"It is how you see it" Adirondack Photo Workshop
Dates for Event: July 22, 2012
Carl Heilman II
Our Image Critique One Day Adirondack Photography Workshop for advanced beginner and intermediate photographers is for those looking to spend time working on composition and image capture skills. It is recommended that you already have an understanding of how to work with the shutter speed for motion, and the aperture for depth of field – or have taken Carl’s class – Perfect Pictures Every Time – which covers basic camera principles.
During the classroom time we will briefly cover RAW files, histograms, focal lengths, and depth of field, as well as composition and lighting, but the emphasis will be on working with and critiquing each student’s images. The 8 hour day features about 2 – 3 hours of classroom instruction, with plenty of time for Q & A. This will be followed by a couple hours of photography at nearby photo locations practicing the composition techniques. We’ll return to the classroom to critique the shoot, and then if time allows we’ll head out to photograph the last light of the day.
During the afternoon and evening photo shoots there will potentially be considerable diversity in the lighting conditions. We will be working with whatever the lighting is that day to decide both when, where and the types of scenes we’ll be photographing. The composition principles will apply to all types of photography including – close-up, telephoto, wide angle and panoramic views. There are several wonderful photography locations nearby including forested locations as well open views along a lake, stream, river, cascades, and an impressive waterfall on the Hudson.
This photo workshop is rated ‘easy’. Most of the potential photography locations are within a short walking distance. There may be some ups and downs to the walking, so it is a good idea to have a pack that comfortably accommodates both camera gear and outdoor gear while walking in these conditions. Please see the materials list below for suggestions of things to bring.
There are a maximum of 10 students in the workshop to facilitate the general instruction and allow the instructor to provide individual attention. No matter which type of camera you use, a sturdy tripod is essential for working with composition and slow shutter speed techniques.
If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Adirondack Folk School at 518-696-2400 and we will forward your questions to Carl.
Tuition – $165
- Materials – camera, lens(es), tripod, camera manual, extra memory cards, batteries, etc. The class is geared toward DSLR use, but “point and shoot” cameras are OK. “Point and shoot” cameras will not be able to do all of the things we can do with a DSLR.
- Maximum number of students – 10