PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINARS

Full-Day.   Half-Day.   Weekend Events.

These immersive full-day, half-day and weekend seminars have been produced for camera clubs and conferences.  Select from my programs below, or have a seminar customized specifically for your group.  Seminars can include indoor instruction combined with photography field sessions.  For pricing and to arrange logistics, please contact me.

SEMINAR OFFERINGS

Dawn to Deep Night:

Crafting Special Landscape Images

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In this power-packed seminar, I explore photographic opportunities throughout the day — from the brilliant orange-golds of sunrise to hidden mid-day gems, to the theatrical colors of sunset, the luminous blues of twilight and the otherworldly light of midnight. I cover the latest digital technologies that allow photographers to push the bounds of what can be captured with a camera. Good field craft and attention to detail remain paramount to creating compelling images, but we also have the unprecedented ability to expand exposure latitude, depth of field and resolution into a single image for maximum impact. In this thought-provoking seminar I illustrate the strategies, tips and innovative techniques I use for taking landscape imagery beyond the commonplace to the extraordinary.

The Light of Midnight:

Photographing the Landscape at Night

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In this comprehensive seminar, I cover the latest strategies, tips and techniques for photographing a variety of landscapes and cityscapes in relation to the night sky. I discuss many ways to photograph the stars, moon, Milky Way, planets, meteors, northern lights and other celestial phenomena. And I illustrate the field and digital darkroom techniques I use to produce stellar night images.  We'll cover camera settings, determining exposure, how to focus in the dark, reducing noise, blending multiple exposures, shooting time-lapse sequences and creating time-lapse movies. It’s a full day of exceptional night imagery.

Customized Seminars

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Seminars can also be customized by selecting several wide-ranging topics from my current list of presentations.  I also welcome other topics of special interest to your group, such as improving field craft, refining compositions, or processing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop CC — whatever might best benefit your group.