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Upper Michigan Photography Tour and Workshop

I'm excited to announce that I will be offering a photo tour to Upper Michigan next year.  The Fall workshop will be during peak Fall color in western Upper Michigan.  You be able to see and photograph many wonderful waterfalls and amazing landscapes along the Lake Superior shore.  This workshop is for participants of all levels of experience.  Whether you shoot film or digital.

Fall Color and Waterfalls of Western Upper Michigan 2015

Orange maple trees near Bond Falls, Upper Michigan    Red maple trees near Bond Falls, Upper Michigan    Red maple tree near Bond Falls, Upper Michigan    Maple saplings near Bond Falls, Upper Michigan

Yellow maples and rapids downstream from Bond Falls, Upper Michigan    Yellow and orange reflections upstream from Bond Falls, Upper Michigan    Rapids on the Presque Isle River, Upper Michigan    Bond Falls in Fall.  Upper Michigan    Sunrise near Presque Isle, Upper Michigan

Unnamed Falls, waterfall, Porcupine Mountains State Park, Upper Michigan    Unnamed Falls, Porcupine Mountains State Park, Upper Michigan    Unnamed Falls, Porcupine Mountains State Park, Upper Michigan

Date: Sunday, September 27th - Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Cost: $1000, limited to 8 participants

For this tour we will concentrate on the fantastic areas western Upper Michigan.  I have been coming up to this area since the late 1990's.  Places we may explore are the Porcupine Mountains as well as some of the hidden waterfalls in the area.  We will shoot from before sunrise to a little before lunch.  Then we will start up in the afternoon and finish up after sunset.  If the midday light cooperates we may shoot thru lunch if you would prefer.  There will be early mornings and late nights possibly.  Being on the far western edge of the Eastern Time zone makes it bearable.  Itinerary is extremely flexible as weather is unpredictable and we'll try to be in the right places for the conditions.  We will meet up Sunday at 12 at a to be determined location.  The tour will conclude late Saturday morning after a morning shoot.

Important Information:

All camera formats and experience levels are welcome.  I have experience and have made images with 4x5, medium format, 35mm and digital.

Bring clothing suited for a variety of temperatures, from cold, frosty mornings to warm afternoons. Also be prepared for potential rain and for active weather.  Lake Superior can be very unpredictable.

Food, lodging and transportation are not included. Some of you may want to camp, some stay in a hotel, some may want to eat with the group while other may prefer to be on their own. This arrangement provides for maximum flexibility while keeping the cost of this workshop to a minimum. It will gives you maximum freedom in planning your meals and give you time by yourself if you choose.  I can give recommendations for lodging.

A passenger car is suitable for these workshops since we will not drive on 4 wheel drive roads during the workshop. However, if you rent a car, we recommend you rent an SUV as it is more suited to this kind of activity.


I will be helping you and also may be photographing alongside you during the shooting times.

Cost and Registration:

Registrations are on a first come, first served basis.  Each tour will have a minimum of two (in addition to myself) and a maximum of 10 participants.  Registration requires a $300 nonrefundable deposit.  If you have any questions before registering, click here to send me an email inquiry or register. I are pleased to assist you with any questions. You can also call Ken at 920-379-0962

Cancellation Policy:

All monies are non-refundable. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have payment in full. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. If this workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund.

Liability Limitation:

Ken Cravillion Photography, kgcphoto.com, Ken Cravillion and cooperating agents aim to provide every participant a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience. We act solely as agents for you regarding accommodations, special activities, and travel, by any means, and assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.

As there is always an element of risk in any adventure associated with the outdoors, participants must read this form carefully. This liability release will certify that the participant is physically fit and capable of participating in outdoor photography exercises in field locations, and is fully and completely aware of any associated risks created by field locations and weather.

Meeting times, meeting places and itinerary are subject to changes dictated by the weather, the road conditions and other imponderable variables that are part of doing landscape photography. You are responsible for being at the meeting place at the designated time and have your photographic equipment with you.

By joining this workshop I acknowledge that I have read the above information concerning responsibility and release Ken Cravillion Photography, kgcphoto.com, Ken Cravillion and any cooperating agent from any liability. Ken Cravillion Photography, kgcphoto.com and Ken Cravillion will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. I also acknowledge that Ken Cravillion has the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime and that workshop policies are subject to change at any time.

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