Workshops & Seminars

Mark Bowie is a staff instructor for the Adirondack Photography Institute (API). He also leads nature and digital photography workshops and photo tours through the Photography Center of Cape Cod, and on his own. He covers use of digital cameras, digital workflow, RAW conversion, image optimization in Photoshop and Lightroom, panorama stitching, HDR imaging, & multiple exposure blending using layer & luminosity masking.

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

More workshops, seminars and tours are being planned for 2018 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 2018 schedule below.

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

In this power-packed seminar, Mark explores photographic opportunities throughout the day ó 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. Itís a full day of exceptional night imagery.

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

 




2018 Workshop and Seminar Schedule

This year's offerings include two workshops on Cape Cod, and two API Retreats!

Click here for the Adirondack Photography Institute's 2018 Schedule.


 

Adirondack Winterscapes Workshop

Sunday, January 28th to
Wednesday, January 31st

Saranac Lake, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Professional Photographer's Society of New York (PPSNY) Conference

Saturday, March 24th to
Monday, March 26th

Callicoon, NY

For information and to register, go to
Focus NY Illumination

 

 

Cape Cod: Light on the Landscape Workshop

Thursday, May 3rd to
Sunday, May 6th

Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA

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

 

 

Waterfalls of Ricketts Glen Workshop
with Joe LeFevre

Thursday, May 31st to
Sunday, June 3rd

Wilkes-Barre, PA

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

 

Northern & Central Oregon Coast Workshop
with Joe LeFevre

Sunday, June 10th to
Friday, June 15th - tentative dates, to be posted on API website soon

 

 

 

New England Council of Camera Clubs (NECCC) Conference

Pre-conference workshop: Innovative Night Imagery
Presentations: The Art of Seeing Creatively, & Multiple Exposures for Maximum Landscapes

Thurday, July 12th to
Sunday, July 16th

UMass Amherst

For information and to register, go to
https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/NECCC

 

 

 

Photographing the Night Landscape Workshop

Sunday, August 12th to
Thursday, August 16th

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 21st to
Sunday, September 23rd

Wilmington, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Adirondack Fall Retreat
with Joe LeFevre

Sunday, September 23rd to
Friday, September 28th

Inlet, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Adirondack Peak Fall Color Workshop
with Chris Murray

Sunday, September 30th to
Thursday, October 4th

Tupper Lake, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Lake George Fall Retreat
with Joe LeFevre

Sunday, October 7th to
Friday, October 12th

Queensbury, NY

For information and to register, go to
Adirondack Photography Institute

 

 

Cape Cod: Light on the Landscape Workshop

Thursday, October 18th to
Sunday, October 21st

Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA

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

 

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