I had a great time on the Autumn in Vermont workshop with Paul & Allie. We moved around to get to the best spots, but it was still relaxed where we could enjoy the gorgeous environment and work on our own photography. Since everyone is at a different level, I appreciate how they tailored their exceptional individual attention.
— VT Attendee
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The Tour

October 18-20, 2019

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND IN PASTORAL VERMONT, WHERE THE FOLIAGE DISPLAYS ARE ALMOST AS INCREDIBLE AS THE MAPLE SYRUP. YOU'RE IN FOR LEAVES, COWS AND QUAINT NEW ENGLAND SIGHTS GALORE.

Let us take you to central Vermont, where we’ll be staying nearby Quechee Gorge, a gorge that is 165 ft. deep. We'll then shoot sunset at Sleepy Hollow Farm, site you’ll likely recognize. We’ll be waking up bright and early to shoot sunrise at Jenne Farm, where the sun makes the rolling hills glow. You’ll have time to stroll around downtown Woodstock for shopping and browsing, and then we’ll visit nearby Billings Farm & Museum. On the last day, we’ll be spending our time shooting waterfalls - we'll be sure to teach you about composition and how to use filters if you have them! After visiting Thundering Brook near Mt. Killington, sample some of Vermont’s famous craft beer at Long Trail Brewing Co. on our lunch stop before heading to Moss Glen Falls. Then, head home with full tummies and full memory cards.

Check out our blog post from when we scouted these locations during the fall of 2016!

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Autumn in VErmont

October 18-20, 2019

Friday: Quechee Gorge, Sleepy Hollow Farm
Saturday: Jenne Farm at Sunrise, Woodstock, Billings Farm & Museum, Rockefeller Historic Site
Sunday: Thundering Brook Falls, Long Trail Brewing Company, Moss Glen Falls


What's Included
  • 2 Nights at the Fireside Inn

  • All ground transportation

  • Photo Instruction

  • Exclusive, small group experience

  • All Breakfasts

  • 2 Dinners

  • Admission to Billings Farm Museum

  • Admission to Rockefeller National Historic Site

Details

AVERAGE CLIMATE

34 - 58° F
Be prepared for cold and changing conditions.
Bring layers, hats and gloves.

Physical Difficulty

Standing and walking on grass, gravel paths, boardwalks, and forest trails with slight inclines. There is an optional steeper walk to a higher viewpoint of Thundering Brook Falls.

Sunrise/Sunset

Because this is a photo tour, the priority of this trip will be focused on making the best photographs you can possibly make. This means we’ve structured the itinerary to coincide with the best lighting, i.e., sunrise or sunset shooting. For this tour and time of year, sunrise is around 7 AM and sunset is around 6 PM. If we choose to shoot at sunrise, we will be eating breakfast after the shoot.

Cost

$665 Double per person, or $800 Single

 
Instructors

PAUL NGUYEN

Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students. 

In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston.  His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.

Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.

Visit his website and portfolio at www.paulnguyenphoto.com

ALLIE RICHARDS

Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist. 

She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. 

Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.

Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.

Visit her website and portfolio at www.allierichards.com

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