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ISLES OF SHOALS, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Digital Photography on a Historic Ocean Island

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Program #15432RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for Aug 24 — Aug 30, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock in Portsmouth, NH, to meet the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Saturday, August 24 - Arrive on Star Island
Arrive To: Arrive at dock in Portsmouth (315 Market St.) between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Boarding begins at 4:00pm.

Afternoon: Introduction to the Digital Photography Course. Instructions for shooting the “before and after” photo workshop assignment.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room

Evening: Cod Fishing in New England: Discover why cod changed the face of world exploration and how this fantastic resource in the Gulf of Maine fueled the settlement of New England.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock in Portsmouth, NH, to meet the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Sunday, August 25 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining room

Morning: Classroom: The digital camera - pixels, sensors, and camera controls. Out and about: Guided walk to take initial photos of your “before” subjects.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: Classroom: Controlling exposure and sharpness - light meters, auto mode photography, controlling shutter speeds and aperture settings to obtain the desired sharpness. Out and about: Guided photo shooting session using information from class lectures.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room.

Evening: The Fishing Era at the Isle of Shoals Go back in time to the era when the Isles of Shoals was the busiest spot in the New World with hundreds living at the cillage of Gosport on Star Island and fishing the Shoals' waters.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock in Portsmouth, NH, to meet the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Monday, August 26 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room

Morning: Classroom: Capturing light and color - types of available light, using light to create a desired result or special effect. Out and about: Guided photo shooting session using information from class lectures.

Lunch: Lunch in dining room

Afternoon: Classroom: Composition and creativity - rule of thirds, framing, using horizontal, vertical and curved lines to give expression or impact to your photos. Out and about: Guided photo session using information from class lectures.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall

Evening: The Resort Era of the Isle of Shoals Find out why thousands of people packed their trunks and spent the summer at one of the Isle of Shoals resort hotels.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock in Portsmouth, NH, to meet the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, August 27 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining hall

Morning: Classroom: Composition and creativity - Better photos using interesting perspectives. Out and about: Guided photo session using information from class lectures.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining hall

Afternoon: Classroom: Composition and creativity – Avoiding common mistakes and final tips on composition and creativity. Out and about: Guided photo session using information from class lectures.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall.

Evening: The Arts of the Isles of Shoals: view some of the extraordinary maritime art produced by the Isles and learn about the artistic salon operated by writer and artist Cecilia Thaxter.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock in Portsmouth, NH, to meet the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, August 28 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in dining room

Morning: Classroom: The dark room in your computer, editing digital photos. Out and about: Guided photo session using information from class lectures.

Lunch: Lunch in dining room

Afternoon: Classroom: Tips on sorting, sharing, archiving, and printing digital photos. Out and about: Guided photo session using information from class lectures

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room.

Evening: Lore & Legends of the Isles of Shoals: Pirates, lost treasure, shipwreck, murder and ghosts all feature in the stories of the past at the Isles of Shoals.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock in Portsmouth, NH, to meet the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 13801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Six: Thursday, August 29 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining room.

Morning: Classroom: Final instructions for shooting the “after” photos for the assigned workshop project. Out and about: Shooting that perfect “after” photo by putting into practice the techniques you have learned during the week.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: Classroom: Reviewing your “before and after” photos to compare the difference.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room.

Evening: The Conference and Education Era at the Isles of Shoals: Delve into the history of the summer conferences on Star Island, the development of the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore, and the natural wonders on Duck and Seavey Islands.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Friday, August 30 -
Depart From: Depart from Star Island at 11:45am.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining room.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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