Winter Digital Photography in the White Mountains

Where: The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

When: Friday morning, February 1, 2013 through 1 P.M. on Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cost: $626.00, $594.00 for AMC members. Includes instruction, lodging, and all meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch.

Who should attend: Beginner and intermediate photographers wanting to learn the specifics of photographing in winter conditions, while shooting in some of the White Mountains most scenic locations.

Maximum Group Size: 10

Description: This workshop is based in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s signature lodge – The Highland Center in Crawford Notch.  We will spend approximately 2 hours per day inside learning how to get the best images possible from your cameras.  The rest of our time will be spent exploring nearby locales and photographing mountain landscapes, paying special attention to the unique qualities of winter light.  Specific shooting locations for each day will be determined the night before based on weather forecasts and snow conditions. Though we won’t be doing any strenuous hiking, you may be expected to walk up to three miles on snowshoes (to be provided by AMC) with up to 300 feet of elevation gain.  Appropriate winter boots and clothing are required.

Lodging: More information about the Highland Center is available at the AMC website: http://www.outdoors.org/lodging/whitemountains/highland/.  The above rates assume you stay in a bunk room (2, 4, or 6 people per room.) Private rooms are available for an additional fee.

Meals: As mentioned above, meals from lunch on Friday through lunch on Sunday are included in the workshop fee.  Breakfast and dinner will be in the Highland Center dining room.  We will have bag lunches ready to take with us on our field trips.  Please mention any dietary restrictions when you register.

Transportation: Participants are required to provide their own transportation to the workshop.  Transportation to photo locations during the workshop will be via an AMC van.

Registration: Registration for this workshop is handled by the Appalachian Mountain Club.  Please call them directly at 603-466-2727 to register, or register on-line at: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/63877.

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

3 thoughts on “Winter Digital Photography in the White Mountains

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the question. Obviously, lots of fresh powder would improve our options. I have run this workshop in low snow years, and still had good results. Crawford Notch tends to get snow when a lot of other locations don’t, and we usually can find some ice to play with as well. Less snow does make it easier to get around as well. Just as important is the weather during the workshop, which of course we have no control over, but if we get some nice light, there’s a lot we can do even without much snow. I am an optimist though, and February and March are traditionally the biggest snow months in the Whites, so I’m still hopeful.

      Last I checked, there are only a couple of spots left in this workshop. Also, there is no lodging available at the Highland Center (it’s sold out). You could still attend the workshop, but you’d have to find a room at a motel in nearby Bretton Woods or Twin Mountain. Let me know if you need some lodging suggestions.

      Thanks!
      -Jerry

  1. I just checked with AMC, and there are two spots left in this workshop. They have also informed me that they have made lodging room at the Highland Center for these last two spots.

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