This hands-on workshop is primary
for the aspiring photographers interested in learning how to fully utilize
their camera’s potential and apply this knowledge in practice through easy to
use photographic techniques. While we will be focusing on nature photography,
everything in the workshop program is applicable to other photographic fields.
This workshop is suitable for photographers with all types of cameras, including
simple compacts, mirrorless systems and SLRs.
MORNING MODULE: Taking Control of
We will discuss basic and
advanced camera modes and practice easy to use photographic techniques. We will
cover composition, proper exposure, taking sharp or intentionally unsharp
MID-DAY: Field Trip (optional)
Weather permitting, we will head outdoors and practice
utilizing the camera modes & techniques that we have studied in the
morning. This field trip is optional;
it is not part of the workshop
. Staying with the group is not required – please
feel free to photograph on your own or skip this part if you have other
AFTERNOON MODULE: Post-processing
& Digital Workflow; Review of Photographs
We will start with discussing techniques
for uploading and safekeeping the images; we will also talk about editing the
images with commonly available programs. Then we will start reviewing photographs.
Each participant is welcome to
submit up to six images for a group review. These could be photographs taken during
our field trip or any other photographs that you would like to show. The
suggested (but certainly not required) mix of subjects is two landscape, two animal
portrait and two close-up/macro photographs. If you do not have suitable photographs
of nature and wildlife, share your images from the concrete jungles, including
cityscapes and people portraits – only your imagination is the limit!
WORKSHOP LOCATION: New Horizons Centre in James Bay, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria BCDATE & TIME: Saturday, March 29, 2014
, 9:00AM-4:00PMCOST: $95 plus taxes
REGISTRATION: Please email
Note: The above workshop program is subject to change.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
hands-on workshop has been designed for photographers already
familiar with the basic techniques. We will focus on fully
utilizing our equipment in a variety of situations typical in
nature photography.We will cover advanced camera modes especially
suitable for nature photography. We will also discuss and practice
light management, including use of available light, flashes, reflectors
and lens filters, proper use of tripods, including long lens techniques
. Nature photography is usually done outdoors, and we will talk about
successfully photographing in incremental weather while protecting our
equipment. We will also focus on composition. Finally, we will cover in
details the digital photography workflow, from capturing and storing
images in the field to processing, adjusting and archiving them at your
home studio, and to printing images at home or through commercial labs.
The tentative time frame for this workshop is Fall 2014. Cost: $95 plus taxes.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: SUBJECTS IN NATURE
time, instead of concentrating on technical matters, we will primarily
focus on subjects in nature: birds, insects, plants etc. We will
discuss and practice photographic approaches that are quite often
specific to each subject. We will also talk about and practice various
representation styles for these subjects, from documentary to artistic.
We will spend some time outdoors identifying and photographing
appealing subjects and then discuss our findings and
photographs. The tentative time frame for this workshop is Fall
2014. Cost: $95 plus taxes.
If you are interested in these workshops, please email.