Imagine three days totally immersed in the study of photography with no interruptions. Imagine finally learning how to use your digital SLR camera by building a foundation of photography skills such as:
- The exposure triangle
- Stopping Action
- Long Exposures
- Creative exposure/Manual mode
- Shooting in RAW
- Photoshop post-production
Imagine working side-by-side with other like-minded photographers and a veteran photographer to guide you for three full days in the coastal city of San Diego.
Imagine taking pictures like this:
Introducing my Ground-Breaking Photography Workshop – Photography Immersion
I have been teaching beginner photography classes to students since 2011. Most of my students found my four hour class to be an overload of information and many forgot what they have learned within the first month. I did not feel it was an effective or fun way to learn photography so I have decided to change gears from teaching a four hour class which only skims the basics of photography to a full three days of immersion at destinations that can provide an experience as well as learning a new skill.
In the three day workshop you will learn photography by listening, doing and absorbing with repetitive activities. You will be challenged on an hourly basis to use what you have learned and to learn new skills based on what you have previously learned.
Each day will consist of hands-on learning in an environment that will vary from sunrise to sunset. Students will have the opportunity to photograph landscapes, waterfalls, flowers, people and wildlife in a structured, non-competitive workshop. My goal is to strengthen and maintain the learning process with a non-stop flow of photography for three full days.
In order to teach someone how to use their digital SLR camera, I first have to teach photography. This is where camera manuals go wrong. Manuals instruct one which buttons to push but don’t tell you why. Manuals also assume one knows photography. The Immersion method teaches the basic building blocks of photography on the first day. Once that is understood, I can teach how to use a digital SLR camera, as a tool, to take a picture.
Requirements for the workshop:
- A willingness and desire to learn photography
- No knowledge of photography is required. Beginner level photographers are welcome.
- Digital SLR camera
- At least two lenses; one kit lens and one telephoto lens.
- Polarizing filter
- Sturdy tripod
- Laptop with Photoshop installed (optional but highly recommended). This is not a Photoshop Class but demonstrations will be given on how to post process a raw image.
- Rain gear
- Pen or pencil
Date: August 9 – 13
Fee – $550 not including airfare and lodging. Lodging must be within Pacific Beach. My recommendation is Blue Sea Beach Hotel. A deposit of $100 is required and the balance must be paid 30 days before the workshop. No refunds after the balance is paid.
The workshop starts at 5PM on August 9 and ends at 10:00 on August 13. A full itinerary will be sent out 30 days before the workshop.