Each field based workshop and tour will emphasize professional field techniques and creative composition to help you create images you’ve always dreamed of.  Topics include:

  • Evaluating and working with light
  • Exposure and metering in changing light
  • Dynamic Composition and principles of Design
  • Depth of field and hyper-focal focusing
  • Effective use of lenses
  • Close-ups in nature
  • Creative use of Filters
  • Digital darkroom techniques
  • Professional Field Techniques

Field shooting locations are well scouted and easily accessible by vehicle.  A short walk/hike may be required to access some locations, however, no strenuous hiking will be necessary.  Having said that, one person’s idea of strenuous may not be appropriate for another.  Participants should be capable of walking at least a mile with all photo equipment and personal gear.

What’s included and not included:

Workshop tuition covers all guiding and instruction.  Workshop participants are required to provide their own transportation, lodging, meals, and photography equipment and supplies, unless otherwise specified in the workshop description.  Participants may also be responsible for park entrance fees when required.  We strongly encourage participants to carpool and dine together during the workshop, thus conserving natural resources and optimizing our learning opportunities.  In addition, all workshop participants should have a 35mm dSLR camera with interchangeable lens capability, as well as a sturdy tripod.

Recommended Equipment (group workshops and tours):

  • Digital SLR Camera and lenses (wide angle to medium telephoto 16mm – 200mm)
  • Sturdy tripod (a real must)
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Sunscreen & Bug Repellent (seasonal)
  • Snacks and water
  • Warm layers
  • Muck boots or waders for working along streams and coastal areas (optional)
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Head lamp or flash light
  • Notebook
  • Laptop computer for digital darkroom and critique opportunities
  • Backpack for personal gear