Master Nightsky Photography on Stunning Campus Grounds
FALL 2019 DATES NOW OPEN
October 4th 2019
Get direct tutoring on how to shoot the night skies over Vermont in either Spring or Fall, the best times to see the stars and milky way. Celestial or astrophotography as its sometimes called is highly rewarding, master the shooting and post processing of the skies and stars above us in Vermont. It’s also the perfect times to see wildlife, photograph local landscapes and discover the many stunning landmarks in the southern part of Vermont USA. During the 3 days we will find lakes and secret spots tucked away for us to photograph. Fall boasts some stunning landscapes and crisp mornings, with the fall class starting right at the end of fall when the leaves look super red. Spring in Vermont sees the flowers bloom and grass starts to beam green, the local wildlife will present some wildlife photography opportunities too.
Stay with other photographers in a beautiful cottage setting in Dover, Vermont and enjoy an exciting peer group to learn from, share ideas as well as network with each other.
Sponsors will be onsite* for you to try new camera gear and even take advantage of exclusive special offers and alike which you won’t find anywhere else.
All accommodation is provided and options to book a double occupancy or single occupancy to suit.
The course will only be run twice a year so BOOK EARLY to guarantee a place in 2019.
Astrophotography Courses in Vermont
FALL 2019 TICKETS FROM $750
SAMPLE DAILY AGENDA
- Welcome Afternoon BBQ
- Evening Photography Presentation by Dan M Lee
- Networking & Social Campfire
- Astro Photography shooting onsite
- Q & A
- Early kick off to a local trail to shoot landscapes
- Hike the local lakes and trails to find wildlife and landscapes to photograph
- Image critique and feedback from morning shoot
- Nightsky (astro)photography in evening off & onsite sessions (very late)
- Onsite talk, post processing night sky and image critique of last 2 days
- Q & A session
- Sponsored talk
- Departing late lunch
3 DAYS OF EDUCATION
Welcome BBQ dinner and camp fire
Accommodation for 2 nights in an exclusive retreat (continental breakfast included)
Tutoring by Dan M Lee over the length of the course
Signed copy of “Creative Photography : The Professional Edge”
Excursions to local parks, hiking and trails during spring and fall
Kit to borrow and use daily from sponsors
Discounts and exclusive offers
What kit do I need to bring ?
As a general guide a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with the following glass and items but a full recommended kit list will be sent once your booking has been confirmed, complete with links to buy.
- 15mm, 24mm or 15-30mm f/2.8 range wine angle zoom lens
- 70-200mm f/2.8 or longer zoom
- 85mm f/1.8 lens
- “Off” of similar insect replant
- Hiking shoes
- Taclight or head lamp
- Waterproofs (or anything to prepare for long periods of outdoor walking / sitting)
- Walkstool if you have one
- Cable shutter release
- …..and more
how long is the evening shoot ?
That depends on the weather conditions, we will wait it out until the clouds pass and the milky way shows itself over the trees. The second day could be as late (or early) as 3am.
are there bears ?
YES ! We do need to be safe and look out for bears that may wonder into our back yard, which makes great photo ops but we will brief you on safety.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD ?
We will wait out any bad weather, if we are stuck inside we will shoot some portraits or watch some wildlife photography films to kill the time off. There is onsite ping pong, darts and other activities to amuse ourselves.
Dan M Lee can also provide some business building help or give portfolio feedback if you so wish.
IS ALL FOOD PROVIDED ?
We will eat at local establishments for dinner so please bring cash as well as your plastic as some restaurants may not take card.
Bring all day time snacks, a light breakfast and trail bars will be provided as will a welcome BBQ when you arrive on the first afternoon.
Water will also be provided but please bring your own container so we can protect the environment.
IS TRANSPORT PROVIDED ?
You will need to make your way here and to the parking lots of each shoot, each day so make sure you have a tank full of fuel before you arrive.
There is ample parking onsite but we actively encourage lift sharing.
DO I NEED TO BRING BATH TOWELS ?
Yes, you will need to bring your own bath towels and toiletries, they will not be provided.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ?
We are at the mercy of many unpredictable elements such as clouds, rain, wildlife activity and much more. So there many times where we have to wait for changing conditions, during this time we will try to make it engaging as possible. Make sure your camera does have some weather sealing and the lenses, also purchase a weather cover for your lens. Rain covers are always a good idea.
No Refunds or rain checks will be offered if we have negative weather during the course.
You will receive all other perks available to you such as discounts, offers and freebies / giveaways.
ACCOMMODATION & CAMPUS
If you have chosen to stay with us then we are delighted to host you. as are pleased to be able to present this stunning Vermont lodge as our exclusive photography campus for the 3 days. Onsite boasts large rooms, cathedral ceilings with bundles of natural light and plenty of space outside to get great shots of the night sky.
There is more than enough space for 6 course participants to enjoy and the facilities that help deliver the course content.
All accommodation costs are included in the price, however please tip at the end of your stay for appreciation of the clean up staff.
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Tickets & WAITLIST
Download our brochure which contains all the information you need to get the best out of the 3 day course. If you have any questions then please email us.
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