October 21 – 25, 2016


This image taken in very late afternoon/blue light.

This image was taken in the early morning from a slightly different perspective and and converted to a monochrome image.

Fall in Cape Cod is a multi-faceted photo opportunity with truly spectacular scenics and wildlife. The tourists have left and traffic isn’t a nightmare. This very special workshop is all for all levels of photographers from beginners to advanced.

The Cape provides some of the most incredible landscapes and seascapes along with October light that is spectacular. We will explore and photograph the Cape’s classic sea shore, sand dunes, light houses and possible wildlife. We will determine schedules and locations based on weather forecasts, tides and sunrise/sunset times. We will explore the opportunity to do some night photography as well.

This workshop will begin with a meet and greet. An orientation briefing and a short classroom session devoted to teaching exposure theory, composition and field techniques. Each day we will explore various landscapes, whether intimate ones or those on a grand scale, photographing sand patterns, marsh grasses and fishing scenes. We will determine locations based on weather forecasts and the progress of fall colors.

Sunset brings it’s own magic. This particular sunset was particularly colorful.

As was this one the next night:

In the field, you will be provided with instruction based upon your needs. We will cover:

• Light

• Light quality and quantity

• Light temperature

• Light direction (side and back-lighting)

• Exposure

• Metering for the best possible exposure

• Filters and Polarizers

We will explore how to obtain tack sharp images considering the following:

• Auto Focus Modes

• Manual Focus Modes

• Panning techniques

You will also learn how to work you subject considering such factors as:

• Perspective

• Composition

• Panoramas

• Close-up and macro capture

Our days will be based on a very flexible schedule allowing us to respond to the opportunities based on weather and light conditions so you can have the best photo experiences each day. We will start each day early so as to capture images in the the best possible light. We will grab a coffee and quick breakfast en-route, on the go. We photograph throughout the morning, breaking for at mid-morning for an image review, lunch and instruction sessions.

In the late afternoon, we will head out for more photography, concluding after sunset. Dinner will be at a location of your choosing. We will then meet to do image downloads and for a feedback session. Open discussion session will be included as well as a prep session for the next day. Whenever possible, we will attempt some night photography and light painting sessions.

Day 1: October 21st, 2015:

Check-in to the hotel at 3:00 p.m. We will meet at the Easton Windmill Meeting room at 4:00 p.m. for a quick meet and greet as well as an orientation and a short instructional session in preparation for the next day’s activities. We will then go out for a Sunset and blue hour shoot in the Chatham area.

Day 2: October 22nd, 2015:

We will venture out before sunrise into the dunes to get some early morning light and our first exercise. We will grab breakfast, on the go, and continue photographing in the vicinity to complete the first exercise. We will return to our hotel for a review session and after lunch we will have an instructional session. Late in the day, we will photograph additional scenes on the cape. We will capture a sunset and break for dinner. After dinner, we will download our images and do an image critique. Instruction on how to enhance your images will be provided.

Day 3: October 23rd, 2015:

A sunrise shoot is scheduled at beaches and at a lighthouse. We will have breakfast and spend the day concentrating on HDR photography at an abandoned farm village. After lunch, we will have an instructional session and image download as well as a critique. Sunset photography will be in a working fishing village/harbor. Dinner and an image review will conclude our day.

Day 4: October 24th, 2015

Once again, we will do a sunrise photo shoot and have breakfast on the fly. We will then travel to Province Town photographing on the PT dunes. We’ll then do a local street and architectural shoot. We’ll have lunch in P Town. After lunch, we will spend some more time in the harbor and, if possible, we’ll go to the Race Point Light. Based on the weather, we will do sunset in P Town or travel to Truro to photograph the infamous rows of beach cottages. Post dinner, we will do an image review.

Day 5: October 25th, 2015

We will leave early in the morning before sunrise and have breakfast on the road. We’ll get back to the hotel in time to check out. Once again, the morning will be spent photographing various scenics. We will break for lunch after which our workshop will officially conclude. However, participants are welcome to stay through sunset.

Our last morning was spent photographing in beautiful soft morning light.

Registration is through AIP. Lodging is based on double occupancy. Your hotel room and workshop instruction is included in the price of the workshop.

Travel to and from the Cape, insurance, meals and incidentals are not included.

We will try to arrange for car pooling from the New York/New Jersey area to the Cape.

Accommodations and Travel:

We will be staying in the Four Points Sheraton in Eastham, MA. The Hotel is located at 3800 Route 6 in Eastham. Massachusetts.

The hotel has an indoor pool, color TV with cable and free WiFI.

Our tour leader and instructor, Shiv Verma:

Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC is a published author, photographer, educator and technologist. He has been photographing for over 50 years and has evolved his photography to express his intense devotion to wildlife and nature. Over the years has earned numerous awards and recognition both nationally and internationally. Shiv devotes a great deal of his time formally reviewing photography related products, to education in digital photography and is a speaker and competition judge. He conducts photo tours and workshops worldwide and typically has one tour a month.

Shiv’s book Time-Lapse Imagery was published in February 2014. He has been writing for one of the worlds largest photography education sites “Digital Photography School” with about 1.5 million subscribers.  He is also a co-host on TWiP (This Week in Photography) a weekly photography podcast that is the 7th largest in the world.?

He belongs to multiple photographic clubs and associations and serves as Vice President of the Digital Circuit NECCC (New England Camera Club Council) and General Chairman of the PSA Internationa
l (Photographic Society of America).

Shiv is a past President of the Stony Brook Camera Club; and the Gateway

Camera Club, a member of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association,
Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, all in Massachusetts?


The price of $895.00 per person includes your hotel room for 4 nights and the workshop. It doesn’t include any meals or anything not expressly included.

The price of a single supplement is $295.00

The price for a non photographer sharing a room with is $290.00

The price for attending the workshop only is $395.00

Join us on the Cape at a wonderful time of the year.


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