Nailing Exposure & Using Composition Creatively Workshop with Jordan Stead

  • July 31, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Nailing Exposure and Using Composition Creatively

a Workshop

with Jordan Stead

Every photographer must know how to use the triangle of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed to capture the image they want to capture. And every photographer wants to learn how to effectively use composition to express their creativity and tell the story they want to tell with their images. This workshop will help you improve your skills in these two crucial areas by working with one of the top young talents in photography today.

We will begin with a short discussion and move immediately into action in this walkabout workshop. Our image rich playground will be Marina Park in Kirkland, the Kirkland Wednesday Market that takes place there, and the close by vibrant core of downtown Kirkland in the midst of summertime.

Workshop size is strictly limited to allow for interaction and learning.

Jordan Stead is a staff photographer for SeattlePI.com and a Western Washington University alumnus. In previous years, Stead worked with such outlets as The Seattle Times, ZUMA Press, Reuters, Associated Press, High Country News, the Provo Daily Herald, The Bellingham Herald and The Skagit Valley Herald.

In addition to holding a spot as the associate chair with the National Press Photographers Association in Region 11, Stead attended the 25th anniversary of the invitation only Eddie Adams Workshop in 2012.

Aside from organizing the world into one rectangle at a time, he enjoys cold showers, hot vacations and temperate attitudes.

You can learn more about Jordan and see more of his work on his blog.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to improve your core photography skills.

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Important:
This workshop may include activities which may be strenuous, dangerous, or otherwise carry the risk of injury, death, or property damage. While this workshop description is deemed reliable, it is not guaranteed accurate or complete by NW Photo LENS. You agree that NW Photo LENS and its officers and affiliates are not responsible for any inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information in this description. You assume all risks incidental to the workshop for which an opening is booked, whether before, during or after the workshop. Further, you hereby waive any claims for personal injury, death, or property damage against NW Photo LENS and its officers and affiliates on behalf of yourself and any accompanying minor for this event.

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Reservation required and SPACE is EXTREMELY LIMITED

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  • Jordan Stead

    Thanks for coming, all!

    2 · July 31, 2013

    • Gillian Peckham

      Hi Jordan, would you mind sharing info on the two lenses you were shooting with last night? Excellent workshop. I will also be switching to all manual (a happy outcome that I hadn't expected!)

      August 1, 2013

    • Jordan Stead

      I JUST saw this, sorry about that! I was probably shooting with the Canon 35mm 1.4L and 135mm 2/L.

      March 9

  • steph

    Fellow learners and photographers, I came across this beautifully written article this evening, and it reminded me about what Jordan said regarding being comfortable photographing people out in public, as well as simultaneously breaking and obeying the "rules." I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did!

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictur...­

    August 6, 2013

  • Bhargava Kalathuru

    Any one coming back to Seattle willing to give me a ride? I can share the gas. Thanks.

    July 27, 2013

  • steph

    Hey everyone, I just thought I would share, the Seattle Great Wheel posted on their facebook page that they will be doing a special show fro 9-11pm in honour of achieving their millionth rider yesterday.... it makes some awesome pics, if you aren't doing anything tonight!

    August 3, 2013

  • Heidi Schreifels

    I thought Jordan did a good job explaining aperture and the different shooting "modes." I've heard it explained a number of times and his description was clear and VERY helpful. He used examples that made sense to me and demonstrated on camera what changing aperture, shutter speed and ISO would do to your photos. I also appreciated that he didn't describe them as "rules," but more guidelines so we could understand the concepts then use them how we wanted to. I will now be shooting in manual instead of aperture priority. :) The hands-on part of the workshop was really valuable to me. Being with a group and having small assignments is much better than sitting in a classroom, in my opinion. Jordan mentioned that he would send some helpful reference materials which will be nice to have to refer to when I have a question or need a refresher.

    3 · August 1, 2013

  • Bhargava Kalathuru

    Lot of fun! Thanks Jordan!

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Bill Jastrow

    Jordan Stead brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the topics presented and is VERY knowledgable. I expected a slightly more structured "workshop" but enjoyed the free form discussion and "applied principles" portion of the session.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • LTen

    I really enjoyed it. Jordan was very accommodating to everyone regardless of the level of experience. The whole group was a fun bunch to hang out with too!

    2 · July 31, 2013

  • Bill Jastrow

    Great meeting you all. This was my first ever Meetup event AND my first ever photography workshop. I learned a few things, I met some fun people, and look forward to attending other events.

    3 · July 31, 2013

  • steph

    Super evening, everyone! Thanks so much for the great company and conversation :)

    2 · July 31, 2013

  • Gillian Peckham

    Great workshop Jordon. I learned so much. Thanks!

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Matt Welborn

    Jordan, Don't spend any time searching for me. I got separated from the group and when I came back to the coffee shop, now one was there so I decided to jet. Thanks.

    July 31, 2013

  • Bhargava Kalathuru

    Be there in 5

    July 31, 2013

  • Jordan Stead

    Will be there in 5!

    July 31, 2013

  • Bhargava Kalathuru

    I'm on the bus from Seattle downtown. Hope rain goes away by the time I am there. I may be 5-10 minutes late.

    July 31, 2013

  • Jordan Stead

    Quick note: coming back from Tacoma now and the traffic is murderous. If for some reason I am late at all, the class will extend to make up for time! Please spread the word to other attendees. Thanks! Jordan

    July 31, 2013

    • Earnie

      Lighter just to the north. Lee, the intent is you'll be out and about. Forecast says showers, so maybe they will pass quickly. There are lots of other places around there you can also go to if needs be.

      1 · July 31, 2013

    • LTen

      Already easing up. I doubt it will last long.

      July 31, 2013

  • LTen

    I'm at the coffee shop and it's raining pretty hard right now (for the past few minutes).

    July 31, 2013

  • Bill Jastrow

    The cheapest/easiest rain gear (I've found) is a shower cap that generally fist over the body of your camera to the lens (hood) and is held in place with its elastic. Please use your own good judgement to protect your gear.

    July 31, 2013

    • steph

      thanks, Bill.

      July 31, 2013

  • Bill Jastrow

    I hope this means I'll have a better understanding of the "manual" mode of my SLR.....

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Lori Davis- Sandoval

    I am so excited to meet you and to join in on the workshop! WOOT!

    July 21, 2013

    • Jordan Stead

      Great! Looking forward to meeting you, as well.

      July 22, 2013

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