I have offered this workshop every year now for the past 6 years. This is one of my most popular workshops of the year, often ending up with a long waiting list so don't hesitate if you would like to join me next year! This workshop will be hosted in Leavenworth, Washington DURING THE WEEK Monday October 14th through Wednesday October 16th, 2019 at the peak of fall color! Because this is a weekday workshop, Leavenworth will practically be empty and we will have the area all to ourselves! I have been photographing this area during fall for the past 8 years and have taught over 45 sold out photography workshops since I began offering them back in 2010. All skill levels may join and the only fitness requirement is the ability to be on your feet for 12 hours as well as some light to moderate hiking. The area we will be covering encompasses a 20 sq mile radius outward from the town of Leavenworth, Washington.
More about Leavenworth can be found here: http://cityofleavenworth.com/ Participants from outside the Western Washington area will want to fly into Seattle (SEA) and rent a standard vehicle for the 2.5 hour drive to Leavenworth. All participants will be responsible for securing their own lodging and travel throughout the workshop, however I may be able to help those who would like to considering sharing accommodations or travel with each other. I recommend lodging at the Icicle Village Resort http://www.iciclevillage.com/ located at the west end of town. This workshop will include three days in the field instruction as well as a mid - day Post Processing & Image Critique session. The time and date of this post processing session will be weather dependent. For those with interest in the business side of nature photography, I am happy to discuss my business, my success in the world of fine art print sales, retail photography and nature photography workshops and offer advice for those who hope to follow the same path with all of those who participate.
The cost of this workshop is $1095 per person to secure your spot. The locations we will be visiting offer easy access, plenty of room for all of us to work and some of the best fall color the Pacific Northwest has to offer! Attendees are encouraged to arrive in Leavenworth the night before the workshop and to consider the drive time from SEA (Seattle Airport) of 2 hours 45 minutes when planning their departure.
THE EXPERIENCE - WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FIELD
How To Pre-Visualize And Capture Compelling Compositions That Grab AND Maintain The Attention Of Your Audience
100% Manual Operation Of Your Camera And Creative Exposure Control For Best Results
Reading, Understanding and Using Your Histogram To Capture The Best Possible Exposure In The Field
How To "Fill The Frame" using Dynamic Compositions While Eliminating Negative Or Empty Space
How To Identify Your Main Subject And Supporting Subjects With One Easy Trick
How To Choose The Best Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance And ISO For The Image You Are Creating
Tips N Tricks For Low Light, Backlit Scenes And Other Difficult Lighting Situations In The Field
How To Tell A Story With Your Imagery
How To Use Filters As A Creative Tool And As A Way To Balance Light Or Capture Deep, Rich Imagery In Any Situation
Ways To Reduce Your Setup Time And How To Stay Fast On Your Feet While Shooting
Tips For Planning And Scheduling Your Photo Expeditions Including Planning, Preparation And Finding Inspiration
How To Use Balance, Depth, A Sense Of Motion And Light To Create Visually Stunning Images
Learning When To Go Big And When To Find The Little Things In Your Images For Deeper Meaning And Connection With Your Audience
Maximizing Depth Of Field And How To Maintain Maximum Sharpness In Your Images
THE EXPERIENCE - POST PROCESSING & WORKFLOW
Simple, Clean Post Processing Tips Using Luminosity Masks And Selections That Free You Up To Spend More Time In The Field And Less At Your Computer
Tips And Tricks For Enhancing Color & Contrast In Your Images Without Overdoing It Or Degrading Image Quality
Simple but Powerful Ways To Balance Exposure And Enhance Your Images Without Blending Multiple Exposures
Creating Panoramic Images and General Exposure Blending
Increasing Resolution And Sharpening To Create Large Prints And Post Processing Adjustments To Make Depending On Print Size And Medium
Creating And Maintaining Your Visual Style During The Editing Process
Isolating And Fine Tuning Images By Color, Luminosity, Style Or Creative Vision
Aaron Reed Photography, LLC is a licensed, fully insured business and a responsible member of the photographic community. I operate all of my workshops under the guidelines, rules and regulations of the National Park Service, State Parks & Forest Services. I am certified in Adult & Child CPR/AED & First Aid, Wilderness First Responder Trained and Follow Leave No Trace Principals. I have operated on location photography workshops since 2009.
The investment fee for this workshop is $1095, with 50% due to reserve your spot and the remaining 50% due on or before July 1st, 2019