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Fall Colors Photo Workshop
October 8 @ 7:00 pm - October 10 @ 7:00 pm EDT$200
Join professional photographers Nathan Bett and Chris Guibert and naturalist/photographer Tom Oliver for a weekend of photo exploration around the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. This is a two day/two night workshop. At night, we will discuss techniques for capturing fall colors and review elements of photo composition. During the daytime, we will travel to some of the most scenic locations for fall colors on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Activity Level: Moderate. Most locations will be accessible by short hikes. However, a couple locations involve hikes of up to 3 miles, round trip.
Friday, October 8th
- 7:00 pm — Introductions at Keweenaw Mountain Lodge and classroom session on photo composition and autumn color photography techniques. [Nate Bett and Chris Guibert]
Saturday, October 9th
- 8:30-11:30am — Bare Bluff hike and photoshoot
- 12:00 -2:00pm — Lunch (Bear Belly Pit Stop), eat lunch/photoshoot at Haven Falls and Wyoming Road
- 2:30-4:00pm — Delaware Mine Ruins photoshoot (additional $12 access fee)
- 4:00pm — Begin return to Keweenaw Mountain Lodge via Delaware Cut-Off Road and the Lake Superior coastline (or Brockway Mountain Drive)
- 5:30pm — Arrive back at Lodge.
- 5:30-7:00pm — Dinner
- 7:00pm — Classroom Session on Wildlife/Bird Photography [Tom Oliver]
Sunday, October 10th
- 7:45am Hunter’s Point Sunrise photoshoot
- 9:15 am Cedar Bridge photoshoot (Mandan Road)
- 11:30 am Return to Lodge – guest checkout
Please note the following:
- Specific destinations and plans identified in the itinerary could change due to weather, access limitations, or where peak fall colors are available.
- No meals are included in the workshop price. Attendees are welcome to seek other options than those indicated in the itinerary.
- Any entrance fees required to access photo shoot locations are not included in the workshop price
- Transportation to photoshoot locations is not provided by Keweenaw Mountain lodge, nor the workshop photographers.
Recommended Camera Gear
- Digital SLR/Mirrorless camera body
- Interchangeable lenses that range from 16mm -200mm
- Extra Camera battery – chargers
- Note: Point and shoot cameras and phone cameras are totally acceptable
- Rain gear
- Sturdy footwear for hiking
- Warm weather gear
- Water and Snacks
- Phone with a navigation app installed
Nathan Bett is a photographer and educator in Hancock Michigan. Although originally from Marquette, Michigan, Nathan recently relocated to Hancock from New York City, where he taught at the City University Of New York, and represented a major camera manufacturer as a technical specialist in photography. He now spends his time indulging in the over abundance of natural beauty in his native UP and spending excesses of time outdoors with his family. Nathan maintains a passion for photography and the outdoors that he delights in sharing with students. His work can be viewed at nathanbett.com and @natebett and @artmonstermedia on Instagram.
Chris Guibert has been a professional photographer for almost 20 years. He received a degree in Professional Photography from Colorado Mountain College in 2002. After school he worked as the production manager at Digital Arts Aspen and then started a freelance photography business in Sandpoint, Idaho. As a commercial photographer he took various jobs for restaurants, wineries, breweries, architects, ski areas, travel bureaus and both local and national publications. His work has won multiple awards. In the Keweenaw his work focuses on outdoor lifestyle imagery. His work can be seen at chrisguibert.com and chrisguibert_photography on Instragram.
Thomas Oliver is a wildlife biologist, science educator, and photographer who has been fascinated by nature, wildlife, and the outdoors his entire life. Tom’s primary areas of focus with his photography are in the genre’s of conservation, outdoor, and travel photography. An Upper Peninsula native, Tom began taking pictures during his career as a wildlife biologist, as a way to learn more about the animals with which he was working. When his career shifted to science education, and granted him the opportunity to travel internationally, Tom found that he could apply his skills in photography and ecology during his travels to tell stories about conservation. The biography on his website states “I don’t try to only get simple portraits of individual animals but also dynamic scenes that tell a story – how species (including humans) interact among themselves, with other species, and with the environment. I want to provide an honest depiction of life – with the struggles, the successes, the lives and (sometimes) the deaths. To tell the real life stories of individuals while never losing sight of the fact that they are (and we are) part of something much, much bigger.” His work has been featured in two solo exhibits, outdoorphotographer.com’s “Photo of the Day” and Lake Superior Magazine’s 23rd Annual Photo Contest. Tom’s work can be viewed on his website teoliver.com and his Instagram accounts: @theupwell and @tom.gsgc.