Friday, November 25, 2011
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the work of all of us in one great venue!
For more information visit the View website.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
For details visit the contest page.
Once again we are proud to provide the grand prize of the full registration cost of an API workshop to the contest winner. Good luck!
Friday, November 18, 2011
This year's workshop will take place February 9-12 at the Northwoods Inn. Click here for details.
Sign up now and take advantage of our new, more aggressive discount plans...
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Finger Lakes region will be a regular stop for API in the future. We're even thinking about an event that combines the photo opportunities of the region's waterfalls, with its history as a wine-making region.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Rivaling last year’s inaugural photographic Retreat, our signature event, didn’t seem plausible. It was incredibly successful on so many levels. But gathering experienced shooters together for six days of immersion in our craft resulted in creative image-making, great camaraderie and lots of laughs. API director John Radigan and staff instructor Mark Bowie guided participants to a variety of shooting locations in the central lake country and led them in a series of assignments, culminating in a presentation of each student’s theme for the week. It resulted in special images and thought-provoking discussion on what makes this place so special.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
For more information visit the PSA website by clicking here.
Best of luck, Joe!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Recently, we were very excited because Nancy had agreed to take part in our fledgling retreat program in 2012. This program evolved out of an ongoing conversation with Nancy over several years. Last year's inaugural offering was a dream come true. This program was made to order for Nancy. We are deeply saddened that she will never take part in it.
We were informed this morning that our friend and mentor Nancy Rotenberg has left this world. To say that she will be missed is like saying that we'd miss the sun if it didn't come out tomorrow.
Thank you Nancy, for giving us a past and a future. We will never forget.
Namasté, old friend...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
|photo by Van Ruttley|
|photo by Vepra Vranici|
|photo by Omar Lee|
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The inaugural Adirondack Canoe Photo Tour immersed participants in some of the most incredible and diverse Adirondack beauty. API instructor Mark Bowie and Adirondack guide Griz Caudle led the group to several interconnected waters in the most saturated area of the Adirondack Park — the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest and St Regis Canoe Wilderness. We photographed mists rising from Floodwood Pond, gardens of white water lilies on Fish Creek, pitcher plants and sundew on floating mats of boreal bog, and a dramatic sunrise over Follensby Clear Pond. We photographed a loon dancing on the water, a days-old loon chick riding the waves alongside her mother, fluff-ball mallard ducklings scrambling over a log, and other ducks jumping off a high rock into the water. A beaver surprised one of us near his lodge. An osprey wheeled overhead. This area produces magical moments every day, which makes for creative images and an authentic Adirondack experience. Its intrigue captivated our paddlers.
We plan to return to this area next year, visiting more special waters and scenic hot spots. If you’d like to experience the backwoods beauty of the Adirondacks by boat, side-by-side with a noted photographer and famed guide, consider joining us.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
|photo by John DiGiacomo|
Guest instructor Don McGowan, assisted by API staff member John DiGiacomo, led an excellent group of photographers on API’s first early-summer, week-long workshop in the Park’s High Peaks region. Based out of the Historic Northwoods Inn in Lake Placid, this energetic group were treated to a plethora of photographic opportunities including mountain vistas, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, ponds, bogs (complete with beavers and Great Blue Herons), early summer wild flowers, water lilies, ferns, farmland and much more. Many of the participants commented on how the number and variety of photographic opportunities far exceeded their expectations for this time of year.
Don and John share the API staff philosophy of not photographing while teaching, affording participants more one-on-one instruction, focusing on their individual needs and goals. Group and individual field instruction included the creative use of wide angle, macro and tilt-shift lenses, and also the steps necessary to create successful panoramic and HDR images. The group also spent several hours, spread out over the week, participating in interactive critique sessions that were well received.
Most importantly the group frequented many of John’s favorite coffee houses including Wake Up Call in Keene and Bean-To-Coffee in Saranac Lake. Communal dinners were had at a different restaurant each evening allowing participants time to better get to know one another.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Woods Inn went out of their way to accommodate our varied meal times and the food was incredible as usual. A wonderful time was had by all.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This is the first program being produced as part of our partnership with the museum. Don't forget, if you are a member of the museum you are eligible for a discount on API programs!
For more details on Eric's program click here.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Led by night shooting expert and author Mark Bowie, this event will consist of an afternoon of instruction to help you grasp the concepts of shooting in low-light, followed by a hands-on evening shoot where Mark will demonstrate the techniques and help you get the most out of your experience. The indoor sessions will be graciously hosted by AutumnColor at their facility in Worcester, MA.
For more info, see the program description on our website.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
We are offering a special 15% discount for our June events Moving Beyond Your Creative Comfort Zone with Don McGowan and Adirondack Songbirds with Eric Dresser.
Hurry, this special offer ends May 12!
See details of the discount by clicking here.
Friday, March 18, 2011
API is once again sponsoring the Exceptional Nature Image award, with a $250 donation.
For more information visit the exhibit page by clicking here, or contact Cornelia Tobey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Autumn Up-Close and Personal will take place October 2-5 in Inlet, at the anticipated height of color season. Led by instructors John DiGiacomo and John Radigan, this promises to be a fun exploration of the Adirondacks in small pieces.
Don't miss out on this alternative take on Adirondack nature photography!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Our Club & Private Programs offering will provide your group with great API leaders, with the planning and people skills to make your program special and fun. Don't hesitate to contact us with your group's ideas. We're happy to help!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Karl Fisher won First Place Color for his image "Storm Approaches Seventh Lake", Tim Wilson won Second Place Color for his image "Early evening, Indian Lake", Jim Mutschler won Third Place Color for his image "Boathouse, Lake Abanakee" and Russ Hartung won First Place Macro, Third Place Macro and Honorable Mention for his images "Clematis buds, Lake Placid", "Web Site, Long Pond, St. Regis Canoe Area", and "Solitude, Heart Lake", respectively. Way to go guys!
To see the winning images, visit the Adirondack Life photo test page here.
Once again, the Grand Prize winner took home a coupon redeemable for the tuition cost of an API workshop. This year's top winner was Lynne Newhouse for her image "Underwater Experiment: Alien Lily Pads, Big Moose Lake". Congratulations Lynne! We're looking forward to meeting you this fall.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
For details vist our website by clicking here.
This program is made possible, in part, by lead grants from The Lake Placid Education Foundation and Emily & Eugene Grant Family Foundation with additional funding provided by Stewarts Shops, Inc. and 511 Gallery, Main St., Lake Placid.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In the meantime, we are pleased to extend our 5% Adirondack Partner Discount to museum members interested in our events. Just mention that you are a museum member when registering.