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Photographing Vermont’s Fall Foliage – 2nd Edition

Note:  The expanded 2nd Edition is at the publisher right now being converted for distribution.  Availability on the outlets below is expected to be September.  During this period, unfortunately, the First Edition is no longer available and you will get “dead” links if you click below.  The Michigan Book is still fully live and available.  I will announce here on the Blog as soon as I have confirmation of availability.  Thanks for your patronage and patience!

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Photographing The Michigan U.P.




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Existing specific location information for photographers was simply not detailed enough to be useful

When you are traveling to a  new place to photograph, it is important to know not only how to get there, but as a photographer, when to be there.  Our ebooks give detailed directions to the photographic scene, the best time of day (and sometimes time of year) to photograph, as well as other background information and – in most cases – photo-illustrations of the scene.  No other publications out there do that.

I decided to record my own findings for other photographers


The idea for my first ebook was borne out of a photographic trip in 2005, when I traveled to Vermont to photograph Fall Foliage.  As I did my research I discovered that the existing specific location information for photographers was simply not detailed enough to be useful for trip planning.  I discovered a pamphlet on the internet, first published many years back, by the late, Arnold John Kaplan (“Finding and Photographing Vermont’s Photo-Scenics“), with description locations, and giving specific directions to get there, and the best time of day to photograph.  I was excited to receive Arnold’s book.  However, when I arrived in Vermont, I discovered that many of the “classic” scenes had changed so much that they were either no longer viable shots, or the shooting was much difficult.  Using Arnold’s book as a basis, I decided to record my own findings for other photographers.

For a number of years, I offered my PDF publications, Photographing Scenic Vermont and Photographing Michigan’s U.P. , freely to photographers.  Because of an unprecedented number of requests for the Vermont PDF in 2011, I decided to publish it as an eBook.  To my great delight, Arnold J. Kaplan himself, agreed to write a foreword to the eBook.

To my great delight, Arnold J. Kaplan himself, agreed to write a foreword to the eBook

The Vermont eBook is updated as of my trip in October 2010.  I recently returned from a 4-day visit to Vermont and not only learned some new locations, but also gained some “intel” on some of the existing locations.  I am pleased to announce here, that my good friend, photographer, and part-time Vermont resident, Carol Smith, will be co-writing the Second Edition of this book, hopefully to be published in time for the 2017 foliage season!


Michigan’s “Upper Peninsula” (UP) is a wonderland for photographers and is the one place other than Vermont that I have spent a lot of time exploring, so it made good sense to me that I would follow the Vermont eBook with a similar publication for the U.P.  Not nearly as well-known as New England as a fall foliage destination, I believe Kerry and I have demonstrated that it clearly rivals New England’s reputation as the best place to photograph foliage.  With its Great Lakes location, the UP proves to be a 4-season photographer’s destination and a little bit of paradise.

I started the e-book, but languished for a couple years, until my friend, and very talented photographer, Kerry Leibowitz, agreed to co-write it with me.  Kerry has spent a lot of time exploring the U.P., and his knowledge and image base has been an invaluable aid to completing this project.  This book contains some “upgrades” to the approach I took in the Vermont book, including separate sections in each area with our personal observations of the potential of the scene, challenges and obstacles.  I expect that Carol and I will continue the same format for the Second Edition of the Vermont book.  We are excited to offer “Photographing Michigan’s UP” as an aid to our compatriot shooters.



14 Responses

  1. […] Peninsula ebook co-author–published a photo guide to Vermont in the fall in 2011 entitled Photographing Vermont’s Fall Foliage.  I purchased this ebook a few months before I hit the road for New England and it served as my […]

  2. […] west, through the small town of Barton, to Burton Hill Road.  My friend Andy Richards, in his Vermont photography ebook, raved about Burton Hill Road, so I decided to check it out.  Suffice to say that the fuss was […]

  3. […] I slogged my way back to where I had parked and then, remembering something I’d read in Andy Richards’ Vermont photo guide, walked across the street from the fire station into Peacham’s cemetery.  While the cemetery […]

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