October 8 – 12, 2019

Location: Munising, MI

Leader(s): Adam Jones & John Dykstra

Pricing: $1,495

Deposit : $250

Participants: Maximum 12


Would you like to photograph spectacular fall colors in a stunning area with practically no one else around: then we have the perfect workshop for you. In 4 days exploring the upper peninsula, we only saw one group of photographers. Let us show you this beautiful unspoiled area, and learn from our years of experience and time proven tips and techniques.

I’m very excited to offer this workshop for the 4th time: located in the north woods of Upper Michigan with co-leader John Dykstra. John lives in Michigan and has photographed and conducted workshops in the UP for years. October before last I spent 4 incredible days with John showing me his favorite locations. I was blown away with the pristine beauty and limitless photo opportunities. John and I are teaming up to offer you a great photo workshop during fall color in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We are headquartered in the heart of the best locations in Munising, MI.

The north woods features quiet ponds, lakes with mirrored reflections, clear streams, waterfalls, brilliant red maple trees, white birches, floating bogs, carnivorous plants reindeer moss, lichens, blueberry foliage, and abundant wildlife. Beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers a dramatic meeting of land and Lake Superior. We know the areas well, and guide you to great locations at the right time.


We do not provide a detailed itinerary. Instead we prefer to remain flexible with our timing to utilize great lighting and weather conditions for the best possible images each day and each location. Lectures and field demonstrations are scheduled when the lighting is not optimal for high quality professional images.

October 8

Meet 6pm, Overnight, North Star Hotel Pictured Rocks, Munising

October 9, 10, 11

Out early every morning and late afternoon. Full days of shooting during best light, covering areas from Munising to Paradise. Overnight North Star Hotel Pictured Rocks, Munising.


Our last morning out again for sunrise, return to hotel for breakfast, say our goodbyes and depart for home.

New!! Weather permitting we are offering a boat tour to photograph the stunning colorful cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Tentative locations in the Paradise area:

  • Tahquamenon Waterfalls – Upper and Lower Falls
  • Whitefish Point – Song Birds, Raptors, Seascapes, Sunsets
  • Tahquamenon River
  • Lake Superior – Seascapes, Lake Superior shore patterns, Shoreline stone patterns
  • Various small lakes, streams, bogs, fall foliage macro, lichen, moss patterns, sunrises and sunset

Tentative locations in the Munising area:

  • Waterfalls – Wagner Falls, Alger Falls, Munising Falls, AuTrain Falls, Chapel Falls, Sable Falls
  • Remote pristine lakes – Red Jack Lake, Irwin Lake, Thornton Lake, Moccasin Lake, Fish Lake, Petes Lake
  • Hiawatha National Forest – landscapes, Autumn foliage macros
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – Rock formations, Streamscapes
  • Shoreline seascapes – AuTrain Bay, Miners Beach, Sullivan’s Landing, Hurricane Beach, Wave patterns
  • Misc.- macro, moving water, reflections, forest patterns, and abstracts


John Dykstra is a personal friend and fantastic nature photographer who enjoys sharing his knowledge with others, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your time with John.

John and I have worked and photographed together several times, you can expect to enjoy a tremendous learning experience with us in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. We both enjoy teaching, and are there to help you every step of the way in a friendly nurturing atmosphere. Join us for the most fun you’ll ever have learning and exploring nature through photography.

We are open to all skill levels and we don’t care what brand camera you are using. You are the most important part of any kind of image making. Let us help you reach your full potential.

We fully expect this workshop to sell out quickly, please reserve your place as soon as possible. Non-photographer spouses or friends are welcome at no extra charge.

This workshop sold out very quickly last year, please register ASAP.


Daily interaction with two pro instructors that enjoy sharing with others in the field, in class, and even during our meals. We believe in an open dialogue any time we are together.


  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Meals


This is an intensive workshop, we are out early, and stay out late as the lighting and weather conditions allow. You’ll never have so much fun working at something you love doing. Our locations offer you a wide range of shooting and learning opportunities. We aim our cameras at a variety of beautiful fall landscapes, unlimited macro subjects, waterfalls, streams, ponds, lakes, and possibly wildlife.

  • Wide Angle & Telephoto landscapes strategies: Learn to use all your lenses
  • Macro Techniques: Lighting, Using Diffusers, Flash, Diopters, Extension Tubes, Teleconverters, when and how to use them to get even closer. The north woods offers limitless photogenic macro subjects.
  • Creative Depth of Field: We’ll teach you to take control of your camera and get the results you want. Focus stacking when normal depth of field isn’t enough!
  • High ISO noise reduction: You won’t believe the results!!!
  • Motion Treatments: ND filter Techniques for waterfalls, streams, waves, and more
  • Composition: Learning to see creatively: Incorporating the elements of design for compositions with impact.
  • Camera Setup: Setting the camera to work the way you want
  • Basic Workflow: Raw Conversion, Filters, Plug Ins
  • Advanced Workflow: Working with Luminosity Masks, and layers
  • HDR for Controlling Excessive Contrast: Techniques for realistic HDR



The nearest airport is Marquette/Sawyer International Airport. It is one hour from Munising to Marquette/Sawyer Airport.


North Star Hotel
Pictured Rocks, Munisning, Michigan
Phone: (906) 387-2466
Please reference John Dykstra or Adam Jones Photography.


For more information, or to register by mail, please email me: adam@adamjonesphoto.com