Perfect Pictures Every Time
Dates for Event: July 13, 2012
Carl Heilman II
Our Comprehensive One Day Adirondack Photography Workshop is for beginning and intermediate photographers and features instruction on many facets of digital and film photography including – camera basics, digital camera features and menus, RAW files, (histograms), digital workflow, lenses, depth of field, composition, lighting, and various photo techniques. The 8 hour day features about 3 – 4 hours of classroom instruction, with plenty of time for Q & A. This will be followed with several hours of photography at nearby photo locations practicing camera techniques and photography principles.
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. We may be doing close-up or telephoto photography, as well as photographing wide angle and panoramic landscape views. In cloudy or rainy conditions, we might work along the edge of a lake or a waterfall.
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 camera you use, a sturdy tripod is essential for working with composition and slow shutter speed techniques.
Tuition – $165
Carl brings over 30 years of Adirondack photography experience and enthusiasm for many different aspects of photography to each workshop and tour. He has been working digitally with Photoshop since 1997 and with a digital SLR since early 2007 - and thoroughly enjoys the additional freedom afforded by digital photography. He has led photo workshops since the early 1990's and has been presenting photography workshops since 1997 through Wild Visions, Inc. He has also done workshops for the The Wild Center, the Adirondack Photography Institute, NANPA, the Adirondack Folk School, Adirondack Mountain Club, Adirondack Life, the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, the Lake George Association, the Lower Adirondack Region Arts Council, and the View. His photo techiques book, Contemporary Landscape Photography is published by Amphoto, and The Landscape Photography Field Guide by Focal Press. His coffee table books on the Adirondacks, Lake George, New York State, and Maine have been published by Rizzoli, Voyageur Press, and North Country Books. His photography has been used by publications and businesses around the world. His AV programs have aired on regional PBS stations, and he was interviewed for the May 2008 national PBS special, 'The Adirondacks'.
- 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