"Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints” Photography Workshop

Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve
400 Sams Point Rd, Cragsmoor, NY 12420
(subject to change based on trail conditions)

Learn how to minimize your impact while inspiring others to protect and preserve our beloved landscapes and natural resources.

Join photographer and Trail Conference Stewardship Communications Coordinator, Krysti Sabins, and Leave No Trace Level 2 Educator and Trail Conference Trail Steward Program Coordinator, Myra Romano, as they take you on a guided tour of Sam's Point Preserve.

On this moderate, approximately 4-mile walk through diverse habitats, your guides will demonstrate various photography techniques while highlighting Leave No Trace Principles. Discover how to document and protect our natural areas so we can return to these places again, and again, without seeing them damaged.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in photography – no previous training is required. We will be focusing on general techniques and skills – a smartphone camera will be sufficient, but you are welcome to bring a DSLR/digital camera that you are already familiar with using.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of water and snacks as well as any other creature comforts. Make sure to arrive 10 minutes early to allow for parking/using facilities as we will begin the workshop promptly at 10:00 am.

We look forward to exploring with you!

Please note: There is a $10/per vehicle entry fee. (Those with valid Empire Pass will not have to pay this fee).

Pre-registration is required; each tour is limited to 10 people.

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