Friday, August 1, 2008
Short workshops and seminars offer fresh ideas and a new handle on techniques, plus help photographers overcome roadblocks to success—all in a brief period of time
While many photographic workshops offer different locations, the Gary Hart Photography Workshops explore California in places like the Eastern Sierra, Yosemite and the coastline of Big Sur. Hart likes to keep his workshops down to three or four days and pack as much landscape photography as possible into a small amount of time.
“Most people who I deal with are spent after three or four days of photography,” he says. “They’re long days, and this isn’t a vacation, and maybe other workshops are structured differently. I give them full days, and I make it clear that we’re going to be out taking pictures. We’ll put you in the right place at the right time.”
Another set of workshops that explores various destinations in California are those offered by Don Gale. His workshops offer an entire weekend or a three-day program in places like Death Valley, Yosemite, Bishop Canyon and other photographic landmarks. “We go over a lot of metering techniques,” says Gale. “Of course, being outdoors, available light always will be the primary source, but we do fill-flash, reflector fill and a lot of other solutions for problems. But the ultimate would be if you could get a great subject and great lighting, and you don’t have to do anything except set up the tripod and figure out how you’re going to frame it.”
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