Outdoor Photo Trek

March 10, 2020 Outdoor Photo Trek with Miranda Gatewood

To all students: in light of the current circumstances where schools and arts organizations are closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, East End Arts has advised that we will not be doing classes or outings. Stay tuned for updates at eastendarts.org

We had one class last week before the shutdown where I took students on a hike through a NY State Park, photographed the Long Island Sound from a high bluff and then set up our tripods to record the gradually deepening blue after sunset, pictured here with a few dramatic edits added.

Thanks for your patience. I remain committed to providing a halcyon and safe harbor for creative expression during these times.

Long Island Winterfest Kickoff Party 2020

Long Island Winterfest, Miranda Gatewood Photography, Hotel Indigo Riverhead, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, winter
February’s not so bad when you count in the annual Long Island Winterfest. Here’s the Kickoff Party at Hotel Indigo, Riverhead. Each year at Winterfest, food, drink, music and fun are celebrated and sampled at various locations during the winter weeks, this year from Feb. 7 to March 8, 2020.

Photography Expo 2/29 & 3/1

“…the perfect time to enjoy the local culture, visit the wineries, the galleries, Guild Hall performances & restaurants, but without the crowds.”

On Sat., Feb 29, 2020 and Sun., March 1, from 1-5 pm, I’ll be presenting fine art photography prints, both matted and framed on view at the magnificent Maidstone Inn, Main Street, East Hampton, NY. Come drop by; find a favorite for yourself or for a gift. It’s part of the East End’s Winterfest celebration, perhaps the best thing that ever happened to February.

LONG ISLAND WINTERFEST, a 5-week celebration of Local Culture

The Maidstone (map)

Google Calendar  ICS

Lightroom & Photoshop, Long Exposure & Night Photography and Outdoor Photo Trek

Join me for three new workshops beginning in February at East End Arts, East Main Street, Riverhead, NY and in field workshops TBA:

LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP, Session I, Winter 2020
Instructor: Miranda Gatewood
For all levels. Learn how to transform your images in a combination of group and one-on-one instruction. Classes delve into vital skills that transform ordinary images into spectacular ones, including super cropping, using color, black & white, and making your own presets. Create your own copyright and watermark, develop your own simple workflow, and learn how to export and print. Bring a laptop with LR and/or PS loaded.
Cost: $160 EEA members / $192 non-members
THURSDAYS, February 6, 13, (no Feb. 20), Feb. 27 & March 5, 10:00AM – 12:00PM (4 classes)

LONG EXPOSURE & NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, Winter 2020 Instructor: Miranda Gatewood
In this interactive field class, learn how to shoot effects in low light, including sunset, moonrise and slow shutter, silky, water effects. Bring a tripod. All levels welcome.
Cost: $160 EEA members / $192 non-members
THURSDAYS, February 6, 13, 20, 27 5:30 – 7:30PM (4 classes)

OUTDOOR PHOTO TREK, Session I, Winter 2020
Instructor: Miranda Gatewood
Tour and photograph the clarity and beauty of East End light in this seasonal workshop at spectacular East End locations. Explore and create landscape, waterscape, and still life images, and video. You will receive personal attention in a small group to learn how to shoot in all conditions including available light, slow shutter, sunset, moonrise, and silky water effects. Bring a tripod. All levels welcome. Contingent on weather, though some snow will be a go!
Cost: $160 members / $192 non-members.
FRIDAYS, February 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:00AM – 12:00PM (4 classes)

Dreamscapes Solo Exhibit, November 2019

Through the month of November 2019, the Madelle Hegeler Semerjian Gallery will host a solo exhibit of my work entitled Dreamscapes. It chronicles photography’s ability to sanctify the natural environment and explores the photographer’s intimacy with the subject.

The exhibition represents more than decade of work done in New Hampshire, Long Island and Upstate New York.

The gallery is located at the Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY. An opening reception will be held on November 1 from 5-6:30 pm.

Northeast End of the Earth

It sounds like an overstatement until you arrive at Orient Point, Long Island, the breath-taking north-easternmost part of Southern New York. Orient Point is the last stop of the four-part Fall Outdoor Photo Trek class I teach. We’ll be touring the end of Long Island’s North Fork with its view of Plum Island and two lighthouses–the Plum Island Light built in 1869 and it’s fellow guardian across Plum Gut, the 1899-built Orient Point Light, a spark plug-style lighthouse affectionately called the Coffeepot Lighthouse. Sign up for more Outdoor Photo Treks, including Fall Foliage ones at East End Arts.

Map courtesy of https://maps-long-island.com/old-maps-of-long-island

Horton Point Light Trek

This week’s trek visits the grounds of the Horton Point Light, a simple but noble structure that watches over the Long Island Sound from Southold, Long Island. Weekends within the season offer tours and a climb to the top if you choose, but on a weekday at this time of year, we will have the opportunity to venture without the crowds and experience this place ensconced by the mystique of its history. Outdoor Photo Treks with Miranda Gatewood is sponsored by EastEndArts.org

The Infamous Cutchogue Sheep Stampede (well, not really).

September 7th’s Photo Safari–thanks to the North Shore Public Library in Shoreham–toured Peconic’s Catapano Dairy Farm, famous for goats, their milk and all manner of goat milk products, as well as 8 Hands Farm, a working farm in Cutchogue. Those eight hands belong to mom, dad, sis and 15-year-old Max, who showed us around. Lastly, we climbed to the top of Horton Point Lighthouse in Southold and got a green-fresnel-lens-view of the Long Island Sound.