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Landscape Photography Group Workshop
NO JUDGMENT ZONE! All ages, abilities, and skill levels are welcome! Even beginners! Rain, snow, or shine -- we will plan the workshop accordingly. We promise you'll have fun even if it's raining or snowing! On this group workshop you will: • Experience the natural beauty of Vermont on back-road photography workshop and tour with a seasoned Vermont photographer and world-renowned Photography Instructor. • Revieve one-on-one instruction from Steve Mermelstein (, learning many tips and tricks to help you improve your photography skills. • Learn how take make portfolio worthy pictures every time you go out! • Learn more about your lenses, your camera, when [and when not to] use specific functions, how to adjust the settings for different light conditions and different subjects. • Receive many opportunities to make memorable and breathtaking photographs of Vermont. • Portfolio consultation (if desired) • Be driven in style and comfort in one of our luxury SUVs to Vermont's best shoot locations for the light and weather conditions of the day. No climbing or hiking required! Depending on the weather conditions, we'll stop to shoot: waterfalls, covered bridges, barns, and churches, farms, farmers, antique trucks, cars, tractors, cows, sheep, sheepdogs, views of Mt. Mansfield, Camel's Hump, and other mountain ranges. We might see black bear, moose, white tailed deer, red fox, porcupine, hawks, woodpeckers, owls, and more! This group workshop is limited to just 4 photographers to ensure each participant has one-on-one time with Steve Mermelstein. (Private Workshops are also available. ) DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED IF THERE ARE FEW (or zero) RSVPs SHOWN ON THIS PAGE. All our meetups are advertised to several different clubs and web sites. More people have likely signed up for this workshop using those other methods. Those other methods are completely independent of this page/group and are more active. We will automatically close the meetup to new sign ups once it’s actually full. In the rare and unlikely event we don’t fill up, the workshop will still go on as long as there is at least one paid signup. Workshop departs from Generator, 40 Sears Ln, Burlington, VT 05401. Free parking at Champlain College Miller Center or along Sears Lane. Requirements: • An interest in photography. All skill levels from beginners to long time photographers welcome. • A working camera; any make/model with RAW capability, Aperture Priority (A or Av), Shutter Priority (S or Tv) and Manual (M) modes. Unsure? Need a recommendation? Ask in the comments below. We're happy to help. (Most cameras upwards of $500 and even many camera phones have these capabilities with a camera app downloaded from the app store.) • Charged batteries for above. • Blank memory cards for above (or free space if using your phone.) • Tripod recommended but not required. • Closed toe shoes, sneakers, or boots and appropriate dress for the forecast ( Cost: $249.99 per person. IMPORTANT: To register and secure your space at this workshop you must sign up at:

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What we're about

We love Photography and Vermont! All ages, abilities, and skill levels welcome, even beginners!

Participants only need an interest in photography and a desire to improve their skills or help others.

Join similarly creative and passionate individuals who love Vermont and seek opportunities to show off this beautiful state. Our members range from novices to professional photographers, each bringing different perspectives, experience, and knowledge.

Together, we gain photography experience, enjoy Vermont's uniqueness, and best of all, make new friends!

We offer beginner and advanced meetups at least once a month to expand member knowledge, talk and share stories, photograph unique locations, catch dramatic sunsets or sunrises, mountain views, architecture, or events in cities and towns close to Burlington and throughout Northern and Central Vermont.

During and after each event, you're welcome to (optionally) post your photos to social media and photo sharing sites.

Some events wrap up over food or drink at a local restaurant, with discussions recounting the day, sharing photos, (optional) constructive critique, and exchanging photography tips and knowledge.

Membership is FREE and the majority of our events will be FREE to our members and their guests.

All members can also receive discounts from our sponsors (, who also occasionally supply FREE giveaways at some of our events. We might occasionally offer some optional workshops and classes which are fee-based due to their higher costs or complexity but we strive to keep their cost low and affordable. Since charges us to host our group, we occasionally might do a fundraiser or ask for donations ( to offset the cost. We greatly appreciate and thank you for any support you may offer.

We encourage anyone with an interest in photography to join and will welcome you regardless of your skill level or equipment.

Since, everyone starts with an inexpensive camera, or one that was already at their disposal, any type of camera is welcomed with open arms and without judgement...even camera-phones and pocket-cams!

Our group's organizer and leader:

The group is lead by Vermont Photo Tours ( founder and Instructor, Steve Mermelstein ( and is a marriage of Steve’s passion for photography with his love for Vermont. Steve’s award-winning photography has appeared in magazines, newspapers, calendars, ads, and web sites. In 2013 and 2014, Samsung USA named Steve one of the Top 50 US Photographers and contracted him as a Samsung Imagelogger.

About RSVPs:

When you RSVP "Yes" to an event please follow through with your commitment to attend. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP to "No" at least 48 hours prior to the event. "No Shows" hurt the trustworthiness of the group and can disrupt our plans. If it's a limited attendance event, it could also prevent other Members that can attend from RSVPing "Yes" or not correctly move members on the waitlist to attending! We understand if emergencies and last minute situations happen, but please be diligent of your RSVP status. Thank you!

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