Instructional Photo Tours and Workshops

Join professional nature photographer, John Slonina, for a photo tour or photo workshop to some of North America's most beautiful and wild places. We visit several national parks which include Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, Everglades, Mt Rainier, Olympic, Arches, Canyonlands, Big Cypress, Alaska, Katmai and Lake Clark. We lead moose and bear photography workshops, photo classes and photo safari's. We also teach Lightroom and Photoshop.

Our group size is small. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to professional.

Maine and NH Fall Foliage Photo Tours and Workshops

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Maine and NH Fall Foliage Photo Tours and Workshops

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Peak Fall Foliage (Maine and New Hampshire) Photo Tours and Workshops

Join us on an autumn photo adventure to photograph beautiful Maine and the White Mountains. Explore the northern forest during peak fall foliage. We will photograph some of New England's most scenic places.  We will be visiting several locations including Rangeley Maine, Northern NH, and the White Mountains.

We will photograph autumn reflections, waterfalls, rivers, great mountain vistas, covered bridges, and many more subjects.  We also will be taking a wildlife cruise on New England's Top lake for wildlife. 

New England foliage peaks at different times so experience and planning is critical. It also peaks at different times for different elevations. It is critical to know the timing of which areas peak first to last. It is amazing the number of tours that go out past peak foliage. You also have to know how to avoid the crowds during peak traffic season. We will put you in the right spot in the right time to help you produce top quality images.

This is a landscape photography tour but we will also be on the lookout for different wildlife. This area is one of the best places to see moose in New England. To be honest the moose population is on a rapid decline so it will be a longshot but you never know. Here is an article.

As a resident of New England, John has been photographing and exploring this area for decades. He is a professional photographer who know the area inside out. John will take you to some well-known locations and several secret spots.

When: September 29 - October 3, 2018

Where:

Rangeley Lakes (Maine), White Mountain National Forest (NH) and other locations.

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Price:  $1995 per person

Includes lodging, transportation from hotel to field locations. platoon boat ride and instuction.

Deposit: 

You can pay in full or leave a deposit.

$300 per person.  Final payment is required by August 1.

Payment: 

Payment: We accept checks made out to Slonina Photography. We also accept credit card on our website.

This trip will sell so please register early.

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Who Should Attend:

Anyone with an interest in photography from beginner to professional photographer who has a love of being outdoors and nature. All skill levels.

Group Size:

Our groups are small. This group size allows for flexibility in our plans if interesting and unexpected photo opportunities present themselves. It will allow us to work with each participate to provide complete, informative, helpful lessons. This also ensures that no questions are unanswered.

Fitness Level:
This trip will involve some short flat walks. None of the hikes are long most of them within sight of my tour van. You do not have to be in great shape for this tour.  

Goals:

The entire workshop is devoted to capturing the best nature images possible on digital camera or film. John draws upon his decades of experience as a professional photographer to offer several methods to improve your nature photography. John will share numerous proven beginner thru advanced techniques.

On location, John will demonstrate how you can best use your equipment. We will do our best to help you get beautiful professional high dynamic quality images, which will make nice prints on your wall.

Before and after each workshop we will access each participants needs, interests and skills so we can teach techniques that will help each participant. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, we will help you grow as a photographer.

Itinerary:

We believe in capturing the best light our workshop includes sunrise and sunset shoots (weather permitting). Early morning and later afternoon has the best lighting for photography. It is also the time wildlife is most active. Also early morning has some other advantages less traffic and people and less wind. We will be out most of the daylight hours.

We always go for the best light, which makes the great photo opportunities. The schedule will be flexible to maximize it.

Day 1:

Check in to Rangeley hotel then meet at 2pm.

We will have a group introduction then leave to photograph the afternoon light and continue until sunset then a cozy restaurant.

Day 2:

We will photograph the beautiful Rangeley area. There is 6 major lakes plus hundreds of small lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

Day 3:

Sunrise Rangeley Area. Then we will eat breakfast and photograph our way south to the White Mountains Hotel. Along the way, we will explore the northern forest and its wildlife, rivers, and ponds. We will photograph till sunset.

Day 4:

We will visit multiple areas through the White Mountains. This includes sunrise and sunset.

Day 5:

Sunrise Photoshoot. We will have everyone back before hotel checkout time 11am. This will be the conclusion of the trip.

Result:

We will help you create beautiful images and have fun but also teach skills and techniques you can use to take your photography to the next, higher level! When the weekend is over, attendees will have a solid understanding of nature photography and your camera.

Transportation:

Transportation from hotel to field locations is included.

Food:

Not included. We will visit some local restaurants.

Lodging:

4 nights lodging is included. You will have your own room.

The first two nights we will be staying at a historic inn. Rangeley is a dynamic village at the center of Maine's outdoor paradise, providing the comforts one would expect of a much larger town, in a serene natural setting

The last 2 night’s hotel is based in Gorham, NH. This allows us to avoid peak fall traffic and long restaurant lines. It is also a great starting point for many of the nearby photo locations.

Please contact us for details.

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About Us:

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing for over 30 years. John has a love of natural history. During the workshop, you will receive information on photography techniques and the natural world. Understanding nature not only increases your appreciation of it but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

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