'Perfect Pictures Every Time' 1 Day Winter Landscapes Photo Workshop
- For digital or film photography - with the emphasis on digital technology -
1 Day Nature Photography Workshop from 10 AM to 6 PM
$170. up to 30 days ahead, then $190.
Winter in the Adirondacks is a unique time, and offers endless possibilities for the nature photographer. With potentially extreme weather conditions, winter can be the most challenging physically, but it also offers the greatest diversity of photographic opportunities. On these one day workshops I expect we'll be able to photograph at locations near our office in Brant Lake where there is often a mix of icy cascades, some open river water, and a variety of wintry landscapes.
Our Comprehensive One Day Adirondack Photography Workshops for beginner to intermediate photographers feature instruction on many facets of digital and film photography including - camera basics, digital camera features and menus, RAW files, digital workflow, lenses, depth of field, composition, lighting, and various photo techniques. The 8 hour day features about 3 - 4 hours of PowerPoint and instruction, Q & A, and image critique in our Brant Lake office - and then several hours of photography at nearby photo locations practicing camera techniques and photography principles. Please note for anyone with allergies occasionally there is a cat in the house - we do clean thoroughly before a workshop
During the afternoon and evening photo shoots there will potentially be considerable diversity in the lighting conditions. We'll be working with whatever the lighting is that day to decide both when, where - and the types of scenes we'll be photographing. We may be doing close-up or telephoto photography, as well as photographing wide angle and panoramic landscape views. In cloudy or snowy conditions, we'll tend to work with more detail oriented images somewhere in the woods along a stream or waterfall. If the early evening conditions work out for the colors of sunset, we'll be sure to set up to photograph the sunset at a really nice location. In addition to working with traditional format photography and techniques, we can also discuss equipment and techniques for photographing panoramas using panoramic equipment - as well as photographing a scene for digitally stitched panoramic images.
This photo workshop is rated 'moderate' because of the possible weather conditions. Most of the potential photography locations are either fairly close to a road, or within a short walking distance of a trailhead. There may be some ups and downs to the walking, so it is a good idea to have a pack that comfortably accomodates both camera gear and outdoor gear while walking in these conditions. Please see the equipment list for suggestions of things to bring.
I enjoy working with all levels of photographers - with a maximum of 6 in the workshop it works out for both general instruction as well as being able to give individual attention. I began working with a digital SLR in spring 2007 and can explore the additional options that digital cameras provide as well as the various features of film and traditional 35mm SLR and panoramic cameras. No matter which format you use, a sturdy tripod is really necessary for working with composition and potentially slow shutter speed techniques.
Please bring whatever food you might want for the afternoon and evening. We will most likely travel to at least a couple of different photo locations.
Sunset is about 5:30 PM. The best color in the clouds can often be about 10 to 20 minutes after actual sunset, so we might be photographing until after sunset, and then heading back to the car in evening twilight. Please bring along a flashlight or headlamp (preferable).
The 'Equipment List' in the link below is designed for equipment suggestions for our field photography workshops - but is not all necessary equipment. If you have any specific questions or need more information, please Email us or contact us by mail