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Ricketts Glen Fall Workshop

$59.95 Per Person

OCTOBER 29TH 2016

 

RickettsGlenStatePark is one of the most breathtaking scenic areas in Pennsylvania. As one of our National Natural Landmarks, it’s the host to many wonderful things to see and do. The Falls trail is the home to the old growth timber, diverse wildlife and of many free-flowing waterfalls that cascade through the rocks into the ancient hillside. The Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls at 94 feet.

Join me on October 29th as we explore the wonders of Ricketts Glen State Park in the Fall! Ricketts is a gorgeous area with vast waterfalls hidden in a beautiful forest. If you have never visited, now is your chance to witness the true beauty of Pennsylvania. There's 22 waterfalls ranging in heights from 11 feet to 94 feet. So be prepared for some amazing views. The scenery is well worth the effort, however the terrain is rocky and can be slippery. While in the field we will be covering an array of tools that will continue to help you improve and consistently develop stronger images. We will be focusing on creating powerful compositions using leading lines, foreground objects and of course the photographic triangle (Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO). This workshop does require that you are in a healthy condition for hiking and carrying your camera gear for the extent of the day. The class will start at 6:30am and will continue as we hike from one location to the next until around 2:00pm.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate to Advanced. The falls trail is not to be taken lightly, it is a very strenuous hike either up or down the trail. The rocks will be wet, making them tough to trek on. Be very cautious.

EQUIPMENT:

SLR camera
wide angle and zoom lens
tripod
remote trigger release or self-timer
polarizer
lens cloth

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING:

non-cotton clothing (Not a must, will dry fast if wet)
Layers for early morning temperatures
Hat and Gloves
Hiking boots

TOPICS COVERED

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (Photographic Triangle)
Understanding white balance.
How to Create perspective and depth in your images.
Creating powerful compositions using leading lines, foreground objects and lighting.
How to use filters (Polarizers)

REQUIREMENTS:

DSLR or Mirrorless with wide angle lens (It helps to understand how to change the settings on your camera, please bring your manual if necessary.) Intervalometer or Cable release, Solid Tripod, Memory Cards and Extra Batteries, Warm Comfortable Clothing for morning temps, Snacks (Bagged Lunch) and Drinks.

LODGING:Link for making reservations for the camp ground. Camp Ground fills up fast. He who hesitates.

http://www.pa.reserveworld.com/SelectCampArea.aspx?PK_ID=6417

http://www.theoldtiogainn.com/

http://www.rickettsglenhotel.net/

Jamison City Hotel Inc (Has no website)

Central Park Hotel ( Has no website)

http://www.fishingcreeklodge.net/

No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than 30 days before the workshop date.