May 27 – 29, 2016

  • Join us when we return to Martha’s Vineyard for a wonderful 3 full and 2 half days of a photography. This meetup/workshop will be led by Shiv Verma, accomplished photographer and presenter.

    Adventures in Photography (AIP) has reserved all of the Ashely Inn’s 10 rooms from May 27th until May 31st. We can accommodate 20 people based on double occupancy. The Ashley Inn is an upscale B&B and breakfast in included.

    Participants will gather in Woods Hole (mainland departure point) and board the MV ferry for the trip over to the island. AIP will assist you, as necessary, in making any necessary ferry reservations.

    We’ll try to limit the number of cars that we’ll take over to the island by car pooling.

    We will plan on meeting at the Ashely Inn by 3:00 p.m. which will give us enough time to check in and then head out for a sunset photo shoot.


    We are adding night photography sessions to this workshop. The sessions will include not only photographing the night skies, milky way and star trails but also techniques for creating star stacks, star trails and time lapse. capture.


    • Camera settings – shutter speed, aperture, BULB, ISO, white balance for optimum nighttime exposures.

    • Using the histogram in RGB mode.

    • Taking High ISO test shots for calculation and composition

    • Combining ambient light for exceptional astro landscapes

    • Shooting base exposures and multiple exposures

    • Shooting and creating time-lapse sequences and videos

    • Light painting

    Our tour leader, 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 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.?

    Our plans for this extended weekend Meetup are as follows:

    DAY ONE:
    Check in and drive to Aquinaah
    Photograph Gay Head Beach and Lighthouse
    Dinner and welcome and orientation.

    DAY TWO:
    Sunrise at Edgartown Light
    Morning lecture – Essence of Exposure and Landscape Photography
    Early afternoon Image Review and Lecture – Making Perfect Panoramas
    Afternoon-sunset photography at West Tisbury – Lucy Vincent Beach

    Sunrise photography Vineyard Haven Harbor and Boat Yard
    Image review – Lecture – Maximizing HDR
    Afternoon-sunset photography at Menemsha
    Image review and critique

    Sunrise photography at Lagoon Pond
    Program evaluation and feedback session
    Check out
    Photograph Victorian gingerbread cottages

    Some miscellaneous images taken on previous trips to MV

    Price:  $895 / person

    The cost of a single supplement is $450.00

    The cost for a non-photographer occupying a room with a workshop participant is $650.00

    At time of final payment all attendees will be required to sign a standard release form.

    What’s included:

    Room and breakfast at the Ashley Inn (double occupancy).

    Workshops on days two and day three.

    What isn’t included:

    Meals, other than breakfast aren’t included

    Round trip cost of ferry from mainland to island

    Any other expenses not specifically included in “What’s included”.

    For further details, email Martin Joffe at

    Expedition Reservation