The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is comprised of a series of eleven glacial lakes. Native American legend implies that the Creator looked upon this land with special favor and reached down to bless it, leaving the imprint of His hand, hence, the Finger Lakes.

Each lake offers it’s own unique photo opportunities. From streams and waterfalls to massive gorges. This photo tour/workshop will cover two of the regions lakes. This tour/workshop is suitable for all photographers. We will work with individual participants to maximize your experience and to enhance your photography.

Everyone should try to arrive early in the afternoon.

Day 1: Buttermilk Falls

Buttermilk Falls descends more than 500 feet in a series of cascades and rapids with a natural pool at the base. Time and weather permitting, we will take a trail upstream for some exceptional landscapes.

Lucifer Falls

Ithaca Falls:

The falls have a drop of 150 feet and a width of 175 feet. Ithaca Falls is the regions most powerful and most impressive falls.

Day 2:

Taughannock Falls State Park

Pronounced Tuh-GA-nick. We will travel the length of this magnificent gorge which is about 1 mile, photographing the two unique faces of the gorge. Taughannock Falls has carved a 400 foot deep gorge through layers of sandstone, shale and limestone. At the end of the trail, we will reach the falls. With a 215 foot plunge, this waterfall stands three stories taller than Niagara Falls.

Robert H. Treman State Park

Here is where we will photography Enfield Glenn with its crazy gorges and winding trails. Here is where we can capture the beauty of the 115 foot tall Lucifer Falls and Devil’s Kitchen.

Day 3: Watkins Glenn State Park

Surrounded by picturesque wineries and a glacially carved landscape of rolling hills, waterfalls, lakes and gorges, Watkins Glenn State Park offers visitors unbelievable natural beauty. We will capture the beauty of spectacular 156-foot She-Qua-Ga Falls and the 165-foot Hector Falls. Both of these are roadside shots.

We will hike the the gorge which is a 1.5 mile trail that follows the stream that has for years carved its path creating waterfalls, pools and cliffs.

Lucifer Falls

Lucifer Falls

Watkins Glen

The park has 20 major waterfalls

Our tour leader will be Shiv Verma.


Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC is a published author, photographer, educator andtechnologist. 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 International (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.

Cost of workshop is per person based on double occupancy.

Single Supplement: $375.00 per person

Non photographer sharing room with photographer: $395.00

What’s included:

Room and Breakfast at the Country Inn and Suites

Workshops on days two and day three.

What isn’t included:

Meals other than breakfast aren’t included.

Items of a personal nature.

We hope you’re able to join us!


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