Afterglow: Shooting after Dark
In the class you will learn everything you need to know on scouting good night locations, camera settings, knowing when and where the Milky Way will be, lightpainting and mastering your camera gear for shooting after dark. This class will include some of the best apps for your computer and your cell phone for understanding the Milky Way and night sky. It will also cover useful post processing techniques to make your images look their best possible. From architecture, to travel, to the night sky; this class will show the endless possibilities of capturing powerful images after the sun goes down.
From dusk till dawn, the darkness can reveal a world filled with mystery and wonder. Photographic possibilities become endless when imagination and knowledge collide after dark. Movement, color and light combine to give results that are often unseen with the naked eye. Longer shutter speeds can produce imposing cobalt blue skies, surreal car trails and star trails, stunning architecture, one of a kind silhouettes, gorgeous motion blurs, electrifying lightning and of course the awe inspiring Milky Way Galaxy.
The Art of Travel Photography
The second part of this class is designed to provide you with all of the insights needed to create great travel images and become a better travel photographer. From the creative side to the technical side, you will learn how to push your digital photography well beyond capturing ordinary snapshots with just a point-and-shoot approach. Throughout the class, Scott will show many examples of travel photography from all over the world and explain his thought process and workflow from beginning to end. The emphasis will be on how to create more compelling images and how to push yourself to think differently.
Topics include essential gear and understanding and mastering your gear, great travel destinations, how to prepare ideas and do research before you travel, logistics including planes trains and automobiles, capturing people while you travel, sensor cleaning, shooting panoramas, dealing with weather, model releases and much more. Scott will also dive into postprocessing and how important this is to the final image and to your creative process. This course will help you understand the art of creating powerful travel photography and what it takes to push yourself to create one-of-a-kind images while traveling.
This 5 day class is for intermediate to advanced photographers. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom will be very helpful for this class as we will go in depth into Photoshop.