Southern New Hampshire is known for its rivers and New England towns built to harness their power. Many are crossed by covered bridges with cascading horsetail waterfalls and flow into rolling farmland. Being 30-60 minutes from many major east coast cities, this workshop is an ideal day-trip.

This tour will focus on New England foliage and waterfalls. Beginning in Henniker, we will shoot one of the most scenic covered bridges from many different perspectives. We will then travel to many of the small towns close by that retain the charms of 19th century when they were founded. After lunch, we will take a couple small hikes to Garwin and Tucker Brook Falls in Wilton.   

What You'll Learn
  • Composition

  • Light intensity and direction

  • Exposure triangle

  • Exposure compensation

  • Depth of field

  • Creating beautiful waterfall images

  • Shooting fall colors

  • How to create sharper images

  • Use of filters

  • The answers to your questions!


October 17

8:00 AM: Arrive at Henniker Covered Bridge
10:00 AM: Marlow, NH
11:00 AM: Harrisville, NH
12:00 PM: Dublin General Store for Lunch (Included)  
1:30 PM: Tucker Brook Falls
3:30 PM: Garwin Falls
5:00 PM: Workshop Ends

Physical Difficulty

Standing and walking on paved and gravel paths with easy to moderate inclines. Hike to falls are 10-15 minutes and moderate in difficulty.

Recommended Equipment
Meeting Details

The workshop starts at 8:00 AM and the meeting location is St. Georges Café in the center of Henniker. You can use the address 17 Bridge Street with GPS coordinates of 43.179282 N, -71.821906W.
There is usually plenty of street parking. David will be at the entrance to the cafe with his tripod up. If you are a beginner and would like to participate in an introductory Q & A on photography, please arrive by 7:30 AM.


David Long

Dave has been practicing digital environmental landscape photography for the last ten years, and film for many more. From the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont to the seacoast locations of Maine and Massachusetts, he looks for iconic images during the best seasons with incredible light. He strives for each photograph to communicate not only what is seen, but also how the location makes you feel.

Dave is a member of the Boston Camera Club where he was the 2018 Photographer of the Year. He has won numerous awards including the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Image of the Year. His images have been featured in Cape Cod Magazine 20th Anniversary Edition, the 2018 Guide to Boston, St. Augustine Social Magazine and Visit Central Mass Guide. Dave is also a blog contributor for Datacolor Photography Calibration Company.

Dave lives in Shrewsbury, MA and speaks at camera clubs throughout New England. He has published several e-books (available in our store) for self-guided tours of New England locations.

See his work online at and on Instagram.


If you are looking for accommodations for this workshop, use “Henniker, NH” for a city, which is nearby the morning shoot location.
This workshop is not overnight, but begins early. We suggest booking a hotel for the evening of October 16 (the night before) and booking sooner than later for the best options.