We will spend four days in fall color, moving unhurried through the valley, looking down at simple form as much as up at dramatic granite. We will work hard during the day, careful to stay as warm and dry as possible, then review our work through digital projection at night.
We will spend our first quarter day preparing for our outings. Topics covered will be optimal digital camera use (in a variety of formats) file size and printing considerations. Bringing your own laptop is important as it will allow you to open and archive files, review success, and perhaps even do some printing of the photographs made during the day in a temporay lab we'll set up. By constantly going back in the field, this workshop allows you to put into practice lessons learned. Some field power can also be available for critical recharges.
Digital exposure and dynamic range, color management, printers, papers and pigments, b&w and color, composition, and amazement-all will be part of our ambitious excursion into the evolving world of digital photography.
The advent of the digital age of photography provides unique opportunities for field photography instruction, reviewing work on camera screens as it is made, examining exposure, composition and emotional impact. Group evening reviews will also be conducted using digital projection. A high resolution printer will be available to put some images to the ultimate test.
We'll spend four activity packed days in the valley, sometimes rising before dawn and lingering for the last moment of twilight.
The trip is designed to be a complete immersion in landscape photography and its digital evolution. We will discuss technical and aesthetic issues, tapping into your emotional response to this landscape, working toward images that are uniquely your own.
Individual problem solving is a high priority in my workshop program. Classes are kept small to maximize individual attention. Plan to bring some of your work to give me an idea of how you see, what you are happy with, and photographs that indicate problems you are encountering.