Spring in Vermont Photography Workshop

Spring in Vermont Photography Workshop 2024


Dates: May 23 – 27, 2024

Tuition:  $1,695.00

Location: Montpelier, VT

Instructor: Kurt Budliger


Spring in Vermont is one of the most magical times to be outdoors exploring the landscape with your camera. The streams are full, leaves bursting with near fluorescent greens and a variety of spring wildflowers blanket the forest floor. During this intensive long weekend photography workshop we’ll explore and photograph some of the most stunning Vermont landscapes as they burst  to life with spring color.

Key Features:

  • Gain a strong technical foundation in outdoor photography
  • Learn the importance of “seeing the light”
  • Learn how to use filters
  • Composition and Design
  • Advanced field techniques
  • Photograph intimate ponds, woodlands and streams as they burst with spring greens
  • Photograph sunrise and sunsets from rolling mountains and along country roads and farmland
  • Bring your images to life using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Get individualized instruction and critique in the field as well as classroom


 The workshop will kick off on Thursday evening May 23, 2024 in Montpelier, VT with a short opening reception, slideshow and instructional program.  There is no “set” daily schedule during the workshop, rather we keep things flexible in order to best respond to the weather and light available for making images.  Typically, we’ll be out bright and early for sunrise each day, shoot until mid morning and then take a break for a meal and brief rest.  We’ll convene in a classroom space for instruction, post processing and critique during the mid-day hours when the light is typically less conducive to photography.  We’ll then head back out into the field in the late afternoon and evening, ending our sessions after sunset.  The workshop will conclude on Sunday after our morning shoot with plenty of time to return to the hotel for a normal check out.

Physical Difficulty:

There will be no strenuous hiking involved during the workshop and most locations will be close to the road.  Some locations, however may involve a short hike of less than a mile (one way) with no serious elevation gains.  We will be spending a lot of time shooting along streams and waterfalls that will require scrambling over rocks and down hillsides.  The terrain in the mountains can be very uneven and sometimes slippery along streams and rivers.  Hiking boots and a modest level of health and fitness will greatly enhance your experience.


Participants are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn & Suites at Maplewood  213 Paine Turnpike N., Montpelier, VT, US, 05602 Phone: (802) 229-2222.


A non-refundable deposit of 500.00 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of this workshop.  There is no refund after the final payment has been made (unless we can fill your spot).  Please see our cancellation policy for more detailed information.