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Landscape Photography Workshop

What will I learn?
Who is this class for?
What gear do I need?
When should I take this class?
How long is this class?
Where is this class held?

 
Upcoming Lesson Dates & Times

No classes scheduled at this time.

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What will I learn?

Learn how to plan your shoot and understand the factors that make great photos. Unlock the power of your DSLR to shoot anything from milky waterfalls to stunning vistas.

During this 4 hour Landscape Photography Workshop you'll learn:

  • The gear you'll need to shoot landscapes.
  • How to find and fix composition errors.
  • How to set up your camera for landscape shooting.
  • DLSR/mirrorless camera users, maximise DOF, while minimizing diffraction.
  • Proper use of polarizer and neutral nensity (ND) filters.
  • Stay safe while outdoors in remote areas.
  • Efficiently use a tripod.

Is this class technical?

This is an Intermediate "Level 2" class, so will have technical aspects. There are reasons not to always shoot the smallest aperture, as it degrades quality, so learn the tips and methods for maximizing the quality of your landscape images, while still capturing the look you desire.

We will also examine the techiques for tuing turbulent water into milky smooth etherial patterns. A favorite method of mine to change the feel of an image, or to create interesting abstracts.

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Who is this class for?

The Landscape Photography Workshop can be taken by any level photographer, but is geared towards photographers who have an understanding of their camera shutter speed, and aperture.

This is a level 2 class and builds on the principles in the "All Levels" class Better Composition. You don't have to take it first, but if you do, you'll be able to apply the classroom theory outside with instructor assistance.

There are technical aspects for those with technical cameras, but if the level is beyond your current knowledge there will still be many excersices that are more creative and less technical and suitable for any camera. We won't cover basic use of shutter speed and aperture in this class. That subject is covered in the 3 part class Understand Your Camera.

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What gear do I need?

  • Required

    • Camera (ideally DSLR or Mirorless)
    • Wide angle lens (eg. 18-55mm, 14-60mm, 24-70mm etc.)
    • Battery
    • Memory card with space
    • Coffee
  • Optional

    • Tripod (I have loaners)
    • Remote release (cable preferable but any remote)
    • Dark Neutral Density Filter eg ND6 (variable also work well)
    • Circular polarizer
    • Telephoto lens
    • More coffee

The terrain should be suitable for most footwear types, but trail shoes are a safer bet than sandals. You should also consider the weather and dress appropriately, and consider anything else you'll need to make your time more comfortable including sunscreen, hat, food, water, sunglasses etc. Dress as if you are going on a short hike. I use Wunderground for their (usually) accurate hourly weather forecast.

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When should I take this class?

You can take this class alone and not take any others. However, it builds on the knowledge of the classes Better Composition and the 3 part class Understand Your Camera. So yes, you can just take this class, but unless you have a good understanding of your camera, and you want to cover the technical aspects of this class, I strongly recomend the other two classes first. Better Composition is an "All Levels" class and is certainly recommended whatever your current level.

Frequently people take this class first, and end up coming to the others after. While it's fine to do that, you'll get better value the other way round.

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How long is this class?

4 hours long, 9am to 1pm. So not too early a start, and not too long a day. You are welcome to return the following morning to capture the pre-dawn light. I might even see you there! We often overrun the class time and chat, if you have any extra questions.

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Where is this class held?

This is entirely on location. Typically we meet and begin the class overlooking Garden of the Gods. A stunning world class landscape right on our doorstep. After this class you'll never look at it the same way. We're typically near the cars to begin with so you can bring extra gear, coffee or snacks and leave them in your car. You're also able to jump in and warm up if it's a chilly morning. Cold isn't a reason to cancel, precipitation is, so if the forecast looks questionable, please look out for communication (text, email or phone message) about rescheduling. We sometimes may travel further, but this would be discussed prior to the workshop.

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