VERMONT MOTO PHOTO TOUR

Master your DSLR camera along this 3-day scenic moto tour
Sponsored by:
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DESCRIPTION:

Combine your love of photography with your love of motorcycling during this three-day motorcycling photography workshop.  Enjoy riding Vermont’s quiet, winding roads with pre-set photo stops and short tutorials at each.  Learn the capabilities of your DSLR while traveling through the scenic Vermont landscape.

 

Professional photographers Bob LoCicero and Dave Schmidt have a specialty in motorcycle photography and will cover everything from the basics of composition and exposure to advanced techniques using remote flash and remote cameras. Along the way you’ll talk about protecting your gear, packing your gear and just what gear to bring and what to leave behind on your next motorcycle adventure.    

 

Geared toward the photo enthusiast with a DSLR camera who would like to take their photography to the next level, this workshop provides the opportunity to learn travel photography with a motorcycling emphasis from professional photographers. 

 

Topics include; basics of composition, exposure, depth of field, ISO, lens selection, understanding histograms and image post processing in Lightroom.

 

EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCE:

  • ​Street-oriented motorcycle in good mechanical condition (see recommended rentals)

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera capable of full manual control

  • Tripod

  • Motorcycle appropriate camera bag/carrying system

  • A selection of lens: wide angle, standard, and telephoto

  • Optional: remote triggers, flash, neutral density filter, polarizing filter

  • Rider and Passenger should be proficient motorcyclists and used to riding in groups

  • *Tour will take place primarily on paved roads, but unpaved parking lots and construction zones are commonplace in Vermont.   Please be prepared to ride on some unpaved surfaces.

 

ITINERARY:

Day 1:

Arrive for evening meet & greet

Prepare bikes and gear

Group dinner

Workshop goals and objectives

 

Day 2:

Early morning shoot followed by breakfast

Morning ride to lunch destination

Motorcycles in motion

Afternoon ride to evening shooting location

Download, image processing, slide show and dinner

Motorcycle portrait shoot and lighting demo in barn.

 

Day 3:

Early morning shoot followed by breakfast

Morning ride to lunch destination

Motorcycle self portrait

Afternoon ride to evening shooting location

Download, image processing, slide show and dinner

Day 4:

Breakfast

Group photo and departures

LODGING:

The Inn at Baldwin Creek - A small Inn and award-winning restaurant nestled at the foothills of the Green Mountain range.   The Family owned Inn also offers delicious farm-to-table cuisine at Mary's Restaurant on site.   Dine al-fresco or in the Inn's beautiful dining room.  Chef Doug can typically be seen roasting something on an open spit or picking fresh vegetables from the Inn's extensive garden just before dinner.   The meals put out by the Inn are fresh, simple and delicious.  Prepare to awake to the smell of freshly roasted coffee and baking pastries as breakfast is a specialty at the Inn.

 

Read more about the Inn at Baldwin Creek.

 

Sponsor Discounts for Moto Photo Participants:

 

Green Mountain Camera is offering one free print up to 24"x36" and 15% off everything in their store, excluding cameras, lenses and flashes.

PocketWizard Photo Accessories is offering loaner gear for the Moto Photo Tour and 15% off PocketWizard gear.

$1200-$1500

3
days
September 20-23, 2018
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
  • Ground transportation provided by Moto Vermont to and from Burlington International Airport (BTV) or an area hotel.

  • Vehicle parking and storage of your non-riding gear during your tour.

  • 3 nights lodging

  • Breakfast each morning

  • Dinner each evening

  • 3 days professional guidance

  • Photography tutorials and workshop's aimed at improving motorcycle photography

CO-INSTRUCTOR

Bob LoCicero is a photojournalist specializing in motorcycle events and action photography.  Bob’s photos have been featured on the cover of American Motorcyclist Magazine, in Sidecar Magazine and within numerous websites including his own, motorcycle-vermont.com.   He is an official photographer for the Americade Rally, Dirt Daze Adventure Rally, MotoVermont, and FishTail Riding School.  His Lightroom catalog contains over 60,000 images of motorcycling taken during the past 8 years.

CO-INSTRUCTOR:

Dave Schmidt has been a commercial and editorial photographer in Burlington, Vermont for well over a decade.  Dave’s work has been featured in many publications including on the cover of American Motorcyclist, Ski magazine, and the Sierra Club magazine.  

Dave also worked for Vermont based LPA Design, makers of PocketWizard, a remote camera and flash triggering system that is perfect for getting amazing solo motorcycling shots.

www.daveschmidtphoto.com  

@daveschmidtphoto on Instagram

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