Fall in Vermont Photo Workshop

5 Days - Vermont
Oct 4 - Oct 8, 2022
Activity Level
Skill Level
All Levels

$3,295.00

Registration deadline: July 1, 2022

Pay a deposit of $1,000.00 per item

This Fall in Vermont workshop is the stuff of postcards and long-winded travelogues: cool, crisp air that carries the scent of firewood; paper sacks filled with hot cider donuts or maple sweets; a bucolic countryside dotted with picturesque farms and bursting with color.”

 

Our photo excursion will enjoy two base locations. The initial days will be based in the Stowe/Waterbury area in the northern part of the state where fall foliage turns the soonest and where you will be able to shoot wonderful scenes of classic Vermont villages, farms, hillsides, and covered bridges. Then we take the famous Vermont Route 100 south, which follows the flow of the Mad River and is considered Vermont’s most scenic drive.

 

The southern base of the workshop will be Woodstock, Vermont.  The town was settled in the mid 18th century and continues to exude charm as the quintessential New England village, equipped with a centrally located covered bridge, a village green, restored Greek Revival, Federal, and Georgian-style homes as well as old country farms and parks.

 

Everywhere we travel in Vermont will be lush with tidy farms, hillsides covered in maple trees preparing for winter, covered bridges (over 100), quaint and friendly villages, and the pleasant people of Vermont.

 

Between shooting sessions, you will share your photos with like-minded, fellow photographers and a skilled workshop leader will provide helpful tips and critiques that will push your photography to the next level.

 

Our Key Shooting Locations

  • Burlington Champlain Lake ShoreScenic inlets, Shelburne village, Shelburne Orchards, Downtown Burlington (if time permits)
  • Stowe And Surrounding Area: Emily’s Covered Bridge, Sterling Falls Gorge, Moss Glen Falls, Stowe Cider, Mt. Mansfield, Weissner Woods, Vt. Route 108 (Smuggler’s Notch State Park), The Old Red Mill (Jericho, Vt.)
  • Vermont Route 100: Colonial Village of Warren, Many locations along the Mad River, The Round Barn in Waitsfield
  • Woodstock:  The quaint town and back roads of Woodstock, Vt.

Workshop includes:

  • Field and classroom photography instruction
  • Roundtrip transportation from Burlington, VT
  • Four nights lodging based on single occupancy
  • Water, snacks, a group lunch, and a group dinner
  • Pre-workshop webinar
  • Post-workshop critique

Please be aware that the shooting locations stated in this itinerary may change. Each day we will determine which locations are best based on light and weather.  We want to give you the best photo opportunities possible.

 

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – Arrival in Burlington

  • Morning introduction, orientation, and photo level assessment with initial instruction.
  • Load gear and grab lunch before heading out for our first photo locations.
  • Our first shooting locations will be the Shelburne village, Shelburne Orchards, and nearby Lake Champlain shoreline through sunset.
  • Travel to Stowe (50 min.) and hotel check-in.
  • Dinner

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, and Waterbury areas

  • Morning Sterling Falls Gorge and Moss Glen Falls
  • Mid-morning classroom session & critique
  • Break for lunch
  • Mid-afternoon to Golden Hour shooting Emily’s Covered Bridge, Old Red Mill and farm scenes along the route.
  • Dinner.

Day 3 – Thursday, October 6, 2022 – Vermont Route 100

  • Early morning shooting of attendee selected sites in the Stowe Waterville area
  • Mid-morning to sunset shooting along Vermont Route 100 including the villages of Warren, Granville, and Stockbridge (81 miles).
  • Woodstock hotel check-in
  • Dinner

Day 4 – Friday, October 7, 2022 – Woodstock, Vermont

  • Morning shooting the Quechee Gorge and Woodstock village.
  • Free time to shoot individually or in small groups
  • Mid-afternoon classroom session & critique
  • Shoot the village of Grafton
  • Shoot Sleepy Hollow Farm and Billings Farm and Museum
  • Final group dinner.

Day 5 – Saturday, October 8, 2022

  • Sunrise shoot and then return to the hotel to pack up.
  • We will hold an awards breakfast for the best photo and most improvement prior to departing for Burlington.
  • Possible photo stops en route to Burlington
  • The workshop adjourns by noon.

Activity Level:  Easy to Moderate

This workshop is physically easy to navigate. Most shooting locations are within easy walking of our vehicles.

Workshop departs and returns to:

BW Plus Windjammer Inn & Conf. Center
1076 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
Tel:  (802) 863-1125

The workshop will begin at the BW Plus Windjammer Inn with an orientation on Tuesday, October 4th at 10:00 am.  A courtesy block of rooms is available for the night of October 3rd, 2022, and the day the workshop ends, October 8th.  These room nights are not included in your workshop fee.  To reserve these accommodations, please contact the hotel directly by calling 800-371-1125.  Remember to mention you are traveling with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes.  This hotel provides a courtesy airport shuttle and morning breakfast.

 

Lodging During the Workshop:

Best Western Plus Waterbury/Stowe
45 Blush Hill Road
Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676
Tel:  (802) 244-7822

Two nights of lodging based on single occupancy is included in your workshop fee. Couples or companions traveling together can receive a discount for double occupancy.

 

Shire at Woodstock
46 Pleasant Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Tel:  (802) 457-2211

Two nights of lodging based on single occupancy is included in your workshop fee.  Couples or companions traveling together can receive a discount for double occupancy.

John Santoro
Photographer
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED
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CANCELLATION POLICY:
Should you find it necessary to cancel your workshop, the following cancellation policy applies – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • 91 days or more prior to the start of the workshop your deposit will be refunded less $100
  • 90 days full payment is due
  • 61-90 days your workshop fees will be refunded in the form of an AHPS Store Credit Voucher less $100 administrative fee.  The voucher is good for 18 months.
  • * 60 days or less until departure – No refund.

* If we are able to fill your seat and the workshop runs at full enrollment we will refund your workshop fees less the $100 administrative fee.

NOTE:  Workshop bookings including, but not limited to, outfitters, permit agencies, lodging and more are requiring firm financial commitments at 90 days.  Therefore, in order to continue to bring you to great destinations, we must strictly adhere to our cancellation policy as outlined above. We recognize cancellations can sometimes be unavoidable that is why securing a Travel Protection Plan is highly encouraged.

Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel or change any workshop if our minimum enrollment is not met or if situations beyond our control arise that may create unsafe or undesirable travel conditions.  Any cancelation or postponement as a result of situations beyond our control, AHPS does not promise any refunds or credits.  If and when feasible, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop at a later date.  Alternatively, we may decide to issue you credit for a future workshop, or issue a refund, less any non-refundable deposits we have paid to workshop providers on your behalf.

Please note that AHPS is not liable for any additional participant expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations, or any other components booked outside of the workshop.

PAYMENT TERMS:  A minimum deposit is due at registration to reserve your space.  Please refer to the specific workshop for the required deposit.  Final payments are due 90 days prior to departure.  Approximately 15 days prior to the due date you will receive a reminder email that your balance is coming due.