Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lake Placid Institute - 24 Hrs. Photo Contest

The Lake Placid Institute for Arts and Humanities invites all high school students in the Adirondack region to participate in a visual interpretation of their surroundings in the Institute’s new program: “24 Hours – A Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks”. This year's judge will be API Staff Instructor John DiGiacomo.

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

Winter Extravaganza!

From API instructor Mark Bowie:

"What a winter! And what a workshop! The participants in API’s 5th annual Winter Photography Workshop got an eyeful of winter in the North Country. On opening night, the stars sizzled in a clear sky. We were greeted next morning with near-zero temperatures. As the sun rose, it cast blue shadows on the snow-bound Brown’s Tract Inlet as it entered Raquette Lake. The surrounding tamaracks glistened with frost. A blizzard followed the next day, accumulating over 8” of snow. We photographed at night under unrelenting snow showers. The following morning though, the snow coated the evergreens, accenting the rhythmic patterns of the boughs. Thanks to all the students and the incredible hospitality of the Woods Inn for helping make this a memorable event!"

Mark led a game, fun-loving group, discussing tips, techniques, and field strategies specific to photographing an Adirondack winter. We look forward to seeing you again when the snows eventually melt and the lakes turn liquid!