Leave a comment

Tours

Tours

We offer tours for the non-photographer and photographers.  (scroll down)

Night Photography Photo Walk with D. Brent Walton, cpp

For photographer specific activities, see the workshops in the menu above.  You will find information about classroom, as well as one-on-one instruction.  For example, if you would like to schedule a night-time photo walk with one of our instructors, let us know and we’ll be glad to tailor a program to your needs.

How about an individualized tour?

Join professional photographer D. Brent Walton as he takes you on a regional tour. Bring your camera if you like, or leave the picture taking to Brent.

On these tours, Brent will lead the way, and photograph you and your guests as you enjoy yourselves. At the end, you will have great pictures of the scenery and yourselves. This is TRULY a unique opportunity.

Tour 1 – Peter Whitmer Farm and Waterfalls (April – October only)

  • This tour starts in the morning (about 9am) with a back-roads drive to a little Mennonite grocery store. There, we will pickup lunch. (Each person is responsible for purchasing their own lunch. Plan on about $10 per person for lunch. The average person spends about $7-8.)
  • We will take our lunch with us to the Whitmer Farm where we will eat, and then tour the visitor’s center and the log home.
  • After our tour, we will then drive along one of the finger lake’s shore and take in the country side as we head to the Village of Watkins Glen. Along the way, we will pass by vineyards and Amish farms.
  • One there, we will hike the glen, and view some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
  • After that, we will head back to the Beckwith Mansion. Tour ends between 5-7pm.
  • Cost: $249.99 for 1-3 people and includes transportation and entrance to Watkins Glen State Park. (If you drive or provide transportation, deduct $40. Also, if you provide transportation, and if you have room for more than 3 people, you may bring more at no additional cost.). It also includes a download of the pictures Brent takes. You may post these pictures on social media or e-mail them. (Although you may not print them from the downloads, you will be able to purchase prints at a reasonable price.)

Here are some things you will see on this tour.

Watkins Glen

Peter Whitmer Farm

Amish Country

Tour 2 – Artisan Works (Fridays and Saturdays only for small groups. Large groups by appointment only.)

  • Enjoy a late morning and be ready to leave around 10:30am as we head to one of the most eclectic art galleries in the world.
  • Brent will show you around the this maze-like gallery as he captures photos of you and your guests enjoying themselves.
  • See things like a shirt painted by Picaso. (Not a painting of a shirt, but a shirt painted on by the late artist.)
  • Afterwards, we will head to a Rochester landmark, Dinosaur BBQ, for dinner. (All participants responsible for their own food and beverage tab – cost not included in the tour, and dinner is optional. Meals at Dinosaur BBQ run $13 and up, with an average around $20 per person.) We’ll be back to the mansion around 7-8pm depending on dinner plans.
  • Cost: $50/person (minimum 2 people) – includes admission to Artisan Works. It also includes a download link of the pictures Brent takes. You may post these pictures on social media or e-mail them. (Although you may not print them from the downloads, you will be provided with a link where you may purchase prints at a reasonable price.) Transportation for up to 3 people, add $25.
  • NOTE: This tour is for people who enjoy modern art, Americana, and the eclectic. Also, Dinosaur BBQ is a very busy and popular restaurant. When scheduling this tour, let us know if you want to go to dinner there so we can call ahead.

Artisan Works

Tour 3 – Harmony, Pennsylvania (weather permitting)

  • We’ll drive to the Oakland Township (formerly Harmony) where we will see where Joseph Smith, Junior, and Oliver Cowdrey were baptized and where John the Baptist restored the Aaronic Priesthood.
  • Along the way, we’ll take a few back roads for you to see the beautiful countryside.
  • Although there are no specific meal stops on this tour, you may decide where and when we stop to eat.
  • This is an all-day trip. Depending on our departure time, plan on about an 8-12 hour day.
  • Cost: $249.99 for 1-3 people. (If you drive or provide transportation, deduct $40. Also, if you provide transportation, and if you have room for more than 3 people, you may bring more at no additional cost.). It also includes a download link of the pictures Brent takes. You may post these pictures on social media or e-mail them. (Although you may not print them from the downloads, you will be provided with a link where you may purchase prints at a reasonable price.)

Baptismal Site

Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Monument

Tour 4 – Palmyra Walking Tour (anytime of year)

  • Enjoy a stroll through the Village of Palmyra with photographer D. Brent Walton
  • See things you’ll miss if you just dash through the “church sites”. Things like where Obadiah Dogberry lived. Visit Alvin Smith’s grave. See where Elder Bean preached, and more.
  • Tour the Beckwith Mansion and Estate
  • Visit some of the local shops
  • Get recommendations on where and what to eat while staying in Palmyra.
  • Plan about 4 hours for the walking tour. Our recommendation is to go from about 9am to 1pm, or 1pm to 5pm.
  • Cost: $30/person – min. 2 people. It also includes a download link of the pictures Brent takes. You may post these pictures on social media or e-mail them. (Although you may not print them from the downloads, you will be provided with a link where you may purchase prints at a reasonable price.)

Your guide, D. Brent Walton, Cr.Photog., CPP, through photography by db walton llc

Leave a Reply