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Travel Photography: Capturing the Essence of a Place

  • Aug 23, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Who doesn’t love to travel and bring home souvenir photographs from their adventures? However, capturing not only the highlights, but the essence of a city can be a challenge at times. In this Workshop, we will go over how to capture the soul of a city, its people and its culture.  This is what we really want to capture after all... Not postcard pictures - but a series of images that capture the essence of a place.  

In this Workshop, we will cover:

• Lighting in travel - natural and portable;

• Composition;

• The use of decisive moments/gestures and other techniques to create more meaningful and impactful images;

• Photography gear that you might consider taking on your next trip;

• What to pack and how to pack; and

• Approaches on people, landscapes, cityscapes and street photography in a destination away from home

You will come away from this Workshop with a new perspective on what to look for when shooting photos on vacation or any sort of trip as well as tips on what minimal gear is necessary to capture those photographs. Point and Shoot and Camera Phone users are welcome!

Requirements: Bring pen and paper for notes as well as lots of questions!

About the Instructor:

Ron Jautz is a professional corporate and editorial shooter with over 30 years experience.  He specializes in photographing people and travels extensively for clients such as Pfizer, Bank of New York, Time Warner, Inc., Walgreens, Canon USA, Seton Hall University, Duke University, Forbes Magazine and Conde Nast.  Over the years Ron has photographed Presidents and Prime Ministers, Members of Congress and Supreme Court Justices, celebrities, athletes and CEOs.  In addition to his commercial work, Ron also shoots fine art, having shown work in Galleries up and down the east coast.  His most recent exhibit of images from Antarctica was on display last Fall in North Carolina. To learn more about Ron and his work, please visit his website at

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  • Ron J.

    Hi Gang,
    Thanks for a great class yesterday!
    Rick, you got me thinking about ND filters and stacking them. My main hesitation is that putting multiple layers of filters together--while it absolutely can be done--would diminish image quality. So I started looking around and found that Lee makes a 10 stop "Big Stopper" filter. The .6 that I like is a 2 stop filter. Check it out here:

    August 24, 2014

  • Ron J.

    Hi Gang,
    I'm excited about this class as it combines the two things I love the most in the world--photography and travel. Having just finished the basic presentation, I'll tell you honestly that it is jam-packed with information. But to really round out this class and for each of you to get the most out of it, bring plenty of questions!
    I look forward to seeing you all next week.

    August 17, 2014

  • Ilene F.

    Is this workshop completely in the studio?

    August 7, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      I believe so. We have a presentation via projector and there will be lecture and discussion.

      August 7, 2014

  • Kate

    You knew I would be there if I was in town :) Have some great photos from Croatia to share with you when I see you!

    August 2, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Oooh! Then "I" will be there!

      1 · August 2, 2014

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