The Adirondack Land Trust invites shutterbugs with an interest in environmental conservation to join a free, virtual winter photography workshop Wednesday, March 1, noon-1:30 p.m. with landscape photographer Manuel Palacios. Beginners and pros will find new ideas for creating impactful winter photographs. There is no limit to the number of participants for this virtual workshop.

Palacios will share his favorite photography techniques and approaches to winter photography – from special equipment needs for shooting in harsh and unforgiving winter conditions to finding ways to use the elements of the season to express a deeper connection to the landscape.

“The winter elements, be it the stillness of a frozen lake, the dance of snowflakes, or the shadow of a twig, offer endless opportunities to contemplate the transience of existence and the impermanence of our surroundings,” said Palacios.

Field opportunity
For those interested in applying lessons learned from the virtual workshop, Palacios will lead a free in-person session Saturday, March 4, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at an Adirondack Land Trust conservation site in Lake Placid. The field workshop is limited to 10 participants. Prior attendance at the virtual event is recommended, but not required.

How to register
Online registration is available here.

About Manuel Palacios
Manuel “Manny” Palacios, of Zone 3 Photography, is a scientist and outdoor photographer based out of Upstate New York in the Mohawk River Valley area. For Palacios, landscape photography is not just a way to document moments but a means to express his deep connection to nature and interpret the world around him. With a passion for pushing the boundaries of photography, he experiments with new techniques and enjoys sharing his knowledge to inspire others to see the world in new ways through the lens of their cameras.

“As a land trust, we know that connections to the Adirondack landscape are powerful. We are delighted to be offering these workshops with such a talented photographer to celebrate those connections,” said Mike Carr, executive director.

The Adirondack Land Trust works to forever conserve the forests, farmlands, waters and wild places that advance the quality of life of communities and the ecological integrity of the Adirondacks. Since 1984, the land trust has protected 27,606 acres at 100 sites in 43 towns and 10 counties throughout the Adirondacks.

Photo by Manuel Palacios, Zone 3 Photography