Full Day Workshop 1:
“Landscape Photography Intensive” + “Composition in Landscape Photography”
|Immerse yourself in an intensive and comprehensive day of Landscape Photography sessions. The morning will be focused on gaining a theoretical understanding of the key elements of Landscape Photography, including common techniques used in long exposures, waterfall photography, night photography, and aerial photography, plus the appropriate use of tripods, filters and histograms, and the importance and impact of light and lens choice. There will be a classroom component and a number of hands-on activities incorporating the beautiful Autumn scenery.
The afternoon will be an exploration of Composition in landscape photography, as this is one of the most important keys to being a creative and successful photographer, and one of the skills many photographers find most challenging to master! In addition to the theory and practical compositional activities, Mieke will share her basic post-processing techniques using Photoshop.
|Experience level: Intermediate/Advanced
Max. participants: 5
Duration: 7 hours (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Cost: $400 (lunch, tea/coffee and worksheets included)
Location: Feathertop Winery, 6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah, VIC 3740
|What topics will be covered?
||• Aperture Priority vs Manual Mode
• Mastering Depth of Field
• Getting a level horizon every time
• Using the Histogram and highlight identification
• The impact of lens selection
• Long exposures – tripods, vibration reduction, filters
• Night Photography and Aerial Photography
• Composing high-impact landscape images
• Achieving a balanced image
• Symmetry, Rule of Thirds, Patterns etc
• “De-cluttering” your images
• Visual communication and how we “read” images
• Mieke’s standard processing workflow (Photoshop demonstration)
|What should you bring?
||• Your DSLR / mirrorless camera
• Fully charged battery (and a spare if available)
• A spare memory card
• A sturdy tripod (optional, but recommended)
• Remote shutter release (optional, but recommended)
• Polarising filter and ND Filters (optional, but recommended)
• Your camera’s instruction manual (essential)
• Suitable clothing for the weather forecast (please check! It gets very cold here!)
• Sturdy, comfortable shoes
• A notepad and pen
To be released post COVID-19 pandemic
Note: a camera with manual settings, and a good understanding of those settings
(ISO, aperture and shutter speed) are pre-requisites for this Workshop.
If you need assistance with the camera basics, please consider joining me for my “Photography Basics“ course first.