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Photographing the Splendor of the Lake Erie Islands

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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. 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.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Under the guidance of two noted professional photographers, capture the beauty of nature and sites of historical and cultural significance. Review use of the “creative triangle,” aperture, ISO and shutter speed; learn principles of composition, how to read and assess the quality of light and explore more advanced photographic applications such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and macro photography. Develop your personal aesthetic in classroom workshops through on-location instruction and post-camera techniques, and put what you learn into practice during photography field trips around the picturesque resort village of Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island, and nearby Middle Bass Island.


• Enjoy opportunities to photograph sunrises and sunsets, wildflowers and wildlife, plus panoramic views from the top of Perry’s Monument and the International Peace Memorial.
• Take field trips to sites normally closed to the public such as Benson Ford “Ship” Vacation Home and South Bass Island Lighthouse.
• Present your best work in a closing photography exhibit.

Program Notes

Participants will stay in one of three charming Put-in-Bay Bed & Breakfasts - all with a private bath. Participants will not be assigned rooms until four weeks prior to the start date.

Activity Notes

Walking up to 3 miles per day over uneven terrain in nature preserves and rocky beaches on shorelines; chartered boat trip to Middle Bass Island, steep stairs down to caves.

Itinerary Summary

Alongside expert photographers and with special access to historic sites, improve your nature and landscape photography skills while taking in the splendor of the Lake Erie islands.

Coordinated by Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
18 Hands-on experiences


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