Photography Workshops

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I teach private landscape photography workshops. My goal is to give you a personalized, hands-on learning experience. My teaching style is “free-form,” and I customize the workshop to your experience level and areas of interest. My workshops are for photographers of all skill levels. I have worked with beginners who are new to their equipment, experienced photographers looking for advanced instruction, and others that have just ventured into this field of photography from another. All are welcome!

My private workshops are ideal for individuals looking for one-on-one training, with personal undivided attention.

Contact me to schedule your photography workshop.

Sunset Landscape Photography Workshop

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to understand exposure and how to use the histogram
  • How ISO speeds, aperture, and shutter speed work together
  • How to compose your shot and learn about fore-, mid-, and background elements
  • How to use graduated neutral-density and polarizing filters
  • How to “drag the shutter” to create motion blur
  • How to read the weather (e.g., sun, clouds, waves, tide levels)
  • Different ways to capture rushing water and reflections in tidepools (conditions permitting)
  • Best practices for wide angle lens use

Where and When:

  • Workshop is conducted on-location. I have a favorite beach spot in Orange County for the workshop, but am open to another location if you have a preference.
  • Workshop is conducted in the early evening, beginning 1.5 hours before sunset, and typically lasts 2 hours.

Optional Photo Editing Tutorial: If you bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom, I will include a 30-minute session on how to edit an image in the Develop module.

How to Shoot in Manual Mode for Landscape Photography Workshop

What You’ll Learn:

  • Basic camera operation
  • How to understand the exposure triangle
    • What is aperture and how it effects depth of field
    • What is shutter speed and how it effects motion
    • What is ISO and best practices for getting the cleanest image
  • What is focal length and how it effects your image
  • How to read the light meter for proper exposure
  • How to understand the histogram
  • Learn what gear you need and don’t need

Where and When:

  • Workshop is conducted on-location. I have a favorite beach spot in Orange County for the workshop, but am open to another location if you have a preference.
  • Workshop is conducted in the afternoon, and typically lasts 2 hours (does not include sunset).