The next Immersion Photography Workshop will be held in San Diego, November 29 – December 1, 2022
Full-day Photography Immersion Experiences will take place in Roswell, Georgia, on October 27 and November 1, 2022
Photography Immersion Workshops at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia, will resume in 2023.
Imagine three days immersed in photography with no interruptions.
Imagine experiencing the beauty of nature in San Diego and capturing awesome images with your camera.
Imagine learning how to use your digital SLR or mirrorless camera by building a foundation of photography skills such as:
- The exposure triangle
- Creative exposure/Manual mode
- Long-exposure photography
- Depth of Field
- Action Photography
- Adobe Camera RAW and HDR
Imagine working side-by-side with other like-minded photographers and a veteran photographer to guide you for three days in one of the most beautiful cities in America.
In the workshop, you will learn photography by listening, doing, and absorbing repetitive activities.
You will be challenged hourly to use what you have learned and learn new skills based on what you have previously learned. Best of all, it will consist of hands-on learning in an environment that will vary from sunrise to sunset. Students can photograph landscapes, including wildlife, in a guided, non-competitive workshop. I aim to strengthen and maintain the learning process with a non-stop flow of photography for one full day.
I have been teaching beginner photography classes since 2011. Many of my students found that a short 4-hour class overloaded information, and they would forget what they learned within the first month. That is why I decided to change my program from a four-hour class, which only skimmed the basics of photography, to three full days of immersion.
The fundamentals of photography must be understood to teach one how to use a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
That is where camera manuals fail. Manuals instruct the user which buttons to push but don’t teach photography. The Immersion method teaches and reinforces the basic building blocks of photography in three days. Once that is understood, one can learn how to capture an image that is a piece of artwork and reflects one’s style.
Requirements for the workshop:
- A willingness and desire to learn photography (beginners are welcome)
- A digital SLR or mirrorless camera and accessories (see below)
- Digital SLR camera or Mirrorless camera
- At least two lenses; one wide-angle zoom lens and one telephoto lens.
- Neutral Density filter 3-5 stop (optional)
- Sturdy tripod
- Hiking shoes
- Rain gear
- Bug spray
- Pen or pencil
- Laptop with Lightroom or Photoshop ACR installed
Where: San Diego, CA
When: The workshop starts on Tuesday, November 29 at 6 PM and ends on Friday, December 2 at 3 PM.
Places we will visit – San Diego Zoo, Famosa Slough, Point Loma, La Jolla Cove, Pacific Beach, Mission Bay.
What we will photograph – wildlife, birds, surfers, waves, landscapes, sunsets, silhouettes and more.
Cost: $795 for the workshop, not including lodging, airfare, and most meals.
What is included? The fee includes photography instruction, two dinners, and one lunch. It also includes transportation to the venues (to and from the instructor’s Airbnb) and zoo admission. Please note: Some walking and standing are required during the three days.
Who can attend? Anyone with a passion for photography and the outdoors. Beginner photographers are welcome.
Lodging – Blue Sea Beach Hotel, Catamaran Resort Hotel, Airbnb, or Vrbo in Mission Beach area
Trip Insurance is highly recommended in case of cancellations.
To register for the workshop full payment of $795 is due. There are no refunds after the payment is made. The workshop runs rain or shine.
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