Monday, November 30, 2009

Springtime on the Outer Banks Photo Workshop

http://bcphotoadventures.com/OuterBanksPhotoWorkshop.php

Springtime on the Outer Banks Photo Workshop
April 21-25, 2010
Wednesday noon through Sunday afternoon at 2:00
$980 (discounts available)
Limit 12 with 2 instructors (maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio)

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Join our photography workshop on our own wild and pristine North Carolina barrier islands. By popular demand, we have added a springtime Outer Banks workshop, right in our own back yard. We will show you special gems along this untamed coastline we love so well.
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The sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular, the patterns along the seashore and in the marshes inspirational, and the sights and sounds of the wild Atlantic pounding the coast intoxicating. You'll love photographing here, and you'll be able to celebrate your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills, and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs.

For this workshop, we will be based in Nags Head, near the site of the first flight by the Wright Brothers. It is an area rich in history, so there is no lack of subject matter.

Springtime here is quite different from the fall. The Outer Banks are almost deserted; the winter winds have tossed the dunes around into new formations; and the coast looks particularly wild and dramatic. We'll pretty much have the place to ourselves!
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Click here for flash photo gallery.

We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:

* Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors
* Opening wine-and-pizza reception;
* Primer booklet to help you get started;
* Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots;
* Mid-day downloading of your images and processing with the latest version of Lightroom;
* Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
* Critiques, both individual and group;
* Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow;
* Final group critique and show on last day (what many feel is the highlight of the workshop experience); and
* Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!

If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for questions you may have as well as equipment and installed downloads you need to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions of Adobe products.

You will also receive written instructions on the ins and outs of successfully and easily turning your favorite digital images into beautiful prints straight out of the latest version of Lightroom using your own printer.

Cost: $980

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Photo 101 Workshop Dates - Zack Arias

http://onelightworkshop.com/page4/page4.html

From Zack Arias site:

So You Wanna Be A Photographer?

You have a camera. You might even have a web site. Your family loves your pictures and says you should do this for a living. You kind of understand aperture priority and depth of field but your technical foundation sort of stops there. I mean, you feel like you take pretty good pictures but NOW you want to make some money with it. Pause for a moment and really ask yourself if you have a rock solid understanding of the foundations of this craft. If you feel that the base of your skill set needs some help I’ve created an intense three day workshop just for you. Having passion for the craft of photography is fantastic but it isn’t enough.

As our market continues to get saturated you are going to see that those with talent will rise to the top and those without will continue to fill Craig’s List with new listings every 60 seconds. :) You need to have a very solid understanding of the nuts and bolts of making photographs and that is what you will learn at this workshop.

This is NOT a basic camera class to help you with your family vacation photos. This is designed to help people start a career in photography.

Dates:

Atlanta - 2/19 - 2/21
Atlanta - 4/30 - 5/2
Atlanta - 11/12 - 11/14

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Technical Workshop Series in St Augustine, Florida

http://www.shootthelight.com/workshops/St%20Aug%20Tech%20Workshop%20Series,%20%20FL%20052010.htm

"Shoot the Light " Instructional Photographic Workshops

Technical Workshop Series in St Augustine, Florida
April 30th - May 3rd, 2010

The response to the Tech Series Workshops have been overwhelming, and I am proud to offer this series of workshops designed to enhance both your technical ability and visual sense. These workshops are for those photographers who wish to take their imagery to the next level. This series will consist of both comprehensive classroom and in-field instruction. See you there.

The Gator Farm is alive with subjects and is the best place I know of to practice and perfect fill flash and exposure techniques, as well as learning when to and not to take an image. Learn how to effectively compress the lighting ratio to that of your capture medium, and to recognize what makes an effective image. Instruction will include Advanced Manual Flash Techniques, Incident, Spot and Sunny f/16 metering, Post Production and more. If you can do it here, and you will, you can do it anywhere!

Each photography workshop includes extensive photographic instruction, daily image critiques, and more.

Metering- April 30th

Flash- May 1st

Post-production-Lightroom 2/CS4- May 2nd

Visual Design and Impact in the Field- May 3rd

An Outstanding Image is one with Visual and Emotional Impact. Composition, lighting, exposure, selective focus, etc. all come together by our hands to invoke a response (pleasant or not) whereby the viewer is transcended from his world to the world we have put before them. If we remove the creative aspect of photography, we become documentaries. In photography, there is no separation of aesthetics and technique, the creative process providing the viewer with an interpretive/communicative vision of our choosing.

To consistently transpose the images we see in our mind, to the capture medium, it is necessary to pre-visualize the result. Pre-visualization is possible when one has gained technical proficiency. Knowing the photographic fundamentals and being able to see and understand light, its quality and quantity, physical properties, etc, and how they relate to your subject and capture medium will allow you to take control of your imagery. Being aware of the lighting direction relative to the subject will allow you to choose a camera position that will enhance your unique vision. Flash remains a mystery to most, as does obtaining correct exposure. Composition, and backgrounds sometimes overlooked in the heat of the moment can make or break an image.

To this end, I am proud to offer a series of mini-workshops designed to enhance both your technical ability and visual sense.


Lodging recommendation;
Sleep Inn
St. Augustine, FL 32080
904-825-4535

In field instruction and classroom to be held at;
-St. Augustine AF, FL

Terms and Fee: workshop $375 each. Do all 4 and save $100 . Payment accepted via Pay Pal (shootthelight@mchsi.com), check made payable to Shoot the Light, Inc, or credit card via phone.. Space is reserved on receipt of 50% deposit only. Note- payment in full due by 2/6/2010

We will be at the St Aug AF each morning at 7 am and each evening.

Please e-mail or include the the following information with payment:

1-Workshop Location and Date
2-Your name, address, day/evening phone numbers

For additional information, contact Charles at -

"Shoot the Light" Photographic Instructional Workshops
P.O. Box 987
Horse Shoe, NC 28742
tel;828-891-4082
fax;828-891-4982
e-mail: info@shootthelight.com

url: www.shootthelight.com

Friday, November 27, 2009

THE PALM SPRINGS PHOTO FESTIVAL 2010

http://2010.palmspringsphotofestival.com/welcome-to-connect-2010/photographers/

March 28 - April 2

Our Fifth Year Workshop Program offers 18 intense, remarkable classes with world-renown working photographers and educators. Most are three full days plus a 4th day morning session and begin on March 29. You will spend three 1/2 days with your fellow students listening, learning, shooting and comparing notes. Your instructor will work with you, demonstrate his or her methods, explore his or her own work and your own. We also offer one-day workshops during the week, allowing you to choose from special lighting and portfolio organization and presentation classes in addition to your principal workshop.

Note: Included in your workshop fee are Model fees, transportation costs and a delicious Boxed-Lunch for each full day of your workshop.

Workshop attendees automatically receive a 25% discount from each full day of their daily registration fee when they register.

The fourth day morning session of these workshops is optional and free. This means you can attend this wrap-up session and / or sign up for Portfolio Reviews, Seminars or Tech Consultations on the fourth day. Friday we repeat important Seminars for those in the workshop program who could not attend these sessions earlier in the week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

TnT Photography Excursion Trinidad

http://www.tntexcursion.com/index.html

This is an all inclusive photography excursion that includes all accommodations, food, transportation, models, make-up artist, costumes and more.

On this excursion you will learn how to get creative with your photo shoots from some of our creative directors as well as experience models and photographers. While we travel to different locations doing different concepts each day you will be expanding your portfolio by adding concepts shots such as market model, queens of the den, India queens, golden lady, beach shoots and more. Costumes, clothing and beachwear will be provided by some of the island’s top designers, which will give you a variety of looks for your portfolio.

Adding these photos to your portfolio will set you apart from the rest by labeling you as an international photographer. This photography excursion is for photographers who will love to add different ideas and beauty to their portfolio while loving the craft of being creative. Be prepared to bring out that creative side you never thought you had while having fun. Some photographers refer to this excursion as a photographer’s dream vacation. Weather you are a professional with over 10 years experience or an armature with 2 months experience you will come back for more.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Coastal North Carolina and the Outer Banks

http://mountaintrailphoto.com/workshops_coastal_northcarolina_2010.htm

North Carolina Coastal Landscapes and Wildlife


Coastal North Carolina and the Outer Banks

January 27 - 31, 2010

Instructor: Richard Bernabe and Jerry Greer

Tuition: $695


Join acclaimed photographers Richard Bernabe and Jerry Greer for an instructional winter workshop and tour of eastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks. This four-day workshop focuses on the landscapes and winter wildlife of Pocosin Lakes and Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuges as well as the Outer Banks.

Days One and Two

After arriving on January 27 for dinner and an orientation, we rise early the next morning and capture sunrise at Lake Mattamuskeet. The next two days will be spent capturing intimate landscapes, mammals, wading birds, and migrating waterfowl in the Wildlife Refuges of Pocosin Lakes and Mattamuskeet.

Days Three and Four

Next, we move on to Nags Head on the Outer Banks where we will take in the long stretches of lonely beaches and coastal wildlife. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, the giant sand dunes of Jocky Ridge, and Currituck will all be locations visited on days three and four. Many more options are possible and the exact locations will depend on the weather and available light. January 30 is a full moon, so there will be moon rise and moon set images as well.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Photography Quote

[Photography] is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. -Aaron Sussman

from PhotoQuotes.com

Monday, November 23, 2009

Olympic National Park Workshop

http://paworkshops.net/olympic-national-park-workshop


Dates: July 11 - 15, 2010
Leader: Rod Barbee
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Cost: $995


About the Workshop

I live on the Olympic Peninsula. I love it here. Some of my best memories and photographs have come out of Olympic National Park. It’s one of the areas I know best. Mid-July is traditionally the best time of the year for sub-alpine wildflowers and mountain landscape images. It’s also a great time for some lowland flowers, Columbia blacktail deer (and fawns), coastal sunsets, waterfalls, and forest images as well.

Olympic National Park is one of the most diverse parks in the National Park system. From teeny, tiny tide pool critters to ancient forests to snowy mountains, Olympic has it all.

We’ll not only hit the classic places, but a few others that I know of. Places that not too many of the other workshop companies even know about. We’ll have opportunities to photograph mountains at sunrise and sunset, probably even deer in front of those very same mountains. We’ll find wildflower meadows and marmot colonies, streams, waterfalls, and rainforests. We’ll visit the coast, a flower-filled lavender farm, and maybe even a pristine subalpine lake.

We’ll visit Hurricane Ridge more than once. We’ll also explore the Sol Duc area, including Sol Duc Falls, the Lake Crescent area, the coast, and probably the Hoh rainforest. We’ll also spend one morning at a local lavender farm, always a highlight of my Olympic workshops.

Rounding the bend

You know you have reached a point in any endeavor when you flip open an issue of one of the monthly periodicals and start recognizing people. I've reached that point, the past two months I have flipped open two particular copies of my photography mags, "Outdoor Photographer" and "Popular Photography" and recognized faces. Unfortunately it is not just faces I have started to recognize it is styles of photography as well. I keep catching myself looking at an image, deconstructing it and then wondering if it is so and so's work or someone else.

I am not sure what that means, other than I am a certifiable nut for photography information and practical experience. I feel very strongly that the best way to learn something is to do something. It does not mater if you do it badly or if you do it well, you just have to do it. In the non-sports months I still average thousands of images. Many of them never see the light of day but others get posted to my website. I think that of all things you have to experience it and in some folks case they need a hand to help guide them.

Give it some thought but no mater what you do...keep the shutters clickin'!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

South Florida Birds Birds Galore and a Few Gators, Too

http://www.natureworkshops.com/s_florida.htm

South Florida Birds
Birds Galore and a Few Gators, Too
Group Leader - Roger Devore
February 10-14, 2010
8 Participants


The largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental United States is located in South Florida. Swamps, marshes, wet and dry prairies, hardwood hammocks, pinelands, mangrove forests, and the Gulf of Mexico will provide fabulous settings for all of the wildlife we should encounter. The workshop is scheduled at a time that should find the seasonal bird populations in the area at their peak. The island lodging Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s 291 species includes a multitude of migratory songbirds and a large population of roseate spoonbills. Corkscrew Swamp is home to swallow-tailed kites, wintering painted buntings, nesting wood storks and alligators. Big Cypress National Preserve supplies habitat for numerous large wading birds, alligators, black bears and the endangered Florida panther. And, of course, there are the glades that seem to go on forever, with their large winter bird populations, including, but not limited to, egrets, herons, anhingas, cormorants, ibis, spoonbills and storks, and alligators and crocodiles existing side-by-side. Venice Rookery provides unique opportunities to observe and photograph nesting birds such as great blue herons, great egrets, anhingas, and many more. Roger has been leading workshops in South Florida for seven years and is intimately familiar with the best places for the best birds.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Turning Professional

http://www.theworkshops.com/workshops/photo/turning-professional-ws

Turning Professional (WS)
Jan 31 - Feb 6

Transition into a career in photography by exploring self-promotion and marketing strategies.

Learn what it takes to be a professional in editorial, commercial, and corporate photography. From developing a business plan to editing portfolios for target audiences, students find the most appropriate avenues for self-promotion while investigating the myriad of new technologies now available to help market and promote ones work. Websites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, business cards, promos, and leave-behinds are all discussed as possible venues. Discussions include the opportunities available in the industry, from editorial and assignment-based work, to the fine art market, from the local to national level.

Winter/Spring lodging & meal package available $425.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Turning Professional

http://www.theworkshops.com/workshops/photo/turning-professional-ws

Turning Professional (WS)
Jan 31 - Feb 6

Transition into a career in photography by exploring self-promotion and marketing strategies.

Learn what it takes to be a professional in editorial, commercial, and corporate photography. From developing a business plan to editing portfolios for target audiences, students find the most appropriate avenues for self-promotion while investigating the myriad of new technologies now available to help market and promote ones work. Websites, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, business cards, promos, and leave-behinds are all discussed as possible venues. Discussions include the opportunities available in the industry, from editorial and assignment-based work, to the fine art market, from the local to national level.

Winter/Spring lodging & meal package available $425.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Savannah & Her Lowcountry Photo Workshop

http://bcphotoadventures.com/SavannahPhotoWorkshop.php

Savannah & Her Lowcountry Photo Workshop
March 31-April 4, 2010
Wednesday noon through Sunday afternoon at 2:00
$980 (discounts available)
Limit 12 with 2 instructors (maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio)
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Join us for a photo workshop not only in that grand lady of the south, Savannah, but in the Lowcountry that surrounds her. Celebrated in the book and movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and founded in 1733, Savannah was laid out as a grid of squares, each surrounded by stately houses with inviting staircases, cascading plants, and beautiful flower boxes. Now numbering over 20, each square lures you in for a visit amongst magnificent, ivy-covered shade trees, wrought-iron fences, and meandering paths.
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Nearby are marsh lands, ancient Live Oaks festooned in Spanish moss, a couple of forts, several lighthouses, old plantation grounds, historic cemeteries, quiet estuaries, and historic waterfront towns. For anyone loving a slice of history and the grace of the old South, you can't go wrong. You'll be able to celebrate your passion for photography, seek your own vision, hone your seeing and imaging skills, and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs.

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Click here for flash photo gallery.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:

* Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors
* Opening wine-and-pizza reception;
* Primer booklet to help you get started;
* Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots;
* Mid-day downloading of your images and processing with the latest version of Lightroom;
* Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
* Critiques, both individual and group;
* Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow;
* Final group critique and show on last day (what many feel is the highlight of the workshop experience); and
* Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!

If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for questions you may have as well as equipment and installed downloads you need to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions of Adobe products.

You will also receive written instructions on the ins and outs of successfully and easily turning your favorite digital images into beautiful prints straight out of the latest version of Lightroom using your own printer.

Cost: $980

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New England Fall Foliage Photo Workshop

http://bcphotoadventures.com/NewEnglandFallPhotoWorkshop.php


New England Fall Foliage Photo Workshop - waiting list for 2009
October 6-10, 2010
Wednesday noon through Sunday afternoon at 2:00
$980 (discounts available)
Limit 12 with 2 instructors (maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio)
Click here for more information about accommodations, closest airport, etc.

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Join our photography workshop in charming New Hampshire and Vermont. People come from all over the world to see the gorgeous foliage of northern New England. The riot of colors against the deep green conifers, along with quaint New England villages, farms, and covered bridges make great subject matter. We'll take in little-known locations that are favorites of The Barefoot Contessa, a native of this area. We'll have some of these places all to ourselves, and you'll be able to celebrate your passion for photography, hone your seeing and imaging skills, and learn about the magic of light to make wonderful photographs.

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We'll be based near Dartmouth College in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley in central-western New Hampshire. Northern New England is also a geological treasure trove. For the initiated, you will recognize many features that you have studied — moraines, upheavals, intrusions, even rare granite that is usually hidden deep in the core of a mountain. For others, you will find that the varied landscape will be interesting subject matter to photograph.
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We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:

* Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors
* Opening wine-and-pizza reception;
* Primer booklet to help you get started;
* Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots;
* Mid-day downloading of your images and processing with the latest version of Lightroom;
* Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
* Critiques, both individual and group;
* Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow;
* Final group critique and show on last day (what many feel is the highlight of the workshop experience); and
* Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!

If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for questions you may have as well as equipment and installed downloads you need to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions of Adobe products.

You will also receive written instructions on the ins and outs of successfully and easily turning your favorite digital images into beautiful prints straight out of the latest version of Lightroom using your own printer.

Cost: $980

Where the Shutter Clicks - December Update

Can you believe it we are getting down to the final days of this year. Wow what a year for us at UKV Photos. I am gathering thoughts and starting to make a change in our processes. All good things. Its a lull between the kids activities and that means time to try some new experiments in photography.

I'm looking to expand the wedding side of the business this year and have set those goals, based on the business plan I wrote. I am also experimenting with some new marketing strategies online as well. I will keep everyone posted on those.

One last closing thought..I am seriously thinking of creating a workshop of my own, not so much on how to photograph but giving folks a chance to photograph with others. More on that later. For now let's get on to the update.

December

Bosque del Apache - Nov 30 - Dec 4
Mentor Series - Everglades, FL - Dec 3 - 6
Everglades National Park, Florida - Paul Marcellini - Dec 4 - 6
Wonderful Winter Wildlife - Ian Plant - Dec 4 - 6
Fossil Rim Photography Tour - Dec 5
Black & White conversions in Adobe Photoshop - Joseph Rossbach - Dec 5
Thailand and Cambodia with Bobby Earle - Dec 6 - 21
The Kubota Power System - Dec 15
Creative use of filters - Joseph Rossbach - Dec 16
Fossil Rim Photography Tour - Dec 19

January
DLWS San Francisco, CA - Jan 10 -13
Glamour - Jan 16
Crusing Through Life - New Orleans - Jan 17 - 22
Yellowstone Winter Wonderland - Jan 17 -22
Photoshop: Retouching Secrets of the Pros - Jan 17
Florida Everglades Workshop 2010 - Jan 22 - 25
Introductory Digital Photography - Jan 24 - 30
Winter Wonderland IV, 2010 - Jan 24 - 29
Yellowstone/Grand Teton in Winter Winter Wonderland - Jan 26 - Feb 1
Yellowstone Winter Wolf Retreat 2010 - Jan 27 - 31
Coastal North Carolina and the Outer Banks - Jan 27 - 31
Turning Professional - Jan 30 - Feb 6
From Lightroom to Photoshop Jan 31 - Feb 6

keept the Shutters clickn'!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yellowstone/Grand Teton in Winter Winter Wonderland

http://www.natureworkshops.com/wyomingwinter.htm

Yellowstone/Grand Teton in Winter
Winter Wonderland
Group Leader - Roger Devore

January 26 - February 01, 2010
8 Participants



For many years, I had seen the wonderful landscapes and wildlife images made in Yellowstone National Park in winter. One winter, in December, I actually went to the park to visit the Old Faithful Snow Lodge. I never made it to the lodge that year. Most of the roads in Yellowstone close in winter to all traffic except snow coaches and snowmobiles. This closure occurs at a predetermined calendar date, not due to weather conditions. After that date, the closed roads are unavailable to all other vehicles. Unfortunately, the year I chose to visit was one of very light snow fall in December, so there was not enough snow for the snow coaches to run. Since it was past that magical calendar date, the roads were also closed to cars and buses. You could not get to the Snow Lodge. It was a new version of Catch 22. That year, I did spend time in West Yellowstone and the Tetons, but never journeyed to the interior of Yellowstone Park. I made some wonderful winter images, but never saw the park in winter the way I had planned.

That all changed in January, 2006. I planned a more successful trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone. We explored the areas around Jackson Hole in the Tetons and then took the snow coach for a few nights at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge. We traveled through out Yellowstone by snow coach and snowmobiles. The winter landscapes were amazing, the splendor of Yellowstone canyon, winter waterfalls, and abundant wildlife grouped around the warm thermal areas. The steam from these areas added mist and fog to the images. Bison, elk, coyotes, trumpeter swans, and bald eagles were easily found and photographed.

Equally impressive was the area around Jackson Hole and The Grand Tetons National Park. Most of the roads in Grand Tetons National Park are kept plowed and open in winter. The National Elk Refuge, just north of Jackson, is winter home to thousands of elk. Sleigh rides are available to allow visits to the middle of the elk herd. Majestic bulls, with full antlers, group together to face the cold of winter. In the sleigh, you are surrounded by elk, your camera has trouble deciding where to photograph next. We also found groups of bison, moose, and big horn sheep, readily accessible from the park roads, posing for winter images in the snow. The landscapes involving the Teton mountains were also unsurpassed. Blue skies with white snow covered mountains provide contrast for scenic images unavailable any other time of year.

The past two years, we have had very successful workshops during the winter season at Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. These workshops have proven to be some of our most popular. Yellowstone in the winter is an almost magical place that is like no where else. The wildlife and the mountains in the Tetons are also spectacular. We have again scheduled a similar workshop for 2010. We will also be at the Snow Lodge for the full moon on January 30 and opportunity to photograph the Old Faithful Geyser Basin by moonlight. Here are the details:

NLT January 25 - Arrive in Jackson.

January 26, 27 - Workshop begins. We will spend two days photographing around the Jackson Hole - Grand Tetons National Park area. We will visit the Elk refuge and explore the park for wildlife and winter landscape opportunities. We will drive rented 4 wheel drive SUVs if you choose to ride with us, but as usual, you may also drive yourself.

Jan 28 - Early morning photography in the Tetons and drive to Flagg Ranch to meet snow coaches to travel to the Yellowstone snow lodge.

Jan 28-31 - We will stay at the Old Faithful snow lodge in the heart of Yellowstone National Park and the Old Faithful Geyser Basin nearby.

Jan 29 - We will have a dedicated snow coach for our workshop use to explore the park with our itinerary.

Jan 30 - We have scheduled a day of snowmobiling to further explore the park. Again we will have our own private guide just for our group so that we can stop and photograph where ever we like. Snowmobiles in Yellowstone have been quite controversial over the years with many people trying to ban them and the old procedures in the park. The Park Service has implemented new procedures to make the snowmobiles more environmentally friendly and less threatening to wildlife. All snowmobiles are now required to have four cycle engines. These engines are much quieter than the old two cycle version and also run cleaner, putting much less pollution in the air. Under the new park procedures, snowmobiles can only be ridden on existing roads and trails, not anywhere else in the park. All Yellowstone snowmobilers are also required to be accompanied by a licensed guide when traveling anywhere in the park.

With these new procedures in place, I believe the snowmobiles offer a unique, exciting, and environmentally friendly method of enjoying the park. We will schedule according to your desires if possible, drive your own machine, ride on the back with someone else driving, or an alternate day activities if snowmobiling is not for you. Each person will be provided a snowmobile suit and helmet that should keep you warm during the days activities. Snowmobiles are easy to drive, I rode my first one the last time I was in Yellowstone. It was a wonderful day with an entire different prospective of the park than from the snow coach.

Jan 31 - Another day exploring the park by snow coach.

Feb 01 - travel back to Flagg Ranch by snow coach to pick up our cars and drive back to Jackson to catch afternoon flights. We will have time to do some more Teton photography on the way out




Cost $2550 ($2850 for single room at snow lodge)

What is Included:

-snow coach to and from Flagg Ranch and Old Faithful snow lodge

-four nights lodging at the snow lodge

-breakfast each day at snow lodge

-two days with chartered snow coach for photography in Yellowstone

-one day snowmobiling including snowmobile suit and helmet with private guide

What Is Not Included:

-rooms in Jackson

-transportation for Teton portion (available with us if you sign up before we are full)

-meals not noted above

This workshop will be an opportunity to photograph in a winter wonderland like no place else on earth. The landscape possibilities, abundant wildlife, and unique thermal activity makes this location unique in its photography opportunities. I hope you can join us for this special trip.

Storm Chasing

From: http://www.laurieexcell.com

Storm Chasing
June, 2010 (dates TBA)

There is nothing grander, more exhilarating than weather! Join me for an intense week of photographing weather at its finest (read… nastiest) in Tornado Alley chasing tornados, super cells, lightning storms and more. We will have Brian, our own private, storm chase guide/meteorologist, with all the latest & greatest technology for finding weather at his fingertips and his expertise and passion as a storm chaser putting us in position for the best photo opportunities.

We begin and end our adventure in Oklahoma City. Where we go in between is up to Mother Nature. In 2008 we logged over 3000 miles in four states as we chased supercells along back roads and highways. In all we saw at least a dozen tornados, several lightning storms, some incredible supercells that broiled in fury above our heads and memmatis clouds that looked like popcorn scattered across the sky. Great new friendships were forged as we got to know each other over the miles. While chasing our guide will explain what he is seeing on the radar and what it may mean. He will explain where we are going and why based on the weather conditions. Our guide is in constant radio contact with other storm chasers covering a greater area through communication. During our time in transit and at mealtime we have the opportunity to cover any photographic questions and situations so that we are prepared for what the weather throws at us and can bring home outstanding images of our storm chasing adventure. I have to say that it was one of the most exciting adventures I have ever experienced.

The $2950.00 fee includes one week of storm chasing with an expert guide, transportation, lodging in various cities along the chase route and my instruction and expertise in photography.

Contact Laurie Excell at laurie at laurieexcell.com or 503-703-3872 for more information or to sign up.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Introductory Digital Photography

http://www.theworkshops.com/workshops/photo/introductory-digital-photography-ws

Introductory Digital Photography (WS)
Jan 24 - Jan 30
Apr 4 - Apr 10

Dive in with a week of camera mechanics, image adjustments and printing techniques.

Dive in with a week of camera mechanics, image adjustments and printing techniques.

Demystify the jargon of the digital world. This workshop is an introduction to digital photography and workflow, from digital capture to digital print output.

Lectures and assignments cover exposure, lighting, shutter effects, and the creative possibilities of digital photography, helping students grow to become comfortable with digital SLR cameras and digital workflow. Topics include the technical aspects of non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, and color balance.

In-class demonstrations and lectures are complemented by daily field trips to beautiful Midcoast Maine locations. After shooting, students learn how to process images and create the desired print. Working in the Workshops' digital labs, students learn basic digital workflow, from organization and file management to output, using Adobe Lightroom software, Mac computers, and a range of digital printers.

Students should bring a digital SLR camera or can borrow one for the week from the Workshops' Digital Service Bureau. This workshop is the first of a three-course sequence in digital photography.

No previous knowledge or experience required.

Winter/Spring lodging & meal package available $425.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Photoshop: Retouching Secrets of the Pros

http://workshops.joeedelman.com/workshop_ps_retouch.php

Photoshop: Retouching Secrets of the Pros

January 17th, 2010 (Chesapeake City, MD)

Photoshop: Retouching Secrets of the Pros
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Virtually every important image that you see these days has been retouched - some very intensively. We expect today's images to be "better than real life." This workshop will give you an overview of how it's done, including the hidden tricks used by many of the top photo retouchers in the industry.

We will be retouching pictures of people (which would apply to photos of family, friends, weddings, glamour, etc.) the tools and techniques you'll learn can be readily applied to any kind of image.

This class explores when and how to use
the following retouching tools:

* Clone Stamp and Healing Brushes
* Dodging & Burning
* Liquifying
* Feathering & selection tools
* Sharpening
* Color Balance, Hue and Saturation
* Contrast Controls (Curves, Levels)
...and more

My step-by-step instructions include a demonstration of retouching an image that has been used for publication. You'll come away from this class with a solid understanding of the essential Photoshop retouching techniques.

Photoshop: Retouching Secrets of the Pros
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Who should take this workshop:

This is an advanced level workshop for people who have at least a basic knowledge of Photoshop CS3 or CS4 and are ready to take their retouching skills to a professional level.

Location: Chesapeake City, MD / Allentown, PA

Cost: $175

Experience: An intermediate knowledge of Photoshop is a must.

Optional Recommended Equipment: Laptop with Photoshop CS2 or higher.

Maximum Class Size: 12

Schedule: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (45 minute break for lunch)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

From Lightroom to Photoshop

http://www.theworkshops.com/workshops/photo/lightroom-photoshop-ws

From Lightroom to Photoshop (WS)
Jan 31 - Feb 6
Apr 11 - Apr 17

Beyond the basics of digital imaging and into fine-tuned adjustments

Beyond the basics of digital imaging and into fine-tuned adjustments

Investigate digital imaging beyond the basic adjustments, and develop the digital lab skills to make fine-tuned image adjustments with Adobe software. This workshop provides hands-on practice in digital image processing for those already comfortable with digital cameras and manual settings.

Using Adobe Lightroom 2 students learn organizational skills, basic retouching, tonality, contrast control, color saturation, converting color images to black and white, and printing methods. After mastering Lightroom, participants are introduced to the basics of Photoshop CS4, enabling refined image adjustments.
Demonstrations, lectures, and slideshow presentations address digital capture, image control, and boundless creative possibilities. Students capture images out in the field throughout the week in order to process new photographs, working with the challenges that arise from various subjects, and exploring their personal vision both in the field and in the lab.

This course is the second in a sequence of digital photography workshops, preparing students for further Photoshop exploration in the next class of the sequence, Photoshop for Photographers.

An understanding of camera functions in manual mode as well as a basic understanding of Adobe Lightroom is required.

Winter/Spring lodging & meal package available $425.

Passion. Talent. Hard work. The Camera you carry around.

In the last few weeks I have been working on marketing resources and digesting that sort of information. Among all of the crap I dredged up, and believe me there was a lot of it. I found some gems and ideas worth considering. During that time the thought of passion, talent and hard work began to run through my head. It seems to me that these three factors are intertwined. I once read a comment about professional photographers that went something like this:

"What is the difference in a professional photographer and an amateur photographer? The professional photographer only shows you his/her best work"

So lets take those three factors and consider them each separately. I will start with passion:

Dictionary.com defines passion this way:
Passion -
  1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
  2. strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
  3. strong sexual desire; lust.
  4. an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
  5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
  6. a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music.
  7. the object of such a fondness or desire: Accuracy became a passion with him.
  8. an outburst of strong emotion or feeling: He suddenly broke into a passion of bitter words.
  9. violent anger.
  10. the state of being acted upon or affected by something external, esp. something alien to one's nature or one's customary behavior (contrasted with action ).
Taking their definition I come to the conclusion that for a photographer passion is the driving force behind what we do. It is the feeling or the gusto that makes us get the camera out of the bag and point it at something that may or may not want to have its image made.

When I was younger I was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and among the roles I took on in that organization was that of a Ground Team Commander. During that time of my life it was not uncommon for our home phone to ring and the voice at the other end say "SAR Shack in one hour." I'd jump out of bed, grab my uniform and power out the door. With a mutter apology to my parents as I blew by them in the dead of the night. I would hit the ground running and my team would quickly organize and deploy somewhere in the state to look for a downed or missing aircraft. Now that sounds exciting but you have to keep in mind we never received a pay check, we did it because we loved it, we did it because people counted on us. We did it because it was a passion for us.

Your photography should be the same way, it should never be just about the money, it should be about making the image, about creating something visually new and exciting.

Dictionary.com defines talent this way:

Talent -
  1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
  2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
  3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater's major talents.
  4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of watercolors by the local talent.
  5. Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, esp. star performers.
  6. a power of mind or body considered as given to a person for use and improvement: so called from the parable in Matt. 25:14–30.
  7. any of various ancient units of weight, as a unit of Palestine and Syria equal to 3000 shekels, or a unit of Greece equal to 6000 drachmas.
  8. any of various ancient Hebrew or Attic monetary units equal in value to that of a talent weight of gold, silver, or other metal.
  9. Obsolete. inclination or disposition.
An ability you are born with, an ability to do something others can not or to do it better than others can. Now I have a problem with this definition, and my problem is in the word natural. I believe a lot of things but I find it hard to believe that someone is predisposed to be good at something from birth. People are a collection of the experiences that are their life and yes some folks got it lucky and have some great experience growing up and that helps them with their talent. However I also believe that someone can teach themselves how to do something and can become great at it.

Lastly is hard work. Lets face it hard work is just plain old hard. However nothing I ever did that means something significant to me was easy. In 1988 after many years of hard work I earned my Eagle Scout award. One of two that my troop produced. It was a lot of hard work and something that I largely took for granted as I was doing the work. Today though I look back on that accomplishment through fresh eyes, those of my step-son M. He has joined Cub Scouts and has openly told me he wants to earn his Eagle. As S and I help him down that road to the goal I began to internalize all the steps it took for me to reach that goal. At the time I was doing it it was just one more thing that needed done and their were lots of mini rewards along the way. All of which were enjoyable. Today however when M looks at a picture of me in my uniform as a scout he sees all the things he will earn and do and I see all that it took to get there I see all the hard work.

Don't think that your favorite artists just became famous over night he/she worked a long time to make it to that point in their career. let me give you some good examples from the photography world to look at. Moose Peterson, Scot Kelby, David Ziser, Joe McNally, and Dave Hobby. If you are a photographer you probably know these names or at least a few of them. Do you think they became as good as they are over night or do you think they worked their butts off to get the skills that they use to make those stunning images.

I'm not going to research them for you, I will leave that to you but I will tell you that all of the names I listed will be more than happy to share their knowledge with you and all of them do so on a regular basis through their blogs, webcasts and events.

Now where does that leave us in our discussion of these three elements and your camera. I think Jim wan summed it up well in this quote from a recent article. "If hard work is the engine of success and talent is the driver, then the fuel has to be passion." - - Jim Wang Success Finds Hard Work, Talent & Passion

You need all of these three elements to succeed, you need passion to fuel you, talent to make something out of it and hard work to make it all go somewhere. Now where you go and how fast you go is up to you. Just pick a direction, set your goals and keep right on. Make sure you look up from time to time to make sure you are on target.

Best of Luck and until next time keep the shutter click'n!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tanzania Photographic Safari

http://www.andybiggs.com/content.php?page=2010-03-Tanzania

Tanzania Photographic Safari

March 6 - March 18, 2010

Safari Leader: Andy Biggs

About The Photographic Safaris

Looking for a photographic destination of a lifetime? Well this is it! This photographic safari will be conducted in the east African country of Tanzania, home to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro. It will combine an exciting photography workshop in one of the world's most outstanding wildlife, landscape and cultural locations together with a luxury vacation in fascinating Tanzania.

Tanzania

Tanzania, south of Kenya on the African continent's Indian Ocean coastline, lays claim to the title Home of the Safari, since the word itself is taken from the Swahili word that means "journey." While Tanzania's Kenyan neighbors may dispute that claim, there is no doubt that Tanzania offers one of the best environments in the world for an enriching wildlife experience. The country's game viewing opportunities are considered by many to be the best in Africa. Its game parks are populated with many of the world's most exotic creatures, including all of the "Big Five." Its lakes are huge and bountiful with fish. Its cities are relaxed and friendly. Yet, to a greater degree than is true of many of its neighbors, this sprawling county, the largest in East Africa, remains untouched by the vacationing hordes.


It's About Photography — Lots of it!

This workshop will be very informal and fun. Andy Biggs will be shooting alongside you at all times. We will have discussion and assistance on specialized topics such as, for example, long lens technique, projection flash usage, action shooting, wildlife observation, field craft and east African animal behavior. Advanced techniques will be constantly discussed, demonstrated and put into practice.

This workshop is about shooting. Lots of shooting. There will be no classroom sessions, no lectures, no slide shows, and most importantly, no unnecessary egos. We will all work closely together, sharing our knowledge and experience.

Because of the unique location of this workshop, and the luxury accommodations, this workshop adventure is open to spouses as well as photographers. Even non-photographers will find the locales visited and the wildlife viewing opportunities to be thrilling. The cost for non-photographers is the same as for active participants.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Kolkata Project

http://www.tpw.it/2010/kolkata_project_workshop/kolkata_project_workshop_set.htm From the noisy, bustling streets of the major cities to the spectacularly beautiful countryside India is a sight to behold. Generations of visitors have returned home with compelling tales of adventure and unique encounters that live on in their memory. There are many spectacular locations to be found on the subcontinent but for the real India most of my friends say that Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the place to go. Its streets offer up a rich pageant of all that life has to offer. For photographers such a place is a gift; you have only to spend an hour wandering through its streets and you are sure to capture compelling moments that offer an insight into the human condition. Having done this myself, I can definitely say that Kolkata has a lot to offer, and not only visually! We are offering two workshops that address different aspects and differing ways to approach the “City of Joy”. The Kolkata’s daily Life workshop, will explore the daily life of Kolkata. Our base will be at the Fairlawn Hotel. Do not expect fancy rooms, but do expect an experience. The Fairlawn is a special place in central Kolkata, a meeting point for artist, writers, journalists and photographers. It will offer the perfect atmosphere for our work.

Photography Quote

Do what the client wants, not what you want. -Elliott Erwitt, on commercial photography

From PhotoQuotes.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Photography Quote

“It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get." – Timothy Allen - On editing photos

Found by Hákon Ágústsson from PhotoQuotes.com

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Winter Wildlife 2010 Instructional Photography Workshop

http://www.wildlifephotoacademy.com/2009/01/26/winter-wildlife-photography/

Winter Wildlife 2010 Instructional Photography Workshop
Triple D Game Farm, Kalispell, Montana
Presented by Paul Burwell Photography
Download the workshop PDF here
Snow Leopard standing on the top of a hill in the snow - CA

Snow Leopard standing on the top of a hill in the snow - CA

January 29th -February 1st, 2010

Join Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine contributing editor, Paul Burwell, for a full-featured photography workshop at the Triple D Game Farm in Kalispell, Montana. This workshop will help you create stunning images of wildlife animals at the Triple D Game Farm. A winter workshop provides the opportunity to add a suite of wildlife images with the animals in their finest coats of the year. In 3 days you can amass a tremendous portfolio of animal photographs while learning the tips, tricks and techniques that will help you create truly captivating images.

Winter wildlife models usually include: bobcat, coyote, wolf, lynx, mountain lion, marten, snow leopard and fox.

This workshop includes:

* The opportunity to photograph extremely healthy and happy wildlife surrogates in natural surroundings at the Triple D Game Farm in Kalispell, Montana
o A minimum of 8 sessions photographing the animals over 3 days
o The benefit of Paul’s years of experience photographing at Triple D and scouting the locations
o You will be safely closer to animals like Cougars, Lynx and Snow Leopards than you ever imagined possible
* A copy of Paul’s book, Triple D Photography Tips, Tricks and Techniques
* Small group size to a maximum of 8 participants allows for maximum flexibility
* The opportunity to bring at least 10 images with you for critiquing
* A CD to take home containing an electronic version of the workshop material
* Paul’s undivided attention during the photo sessions to help you get the most out of your investment
o Paul has an extensive history of working with and educating adults from his prior experience as the President of an Internet firm
* The opportunity to learn techniques for preparing images with Photoshop, developing a managed workflow and archival strategies
o Professionally designed, printed and bound coffee-table book of the group’s achievements during the workshop
o Participants have an opportunity to submit images they’ve made during the workshop for inclusion in the book.
o One copy of the book will be distributed to each participant
* The option to submit up to 10 photographs from this workshop for a detailed written critique of each submitted photograph

Grey wolf and a shadow watch intently through the falling snow - CA

Grey wolf and a shadow watch intently through the falling snow - CA

Notes from the Instructor…

My Triple D workshops are limited to 8 participants. This small group size allows for maximum flexibility in obtaining all types of shots including portraits, behavior, close-ups and special requests where possible. You’ll also have the flexibility to easily move to different positions to get the shots you are looking for. You will be able to benefit from my years of experience photographing at Triple D and scouting the various shooting locations. This will help make sure you go home with the best photos possible.

I was the President of an Internet services company for over 10 years where I developed an extensive history of working with and educating adults. I am currently a contributing editor for Outdoor Photography Canada magazine and a professional nature photographer. Some individuals seem to run workshops in order to subsidize their own photography shoots. But, unlike those workshop leaders, I am exclusively there to help you get the best shots. You won’t need to worry about interrupting my photography to ask a question or get advice. This workshop is more than just a series of photo sessions with the wildlife models. It is a full featured workshop offering a complete educational experience.

The staff members at Triple D are simply tremendous and they’ll work with us to help get you a tremendous series of shots. Jay and Kim Deist, the owners of the Triple D, are tremendously generous hosts who provide a terrific service to photographers.

Each participant will receive a copy of my book, Triple D Photography Tips, Tricks and Techniques. Familiarizing yourself with the book in advance of your trip to the Triple D is an excellent way of preparing for your visit. The Triple D Photography Tips, Tricks and Techniques book forms the basis for the educational portion of the workshop.

If you are wondering where to stay in Kalispell, options range from the very affordable Triple D Guest Cabin to one of the hotels that offer discounts for Triple D guests. Please contact me for more information.

Young Puma sitting on a snowy ledge - CA

Young Puma sitting on a snowy ledge - CA

Itinerary

* January 28th Evening: Orientation meeting at the Triple D offices.
* January 29th – 31st Mornings: The morning of each day will feature photography sessions with the wildlife models at various shooting locations.
* January 29st – 31st Afternoons: This time will be available for instruction as well as free time to work on images.
* February 1st – Weather day, or can be used to add additional sessions
* February 1st – Noon – Workshop comes to an end

Workshop Costs

* $1395 US Dollars
o $200 US Dollars deposit required upon reservation
o Remainder of $1195 US dollars due by November 28, 2009
* Time and weather permitting, additional sessions may be added for $150 per session
* Accompanying non-photographer $50 per day

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Photoshop: Make Your Images Sparkle

http://workshops.joeedelman.com/workshop_ps_sparkle.php

Photoshop: Make Your Images Sparkle

December 6th, 2009 (Chesapeake City, MD)

Photoshop: Make Your Images Sparkle
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You put a lot of effort into taking your pictures-from composition, to lighting, to exposure, and more-but in the world of digital photography, that is only part of the process. You want to take your images to the next level and make them "sparkle". This one-day workshop will focus on techniques, tricks, creative ideas, and timesaving tips that will enhance your image quality and increase your productivity and efficiency.

This class explores in detail, the following:

* Using Camera Raw to expand your creative options
* Process raw digital photographs directly from Adobe Bridge
* Correct multiple raw images at once
* Using Layers and Layer effects
* Smart Filters
* Photoshop Actions and how to create your own
* Sharpening Di-Mystified
* Preparing your photos for print or web display
...and more

I will show you how to pull all these elements together to produce high impact images. This workshop includes step-by-step instructions and practical photographic applications. You'll come away from this class with a solid foundation for moving forward in Photoshop.

Photoshop: Make Your Images Sparkle
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Who should take this workshop:

This is an intermediate level workshop for photographers who have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Photoshop and are ready to take their skills to the next level.

Location: Chesapeake City, MD

Cost: $175

Experience: A basic understanding of Photoshop CS2 or higher.

Optional Recommended Equipment: Laptop with photoshop

Maximum Class Size: 12

Schedule: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (45 minute break for lunch)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Spring Wildlife 2010

Spring 2010 Wildlife Instructional Photography Workshop
Triple D Game Farm, Kalispell, Montana
Presented by Paul Burwell Photography
Download the workshop PDF here

Playful Bobcat kitten on top of a rocky hill - CA
June 19th - 22nd, 2010

Join Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine contributing editor, Paul Burwell, for a full-featured photography workshop at the Triple D Game Farm in Kalispell, Montana. This workshop will help you create stunning images of cute baby wildlife animals at the Triple D Game Farm. Photographs of cute baby animals are amongst the easiest to sell images. In 3 days you can amass a tremendous portfolio of baby animal photographs while learning the tips, tricks and techniques that will help you create truly captivating images.

Spring wildlife models can include: bobcat kittens, coyote pups, wolf pups, lynx kittens, mountain lions cubs, raccoons, skunks, bear cubs and fox kits.

This workshop includes:

  • The opportunity to photograph extremely healthy and happy wildlife surrogates in natural surroundings at the Triple D Game Farm in Kalispell, Montana
  • A minimum of 8 sessions photographing the animals over 3 days
  • The benefit of Paul’s years of experience photographing at Triple D and scouting the locations
  • You will be safely closer to animals like Cougars, Lynx and Siberian Tigers than you ever imagined possible
  • A copy of Paul’s book, Triple D Photography Tips, Tricks and Techniques
  • Small group size to a maximum of 10 participants allows for maximum flexibility
  • The opportunity to bring at least 10 images with you for critiquing
  • A CD to take home containing an electronic version of the workshop material
  • Paul’s undivided attention during the photo sessions to help you get the most out of your investment
  • Paul has an extensive history of working with and educating adults from his prior experience as the President of an Internet firm
  • The opportunity to learn techniques for preparing images with Photoshop, developing a managed workflow and archival strategies
  • Professionally designed, printed and bound coffee-table book of the group’s achievements during the workshop
  • Participants have an opportunity to submit images they’ve made during the workshop for inclusion in the book.
  • One copy of the book will be distributed to each participant
  • The option to submit up to 10 photographs from this workshop for a detailed written critique of each submitted photograph

Thursday, November 5, 2009

People & Culture of Belize Photo Workshop

http://bcphotoadventures.com/BelizePhotoWorkshop.php

People & Culture of Belize Photo Workshop
February 6-13, 2010
Saturday afternoon at 5:00 through Saturday evening at 7:00
$1,795 (discounts available)
Limit 10 with 2 instructors (maximum 5:1 student-to-instructor ratio)

Imagine staying in a screened cabana with thatched roof and private bath at an eco-friendly lodge nestled in 100 acres of private rain forest in southern Belize. Situated right on the placid Moho River and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, it has easy access to stunning waterfalls, Mayan villages where you'll see tortillas being made by hand, ancient ruins, an organic cacao farm, river scenes, and the flora and fauna of the jungle, including Scarlett Macaws, all of which you'll enjoy photographing.

In the process, we'll encourage you to seek your own vision, teach you how elements of composition and the magic of light work in concert to make wonderful photographs.

Because we are headquartered in a small, intimate lodge, we only have room for 10 participants (plus spouses and guests), so it is really important to book your cabana early and make your deposit if you want to join us during this special week. In fact, February was fully booked last year, thus the urgency in making your deposit early!

In the Mayan villages, we'll be invited into people's homes, and with English being the language of Belize, you will have no trouble communicating with these lovely people. You'll see them in their traditional dug-out canoes on the river or their children scampering alongside you as you enter a village.

The Mayan people near the lodge still live as subsistence farmers in small villages of 15–30 families. While it may seem like nothing has changed for hundreds of years, as you observe, you’ll see various outside influences at work, such as the men's clothing, childrens' school uniforms, and the occasional gas stove. The villagers mostly live in board houses with thatched, palm-leaf roofs.

Some families are still cooking tortillas and roasting cacao over traditional mud fireplaces with comals, round, cast-iron griddles. Most families are still making corn tortillas in the traditional manner by hand. You’ll see this, including stacks of dried corn, husking, boiling, grinding, shaping the tortillas, and cooking them in some of the homes that you’ll visit.
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This will be a great place to really learn how to use your small strobes or on-camera flash to really capture the people and culture of this region of Belize.

We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first day of photography. Our workshops include the following:

* Maximum 5-to-1 ratio students to instructors
* Opening reception with wine and local fare;
* Primer booklet to help you get started;
* Morning and/or afternoon shoots;
* Daily downloading of your images and pro-cessing with the latest version of Lightroom 2;
* Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
* Critiques, both individual and group;
* Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow;
* Final group critique and show on our last evening; and
* Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!

If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for questions you may have as well as equipment and installed downloads you need to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions of Adobe products.

Cost: $1,795

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wild Nature Tours - Winter Workshop

http://wildnaturetours.com/yellowstone/yellowstone/winter.html

Winter Workshop

Feb 21 thru Feb 28

Winter time is a very special time in Yellowstone. Even if you have visited during any of the other seasons, winter transforms Yellowstone into a true winter paradise.

Because of the altitude of the Yellowstone Basin, winter can be specially challenging and the weather very variable, but this is good news for us photographers. Why? For two reasons; one there are no crowds, that is right, the crowds at Yellowstone in the warmer months are legendary, fortunately for us the park is almost desolate in the winter and sometimes you will feel like we are the only ones in the park; reason number two is that wildlife is most active during harsh weather, because they need to find food in order to stay warm.

However this harsh weather will have also an effect on us, so it is important that you have the right cold weather gear. Not to worry though, we will provide you with a list of recommended equipment and clothing to keep you cozy and comfortable, additionally our vehicles will never be far away, so you can always warm up if needed.

During this workshop we will travel via a privately chartered snowcoach to Old Faithful via Yellowstone Lake where we will then spend two nights in the Old Faithful basin, making images of the geysers, thermal pools and the wildlife that take shelter here in order to take advantage of the warmer temperatures the abundant thermal features provide. We will then travel back up in the privately chartered snowcoach back to the north side of the park via the Geyser Basin. The private snowcoach will give us the control to stop along the way where and when we want, in order to take advantage of the best photographic opportunities.

This workshop will provide great opportunities to make images of Bison, Wolves, Coyotes, Elk, Pronghorn, Big Horn Sheep, Eagles, and some breathtaking winter vistas.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Photography Quote

“ Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop." – Ansel Adams

Found by Hákon Ágústsson from PhotoQuotes.com

Monday, November 2, 2009

WTD and some thoughts













Good day folks, the seasons are all wrapped up for us, soccer and football ended this weekend. It will be sad but it is all good too! Now I can turn my focus back toward the marketing and the other projects I have running. I had a blast this season working with TCM.

So whats on the books for me, well I need to map out the remainder of the images in the two photo books I want to do. In doing that I hope to map out some of the trips I will be taking in the spring and fall. I alos have to new front end ready to go live and will be moving on that in the coming week.

I am alos taking a long hard look at what I do and developing a more cohesive marketing stance. This may mean that some of the photography I currently do may be moved to the wayside. I would really like to promote the wedding side more and move away from sports, at least that is what I am think at the moment, however that is just first draft thinking. More on it all later. For now enjoy the duck and the thoughts.

California April 2010 Wildlife Instructional Photography Workshop

From: http://www.wildlifephotoacademy.com/2009/01/26/california-wildlife-2010/

California April 2010 Wildlife Instructional Photography Workshop

Near Mariposa, California

Presented by the Wildlife Photo Academy


April 10th – 12th, 2010

Join Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine contributing editor, Paul Burwell, for a full-featured photography workshop in stunning central California just outside Mariposa.
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In conjunction with the Triple “D” Game Farm, this workshop will help you create stunning images of the wonderful wildlife transported to the Bisset Ranch set amongst colorful rocky outcroppings, crystal clear creeks and ponds, waterfalls and old-growth oak trees. In 3 days you can amass a tremendous portfolio of animal photographs while learning the tips, tricks and techniques that will help you create truly captivating images.

The workshop dates have been selected to take advantage of the lush green spring foilage and wildflowers found in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains.

Wildlife models can include: bobcats, coyotes, wolves, otters, bears, mountain lions, raccoons, skunks, porcupines and foxes.

Consider spending an optional extra day for a Day on the Ranch. We’ve arranged access to a real working ranch so you can photograph running horses, ranch hands working with cattle and further opportunities to capture images of the true western ranch lifestyle.

The wildlife workshop includes:

  • The opportunity to photograph extremely healthy and happy wildlife surrogates in natural surroundings on private land near Mariposa, California
    • A minimum of 8 sessions photographing the animals over 3 days
    • The benefit of Paul’s years of experience photographing Triple “D” wildlife models
    • You will be safely closer to animals like Cougars, Wolves and Bears than you ever imagined possible
  • A copy of Paul’s book, Triple D Photography Tips, Tricks and Techniques
  • Small group size to a maximum of 12 participants allows for maximum flexibility
  • A CD to take home containing an electronic version of the workshop material
  • Paul’s undivided attention during the photo sessions to help you get the most out of your investment
    • Paul has an extensive history of working with and educating adults from his prior experience as the President of an Internet firm
  • Professionally designed, printed and bound coffee-table book of the group’s achievements during the workshop
    • Participants have an opportunity to submit images they’ve made during the workshop for inclusion in the book.
    • One copy of the book will be distributed to each participant
  • The option to submit up to 10 photographs from this workshop for a detailed written critique of each submitted photograph
  • Each participant will receive a commenerative T-Shirt celebrating this special trip

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Photoshop Basics: A "No Fear" Introduction

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Photoshop Basics: A "No Fear" Introduction

December 5th, 2009 (Chesapeake City, MD)

Photoshop: A No Fear Introduction
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To those who are new to the world of Photoshop, this introduction takes the fear out of getting started and learning the basics. I will explain the fundamental characteristics of digital images and image manipulation, and will demonstrate the basic tools, including:

* Sizing and cropping for prints, monitors and email
* Photoshop tools - what are they, and when to use them
* Lighting and darkening, controlling contrast
* Color manipulation and enhancement
* How and when to use filters and actions
* Simple adjustment layer techniques
* Red eye correction
* Pros and cons of shooting "Raw" vs. "JPEG" file formats
...and more

This workshop provides step-by-step instructions and practical photographic applications. You'll come away from this class with the ability to do basic image manipulation and with a foundation for moving to the next step in Photoshop.
(Instruction is given in Photoshop CS4, which can readily be applied to CS2 & CS3.)

Photoshop: A No Fear Introduction
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Who should take this workshop:

Beginners who are new to Photoshop (including anyone who wants to "move up" to the full-featured Photoshop program from other more limited or less convenient image editing programs such as Photoshop Express, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, Picasa, etc.)

Location: Chesapeake City, MD

Cost: $175

Experience: A beginners desire to learn how to use Photoshop to improve your photographs.

Optional Recommended Equipment: Laptop with photoshop

Maximum Class Size: 12

Schedule: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (45 minute break for lunch)

Note: The next step in Photoshop is my class: "Making Your Images Sparkle," is given on the Sunday following this Saturday class.