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Adventure Itinerary

"Photography Adventure 2004"
(-open to changes based on weather and local events)

~August 20 - 24, 2004~

Fri. Aug. 20
10:00 -3:00 pm ~ Check-in, village tour, waiver signing, introduction, itinerary review.
6:00 pm ~  Dinner at Mike Wiegele Resort
Evening Seminar: Camera equipment review. General preparation for tomorrow's adventure.

Sat. Aug. 21
7:00-8:00 am ~ Breakfast at MW Heli Resort
9:00 am ~ Helicopter Intro and departure for "Grizzly Hut" (in the Monashee alpine).
Technical Seminar: Detailed camera controls and their effects, "Depth of Field", shutter speeds, seeing and reading light.
"Walkabout Shoot" in the local vicinity of the hut.  Emphasis on composition and "seeing nature".
One on one assistance provided. Subject matter can include alpine flowers, waterfalls and streams, landscapes, portraits, wildlife.
1:00 pm ~ Lunch at the "Hut" (Picnic Style, All meals will be pre-arranged) Questions and Answers
"Hike and Shoot" to the ridge top. Photo study of alpine flowers (incl. macro).  Emphasis on composition, design and how to achieve desired results with camera controls.  Individual interests are supported.
Evening "Firelight dinner"
Over night at the "Grizzly Hut" (Bring your sleeping bag and foamy!) First class "bunk beds"!
Midnight "Star Trails" Shoot (optional)
 Adverse weather plan:   Possibilities include:  Macro photography (rain droplets, flora, fauna, mountain streams).  Seeing Light and how to apply it to Portraiture or table top still life, Flash photography and "outdoor fill flash" (how to).  Basic color printing (in our custom lab, bring a few negatives you would like to blow up!)  Dinner at Mike Wiegele Heli Resort.  First Class!

Sun. Aug. 22
"Sunrise to Sunset Shoot"
5:30 am: ~ Sunrise silhouette shoot of chalet and surroundings.
Morning "Free Shoot"
Noon ~ Departure for Lodge for lunch and regroup.
2:00 pm ~ Canoeing at "Mud Lake" (Parbury Falls-Conservancy-Tarrant Island-sunset shoot)
8:00 pm ~  Late Campfire Dinner at MW Resort.
Film Processing submission
Accommodation:  First Class at "Mike Wiegele Heli Resort"

Mon. Aug. 23
8:00 am ~ Breakfast Buffet at MW Heli Resort
9:00 am ~ Canoeing (see above description)
12:00 pm ~ Lunch at the Lodge.
 Afternoon ~  "Free Shoot" and or enjoy resort amenities.  Horse adventure optional.
Questions and Answers.
4:00 pm ~ Photo finishing arrival/review.  Photography crit/suggestion session.
6:00 pm ~  Dinner/Shoot at MW Resort Grounds
Evening: Color Printing (optional)
Accommodation:  Mike Wiegele Heli Resort

Tues. Aug. 24
8:00 am ~ Closing Breakfast at MW Resort
11:00 am ~ Check out and departure

Gear List:   Rain jacket (w/hood) and pants, water proof foot wear, hiking boots, wool, camera gear & film, instruction manuals, sunscreen, bug dope (cedar oil is good), sleeping bag / foamy.  A note on clothing:  Bring something photogenic, as we will model for each other on occasion. Solid bright earthy tones, work well. Don't forget a mountain hat to cover  your "mountain~ears"!

You might like to have a look at my "Wilderness Adventure Check List" for ideas and suggestions for gearing up to prepare for ANY kind of adventure.  It is a handy check list that you can print out for your convenience.

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