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Blackwater Falls Winter Photographic Tour (with Ed & Kelly)

Davis, West Virginia 

January 20 - 22, 2012: Friday noon - Sunday 11am 

A Winter Wonderland weekend in Blackwater Falls State Park located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, West Virginia. Even if you have visited this area during any of the other seasons, winter transforms the park into a true winter paradise. Imagine the photographic possibilities of capturing fresh snow as it carpets the forest floor along with frozen ice patterns and textures of the creeks and waterfalls. We will help you creatively capture one of the most beautiful areas in West Virginia.

Named for the falls of the Blackwater River whose amber-colored waters plunge five stories then twist and tumble through an eight-mile long gorge.

 
Costs: $475

Limit: 6

Recommended Lodging
:
Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge -(304) 259-5216

Please make your hotel reservations when registering for the workshop.

Transportation:

Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. 

Fitness Level:
Moderate to difficult - This tour does involve some treacherous conditions and ice grips or crampons are highly recommended.  Even short hikes to streams and waterfalls can involve slippery, uneven terrain, so hiking boots and ice grips are recommended.  A standard liability release form will be required before departure.


The full balance is due 45 days prior to the start of the tour.

If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the workshop, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at
Ed Heaton





Cherry Blossom / Tidal Basin Photographic Tour (with Ed & Kelly)

Washington, DC 

March 30 - 31, 2012: Friday 6pm - 11pm / Saturday Sunrise - 11am 

Join us for a walking tour of DC's Tidal Basin.  The Beautiful Blossoming Cherry Trees and surrounding historical buildings will be the main focus for this spring time in the Tidal Basin area. The photo ops are tremendous and compositional opportunities outstanding.  The Tidal Basin is a man-made inlet adjacent to the Potomac River in Washington, DC. , providing a wonderful opportunity for creating reflections.

We'll shoot from 6 pm until 11 pm Friday evening and Sunrise till 11 am Saturday (in and around the tidal basin area).

Costs: $225

Limit: 10 (Only two space left)

Recommended Lodging:
Hotel Harrington
436 11th Street, N.W. (corner of 11th & E Streets, N.W.)  
Washington, D.C. -
(800) 424-8532

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Please make your hotel reservations when registering for the workshop.

Transportation
:

Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.

Fitness Level:
Moderate. This tour does involve a good deal of walking to arrive at certain shooting locations, while other shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. A standard liability release form will be required before departure.
 

 

If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the workshop, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at Ed Heaton










Springtime in the Smokies - Photographic Tour (with Ed & Kelly)

Townsend, Tennessee

April 15 - 19, 2012

Noon Sunday to 10am Thursday

Click here for a gallery from the tour: Springtime in the Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and its surroundings will be the setting for this magnificent week of springtime, with the dogwoods coming into bloom and new life exploding into being all around us. The National Park is set in the midst of mountains, forests, lakes and streams. Join us for this 5 day tour.

Cost: $995

Limit: 10

Recommended Lodging:
Higland Manor Inn
7766 E Larmar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, TN
800-213-9462

Please make your hotel reservations when registering for the workshop.

Transportation: 
Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.

Fitness Level:
Moderate - This tour does involve some trail hiking to arrive at certain shooting locations, while other shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. Even short hikes to streams and waterfalls can involve slippery, uneven terrain, so hiking boots are recommended. A standard liability release form will be required before departure.


If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the tour, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at Ed Heaton

Register

 The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour.




Appleseed Hollow / Strasburg Railroad

Photographic  Tour  (with Ed & Kelly)

Atglen, Pennsylvania 

Saturday, April 28, 2012: Full Day – Sunrise to Sunset 

Spend the day with Ed and Kelly at Mercers Mills Historic Complex & Historic Strasburg Railroad.

The Mill dates back from a 1744 land grant from William Penn. The first mill was built by the Quakers, Thomas Downing and Caleb Pierce. Remains of the millraces and dam can still be seen. Other important early structures include two stone houses, a barn and other rustic buildings. We will spend the morning capturing the Waldenesque beauty of this place.

Then we'll head to Historic East Strasburg Station. The larger-than-life coal-burning steam train is just the beginning. They will be exploring the engines and rail cars up-close and riding the beautifully restored train. Also an opportunity to photograph the wonderful Amish farms and fields surrounding the railroad will be the setting for this magnificent day.

 

Costs: $250 (includes fee for Train)

Limit: 10

Sorry this workshop is full. Please email me to have your name added to the waiting list.

Recommended Lodging
: Please email me for information!


Transportation
:

Driving conditions will consist of paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. 

Fitness Level:
Easy to low moderate. This tour does involve some walking to arrive at certain shooting locations, while other shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. Even short walks to streams and meadows can involve slippery, uneven terrain, so hiking boots are recommended. A standard liability release form will be required before departure.
 
 

 

If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the workshop, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at Ed Heaton





Cape May - Photographic Tour
(with Ed & Kelly)

Cape May, New Jersey


May 18-20, 2012
- 5 pm Friday to 11am Sunday

Cape May has become known for its beautiful lighthouse, Victorian gingerbread homes and its pristine beaches. Join us and we'll get you to all of the best locations and share our years of photographic knowledge and experience!


Costs: $475

Limit: 10


Recommended Lodging
:
Montreal Inn
Beach at Madison Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
1-800-525-7011

Please make your hotel reservations when registering for the workshop.

Transportation:
Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.

Fitness Level:
Easy to low Moderate. This workshop does involve some short beach hiking to arrive at certain shooting locations, while other shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. A standard liability release form will be required before departure.

If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the workshop, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at Ed Heaton

Register

The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.








Havre de Grace - "Unique on the Chesapeake"
Photographic Tour
(with Ed & Kelly)

Havre de Grace, Maryland


June 9, 2012 - 1/2 Day - 4pm to
Sunset


Havre de Grace offers the authentic Chesapeake Bay experience and pleasant way of life on the water's edge. From lighthouse to marina we will explore the photographic possibilities.

Costs: $225

Limit: 10 

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Recommended Lodging: Please email me for information!


Fitness Level:
Easy to low moderate. This tour does involve some walking to arrive at certain shooting locations, while other shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot.
A standard liability release form will be required before departure.

If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the workshop, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at Ed Heaton

 







Grand Teton  - Photographic Tour (with Ed & Kelly)

Jackson Hole, Wyoming


September
23 - 27, 2012

Noon Sunday to 10am Thursday

Click here for a gallery from the tour: Grand Teton 

 

The Grand Teton and its surroundings will be the setting for this magnificent week of majestic mountains, breathtaking views and brilliant fall colors. Join us as we spend the week visiting many of the iconic locations along with some more off the beaten path spots as well. 

Cost: $1025

Limit: 10

Recommended Lodging:
Elk Country Inn
480 W. Pearl Ave.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001

Transportation:

Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.


Fitness Level:
Moderate. This tour does involve some trail hiking to arrive at certain shooting locations, while other shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. Even short hikes to streams and waterfalls can involve slippery, uneven terrain, so hiking boots are recommended. A standard liability release form will be required before departure.


Register


The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour.

If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the tour, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at Ed Heaton







Babcock State Park - Photographic Tour
(with Ed & Kelly)

Clifftop, West Virginia


October 12-14, 2012
- 5pm Friday to 11am Sunday

Join us for this photographic weekend at the enchanted Glade Creek Grist Mill nestled in Babcock State Park. The park offers 4,127 acres of serene, yet rugged beauty, a fast flowing trout stream in a boulder-strewn canyon and mountainous vistas to be viewed from several scenic overlooks.  All of this variety is located adjacent to the New River Gorge National 'River and the heart of the whitewater rafting industry of West Virginia.

Costs: $475

Limit: 10


Recommended Lodging
:
Comfort Inn New River
801 Mall Road, Oak Hill, WV, US, 25901
Phone: (304) 465-2300
Fax: (304) 465-0017
Map & Directions

Please make your hotel reservations when registering for the workshop.

Transportation:
Driving conditions will consist of mainly paved roads. When possible we prefer that participants car pool with each other to help limit our impact and get to know each other. A standard rental car will be sufficient.

Fitness Level:
Low to Moderate. This tour does involve some short trail hiking to arrive at certain shooting locations, while other shooting locations will be just beyond the parking lot. Even short hikes to streams and waterfalls can involve slippery, uneven terrain, so hiking boots are recommended. A standard liability release form will be required before departure.


If you have any specific questions you would like me to answer before you register for the tour, please call 610.283.0454 or email me at Ed Heaton 

Sorry, this Photo Tour is Full. Please send me an email to be added to the waiting list. 

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(This payment option is for registered clients only)

The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour.