Landscape Photography Meetup - Myakka State Park - 9am - 2 hours
Settings: maximise the depth of field / use a narrow aperture. May need to take shutter speed down and ISO up a little.
Finding a spot that has a foreground and background interest. Think carefully about where you place your camera and tripod.
Take your time. There’s no need to take hundreds of shots at this session, it’s all about taking the time to see and record the landscape around you.
What is the sky doing? If it’s bland and no contrast, then don’t let it dominate your frame. It is always good to have a slice of sky so that it can help ‘break up’ the composition in a good way - think rule of thirds.
Keep an eye on the horizon! Keep them level and watch where you are placing them in the frame - on one of the thirds is best.
In this class you will learn the essential techniques and equipment needed to capture Sarasota's exquisite sunsets in all their vibrant glory. Photographer and instructor Aiden McKahan will walk attendees through the process of setting up and composing beautiful sunset photos all while enjoying the majesty of Sarasota Bay.
$35pp 10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 12th of February 2022
Intermediate Photography Class - Ken Thompson Park - 9am - 3 hours
If you've already taken one of our beginner's courses and want to push your skills and develop your photography even further (pun intended), join us for an intermediate photography class! Join photographer and instuctor Aiden McKahan on a relaxing walk around Ken Thompson park while learning how to push past the basics and develop your style. Some of the more advanced topics that will be discussed are shooting modes such as aperture priority and when to use them, manual and auto focusing modes, focal length and how it affects perspective as well as depth of field, use of on camera filters such as variable NDs to tackle difficult lightning situations or achieve creative compositions, how to utilize your camera's histogram/light meter to ensure maximum leverage in post processing, bracketing, exposure compensation and much more!
$115pp only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Eric Fernstrom is an award-winning photographer and educator with over 10 years of teaching students digital and film photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, and history of photography. He enjoys teaching students how to shoot, store, process, and edit images, and inspiring them to reach their full potential as professional and hobby photographers.