Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Thursday, 4 October 2012
Hi everybody - there's a great nature photography tuition weekend coming if you live within driving [or flying] distance of Tauranga on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Read on ...
We put a lot of time and thought into preparing and running these workshops. Class numbers are small, allowing for considerable individual attention. For anyone living outside the Tauranga area, there are three motels within 5 minutes’ walk of Kim’s studio. The workshops are held at Kim’s comfortable studio at 18 Greerton Road, Gate Pa, Tauranga. Contact Kim at the email address in the underwater image in the previous post. He's love to hear from you!
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND
6-7 October 2012
[the last Nature Photography Weekend for 2012]
This is Numero Uno, the biggest workshop I run: a full weekend of workshops and field trips, followed by an assignment and an evaluation evening about 3 weeks later at a time that suits everyone.
Part 1: Saturday and Sunday 6-7 October, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. Both days will be based at Kim’s studio but we’ll also take some time to head out into the field [to a local park, wetland, or shoreline] in the afternoons. The main theme is CREATING GREAT NATURE PHOTOGRAPHS. A mix of modules with summary hand-outs, live demonstrations, screen-projected images, and questions answered.
The equipment, techniques and approaches needed for getting great nature photos
- Photos that win competitions
- Landscapes and seascapes
- Wildlife photography [including birds]
Composition – the rules, and when to ignore the rules Telephoto vs. wide angle – getting the most out of each
- Dealing with scruffy foregrounds & problem skies
- Specialised techniques for night/dusk photography and aerial photography,
- “Secrets of the pros” - yes, quite a few
- Creativity, commitment, how to get lucky, working a subject
Wonderful silky waterfalls
- Digital workflow – from camera to great photos as painlessly as possible. Backing up, archiving
- Photoshop & Lightroom
- Photo impressionism – creating art in your camera.
- Getting emotion, atmosphere and ‘soul’ into your photos
Checklist for critiquing photos
- Copyright, photo competitions & the law
- The 4 main things holding photographers back – and how to deal with each.
- Part 2: Photo assignment – in your own time over the following 2-3 weeks.
Part 3: Evaluation and critiquing of your photos [this can be done by email if you’re from out of town]. We meet at Kim’s studio again for a few hours at a time that suits everybody, probably an evening. Cost: $475. The Early Bird special is $425 if you register before 30 September [I’ve extended this deadline a bit to give more people the chance of the lower rate]. The fee includes the workshop, follow-up, hand-outs, Vivienne’s yummy refreshments and lunches on both days. Special rate for fulltime students - $225.