Spring in Vermont: Wildflowers and Landscapes Photo Workshop

Vermont Photo Workshop

Where: Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), Quechee, Vermont

When: 10:00 a.m., Friday morning, May 18, 2012 through noon on Sunday May 20, 2012.

Cost: Early Bird (before March 18, 2012): $450.00. After March 18, 2012: $500.00., includes instruction, lunch on Friday and Saturday, and entrance fees to nature preserves.

Who should attend: Beginner and intermediate photographers looking to learn landscape and close-up photography in beautiful Vermont landscapes.

Maximum Group Size: 10

Description:   This workshop will be based at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, in the heart of Vermont, where we will have access to quintessential Vermont photography subjects – rural villages, farm scenes, the Green Mountains, and nature at its best, from rushing streams in lush forests to the small details of woodland wildflowers.  Late May is a great time to visit Vermont, as the weather is comfortable, waterfalls are at their best, and the spring colors of flowers and budding forest trees are at their peak.  Indoor instruction will include one to two hours (per day) of lectures covering composition and close-up techniques based on Jerry’s new book, The AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography. We will also be treated to a private Bird on Glove presentation featuring raptors from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (www.vinsweb.org).  Like all of Jerry’s workshops, our schedule will be flexible so that we can be out shooting in the best light possible for the subject matter.

Lectures will be held at VINS.

Lodging: Though not required, participants are encouraged to stay at the Quality Inn in Quechee, Vermont, which is a five minute walk from VINS. Special workshop lodging rates (per night) are $76.00 for single and double occupancy and includes a continental breakfast.  Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling them at 1-802-295-7600 and let them know you are part of Jerry Monkman’s photo workshop.

Meals: Lunches on Friday and Saturday are included with the workshop fee and will be provided either as bag lunches or in local restaurants, depending on our shooting schedule for the day.  Breakfasts and dinners are not included in the workshop fee, but participants will have the opportunity to eat these meals with the group or own their own.

Transportation: Participants are required to provide their own transportation.  A six passenger van will be available to the group for local transportation during the workshop, but since this workshop has a maximum of ten participants, you may be asked to drive your own vehicle during parts of the workshop.

Cancellations: If you cancel prior to March 18, 2012, your full deposit will be refunded.  If you cancel between March 18, 2012 and April 18, 2012, you will be refunded 50% of your deposit.  No refunds are made for cancellations made after April 18, 2012. EcoPhotography reserves the right to cancel the workshop if less than four people register by April 18, 2012.  If EcoPhotography cancels the workshop, any payments you have made will be refunded in full.

Registration: To register and pay your $500.00 workshop fee, please click on the Buy Now button, which will take you to PayPal where you can pay by credit card or with your PayPal account.  To pay by mail, please call to confirm your seat in the workshop, then send a check made out to EcoPhotography for $500.00 to P.O. Box 424, Portsmouth, NH  03802.  If you pay by check, please include your contact information (including your e-mail address) with your payment.

Questions?  Please post your questions in the comments section below or e-mail or call Jerry: nature@ecophotography.com, 888-705-8274.

Check out my gallery of images from last year’s Vermont workshop: http://ecophotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Vermont-Spring-Workshop-2011/G000016QfeBCoKaI/C0000MiOnQ5S2D_k

10 thoughts on “Spring in Vermont: Wildflowers and Landscapes Photo Workshop

    • Hi Paula – sorry for the delay in responding. I was in the Maine backcountry without internet access for the last few days.

      We’ll be shooting plenty of landscape scenes without a macro lens, but I will be lecturing on close-up work and taking us to places with good opportunities for macro photography. Obviously, some sort of close-up gear would be good for this, either a macro lens, close-up filters, or extension tubes. If you shoot Canon, I can let you borrow my macro lens and/or extension tubes during the weekend.

  1. thanks, jerry, for offering your lens, but i have a nikon, so…must be a good excuse for me to buy a macro lens 🙂
    i’ll do a little homework on macro lenses, and consult your book too, and dive into a new realm of photography. i love to shoot flowers and bugs and other close-ups and are limited with my non-macro lenses, so, maybe, just maybe it’s time to 1. get a macro lens and 2. sign up for this workshop so i can learn tons!

  2. hi jerry,
    i am sorta rethinking the lens for this year’s budget. Did not expect them to be sooooo expensive. might have to forgo that for this year. so instead might be eyeing your spring in acadia workshop instead – won’t need a macro lens there, right?

    (in thinking ahead about the macro lens, any suggestions on where to get possible used reliable camera lenses?)


    • Hi Paula – we won’ be focusing as much on close-up work in Acadia, though I never rule it out. I would check out Hunt’s Photo in Melrose, MA for used gear. A less-expensive alternative is to use close-up filters, which screw on he front of your lens and act as magnifiers. A good quality filter, like those by Canon (they’ll work on you Nikon) can be found here: http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/searchresult.cfm

    • Hi Jeff – yes there are still several spots available for this workshop, and yes it’s still on. The closest airport is Manchester, New Hampshire, followed by Burlington. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Will a true beginner have the opportunity to understand using a digital camera? I was given a fancy Canon EOS T2i a year ago and I want to know how it works beyond simple clicking and shooting and hoping for the best.

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