Workshops provide an intimate, in-depth group learning experience out on location, with the majority of the workshops between 6-12 students. Workshops are typically in the New England area, and last approximately three hours up to one day. It's okay if you're a a brand new beginner, or have been on many workshops with us - you're in the right place.
We also offer full package photo tours where we combine the learning experience with a complete travel package that includes some combination of flights, ground transportation for the whole group, hotels, meals, and even local tour guides, depending on the destination. Tours offer a more well-rounded experience that includes exploration of natural and cultural history of an area as opposed to just photography alone.
The difference between us and a "regular tour" is we specifically visit locations for longer periods of time - we'll spend more time at 3-4 locations per day, rather than rushing through 8-10. This allows us the time to work our camera magic and have a more rich experience overall. We may wake up for the sunrise on some mornings, and stay out past sunset on others (these are optional, of course). Our emphasis is on bringing you to the most picturesque locations under the best conditions. The best part: tours are suitable and just as much fun for non-photographers too! Read more in our FAQ.
All forms of outdoor recreation inherently come with a certain amount of physical activity. Since all our photography workshops take place outdoors, you must be comfortable with being on your feet for up to three hours. Some walking is involved with your equipment, often on unpaved and rocky surfaces, for less than a mile, sometimes with an incline. Please only bring the equipment that you are comfortable with carrying for the entire duration of the workshop. All of our outdoor venues are different in their terrain and physical expectations, so if you have any questions about the physical activity level of any workshop, please ask us.
Our photo tours have a physical activity level similar to that of our one-day workshops, but we will have 3 sessions per day that are up to two-hours long, with breaks in between as we drive to the next location. We aim to have a less strenuous option at each location for those who have physical limitations - for instance you may shoot from a flat viewpoint close to the road, instead of coming down to a rocky beach, but you will still have supervision and guidance with either option. You will never be required to do anything that is beyond your ability level, and you may feel free to opt out of any session or choose an easier option on the basis of physical limitation. If you have concerns about the physical activity level of any photo tour, please ask us.