Leica Photo Adventure: New Hampshire Fall Foliage and Maine Coast | Oct 11-18, 2023
$5,895 ($1,995 Deposit)
Workshop at a Glance
Join Leica Store Miami for an unforgettable seven night fall photo adventure in New England. Starting in the White Mountains, we’ll photograph rushing rivers, pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, grand landscapes and more amidst the beauty of the New Hampshire’s Fall colors. Then, for the second half of the trip, we'll venture along Maine’s scenic mid coast to seek out quintessential lighthouses, working harbors, fishing villages, rocky coastlines and more. This photo adventure will be a great opportunity to capture a wide variety of gallery quality images, while we take you from one incredible shooting location to the next. Leica experts David Farkas and Colin McKinley from Leica Store Miami will be your guides. They'll share their tips and recommendations for everything from capture to post processing.
While other cameras are certainly allowed on this trip, the focus is on Leica camera systems and learning how to use them to their full potential. Current owners as well as those wanting to try Leica gear out for a week of real shooting are encouraged to attend.
Why this trip is different
At Leica Store Miami, we feel that real world shooting is the best way to discover the capabilities of your camera, grow as a photographer and enjoy the Leica experience. Our Leica-focused photo workshops offer you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to master your camera, try out the latest Leica gear and spend time with other Leica enthusiasts from all over the US and the world.
This is not a workshop where you spend most of your daylight shooting hours sitting in a classroom. Why travel to some of the most beautiful and picturesque locations just to be stuck indoors? Instead, we will focus on making the most of each and every day to capture as many great photo opportunities as we can.
To balance out all this shooting and help you get the most out of your images, we will spend one afternoon showing you the secrets of processing Leica DNG files in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Each participant will also receive one-on-one Lightroom instruction with his or her own images to see how much of a difference good post-processing technique can make in your photography.
What to Expect
This is primarily a photography trip. We will be shooting some days from before sunrise until after sunset. We will be covering a fair amount of ground each day by minivan, with many stops along the way to get out, explore and shoot. At each destination, there will be plenty of time to set up your tripod, compose your shots and get in some quality photography. The goal isn’t to rush off to the next stop, but rather take full advantage of each photo opportunity as it presents itself. In this regard, the schedule will be somewhat flexible.
All of the photo locations that we have scouted will require no more than 1/3 of a mile of easy hiking to get to. Most are right off the side of the road. The idea is that we’d rather spend more time shooting and less time getting to where we want to go.
Wednesday, October 11 - Wednesday, October 18, 2023
$5,895- Double occupancy lodging (Single room available for $700)
Limited to 8 attendees
Included in the cost of the trip:
- Double occupancy lodging (Single room available for $700)
- All meals except snacks and alcohol
- Ground transportation in comfortable passenger van
- In-the-field photography instruction
- 1-on-1 Adobe Lightroom and critique sessions
- Loaner Leica equipment (*limited availability)
To sign up for the photo adventure, just pay the deposit, and single room supplement if you so choose, here on our website, email us (email@example.com) or call 305-921-4433. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you in Portland, Maine!
Wednesday, Oct 11 – Arrival Day
After checking into the Residence Inn Portland, Maine, we will meet at 6:00pm for a meet and greet in the hotel lobby and then enjoy a welcome dinner. We’ll spend the evening getting to know each other, and take a closer look at the itinerary and adventure to come. We’ll spend the night in Portland and rest well for our sunrise shoot.
Thursday, Oct 12 – Sunrise in Portland, Drive to North Conway
We’ll depart the hotel early this morning to photograph the iconic Portland Head Light, which is just a short drive from our hotel. We’ll spend the morning taking photos at the lighthouse and then return to the hotel to eat breakfast and check out. After loading up the vans, we'll head into the mountains of North Conway, New Hampshire for the next leg of our trip. Once we settle into the Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway, we will spend the evening exploring a variety of locations that showcase the beauty of fall in New England.
Friday, Oct 13 - Sunday Oct 15 - New Hampshire Fall Colors
For the next three days, the Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway will serve as our home base, as it's less than 20 minutes from myriad photo opportunities and unique restaurants. We will explore the area around North Conway, photographing winding creeks, pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, stunning landscapes and more amidst the beauty of New Hamphire’s fall foliage.
Monday, Oct 16 - Tuesday, Oct 17 – Maine Coast
After a sunrise photo shoot near our hotel, we will check out and return to the coast of Maine. We’ll check back into our Portland hotel and then spend two days exploring quintessential lighthouses, working harbors, fishing villages, rocky coastlines and more.
Wednesday, Oct 18 – Departure Day
On the final day of our trip, we will wake in Portland, have breakfast and say our goodbyes. After a week of adventure, you’ll return home with a variety of gallery-quality images to add to your portfolio, and a deeper understanding of your camera gear.
A $1995 deposit, along with the single supplement room fee if you choose it, is due at the time of registration. The balance will be due on August 11, 2023.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Enrollment is limited to 8 participants, and once you sign up, we are counting on your attendance. If you need to withdraw from this workshop, please notify us in writing (email is acceptable) as soon as possible. This is our refund policy:
If you cancel and we find someone to fill your seat, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $250 service charge. If you cancel and we cannot find someone to fill your seat, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule:
At least 60 days before the start of the workshop: Full refund minus $250 service fee.
Between 59 and 45 days before the start of the workshop: 75% refund
Between 44 and 30 days before the start of the workshop: 50% refund
Less than 30 days from the start of the workshop: No refund
Course Cancellation and Other Terms
Leica Store Miami reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.
In the event that this workshop must be canceled due to inadequate enrollment, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full or may be transferred to another workshop within 24 months.
In the unlikely event of illness, accident or injury to one of the instructors, Leica Store Miami reserves the right to replace that instructor with a comparable instructor.
Travel Insurance (STRONGLY recommended)
Leica Store Miami is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or personal emergencies so we highly recommend purchasing travel Insurance. Companies like Travelex and Allianz Global Assistance are reputable but you can choose any vendor you like. Just make sure that they have an A+ rating from the BBB. Leica Store Miami is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.
Camera Gear Insurance (STRONGLY recommended)
We advise all of our workshop attendees to insure their camera gear against damage, theft, loss, etc. If your gear is not already insured, check with your home owner's insurance to see if they offer coverage. There are several photo specific insurance policies out there as well.
Single Room Policy
If you sign-up for double occupancy room sharing and there are no other attendees to pair you with, you will be responsible for paying the single room supplement.
If for any reason you wish to transfer your deposit or workshop fee, please notify us by email. You must register and complete a new workshop within 24 months of the withdrawal. We reserve the right to accept or deny any transfer.
There are no exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.