. The lush forests, beautiful mountain ranges, rivers will be great with an explosion of fall color. We also will photograph wildlife. Black bear, white tailed deer, coyote, and wild turkey are commonly seen. White Tailed Deer will be in the rut and have large antlers.

    This tour will greatly enhance your skill as a photographer. We will be doing a lot of landscape, wildlife, and macro photography. We also have a conference room reserved for additional critique sessions and lessons. We will cover several subject including exposure, depth of field, histograms, shutter speed, filters, macro, wildlife photography, digital darkroom, Photoshop, and lightroom.

    Our itinerary will be planned around recent wildlife activity and weather conditions. We will take advantage of the lighting and the unique opportunities. Our goal is to capture the best images we can during our tour. Each day we will be starting before dawn and ending after sunset. However, we typically will take a mid day break to rest and recuperate. The tour is based in Townsend, TN which is centrally located to many of the parks best photo locations.

    John Slonina
    Slonina Nature Photography
    Email: jtslonina@aol.com
    Phone: (508) 736-1167

October 24, 2012

    The Galapagos Island and Ecuador
    Oct. 24th thru Nov. 3rd : Photographer Steve Gettle will lead this trip to the iconic Galapagos Islands. The entire trip has been designed to maximize photographic opportunities for participants. Our group will have the entire boat, which is critical because it ensures that we will have total control over when we get on and off the islands. I can pretty much guarantee that we will be the first folks on the islands every morning and the last people off the islands every evening. In this way we will take advantage of the nice warm light of early morning and late evening. Also offered a four day extension do the cloud forest of Ecuador. More information can be found here: http://www.stevegettle.com/pages/galapago-island-photo-tour/

    Wilderness Images
    810-231-8118
    steve@stevegettle.com
    http://www.stevegettle.com

October 27, 2012

    Lightroom 4 Develop Module Intensive
    October 27, 2012 : This workshop is designed to take a photographer from an introductory exposure to Lightroom 4 up to an intermediate-to-advanced skill level in the develop module via multiple hands-on image editing exercises exclusively within Lightroom’s powerful develop module.   Participants will learn how to unlock the vast trove of image data contained in raw format photo files to create powerful and compelling photographic fine art images.

    Chet Burgess
    chet@cburgess.net
    http://www.serenbephotographycenter.com

October 28, 2012

    Fall Color in California's Wine Country Workshop
    Oct 28 – Nov 3, 2012 : Autumn transforms California’s wine country with striking patterns of hillsides covered with vineyard rows resplendent in shades of gold and red.  Join professional photographers Charles Needle and Mary Louise Ravese in a week-long workshop exploring the renowned Napa and Sonoma valleys.  

    Unique shooting opportunities await you thanks to exclusive access to private vineyards/wineries during peak Fall vine color. This workshop presents a wide variety of rich photographic opportunities from landscapes and close-ups, to architecture, still life, HDR and Impressionistic imagery. Charles and Mary Louise are experienced instructors who offer many practical tips and guidance in field and classroom sessions. The low student to instructor ratio is ideal for maximizing your learning experience.

    Excite your senses with an itinerary that will satisfy your visual and creative interests, your appetite for gourmet cuisine, and your thirst for some of the best wines in the world.

    Phone:Mary Louise Ravese (571) 594-2390, Email: charles@charlesneedlephoto.com  
    Web: http://www.charlesneedlephoto.com

 

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