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Elvyn Woods & Jordan River Valley Autumn Eco-Photo Tour

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October 9, 2015 @ 9:00 am
October 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
$599 - $699
Event Category:


Great Lakes Photo Tours


Elvyn Lea Lodge
3780 M75 N
Boyne City, MI 49712 United States

BOYNE CITY, MI – Elvyn Lea Woods is ‘the’ definition of enchantment. Translated as “meadow of elf friends”, Elvyn Lea boasts 44-acres of mature private hardwoods, sprinkled with towering Eastern Hemlock trees adding even more charm to this northern Michigan climax forest. Carpeted with ferns and wildflowers in springtime and decorated in vibrant colors come autumn, Elvyn Lea Woods provides a wonderful outdoor classroom to hone your nature photography skills. Spring eco-photo tour participants will delight in making photos in this private sanctuary located directly behind their comfortable lodging facility

Antrim County’s Jordan River Valley is comprised of 18,000 acres of Michigan state- owned forest including the beautiful and pristine Jordan River – Michigan’s first waterway officially designated as a ‘Wild and Scenic River’. The area offers breathtaking scenic overlooks, exceptional spring wildflowers to autumn color, a diverse selection of indigenous wildlife species and needless to say, extraordinary photography opportunities. Participants will spend an entire day visually exploring this gem of northern Michigan habitats.

Join the adventure with other nature photography enthusiasts as you sharpen your photography skills and learn to take advantage of your camera’s features. Walk side-by-side with naturalist and photography experts as they guide you to scenic locations. Capture spectacular close-ups as well as wide-angle and telephoto shots that need no computer editing. Bring a friend or guest at reduced rates. Driving and non-strenuous hiking involved.



Thursday, October 8, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • 8am-9am, Breakfast meeting in lodge dining room
  • 9am-11am, Classroom instruction
  • 11am-12pm, Lunch & personal time
  • 12pm-3pm, Elvyn Lea Woods photo shoot
  • 3pm-5:30pm, Dinner & personal time
  • 5:30pm-7:30pm, Image critique session

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • 8am-9am, Breakfast meeting in lodge dining room
  • 9am-5pm, Jordan River Valley photo shoot
  • 5pm-7pm, Dinner & personal time
  • 7pm-8pm, Group Q&A

Sunday, October 11, 2015

  • 8am-9am, Closing breakfast in lodge dining room
  • 9am, Tour concludes

Event Registration

Early Bird Registration $599 by 9/18/15, Save $100!; Regular Registration: $699 by 9/25/15. Non-photographer guest, $479 by 9/18/15 or $559 by 9/25/15. Great Lakes Photo Tours Alumni, $539 by 9/18/15 or $629  by 9/25/15. Three nights’ lodging and breakfast included. Transportation, lunch and dinners not included.

REGISTER EARLY! Space limited to allow for individualized attention. Enjoy $100 savings with Early Bird Registration! No registrations accepted after 9/25/15.


Non-refundable $100 deposit included in registration. Remaining balance refunded if cancellation received fourteen days prior to event. Registration fully transferable to another event. In case of rain or snow, the event will take place. If dangerous weather is present we will offer a rain check to apply to future a future event. Registration processed by MyNorthTickets.com. Tour details provided via email after registration.

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