800 Great Creek Road
Advanced Photography Workshop (Indoors)
Presented by Kevin Karlson
November 16, 2019 (Saturday)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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Digital photography allows us to take our photography skills and techniques to higher levels every year, but many photographers disregard or don’t know about basic lighting principles and compositional balance that all art forms rely upon. This workshop covers several topics that will elevate your photography knowledge and skills while increasing your artistic input. Flight and action techniques and exposure compensation on the fly using manual exposure are covered, as well as basic and advanced light awareness, synchronous panning, and compositional basics of balance and creative cropping. Wildlife and bird photography are emphasized, but landscape and close-up examples are also covered. Basic camera functions will not be discussed in this workshop.
Workshop is limited to 30 participants, who can each bring 2 images on a flash drive, any subject, for critique by Kevin Karlson and other participants of the workshop, who will comment on how they would have processed the images differently according to the workshop and their own preferences.
The cost is $35 for the workshop; pizza and refreshments will be provided. Only the first 30 entrants will be able to attend, with a short wait list for any dropouts.
Kevin Karlson is an accomplished birder, author, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer/instructor. He is a regular at Bird and Nature festivals in North America, where he gives keynote presentations, workshops on bird identification, and photo instruction. Kevin’s books include The Shorebird Guide (2007); Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Bird Identification (2015); Birds of Prey (2017) (all three Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers); and Gulls Simplified: A Comparative Identification Approach (Princeton University Press, 2018). Photography books include The Birds of Cape May and Visions: Earth’s Elements in Bird and Nature Photography (Schiffer Publishing).