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Master Class-The Lens of Light-Photography Immersion in Saratoga Springs with Lawrence White

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Lawrence White is an iconic name in photography and one of our Learning Journeys master teachers. From Rolling Stone to Vogue, he has created an indelible imprint upon the world of professional photography.

His talks focus on the challenges of new learners in the art of photography and share an uncomplicated and natural method that clears those obstacles.

We love the iconic images Lawrence has created during his rich career of more than four decades. From ballerinas to rock stars, Lawrence brings out the light in everyone.

His unique philosophy of his craft makes learning how to capture the essence of the objects simple. This traveling classroom offers a blend of pre and post program mentorship as well as one orientation and two on location sessions in the beautiful Saratoga Springs area.

If you’re new and just starting out with photography, or considering a career as a professional photographer, you are at the right place. Lawrence works with each student to develop their unique interest and vision.


Master Class-The Lens of Light-Photography Immersion in Saratoga Springs with Lawrence White


October 3, 2021 days and October 8, 2021 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Welcome to Saratoga Springs

The Spa City awaits. Check in at your hotel begins at 4 pm.

DAY 2: Saratoga Springs-The Basics of Photography-Food Experience

After breakfast, free time this morning to enjoy the city.

DAY 3: Saratoga Springs-Independent Photography

Enjoy your breakfast and a free day to explore the Saratoga area.

DAY 4: Saratoga Springs-Processing Light

Enjoy a free morning.

DAY 5: Saratoga Springs-Independent Photography

Enjoy your breakfast and a free day to explore the Saratoga area.

DAY 6: See You Again

Don’t leave yet. Extend your stay or head off to explore the beauty of the Adirondacks.


Why Learning Journeys?

At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.


The destinations are chosen specifically to make practicing that skill more accessible, and more fun. Typical skills offered are health and wellness, cooking, photography, art, birding and wildlife, language study, architecture, music, dance and more. Programs range from beginner to professional certification. You will even have the opportunity to attend off the beaten path festivals in your specific area of interest which will take your learning immersion to new heights!

Brand Pillars

Transformation

The quest for knowledge as we open our hearts and minds to new experiences can transform us. As we see the world through the eyes of others, the communities we visit and touch are also transformed. This cycle of positive change is at the heart of every Learning Journeys experience.

Education

Learning Journeys is designed to nurture that ember of curiosity inside you into a flame of life-long discovery. Continued learning ensures continued growth, whether pursuing any number of interests that intrigue you or a passion you have honed over the years.

Exploration

Truly, the world is your classroom. Exploring the rich and varied cultures of the destinations you visit multiplies the value of your educational pursuits, and the exploration of yourself. The journey itself – to a new place and new you – is what truly matters.

Self-reflection

Through reflection, we bring learning to life. Pausing from the chaos of our daily lives allows us to sort through experiences to create meaning, from which we learn more deeply about ourselves. Understanding what truly moves us leads to rich and profound actions that shape our lives.

Community service and sustainability is at the core of the Learning Journeys mission. In addition to hands-on interactive classes, we work in the local communities, helping to improve lives and our planet. Destinations are chosen for their exceptional beauty, abundant wildlife, accessibility to expert practitioners, and generally fun places to visit! The destinations are near and far-North America, Latin and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and more.

Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting. “Learning Journeys” are an excellent value for money and an investment.


Departure

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<p> Lawrence White is an iconic name in photography and one of our Learning Journeys master teachers.
From Rolling Stone to Vogue, he has created an indelible imprint upon the world of professional photography. </p>
<p> His talks focus on the challenges of new learners in the art of photography and share an uncomplicated and natural method that clears those obstacles. </p>
<p> We love the iconic images Lawrence has created during his rich career of more than four decades. From ballerinas to rock stars, Lawrence brings out the light in everyone. </p>
<p> His unique philosophy of his craft makes learning how to capture the essence of the objects simple. This traveling classroom offers a blend of pre and post program mentorship as well as one orientation and two on location sessions in the beautiful Saratoga Springs area. </p>
<p> If you’re new and just starting out with photography, or considering a career as a professional photographer, you are at the right place. Lawrence works with each student to develop their unique interest and vision. </p>

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What You Will Learn/Do

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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Program

DAY 1: Welcome to Saratoga Springs

The Hilton Garden Inn is nestled at the edges of the Spa State Park and the National Museum of Dance.

Many of the photos displayed in the museum’s gallery were taken by Lawrence. Explore and begin to get a sense of how the light guides the creative vision.

Enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation meeting with the maestro who will bring insight to the art, and review the week’s program. Don’t forget your camera.


DAY 2: Saratoga Springs-The Basics of Photography-Food Experience

Saratoga Springs has a rich spa history based on its unique mineral water properties. Your choices range from mineral baths to full spa services.

This afternoon, meet with Lawrence for your on-location learning session. Today, basics such as exposure, focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and more will be explored.

Class ends around 6 pm. After our session, we will embark on a Food Tasting Experience in downtown Saratoga. Interesting tip: Saratoga Springs has as many restaurants per capita as San Francisco. (B, Food Tasting)


DAY 3: Saratoga Springs-Independent Photography

The Saratoga Springs area has the only active spouting geysers east of the Mississippi River in the United States. The mineral springs for which the area is famous arise from fissures in the Saratoga Fault, which runs 65 miles (105 km) from Whitehall to Albany. The carbonated water that vents in springs and geysers is rich in minerals and salts.

Two of the most visited springs today are Geyser Island Spouter and Orenda Spring, along Geyser Creek. Geyser Island Spouter, which sends a narrow plume of water 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 m) into the air, first emerged in the early 1900s. Since that time, it has deposited minerals that grow a tufa deposit at the rate of two inches (5 cm) per year. Orenda Spring has created a massive tufa dome, which continues to fossilize leaves and other debris as it grows.

We will provide insiders insight on the local scene. Lawrence will provide insight on where to capture the best images, which he will review with you during your post-program session. (B)


DAY 4: Saratoga Springs-Processing Light

You will spend the afternoon with Lawrence examining the use of light in photography. During outdoor sessions, you will have an opportunity to discuss the light as we capture it. The elements of seeing, capturing, and processing light will all come into focus during this time together .(B)


DAY 5: Saratoga Springs-Independent Photography


DAY 6: See You Again

Need to head back? We are waiting to welcome you on one of our numerous photography, birding and wildlife programs throughout the world.
Included in your program is a post visit virtual session to work on the images you captured during your stay.




Program Registration Fees

All itinerary prices are listed in USD

Per person for Single Standard $2,525.00

Per person for Standard $2,095.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

10/3/2021 8:00:00 AM

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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Bucket List Learning
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused
Writing and Literature

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level

Easy


What You Will Learn/Do

Virtual Sessions (2 pre–program sessions)

Two virtual sessions on the primal basics of photography before to coming to Saratoga will prepare the student to take advantage of our outdoor sessions.

These sessions would include virtual exchanges of images as the student’s knowledge expands. The online sessions will be approximately 60 mins. according to your personal rhythms with the new information.


Why This Program Is Unique

This program offers the opportunity to learn from a master.

It offers both in-person sessions and pre-and post mentorship to help develop your skills.


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

A portion of your program goes to global arts and community-based programs.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1: Welcome to Saratoga Springs

The Hilton Garden Inn is nestled at the edges of the Spa State Park and the National Museum of Dance. Many of the photos displayed in the museum’s gallery were taken by Lawrence. Explore and begin to get a sense of how the light guides the creative vision. Enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation meeting with the maestro who will bring insight to the art, and review the week’s program. Don’t forget your camera.

DAY 2: Saratoga Springs-The Basics of Photography-Food Experience

Saratoga Springs has a rich spa history based on its unique mineral water properties. Your choices range from mineral baths to full spa services. This afternoon, meet with Lawrence for your on-location learning session. Today, basics such as exposure, focus, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and more will be explored. Class ends around 6 pm. After our session, we will embark on a Food Tasting Experience in downtown Saratoga. Interesting tip: Saratoga Springs has as many restaurants per capita as San Francisco. (B, Food Tasting)

DAY 3: Saratoga Springs-Independent Photography

The Saratoga Springs area has the only active spouting geysers east of the Mississippi River in the United States. The mineral springs for which the area is famous arise from fissures in the Saratoga Fault, which runs 65 miles (105 km) from Whitehall to Albany. The carbonated water that vents in springs and geysers is rich in minerals and salts. Two of the most visited springs today are Geyser Island Spouter and Orenda Spring, along Geyser Creek. Geyser Island Spouter, which sends a narrow plume of water 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 m) into the air, first emerged in the early 1900s. Since that time, it has deposited minerals that grow a tufa deposit at the rate of two inches (5 cm) per year. Orenda Spring has created a massive tufa dome, which continues to fossilize leaves and other debris as it grows. We will provide insiders insight on the local scene. Lawrence will provide insight on where to capture the best images, which he will review with you during your post-program session. (B)

DAY 4: Saratoga Springs-Processing Light

You will spend the afternoon with Lawrence examining the use of light in photography. During outdoor sessions, you will have an opportunity to discuss the light as we capture it. The elements of seeing, capturing, and processing light will all come into focus during this time together .(B)

DAY 5: Saratoga Springs-Independent Photography

DAY 6: See You Again

Need to head back? We are waiting to welcome you on one of our numerous photography, birding and wildlife programs throughout the world. Included in your program is a post visit virtual session to work on the images you captured during your stay.


Program Registration Fees

2021 Departures & Fees 3 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
September 12, 2021
Reserve Online
$2,095.00
Per Person
$2,525.00
Per Person
September 26, 2021
Reserve Online
$2,095.00
Per Person
$2,525.00
Per Person
October 03, 2021
Reserve Online
$2,095.00
Per Person
$2,525.00
Per Person
Dates & Fees: View 2021
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Services Included

5 master classes and personal mentorship with legendary photographer (2 pre-program online; 2 onsite in person; 1 post- online) 5 nights hotel accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn or similar/Saratoga Springs Daily breakfast -“Grab & go” breakfast 1 welcome dinner orientation 1 Saratoga Springs Food Experience Certification of Course Completion

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