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.
Dawn to Deep Night:
Crafting Special Landscape Images
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
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.
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.