This workshop begins with a discussion of the form of landscape we will be shooting on this day workshop: natural landscapes (e.g. the desert). We will be concentrating on those factors that contribute towards the creation of a great shot, i.e. composition, lighting, perspective, focal point, and so on.
In addition to these aesthetic concerns, we will also discuss some of the common technical problems that can arise when out in the field; e.g. determining an optimum exposure, avoiding blown highlights, controlling depth of field, subject movement, perspective, and so on. During the shooting sessions you will be free to choose your subject matter, but there will also be a number of creative briefs that you can draw upon if you get stuck for inspiration. Following this discussion we will head out into the field to shoot your first set of images.
On the second day of the workshop we will return to work through a number of post-production techniques you can use to enhance your images. This will include a detailed discussion of how best to use Camera RAW to convert your RAW files, through to a discussion of their subsequent post-production in Photoshop.
Note: Please keep in mind that day one will involve a long drive to the desert (around 1.5 hours each way) but it will be worth it.
Who Should Attend
You are familiar with aperture, shutter, ISO and understand how these work together to create a correct exposure. You shoot in Aperture or Shutter Priority modes and can use the basic features on your digital camera confidently.
You have a basic understanding of the basic image adjustment features of Photoshop and can apply basic enhancements to your work (i.e. saturation, contrast, brithness..etc).
You are looking to consolidate your understanding, increase your repertoire of tools and learn some more creative techniques.
One day and a half workshop. Start timings are accurate however end timing for Day 1 is an estimate and may be a little earlier or later based on traffic and/or distance to location.
What you should bring
* Digital SLR
* Lenses (Ideally Mid to Zoom Lenses)
* Memory Cards
* Camera Manual
* Card reader
* The CF/SD card that you shot with
* Your laptop loaded with Photoshop or a trial version of it (Please click here for a link to the trial but make sure you don't download it too early as it only lasts for 30 days).
I agree to provide all photographs I took during the FotoWeekend 2012 workshops to the GPP representative who will collect them IN CLASS and I agree to the following:
Strict Cancellation Policy:
Early Bird tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged for other FotoWeekend workshops. All workshop transfers are subject to availability and prior agreement with Gulf Photo Plus.