Torva Terra LLC | Vermont Fall Color Workshop

Torva Terra Photography Tours

"Vermont Fall Color"

Multiple Locations, Vermont United States

October 13-14th 2018



Special Fall Foliage Workshop


Torva Terra offers a unique instructional road trip style tour of Vermont in gorgeous fall color. In 2016 Torva Terra workshop leader Kate spent the peak fall season scouting Vermont for the best photographic locations. The spots that we have selected are simply breathtaking! Locations will have a wide range of landscapes from serene reflecting lakes, mountain views, lush forests, rustic barns and more. This is a trip for the photographer who wants to create a high end portfolio of colorful foliage photographs at hand picked scenic locations. This is a workshop, so not only will you be guided to the locations but the sessions will also be educational. This workshop is for any skill level photographer.

Topics will include: long exposure photography, proper filter use, dynamic compositions, storytelling with imagery, macro skills and more!

Participants are encouraged to bring a sturdy tripod, wide angle lens as well as a telephoto lens. With filters a circular polarizer is a must have. For best results we also  recommend these filters: neutral density, graduated ND and a reverse GND kit.




Fall color


Destination Overview


National Geographic Travel named Vermont one of the 50 Places of a Lifetime. Every year tourists and photographers from around the world, known as "leaf peepers," travel to Vermont for the famous brilliant fall color. While there are many places where tree's foliage turns however they are limited by the trees that can grow there, for example Colorado has it's lovely yellow aspens. However in Vermont the unique environmental conditions of a perfect climate and geographic habitat allow multiple different species of trees to coexist in the forests. Each type of tree turns a different color in autumn creating a kaleidoscope of color to photograph. The Vermont state tree, the sugar maple, turns brilliant reds, oranges, yellows and sometimes even purple. If one single tree can display a veritable rainbow of color at the same time, imagine whole forests. Then there are the oak trees which turn a rich dark red. The unique birch trees with their white bark, well their leaves turn a beautiful bright yellow. A sprinkling of evergreens here and there adds contrast with their steady verdant hues. It is easy to see why Vermont in fall is a landscape photographers paradise.

Vermont is home to over 35 protected state forests of undeveloped mountains and valleys. In addition to these abundant natural resources, Vermont has a rich architectural heritage of picturesque historic towns from the 1700's and up. The National and State Registers of Historic Places has listed more than 40,000 buildings in Vermont of historical significance. These towns and villages are postcard perfect with charming Colonial and Victorian homes, church spires, covered bridges and sprawling farms with their iconic red barns.




Workshop Details


Two Day Weekend Photography Workshop: $375 Loon at Sunrise

What is included: Two full days of instructional photography sessions at hand picked locations in Vermont.

What is not included:  Transportation to and during the workshop, meals and other items of a personal nature. Lodging is not included in this trip as the options vary widely, there are B&Bs, hotels and motels depending on your preference. Some guests prefer to camp in one of the nearby State Parks, which is fun in the beautiful fall color. Hotels book up very quickly in the fall season.

What to bring:  DSLR camera, tripod, telephoto lens, wide angle lens, macro lens, filters (circular polarizing neutral density, graduated ND and a reverse GND kit), extra batteries and lots of memory cards, as well as sunscreen and any other items of a personal nature. A laptop or tablet with transfer cable or card reader is also recommended to review your images at dinner.

Early Registry Discount:  Book by June 15th and save $25 off your tour!

A $150 deposit is required to reserve your spot. This is a rain or shine event.



Details including itinerary may change up to and during the trip as we make use of weather and lighting conditions.




Ready for your Photography Adventure?

Click here for the workshop registration form.