Fall Into New England! Photo Tour 2009

Fall Into New England – A Photographers Outing
Friday Oct 9- Saturday Oct 17
Instructor: April Bielefeldt


Fall Into New England!

Fall Into New England!

April Bielefeldt is a nationally-recognized, award winning photographer. She has lived in several areas of the country, but New England continues to be her favorite photographic destination. She has led photography sessions in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire in the past five years with great success. She has a degree in Fine Art and Design, and has curated both art and photography exhibitions.

Read on – this is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!


October is not complete without our annual guided photo trip to New England. Autumn in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine is a feast for the eyes and the senses. The brilliant reds, the early morning frost on the leaves, bright yellow school buses filled with children in bright sweaters, red barns, single lane roads with fallen leaves blown across and the slow morning mist as it drifts through the trees. This is a wonderful sampler of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont- giving photographers some memorable and saleable images of a Classic New England Autumn.

Each day will begin early to capture the first light and end around 6 pm when we lose the light, followed by a wonderful meal in a local restaurant with foods reflecting the season of fall in New England.

Most of the Photography locations require some walking. Participants can choose when we stop if they want guidance or just be left on their own. Stops include a variety of photographic possibilities including old buildings, interiors, trees, broad landscapes, close up details, people and animals enough to satisfy any photographer. The small group allows for input from photographers and the ability to stop on single lane roads. The pace is structured to allow plenty of time to set up, use different lenses, and see all the details.

As always we are at the mercy of “Mother Nature”. I choose the dates based on what has typically been the best time to capture the color. Of course, the wind goes where it will, so no guarantees. On the other hand, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes….”

We still attempt to photograph on rainy days, as alternate locations are set up for these occurances. It is important to bring your gear and be ready to photograph! I am a CANON photographer and a variety of Canon Lenses will be available to borrow.

The details?  8 full days of gathering stunning images, limited to 7 photographers, and the price of $ 2300.00 includes round trip airfare from LAX (price may vary slightly from other locations),all ground transportation from Manchester New Hampshire and back, all shared lodging, bottled water and snacks aboard the van, driver and guide and any entrance fees for the sites listed.


Friday- Arrival Day. All those in the group will be arriving and meeting at the Manchester Airport. Once we have our group we will proceed to Portsmouth New Hampshire

Sat 10/10/09- Historic PORTSMOUTH and the lower Maine Coast. Up early for a first light shot of the historic skyline and waterfront –this image graces many tourism brochures to Portsmouth and is near Strawbery Banke Museum which captures  400 years of history in its 35 original buildings. We will spend some time here and probably grab breakfast in Portsmouth- then head up the coast to Maine, stopping at various lighthouses and depending on interest the Kennebunks and up to Bath Maine. Sunset photo shoot at one of the lighthouses.

Sun. 10/11/09- Magical MAINE- Sunrise at Perkins Cove or possibly one of the lighthouses Maine. More Maine exploring-Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Freeport Maine- the small fishing villages, coves and views of the sea-

Monday 10/12/09- New Hampshire. Up and Out ! Forests, trees and water. Off to Poland Springs Maine and its beautiful reflecting waters. Grafton Notch State park, waterfalls and trees. Sunset near one of the many covered bridges or the overlook of the White Mountains. Overnight in Jackson/Conway area of New Hampshire near the White Mountains and the famous Kancamagus Scenic Byway.

Tuesday 10/13/09 – New Hampshire- White Mountains, drive the Kancamagus Scenic Byway, possibly The Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park, and other scenic stops.

Wednesday 10/14/09 – The Scenic Villages of Vermont- Montpelier the State Capital of Vermont, we will visit both the city and the beautiful building. Also the Culinary School has a wonderful restaurant which will be our Noon time Stop ! ***Head towards Shelburne Vermont, along the shores of Lake Champlain.

Thursday 10/15/09-Based on group- Shelburne Farms and Shelburne Museum Vermont

…Or spend the Wed and Thursday nights in Hanover New Hampshire- home to Dartmouth College beautiful campus- and nearby – a wealth of Photo Stops – Woodstock Vermont the villages of Grafton, Calvin Coolidges birthplace and the beauty of fall color. And of course Jenne Farm which is the image gracing my Website.

Friday- see above notes…

Saturday – Departure Day.



April Bielefeldt- 818-723-7413





3 thoughts on “Fall Into New England! Photo Tour 2009

  1. Still a couple of spots left on this trip. Added a stop at the Weeks Brick House- maybe the oldest native brick house in NewEngland. It will be celebrating a 300 year anniversary next year, we will see the interior and meet with some of the people involved in its conservation and continued restoration. We may also get a chance to meet up with noted Fall Foliage photographer and travel writer Jeff Folger nicknamed Jeff Foliage who writes and photographs for Yankee magazine !! Pleasejoin me you will not be disappointed !

  2. My wife and I are keen to join your 2009 autumn forliage tour SAFFIR561.
    We wonder if you still have any vacancies. pl advise us on details and costs…We are keen amateur photographers and are using mostly canon slrs. We are living in singapore but have no problem getting to your designated meeting point.
    Hope to hear from you or alternately we can call you if you let us know the appropriate hours..

    Agnes and Boey

  3. Yes I still have vacancies !! And if we can coordinate so you are in the same vehicle as planned many questions and learning happens while getting from location to location plus you have input on where you wish to stop if something is looking really good outside the window !! Dates are Oct 9-17 and we meet in Manchester New Hampshire! I am also a Canon photographer and will have Canon lenses to borrow if you like ! If you would like to call evenings California time is best or email me .. april@aprilart.com
    I really hope you will join me – you won’t be disappointed !!

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