• 101 - Photography Basics: Composition ($30 per student)
    Come join us for this Photography Basics class and learn some of the tips, tricks, and tools to get great photos with the camera you already own! Class focus: Composition Phil will lead a discussion full of great tips and example photos to help you better understand how to "see" like a photographer. Following, there will be a short 15 minute practice session. Hope to see you there! Payment: $30 per student, cash or credit card Location: Cinch Art Space in the historic Cortland Corset Building 75 E Court St Cortland, NY 13045 Just a few easy minutes from Exit 11 on I-81!

    Cinch Art Space

    75 E Court St · Cortland, ny

    $30.00
  • Workshop: Montezuma NWR Fall Migration
    During this 2 hour tour, Phil will drive you through the Wildlife Refuge, pointing out possible subjects and shots. Phil will also show you the resources at the visitor's center and why it's important to use them. This will be a safari-style tour with very little walking as we shoot from the comfort of a vehicle. :-) Park info: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Montezuma/ Possible animals include: Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, Bald Eagles, Muskrats, Carp, Ducks, Geese, Swans, Cranes, White Tailed Deer, and more! Parking: The park has dedicated, free parking. Suggested Items to Bring: - DSLR (recommended, but not required) - Wide-angle lens (for sweeping views) - Telephoto lens (for getting the details) - Tripod (for long reach photos) - Beanbag (for resting on the car door. Make your own with a bag of rice and an old sock!) What to Expect: Each student is free to photograph whatever subject matter they'd like, being respectful of the park. Phil will provide some basic tips to the group and hands on instruction to each student as requested. Payment: The fee is $55 per student, paid by credit card when you RSVP. This class is limited to 3 students. Additional Information/Changes: Any new information will be emailed to those who have RSVP'd, if necessary. Hope to see you there! -PHIL

    Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

    3395 U.S. Route 20 East · Seneca Falls, NY

    $55.00
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  • Waterfall Photography [Workshop]
    During this 2 hour workshop, we will visit and photograph one of the most well-known waterfalls around Syracuse: Chittenango Falls. We will also spend time upstream with different compositions at the various ledges and stream scenes! CAUTION: Some trails require a small bit of strenuous hiking/walking - please judge your own health and abilities and wear footwear with good support and traction. Meet at park by 10:00am: Chittenango Falls State Park 2300 Rathbun Rd Cazenovia, NY 13035 Parking: The park has dedicated parking, fees vary and are the responsibility of each student. Suggested Items to Bring: • DSLR (recommended, but not required) • Wide-angle lens (for sweeping views) • Telephoto lens (for getting the details) • Tripod (for long exposure photos - highly recommended!) • Neutral Density Filters (for even longer exposures - highly recommended!) • Hiking boots/shoes • Hiking poles What to Expect: Each student is free to photograph whatever subject matter they'd like, being respectful of the park. Phil will provide some basic tips to the group and hands on instruction to each student as requested. Payment: The fee is $55 per student, paid by credit card when you RSVP. Each student will also receive a small free gift! Additional Information/Changes: Any new information will be emailed to those who have RSVP'd, if necessary. Hope to see you there! -PHIL

    Chittenango Falls State Park

    2300 Rathbun Road · Cazenovia, NY

    $55.00
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  • Composition in the Park [Workshop]
    During this 2 hour workshop, we will both learn and practice tips for getting exciting and unique compositions. The Franklin Square Park and surrounding area will provide endless opportunities to practice our shots! Parking: There is street parking in the area - please check signs for payment conditions. Suggested Items to Bring: • DSLR (recommended, but not required) • Prime medium telephoto (for super crisp detail) • Telephoto lens (for getting the details) • Tripod (for extra stability) What to Expect: Each student is free to photograph whatever subject matter they'd like, being respectful of the park and other park-goers. Phil will teach tips and tricks throughout the class. Fees and Payment: The class fee is $55 per student, paid by credit card when you RSVP. Additional Information/Changes: All new information will be emailed to those who have RSVP'd, if necessary. Hope to see you there! -PHIL

    Franklin Square Park

    100 Solar St · Syracuse, NY

    $55.00
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  • Fun Shoot: Fat Bike Race in Winona Forest
    In case you didn't brave the storm for the last Fat Bike Race, here is another chance! Join us in Winona State Forest as we cheer on and photograph two of my former students (Helene & Andy) while they compete in an exciting Fat Bike Race. This is a Fun Shoot event, with no formal instruction. All are welcome to attend and try their hand at some sports photography. Some additional information is here: https://www.bikereg.com/winona-forest-iditafat-bike-race ** Please note section on Parking & Directions Hope you can join in the fun! -PHIL (Phil cannot attend, but all are welcome)

    Winona State Forest

    Harwood Drive · Lacona, NY

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  • Teaching Tour: Light Painting *NEW*
    Come explore the weird, wild, and exciting world of photography light painting! Join Phil in the park for this 2 hour class after dark and learn how to paint with light. Phil will provide a number of different props and light sources to play with. Fee: The Teaching Tour fee is $55, paid by credit card when you RSVP Parking is free on surrounding streets. What to expect: Students are free to photograph any subjects they like, being respectful of the park grounds and all posted notices. Phil will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance as needed. What to bring: -Weather appropriate clothing -Camera and all lenses -Tripod (required) I hope to see you there! -PHIL Light Painting Photo by student Rod Best:

    Franklin Square Park

    100 Solar St · Syracuse, NY

    $55.00
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  • Student Photography Show & Sale
    **You only need to RSVP if you plan on showing/selling your photos!** All are welcome to come and see the show, paying only the $4 park entrance fee. Share your photography with the world! (Or at least everyone who visits Beaver Lake Nature Center.) :-) This event is the 3rd annual Student Photography Show & Sale, featuring your work! Here is everything you need to know: Date: Saturday, Oct 15th Time: 10am - 5pm Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center Banquet Room Address: Beaver Lake Nature Center 8477 E Mud Lake Rd Baldwinsville, NY 13027 What can I show? Any of your own photography in any format. You are welcome to mat and frame for presentation, or display an album of your photos or create a large collage - really, it's up to you! What can I sell? Any of your own photography in any format. Please refer to this link for New York State info. FYI only: http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/tg_bulletins/st/do_i_need_to_register_for_sales_tax.htm Do I have to sell my photos? No. You can just show your work if you chose. Perfectly acceptable! What facilities are being provided? We have reserved the largest room at Beaver Lake Nature Center. There are also banquet tables that we will use for our displays. There is a limited snack bar on site, but it is recommended that you bring your lunch. Do I need to stay at Beaver Lake for the entire show? Yes. Due to the size of our show, it is impossible for Phil to keep an eye on everything. Are there fees/commissions? Yes. Please see restrictions below. Phil charges a small $25 admin feel. Beaver Lake will keep 25% of all sales for the use of the space and for their advertising efforts. Will this be advertised? Yes! Beaver Lake will be doing a press release, and posting to their website and Facebook pages. Phil will also be promoting by posting on local event websites and Twitter. Are there any restrictions? Yes. This show is reserved for students who have previously attended at least 4 of Phil's classes or workshops. You can waive this restriction by paying an extra $40. There is a space limit of 15 students. Is there a parking cost? Yes. $4.00 for the Beaver Lake Park entrance fee. We will also be setting up a dedicated Photos from Beaver Lake table to feature shots from within the park. All are welcome to display/sell on this shared feature table. Hope to see you there! -PHIL

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    Beaver Lake Nature Center

    8477 East Mud Lake Road · Baldwinsville, NY

    $25.00
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  • Teaching Tour: Fall Colors on the Erie Canal
    ** Please note 3pm time - this will give us better light and reflections. Fall is arriving! One of the favorite seasons for photographers around the world. You are invited to join Phil for this Teaching Tour along the Erie Canal. We will work on composition, reflections, leading lines, and fall landscapes. Fee: The Teaching Tour fee is $55, paid by credit card when you RSVP Parking is free. What to expect: Students are free to photograph any subjects they like, being respectful of the park grounds and all posted notices. Phil will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance as needed. What to bring: -Weather appropriate clothing (this is a rain or shine class) -Camera and all lenses -Tripod or monopod -Comfortable Shoes (we will walk a total of about 1 - 1.5 miles) -Ziplock bags or rain covers for your gear, in case of rain Directions: From I-481, take the Kirkville Road exit and head East. Travel until you reach the stop sign and turn Right onto Kirkville Rd North. Cross over the train tracks and arrive at the park on your Left less than 1 mile down the road. I hope to see you there! -PHIL

    Old Erie Canal State Park

    6189 Kirkville Rd North (approximate) · Kirkville, NY

    $55.00
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  • Composition in the Park **NEW**
    During this special 2 hour hybrid class, we will both learn and practice tips for getting exciting and unique compositions. The Franklin Square Park and surrounding blocks will provide endless opportunities to practice our shots! Parking: There is street parking in the area - please check signs for payment conditions. Suggested Items to Bring: • DSLR (recommended, but not required) • Prime medium telephoto (for super crisp detail) • Telephoto lens (for getting the details) • Tripod (for extra stability) What to Expect: Each student is free to photograph whatever subject matter they'd like, being respectful of the park and other park-goers. Phil will teach tips and tricks throughout the class. Fees and Payment: The class fee is $55 per student, paid by credit card when you RSVP. Additional Information/Changes: All new information will be emailed to those who have RSVP'd, if necessary. Hope to see you there! -PHIL

    Franklin Square Park

    100 Solar St · Syracuse, NY

    $55.00
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  • Teaching Tour: Jamesville Balloonfest
    During this 2 hour shoot, we will work on capturing the majesty and colors of hot air ballooning at the annual Jamesville Balloonfest. More info here: http://www.syracuseballoonfest.com/ This event is highly weather dependent - please watch your email for last minute changes or cancellations! Parking: Admission is free, but parking will be $10 per car. Carpooling is encouraged! Suggested Items to Bring: • DSLR (recommended, but not required) • Wide-angle lens (for sweeping views) • Telephoto lens (for getting the details) • Tripod for extra stability What to Expect: Each student is free to photograph whatever subject matter they'd like, being respectful of the park and other viewers. Phil will provide some basic tips to the group and hands on instruction to each student as requested. Payment: The fee is $55 per student, paid by credit card when you RSVP. Additional Information/Changes: Any new information will be emailed to those who have RSVP'd, if necessary. Hope to see you there! -PHIL

    Jamesville Beach County Park

    Jamesville, NY 13078 · Jamesville, NY

    $55.00
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