Photography for DSLR Users: Afternoon Light at Harriman State Park-Trail U 616

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Workshop Fee: $100  for members; $130 for non-members (includes membership)
(Please register online then call the Trail Conference office to arrange payment and complete your registration: 201-512-9348 x 23)

Cascade photo by Lawrence Zink.

Our day will begin in the early afternoon and end at sunset. We will explore Stony Brook Creek, Pine Meadows Brook, and the surrounding forest.  Then later in the afternoon we will drive 15 minutes away to Lake Skannatati and shoot in and around the lake. Weather permitting we will climb Pine Swamp Mountain to an outcrop with amazing views of both lake Skannatati and lake Kanawauke.

What you will learn: camera techniques, improved composition, the use of neutral density filters, live view, and post processing techniques.    

Trails: We will walk at a leisurely pace and cover about 2.2 miles for the initial early afternoon shoot. Not a difficult hike, but it will have slight up and downs along with some rocks to be maneuvered. In the late afternoon, the plan is to hike up the mountain for the view:  that will require about a 10- minute walk up a steady incline to reach our destination. It's a beautiful view and worth the effort. Please be prepared.

Recommended Equipment

Photo Equipment: DSLR camera preferred, Tripod, Cable Release, short and long lenses

About the Instructor
Larry ZinkLarry Zink has been a professional photographer for the past 30 years. This will be his second workshop for the Trail Conference, and he blogs for us, too. He graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University with a BFA in Photography and Graphic Design. He is the VP of Creative Services for Macy’s. Responsibilities include managing a large advertising photo studio, retouching, and pre-press department. Landscape photography has become a passion for the past 6 years. This year, he published Naturally New Jersey, a book of landscape photography. Learn more at

Workshop Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:30pm - 6:00pm
half day
Harriman State Park
Location : 
Harriman State Park
Workshop Fee: 
Fee OR Free with recommendation
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Maximum Attendees: 
DSLR Camera
Membership Required?: 
Georgette Weir
Lawrence Zink
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