UNITED STATES

LONG ISLAND

September 21 - 24, 2017

May 3 - 6, 2018

October 18 - 21, 2018

Travel, Landscape, Seascape, Nature and People Photography

Includes

  1. -4 Days

  2. -(optional 5th day)

  3. -Workshop Adventure

  4. -Photographer | Guide

  5. -Photo Walks

  6. -Small Group Size

  7. -Fine Hotels & B&B

  8. -Breakfasts

  9. -2 Dinners

  10. -Local Transportation

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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

Long Island

Montauk, Shelter Island, North Fork, Hamptons, Orient

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A focus on nature, seascape, vineyards, people and historical Americana.

Long Island Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

Long Island’s East End is located about 60-90 miles east of Manhattan and is made up of its North and South Forks. The East End dates back to the early 1600’s when the British settled there, and before that when Native American Indians called this fertile land their home. The charm of the North Fork, the tranquility of Shelter Island, the sophistication of the South Fork, and the innocence of Montauk, all lend to its unique personality. From a photographers perspective, there are countless opportunities to capture images that tell a story. From the roadside farm stands and the farmers that have worked their fields for generations, to the world class vineyards, which have slowly replaced many of the farms. The East End is not just home to farmers and wineries, but to artists, fisherman, boat builders, horse trainers, marina operators and many mom and pop main street businesses. Its landscapes are breathtaking, its seascapes are captivating, and its people, genuine and inviting. Long Island is home to Photo Workshop Adventures, so what better place to teach photography, then in our own beautiful backyard. Join us for another amazing adventure of a lifetime.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our week together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than on Long Island’s East End.


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Group Size



4-6 Guests


Experience | Difficulty



Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras

Moderate schedule

Travel by car, minibus and ferry

Minimal elevation changes and moderate walking

(non-photographers also welcome)


Photographer | Guides



Michael Chinnici  |  September 21-24, 2017

Jerry Adamo  May 3-6, 2018

Jerry Adamo  October 18-21, 2018 (Fall Foliage)


Weather | Sun



May - Temps 74/57 F  23/15 C  Sunrise 5:37 | Sunset 8:07 (20:07)

June - Temps 78/61 F  25/16 C  Sunrise 6:12 | Sunset 9:00 (21:00)

September - Temps 75/60 F  23/16 C  Sunrise 6:42 | Sunset 6:57 (18:57)

October - Temps 72/59 F  21/14 C  Sunrise 7:44 | Sunset 7:02 (19:02)


Includes



Travel, landscape, seascape, nature and people photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

Fine hotel accommodations or bed & breakfasts

Breakfasts

2 Dinners

Local transportation


Accommodations



Montauk Yacht Club Resort, Ruschmeyer's or similar - Montauk

Ram’s Head Inn or similar - Shelter Island


Travel Information



Arrival Airport: LaGuardia, New York (LGA) - Transfer time: 2hr

Arrival Airport: MacArthur, New York (ISP) - Transfer time: 50min

For Transfers, use the Hampton Jitney Bus Service

Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.


Price



LONG ISLAND 4-DAY PHOTO ADVENTURE

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 21-24, 2017:  $3,995

Photo Adventure Vacation | May 3-6, 2018:  $4,295

Photo Adventure Vacation | October 18-21, 2018:  $4,495 (Fall Foliage)


Single Supplement:  $700

Optional 5th Day (Monday):  $995


(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $300

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $300


Deposit:  $1000


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*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.



LONG ISLAND 4 DAYS


Day 1 - Bridgehampton - East Hampton - Sagaponack - Montauk

We will depart Melville, Long Island area early on Thursday morning for the east end of Long Island. Here we will begin our day. En route we will stop to photograph the villages of Southhampton (founded in 1640), Bridgehampton and East Hampton. We’ll have lunch in East Hampton and photograph a nearby winery. After we will make our way to Montauk (considered by Long Islanders to be “the end of the earth”, because of it's location at the tip of Long Island). We will be staying in Montauk for the next 2 nights. In the evening we focus our sunset photography at Nantucket Beach followed by our “Welcome Dinner” at one of Montauk's renowned seafood restaurants. (D)

Day 2 - Montauk - Montauk Point

We rise before dawn to witness the sunrise at the Montauk Point Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in New York State, and a truly beautiful sight to behold. We will shoot long exposures while perched up on the secluded high cliffs that dwarf the beach below (which we will navigate in the dark by car and on foot - not dangerous). Here we will position ourselves in just the right spot for a glorious shot. Afterwards, with the low light streaming towards us we will make our way down to the beach for some amazing cliffs, sand and water shots. There are almost always surfers in the water as well to photograph. Next we head back to town for breakfast and on to the commercial fishing boats in the boat basin. Finally back to our hotel for a short break. We will spend the afternoon photographing this quant and historic village, it’s famous beaches, beach scene, Memory Motel (the Rolling Stones wrote a song about it) and the Montauk Yacht Cub - filled with grand yachts. We’ll definitely give the sunset another shot but this time from the boat basin. In the evening - dinner followed by some nightlife, in this once sleepy little town - turned hip and cool destination for the young and trendy. You are sure to have a blast. (B)

Day 3 - Sag Harbor - Shelter Island - Greenport - Orient

We are up again before dawn (optional) to capture the sunrise, but this time at the base of the Montauk Lighthouse. As the sun rises we will capture the surf fisherman on the rocks as they cast for bluefish and stripers. As the sun breaks the horizon it will eliminate the lighthouse, rocks and fisherman with a golden light. Fishing boats can be seen off on the horizon as the waves crash onshore. ND filters and long exposure will help transform this into a fine art photography moment. After we’ll enjoy an east-end breakfast follow by checkout. Next we’ll head straight for Sag Harbor and photograph this historic village dating back to 1707. We’ll take a short ferry ride across the Peconic Bay to Shelter Island where we will have lunch at the Rams Head Inn. From here we will take another ferry, this time across the northern Peconic Bay to Greenport. We’ll explore the villages of Greenport and Orient before making our way back through Long Islands Vineyard region and to our Victorian Bed & Breakfast. Our “Farewell Dinner” will be a 5-star dinner served using only local produce. (B) (D)

Day 4 - Southold - Mattituck - Cutchogue

After breakfast we will photograph nearby farm stands, coastal inlets and wineries as they harvest the grapes. Our day will end after lunch for those departing on day 4. You will be taking the Hampton Jitney (luxury bus service back to the city or airport). For those staying on, we will continue to explore the North Fork ending with a sunset shoot on a beautiful beach. (B)

Day 5 - (optional) Southold - Oheka Castle

After breakfast we will checkout and depart the east-end. Upon our return to western Long Island we will stop at the breathtaking Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Hills. Built from 1914-1919, this 109,000 sq. ft. mansion is the second largest private home in America. However you will feel like you have been transported to the Loire Valley in France. The castle is currently a historic hotel with 32 guest rooms and an amazing restaurant. We can walk the grounds, photograph and enjoy lunch. After we will bid you farewell as you take a car service or train to Manhattan or an area airport. (B)

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Options and Benefits



Private Guided Tours & Adventures



We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here for more information. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Gift Certificates



Give someone you know a Gift Certificate, good toward any of our Photo Adventures, Photo Tours, Private Guided Tours, Online Courses, Prints or Merchandize. Our beautifully personalized eGift Certificates are delivered to you electronically. They are fully transferable and have a 2 year expiration date. They are available in any amount from $100 to $5000. It makes a great gift for anyone who loves photography, travel or adventure. Order now, or email us for more information.




Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials



We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.


Combination Tours



You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Click here to explore our wonderful selection of Combination Packages.


Travel Insurance



We offer travel insurance through Travelex. The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to get a free quote.


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Loyalty Club**



All registered guests for 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.



**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  


NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.






 
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