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Mark Bowie

mbowiephoto@gmail.com

413-442-9125

Adirondack Photography Institute

www.adkpi.org

518-478-8592

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PHOTO WORKSHOPS

I've been a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute (API) for ten years, leading nature and digital photography workshops and retreats.  I also teach through the Cape Cod Art Center, and lead private workshops on my own.  My programs cover the technical aspects of using digital cameras, and the artistry of nature photography, delving deep into the art of seeing and compositional techniques. I also teach the fine art of processing images in the digital darkroom, including RAW file conversion, digital workflow and image optimization in Lightroom and Photoshop CC.  I'm a renowned specialist in night photography, and also teach panorama stitching, HDR imaging, focus stacking, and multiple exposure blending using layer and luminosity masking.

My 2020 workshops are listed below, with course descriptions, field locations, availability and pricing.  If you'd like to be notified as events are scheduled, please sign up for my contact list.

I also do private instruction for individuals and small groups.  See the Private Instruction page for details.

Click the Details buttons for workshop descriptions, pricing and registration information.

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ADIRONDACK WINTERSCAPES

Lake Placid, NY

February 9 - 12, 2020

Photograph the charm and glistening beauty of the North Country's 

mountains, woods and waters under the mantle of winter.

CAPE COD LANDSCAPES

THE ART OF SEEING CREATIVELY

Barnstable, MA

May 28 - 31, 2020

We'll explore a variety of charming Cape scenery —

ocean vistas, beaches, dunes, lighthouses and quaint fishing villages —  

going deeper to make special images.

WATERFALLS OF THE FINGER LAKES

WITH CHRIS MURRAY

Ithaca, NY

June 7 - 10, 2020

Waterfalls galore!  One of the highest concentrations of magnificent waterfalls in the country.  Learn to capture the beauty and grace of falling water. 

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PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER &

MOONLIT NIGHTSCAPES

Inlet, NY

August 9 - 13, 2020

Learn to capture the magnificence and mystery of meteors

and the Adirondacks by the light of the moon!

MILKY WAY & NIGHT LANDSCAPE

 

FULL - Wait List Available

Tupper Lake, NY

August 16 - 20, 2020

Record the breathtaking Milky Way while capturing  

detail in the Adirondack landscape.

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WEEKEND WITH ADIRONDACK LIFE

WITH API & ADK LIFE STAFF

Saranac Lake, NY

September 18 - 20, 2020

API and Adirondack Life magazine team up for an incredible weekend of learning, fun and inspiration in the spectacular High Peaks region.

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ADIRONDACK FALL RETREAT

FULL - Wait List Available

Inlet, NY

September 20 - 25, 2020

Our signature event — one like no other!  Refine your personal vision by immersing yourself in the artistry of the photographic medium. 

LAKE PLACID FALL RETREAT

 

FULL - Wait List Available

Lake Placid, NY

September 27 - October 2, 2020

Our signature event — one like no other! — in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks.  Immerse yourself in the artistry of the photographic medium.

ADIRONDACK PEAK FALL COLOR

WITH CHRIS MURRAY

Long & Schroon Lakes, NY

October 4 - 8, 2020

Explore two distinct Adirondack regions amidst 

the tapestry of brilliant fall colors.

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FINDING NOVEMBER

WAIT LIST

Pittsfield, MA

 November 4 - 8, 2020

A special event for seasoned photographers who want to take the art of seeing

to another level.  Discover November's overlooked beauty, and enhance your creative vision,

in Massachusett's charming Berkshire Mountains.

THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

Collaboration.   Inspiration.   Fun.

 

With personalized, stimulating field sessions and dynamic presentations, I teach photographers the artistic possibilities beyond their preconceptions, to expand their creative repertoire and produce imagery from the heart.  The goals are not only to help each participant create beautiful images during a workshop, but equip them with the tools to do so afterwards. It's a collaborative approach to the craft — all about information... inspiration... and fun!

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Camera Settings.  Image Processing.  Portfolio Reviews.

 

Private photography instruction customized to your skill level can be one of the most efficient ways to take your photography to new artistic heights.  I offer private lessons in the field and in the digital darkroom, tailored to each individual.  I also provide professional critiquing sessions on-line.  For details visit the Private Instruction page.

SEMINARS FOR CAMERA CLUBS & CONFERENCES

I also offer intensive half-day, full-day and weekend seminars for camera clubs and conferences.  These events can be customized to your group's needs.  For more information, see the Seminars page.  To inquire about an event for your group, please contact me.

TESTIMONIALS
HELEN COGAN

"I can’t thank you enough for an AWESOME workshop.  

You continue to open my eyes to the beauty that surrounds us… and continue to push me to another level of my work."

KATHY MARTIN

“Thanks so much for a great workshop.  I loved the laughter, learning, great spots to shoot in, being inspired, experiencing new waterfalls in the area, and increasing my skill.  I love how you lead and are so encouraging.  I know a workshop led by you is always top notch in quality.  You excelled in this one.” 

CHRIS MURRAY

"I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s a dream come true to be doing this (teaching API workshops), especially alongside you. If the greatest reward for an artist is to inspire others, then know that you are a constant source of inspiration to me.”

JOHN BRUSTROM

"Mark Bowie is a consummate professional.   He is considerably courteous and understanding of the wide range of participants' knowledge and photographic backgrounds and is able to tailor his presentations and expertise to individual levels of understanding.  I wish I could put into words how much I respect him and his mentoring abilities."

OWEN EHRLICH
MIKE HILCZMAYER

“Your presentation on creative viewing of the landscape was excellent - it touched on so many points. I have read or viewed a lot of tutorials and yours was the most informative. You need to do some type of tutorial or book on the subject.”

"Thank you for the time spent these last few days.  I learned a lot and the doors opened to new and different ways to see the creation surrounding us and to capture for all times in an image to be shared.  I went home with some nice shots I was never able to do before.  More importantly, this is the beginning of a new exploration and a new vision."

ELIZABETH GODSIL

“A testament to your ability as an educator... Rob and I have spent the entire evening reflecting on a fabulous few days with you and the group.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge, secrets and photos.  We cannot decide

which course to take with you next.”

ROGER HUGHES

"I truly had a Blessed time during every moment of the workshop.  Peace and Go Deeper!"