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PENNSYLVANIA Waterfall Photography Workshop

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SCHEDULED TOURS

2020 :: October 22 - October 25

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TOUR COST

From: $1,500 (See details)
Cost is per person, double occupancy from Bushkill Inn - East Stroudsburg, PA (N/A)

GROUP SIZE

2 - 5 Participants

AVAILABILITY

2019: 5 spaces available

2020: 5 spaces available

PRIVATE TOUR OPTION

This tour is available as a private trip for any size group. The tour cost will vary with the number of people and any custom requests.

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Highlights of PENNSYLVANIA Waterfall Photography Workshop

  • Small group
  • Lots of one-on-one, hands-on instruction
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Possible birds and wildlife, too

Description of PENNSYLVANIA Waterfall Photography Workshop

Capturing waterfalls, a continuously flowing subject, requires a delicate balance of the available light through proper use of aperture and shutter-speed. This workshop will show you how and when to use different shutter-speeds to convey your mood. The use of different lenses, aperture settings and other professional techniques will be discussed to help you create images to place on your wall, not in the waste basket.

Each season in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania has its own opportunities and challenges whether they be snow and ice, spring wildflowers or autumn color. We will incorporate the spirit of the seasons into our learning process and images.

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Itinerary

Length of Tour

4-Days/3-Nights

Times shown are approximate and will vary with the time of year… spring or fall and daylight savings.

Thursday

5pm: Meet for dinner
6pm: Orientation to the area and instructional presentation

Friday

6am: meet and get breakfast to go
6:30am: Visit first waterfall location (to be determined by weather conditions)
12pm: Lunch break – local delis available
1pm: Visit second waterfall location (to be determined by weather conditions)
5:30pm:Dinner and discussion

Saturday

6am: meet and get breakfast to go
6:30am: Visit first waterfall location (to be determined by weather conditions)
12pm: Lunch break – local delis available
1pm: Visit second waterfall location (to be determined by weather conditions)
5:30pm:Dinner and discussion

Sunday

6am: meet for breakfast to go
6:30am: Drive to waterfalls (location to be determined by weather conditions)
11am: Check out of hotel
12pm: Final brunch/lunch at local restaurant.

Cost Details

Cost

Cost is $1,500 per person, based upon double occupancy, from Bushkill Inn - East Stroudsburg, PA (Airport code N/A.
This trip ends in Bushkill Inn - East Stroudsburg, PA (Airport code N/A).

Included in Cost

Accommodations (3 nights), transportation while in the Pocono Mountains (from Bushkill Inn), photo instruction, entrance fees, lunch on final day.

Not Included

Meals (except lunch on final day), transportation to/from Bushkill Inn, alcohol, laundry or anything of a purely personal nature or not specifically mentioned as included.

 

Single Supplement

If a single hotel room is preferred, or we are unable to find a suitable roommate for you, a single supplement fee of $250 will be assessed.

NOTE: For boat-based tours, see pricing options for single cabins. Single cabin cost includes the single hotel cost above.

 

Minimum Number

If fewer than the minimum number of required participants are registered, we may still be able to run the trip by adding a small-group supplement fee, per person, determined by the number of participants registered.

 

Deposit Requirements

A $500 deposit per person is required to hold each space on this tour. Deposit may be made online by clicking the "Book Your Trip Now" button and using any credit card. If you prefer, you may call us at 888-875-9453 to pay by phone. You may also mail us a check, however, remember that all space is held on a first come-first served basis as deposits are received.

How to Book

In order to hold your space, click the "Book Your Trip Now" button above and complete the deposit process, including payment of the deposit through our Paypal portal using ANY CREDIT CARD. Upon completion of deposit, please visit our secure, online CLIENT INFORMATION FORM to complete your registration.

Final Payment

For all land-based tours: full payment by check is due 120 days prior to the departure date.

For all boat-based adventure cruises of 7-days or longer: full payment by check is required 180 days prior to departure.

NOTE: If you prefer to use credit card for final payment, a 3% fee may be added to cover the credit card merchant fees we incur.

Accommodations

Bushkill Inn is a good quality hotel with two restaurants at the lodge.

Activity Level

Activity Level Rating: (Note: 1 is easy and 5 is difficult)

Short walks along rocky trails, sometimes slippery from rain or waterfall spray.

Skill Level and Photo Equipment Recommendations

Skill Level

This workshop is open to all levels, although beginner to intermediate will most certainly benefit the most, we will help everyone take their photography to the next level.

Photography Gear Recommendations

The best camera is the one you have with you! That said, we will help you get great photos no matter what camera you use.

This Photo Workshop is geared toward those using DSLR or Mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, here is what we recommend that you bring:

  • Bring at least 2 camera bodies – to reduce changing lenses and just in case of accidental damage to one

Recommended Lenses for Birds & Wildlife

  • 100-400mm (or equivalent)
  • 24-105mm (or equivalent)
  • 16-35mm (or equivalent – Optional but fun!)

Recommended Lenses for Macro (Bugs, Frogs, etc.)

  • 100mm Macro is fine for general purpose macro photography
  • 150mm Macro is best for small, quick moving subjects like frogs

Filters

  • Polarizing filter for removing reflections from rocks and moss
  • Filter Holder for 4×6″ (or similar)slip-in  filters
  • 2- or 3-stop Neutral Density Filter
  • 8- or 10-stop Neutral Density Filter
  • 2-stop Hard and/or Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter

Other Accessories

  • Tripod for long exposures, big lenses and steady video
  • Remote release to prevent camera shake
  • Rain cover for camera
  • Weather resistant Camera Bag (Backpack style is best)
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Lots of memory cards!
  • Laptop with Lightroom or similar software
  • Thumb drive to share images

Additional Information

Purchasing Flights

Do not purchase your flights until the trip has been confirmed to go.

Detailed Trip Information

Upon notification that final payment is due (120 days prior to departure for land based tours / 180 days for boat based tours), you will receive a trip package of detailed information for your tour.

Any additional information about the trip, including lodgings, contacts, participants, meeting locations, etc., will sent about 2 weeks prior to the trip departure, or after final payment is received for late registrants.

Travel Insurance

As with all tours, we highly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to cover your investment. Please see our section on Travel Insurance.

Passport & Visa

US Citizens may require a visa to enter certain foreign countries. See above for any required visa information.

Participants arriving to the USA from a foreign country may need to get a travel visa to enter the United States. Be sure to check the requirements for your country of origin.

Itinerary Changes

The trip itinerary is developed many months ahead of time. Occasionally, despite our best planning, changes may occur during the trip, or we may be forced to alter our plans. Changes may occur because of weather, road conditions, safety concerns or other circumstances. In these situations, it is the leader(s) responsibility to carefully consider and implement appropriate alternatives. Any additional costs incurred because of changes will be the responsibility of each individual participant. Refunds will not be issued as a result of itinerary changes.

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