Workshops & Seminars

Mark Bowie is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute and leads nature and digital photography workshops and photo tours himself. His workshops cover use of digital cameras, digital workflow, RAW conversion, image optimization in Photoshop and Lightroom, panorama stitching, HDR imaging, & multiple exposure blending with layer & luminosity masking.

Bowie’s photo tours are guided outdoor photography trips providing participants hands-on field instruction in spectacular settings.

Bowie also offers intensive 1-day seminars for conferences and camera clubs.

More workshops, seminars and tours are being planned for 2017 and beyond. Watch this section for updates with course descriptions, field locations, availability and pricing. If you'd like to be notified as soon as events are scheduled, please contact us.

See the 2017 schedule below.

Dawn to Deep Night: Crafting Special Landscapes 1-Day Seminar

In this power-packed seminar, Mark explores photographic opportunities throughout the day — from the brilliant orange-golds of sunrise to hidden mid-day gems, to the theatrical colors of sunset, the luminous blues of twilight and the otherworldly light of midnight. He covers the latest digital technologies that allow photographers to push the bounds of what can be captured with a camera. Good field craft and attention to detail remain paramount to creating compelling images, but we also have the unprecedented ability to expand exposure latitude, depth of field and resolution into a single image for maximum impact. In this thought-provoking seminar Mark illustrates the strategies, tips and innovative techniques he uses for taking landscape imagery beyond the commonplace to the extraordinary.

The Light of Midnight: Photographing the Landscape at Night 1-Day Seminar

In this comprehensive seminar Mark covers the latest strategies, tips and techniques for photographing a variety of landscapes and cityscapes in relation to the night sky. He discusses many ways to photograph the stars, moon, Milky Way, planets, meteors, Northern Lights and other celestial phenomena. And he illustrates the field and digital darkroom techniques he uses to produce stellar night images, including camera settings, determining exposure, how to focus in the dark, reducing noise, processing night images, blending multiple exposures, shooting time lapse sequences and creating time lapse movies. It’s a full day of exceptional night imagery.

To inquire about a seminar for your group and for a detailed program description, please contact us.

 




2017 Workshop and Seminar Schedule

This year's offerings include two workshops on Cape Cod, and API's signature event —
a photographic retreat.

Note: Click here for the Adirondack Photography Institute's 2017 Schedule.


 

Adirondack Winter Weekend Workshop - Only 4 slots left!

Thursday, February 9th to
Sunday, February 12th

Inlet, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

CanAm Photo Expo

Friday, March 31st to
Sunday, April 2nd

Buffalo, NY

For information and to register, go to
CanAmPhotoExpo

 

 

Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape From Dawn to Deep Night Workshop

Thursday, April 27th to
Sunday, April 30th

Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA

For information and to register, go to
Photography Center of Cape Cod

 

 

Bandon Beach & the Southern Oregon Coast Workshop
with Joe LeFevre

Sunday, May 21st to
Friday, May 26th

Gold Beach and Bandon, OR

Full. To be added to the wait list, contact Danielle Kennedy
at 518-478-8592.

 

Finger Lakes Waterfalls Workshop
with Joe LeFevre

Thursday, June 22nd to
Sunday, June 25th

Ithaca, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Photographing the Night Landscape Workshop

Sunday, July 23rd to
Thursday, July 27th

Inlet, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Weekend with Adirondack Life
with Joe LeFevre, Johnathan Esper, & Adirondack Life magazine staff

Friday, September 22nd to
Sunday, September 24th

Location to be announced.

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Adirondack Fall Retreat - Only 1 slot left!
with Joe LeFevre

Sunday, September 24th to
Friday, September 29th

Inlet, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Adirondack Peak Fall Color Workshop
with Johnathan Esper

Sunday, October 1st to
Thursday, October 5th

Location to be announced.

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Art of Seeing Creatively: The Cape From Dawn to Deep Night Workshop

Thursday, October 19th to
Sunday, October 22nd

Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA

For information and to register, go to
Photography Center of Cape Cod

 

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