Cornell Tree Climbing Institute

Backcountry Photography

Backcountry Photography

(TO SIGN UP email, as the student center is generating errors.) Enjoy being outdoors in the Fingerlakes in this introduction to backcountry photography course. Students will camp out and enjoy the beauty of this region. No backpacking or photography experience necessary. Participants do need to have their own camera (preferably with the camera manual). The fingerlakes region is full of numerous opportunities for the avid nature photogarpher to refine their skills, this class will teach you some of the basics, including the rule of thirds, and how to utilize your exposure time to maximize your photographs. Fall semester class heads to the Adirondacks to maximize opportunities to get pictures of the fall colors. COE requires that students attend the first class meeting of their course because of the critical logistics, policy, liability, and safety information that will be covered. If you do not show up for the first class you lose your right to retain your spot on the roster, and we may enroll another student in your place. Students must attend all scheduled classes to receive credit for this course.

Course Schedule

Date Time Activity
Sun Apr 13 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Class
Sun Apr 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Class
Wed Apr 23 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Class
Fri Apr 25 - Sun Apr 27 5:00 pm - 4:00 pm Class

Enroll Now

Courses are open to everyone. Students can enroll on Student Center. Anyone may also enroll by contacting Amy Woodin:

Amy Woodin
(607) 255-6183

The Essentials

Prerequisites: None.
Course Fee:
$355.00 (students)
$390.00 (CU faculty/staff)
$445.00 (community)
Interested in Financial Assistance? Download an application and see if you qualify.
Drop Deadline:
Friday, January 24, 2014
PE Credit
Available for PE credit.
P ED 1607 (ID #9728)
Course Coordinator
Chris Leeming
(607) 255-6273

First Class:
Attendance at first class is required. Bring completed medical forms and health insurance information.

Equipment Needed:
hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, water bottle, personal camping gear. Many items available to rent. See detailed equipment list.

See the equipment list for this course. You may also find our list of Sources of Outdoor Gear helpful.