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—Photographic workshops taught by Skip Schiel in the fall 2017 term—

Fall Light Photographic Workshop: Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuaries

Visually explore selected Massachusetts Audubon Wildlife sanctuaries near Boston, such as Broadmoor, Boston Nature Center, and Ipswich River. Work photographically with fall light, portray earth-oriented experiences, and reveal truths about the land through examples, exercises, coaching, and writing. Basic photo experience, preferably with manually operable equipment, required. Expect to pay entrance fees if not an Audubon member. We might photograph in inclement weather. For the first session, bring your camera (tested, batteries charged) and up to five photo PRINTS showing your interests, level, and experience. Registrants will receive further instructions and directions.

Three Saturdays, Oct. 21, 12-4 pm, Oct. 28, 2-6 pm, Nov. 4, 6:45 am-10:4. Review sessions on three Fridays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, 6 pm – 8:30. Please save Sunday’s following Saturday field trips for rain dates. 

Street Photography

The key topic is how to reveal truths about the human condition by photographing on the public street. Whether to ask permission, photograph surreptitiously, or find other ways to photograph, we will practice photography outside our private and comfortable domains. For the first session, bring your camera (tested, batteries charged) and up to five photo PRINTS showing your interests, level, and experience, related to street photography if possible. This is for relatively proficient photographers, beyond basic, with experience using manual camera settings.

Field trip on Saturday, Sept 30, 10 am-7 pm (with an hour out for lunch) and Sunday, Oct 1, 1-4 for review. 


Skip, thank you so much for everything.  I think you are an extraordinary teacher and a beautiful human being!  It has been a pleasure taking your classes and getting to know you. All the best, and I will look forward to taking another of your classes as soon as I can. (Benjamin Pasamanick, Contemplative Photography, fall 2016)

Thank you for the valuable tips. Your workshop has been a great learning for me and has inspired and initiated me in the world of photography. Your wonderful photography exercises expanded my horizon towards photography. I look forward to learning from you again. Wish you good luck and a very happy holiday season. (Ruchi Gupta, Fall Light, Photographing the Social Landscape, 2016)

It was a really great experience to see such high level work presented and hear the group critique. I can see what the group members meant when they said they always seem to learn something from each gathering. I also was struck by how much the group—most of them having been shooting for many decades— seem to be most interested in post production techniques. It seems that's where the excitement is and that was interesting to see. (Randi Rosenblum, Contemplative Photography, fall 2016)

I'm so grateful you're in my life. I love you and your ministries. We nourish and nurture one another. (Wendy Geiger)

More testimonials

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in South Natick, Massachusetts: sunset over the meadow, fall 2014

Fish Market, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Palestine, photographic workshop, 2013

Gaza photographic workshop, 2013