Ricketts Glen State Park is truly one of Pennsylvania's scenic gems. This small state park has numerous flowing waterfalls (22 named falls to be exact) with the 94-foot Ganoga Falls being the highest. The endless creek cascades and lush spring leaves make it a nature photographers dream at this time of year! The old growth forest, waterfalls, and flowing creek provides many photographic subjects to explore and find unique compositions for compelling images. During this workshop we will start early in the morning and hike the Falls Trail which follows alongside the stream. The trail is approximately 3.5 miles with elevation declines and gain.
We will be hosting one day workshops on both Saturday May 5 and Sunday May 6. While it won't take the full day to hike the trail, this will give us ample time to work scenes and provide in the field instruction and tips. Participants should be in good physical health as there is elevation gain to hike out of the glen. Also the trail can be slippery so it is important to be mindful and cautious of where you walk. Expect to get wet (if you want to) as the best images are often made by getting in the stream itself and up close to the cascading water. Participants who sign up for both days typically want more instruction or more time to enjoy and photograph the park. Note: we will be hiking the same trail on both days.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP DATES: May 5 and May 6, 2018
INSTRUCTORS: Chris Byrne
LOCATIONS: Ricketts Glen State Park. 695 State Route 487, Benton, PA 17814
COST: $250 per person one day. $400 per person both days
GROUP SIZE: Limited to 6 participants
RECOMMENDED CAMERA GEAR, CLOTHING, ETC
- Lightweight, quickdry pants.
- Closed toe shoes that can get wet (I love these SEAC Neoprene Boots to keep the dirt out),
- Rain coat
- Umbrella (as a splash guard for the camera, not for the photographer!)
- DSLR & Lenses ranging from wide angle (14mm) to telephoto (300mm).
- Camera manual
- Memory cards
- Cable Release Trigger
- Filters (Circular Polarizing Filter, Graduated ND Filters and Solid ND filters for long exposures)
- Lens cloths, rocket blower, etc.
- Computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Meals and snacks
- Park entrance fees
We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if minimum participants are not met or in the event of an emergency. If a cancellation does occur, participants may either use the fee towards a future workshop or receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel expenses incurred and therefore recommend travel insurance to cover such costs.