Create stunning and iconic fall images of the northeastern vermont landscape, complete with barns, farms, covered bridges and steeples.

Whether you've lived in New England your whole life, or are visiting the area just for photography, this two-day workshop treats you to some photographic gems of Northern Vermont that you probably never knew existed. The stunning backdrop of fall foliage will make all of your compositions pop with color. It's hard to make a bad shot this time of year. We'll even include an optional Milky Way shoot at the covered bridge for those looking to develop their night photography.

What You'll Learn
  • Composition

  • Light intensity and direction

  • Exposure triangle

  • Exposure compensation

  • Depth of field

  • Shooting in low light

  • Shooting fall colors

  • How to create sharper images

  • Use of filters

  • The answers to your questions!


October 9

12:00 PM: Meet in St. Johnsbury
12:30 PM: Hillside Farm, Barnet
2:30 PM: Owl’s Head Overlook, Groton
4:00 PM: Peacham  
5:30 PM: A.M Foster Covered Bridge, Cabot
7:30 PM: Milky Way at Covered Bridge (optional)
8:30 PM: Dinner, TBD (Included in cost)

October 10

7:00 AM: East Corinth
9:00 AM: East Topsham
9:30 AM: Break
11:00 AM: Swiftwater Covered Bridge
12:00 PM: Workshop Ends

Physical Difficulty

Standing and walking on paved and gravel paths with easy to moderate inclines. Quite a bit of hiking through wet fields.

Recommended Equipment
Meeting Details

We will meet at the front door to the lobby of th eColonnade Inn, Lyndonville, VT at 12 Noon. David will have his tripod up.


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 “St. Johnsbury, VT” for a city.
This workshop is overnight. We highly suggest booking a hotel for the evening of October 9 and booking sooner than later for the best options.