Thursday, February 4, 2010

BRRRR! - Winter Fun with Mark Bowie

Photo by Greg Craybas

With temperatures plunging to -16 degrees one night, followed by -20 degrees the following morning (an API workshop record!), the endurance of both photographic equipment and participants at the Adirondack Winter Workshop, led by Mark Bowie, were tested to the limit.

The participants proved a hearty lot and came away with some nice images despite the trying conditions. And as usual, the warmth, hospitality, and great food provided by the Woods Inn were excellent. It’s a fabulous place from which to run a workshop; nice accommodations with access to numerous scenic field locations.

Mark challenged participants with indoor sessions on strategies and techniques specific to photographing the Adirondack winter, including creating panoramas and high dynamic range imagery, resulting in a free-flowing exchange of creative ideas. Re-connecting with old friends, meeting new ones, and feeding off one another’s artistic abilities highlights API workshops. And from this one we came away with a common bond about which we’ll embellish for years: how we persevered through extreme Adirondack weather!