Discover the limitless possibilities of digital photography while immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of The Bascom Campus. Whether you’re new to the digital photographic medium or a seasoned photographer looking to enhance your skill set, this workshop introduces the technical aspects of digital photography and the concepts behind photographic images. Learn how to prepare for a photo shoot, prevent camera shake and blurring, adjust image size and quality, effetely usage of lens, and a thorough understanding of optimal camera controls for different shooting styles. Instruction will cover apertures, shutters, ISO, white balance, using available light and composition topics. The lectures are complemented by a field trip to explore and photograph some of The Bascoms Campus most beautiful spots!
how to effectively create images during your travels with your DSLR Camera that are not only dramatic but tell the story of your experiences with style. Through a combination of slide presentations, portfolio sharing, location shooting and discussion, we explore the technical, conceptual, motivational, emotional aspects of travel photography. We begin by sharing stories and photographs from our former travels and follow to look closely at the work of photographers whose focus is traveling to different regions of the world and investigate differences in style, subject, time of the day, and weather. This workshop will cover the importance of equipment, the usage of natural light, alternative shooting methods and techniques, bad weather tips, and how to expose your travel images with a bigger audience. After meeting in the classroom, students will spend an hour in downtown highlands, treating the town as if we were there for the first time. Learn how to capture the details of your travels without missing out on your vacation!
Take your portraits to the next level in a workshop designed for the photographer who wants to feel more confident in his or her ability to photograph people. Through a combination of slide presentations, portfolio sharing, location shooting and discussion, we explore the technical, conceptual, motivational and emotional aspects of portraiture. We begin by sharing individual motivations, goals and interests and follow to look closely at the work of renowned portrait photographers and investigate differences in style, method and intent. Working with DSLR cameras, ambient lighting, and Adobe Lightroom, we will explore the vast possibilities of portrait creation and demonstrate the importance of location, timing, and styling for creating a unique experience for your subjects and a refined final product. Portrait photography reflects the personality and essence of the subject therefore we will also focus on creating purposeful work by finding your own voice and making a strong connection with the subject. Join us for what will be a combination of lecture and hands-on shooting with a live model, and editing!
Master the necessary techniques for enhancing and transforming your raw images into stunning photographic works of art by using the powerful tools of Adobe Lightroom. In this detailed workshop, students discover the best ways to manage photographs in Adobe Lightroom’s Library module–an elemental organizational skill for any passionate photographer. Then take control of the user-friendly editing tools in Lightroom’s Develop module. This is a hands-on class in which you follow along with your instructor as you learn the essentials of editing and photo management at our brand new Digital Photo Lab. This workshop will cover demos and friendly discussions on storing, importing and organizing photographs, adjusting color and tone, sharpening, noise reduction, retouching, and overall creatively enhancing your photographs. The instructor helps you figure out what is missing from your photographs, and provides valuable instruction in Lightroom and shooting techniques thus helping each student master the skills and vision necessary to create powerful images and to access their unique voice as an artist. You leave this course understanding an efficient workflow that saves time and helps bring out the best in your photographs!