Lenses on the Land

farm foliage
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time:  6:30AM–3:00PM
Event Type: 
Adult Program
Location: Shelburne Farms
Fee: Member: $70; Non-members: $75 (includes breakfast & lunch)

Ignite your passion for making inspiring photos! The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb, Sebastian Ventrone, and Anne-Marie Littenberg will guide you throughout the day both technically and creatively so that you can get the most out of your camera. The program starts at 6:30AM to capture the dawn and finishes in the afternoon around 3:00PM. Staying until sunset is an option.


Marshall Webb started helping his father with ‘chores’ at Shelburne Farms at the age of 3. By the age of 8 he was driving tractors and jeeps in support of the summer hay harvest. He attended Wesleyan University and earned a BA in French from UVM in 1972. That same year, he and his siblings started the nonprofit educational organization that now owns and operates the Farm. Over the years, he has held many positions here, from field hand, to milker, to assistant cheesemaker, and Special Projects Coordinator. He has served on the boards of several local non-profits. His wife, Kate, is one of the Shelburne representatives in the State legislature, and they have 4 daughters. Marshall’s favorite hobby is photography (especially of the farm!), and his favorite sports are snow and water skiing.

Sebastian Ventrone, an award winning photographer, has been taking photos for 40 years, starting his journey with a Nikon FM with guidance from his father (also a part-time professional photographer). For the last 12 years, Sebastian has shifted full over to the digital realm, loving the control and feedback of the modern SLRs. Sebastian’s passion is landscape, macros, and the endless subjects of our natural and constructed world. Sebastian enjoys passing his knowledge to other photographers and sharing in their photography Journey.

Anne-Marie Littenburg took up photography to support her work teaching workshops and writing about the traditional American craft of rug hooking. Learning how to use a camera lead to her falling in love with landscape photography, especially photos that illustrate how the environment is altered for work, play, and sustenance.

Photo by Marshall Webb

Registration Details: 

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