Such well-known Adirondack photographers as Carl Heilman: , Nancie Battaglia, Johnathan Esper: , and Nathan Farb among others, have been inspired by Elk Lake vistas, and many other amateur photographers have enjoyed the unending natural prospects from dawn to star-sprayed night.

Five Day Fall Nature Photography Workshop with CARL HEILMAN
Sept 26 - 30, 2022 - This event is FULL

Wait List for Sept. 25 - 29, 2023

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During the workshop we will cover most all aspects of landscape and nature photography, including wide angle, macro, telephoto, and panoramic photography, and will discuss various creative techniques and the digital workflow - from RAW shooting techniques and HDR enhancement to cataloging and processing image files. The low student to instructor ratio allows time for interaction with each student to address individual questions and concerns.  The numerous photo options found on the Elk Lake Preserve, range from wonderful lakeshore panoramas to spectacular mountain vistas and details at the edge of crystal clear ponds and rivers. We'll do some kayaking, and walking to reach photo locations, with very little driving needed to get to destinations. 

Photographer, Carl Heilman, has been photographing the Adirondack High Peaks since the mid 1970s and has been working with digital image files since 1997, and DSLR cameras since 2007. He has written 3 books on nature photography techniques, Contemporary Landscape Photography, The Landscape Photography Field Guide, and 101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography. Join Carl for an intensive 4 day workshop, photographing in one of the most spectacular locations in the Adirondacks. Experiment with various techniques and equipment, and enjoy interacting with fellow participants through critique sessions, informal discussions, and photo shoots. While the workshop is for photographers of all levels you can learn much more if you have an understanding of basic camera techniques.


Johnathan A. Esper

Johnathan A Esper, the photographer behind Wildernesscapes Photography LLC, is a widely-traveled international photography workshop leader and full time photographer of outdoor landscapes, adventures, and wilderness areas. He is especially well known for his Adirondack Park (USA) and Iceland imagery. With over 70+ successful photography workshops and tours over the past 7 years, Johnathan Esper is highly experienced and passionate about helping other photographers discover, appreciate, and intentionally capture great landscapes and light.  We are privileged to have his remarkable Elk Lake captures throughout our website and the stunning panorama blessing our living room in the Main Lodge.

“This is the quintessental wilderness lodge, the setting is heart stopping, dining has great view of lake, staff very friendly and helpful.”
- Finnegan
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