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We tried to do this on July 11th but the rain was unrelenting. Hopefully this goes much better.
Join Bob to learn to photograph both close-up Lavender Flowers as well as the vista of Lavender Fields! We have arranged for group access to Indigo Lavender Farms. Join us for this unique opportunity to shoot the fields as the day settles into evening (Golden Hour) while the Lavender is in bloom! Bob will be giving both group and one-on-one instruction during the immersion in the Lavender Field!
You will want to bring with you your assortment of lenses from wide angle to telephoto, a tripod, a remote release, etc. You may want bring along bug spray.
NOTE: The chemicals found in most commercially made bug sprays will etch the plastic components of your camera/ lenses. If you use bug spray bring along a means of cleaning and drying your hands to avoid any unpleasant results.
The Workshop Fee includes Bob's instruction as well as the fee to visit the farm. If you are bringing someone with you who will just be there to experience the field of Lavender, there will be a $5 guest fee charge for them (payable that day).
With MeetUp no longer accepting payments I have turned off RSVP's and instead ask that you follow the link below to pay and reserve your spot.
YOU WILL CLICK on "6:30 pm" to register for the workshop. It will have you complete the registration online including payment.
Once on the 17Hats website, click on the time "6:30 pm" to register.
There are port-a-potties on site. Oh joy!
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Photography is first and foremost about light. The location and nature of the light in an image determines the look and feel.
The weather can do what it wants, we'll be playing inside.
Working with natural light, off-camera flash, and studio strobes we will learn to understand how light behaves. Light is light. Learning how window/natural light behaves will translate well into understanding off-camera flash and/or studio strobes. Maybe you find flash or strobes intimidating...use this opportunity to play and see that they can be your best friend. Use that knowledge to craft the image you want.
Bob will start by explaining some light basics, then everyone will be encouraged to pull out their cameras and experiment.
You will want to bring your camera, a variety of lenses. I don't foresee a lot of need for wide angle. Normal to telephoto and macro would be good choices. If you have a tripod it could come in handy. Optional equipment...if you have an off camera flash or lighting equipment you are welcome to bring it along so you can get to know your own gear better.
If you have any questions please call Bob (248)[masked].
The fee for this workshop is $40.
The first 12 paid participants will be admitted.
With MeetUp no longer accepting payments.
YOU WILL CLICK on "11am" to register for the workshop. It will have you complete the registration online including payment.
1100 Lake Shore Rd
We have arranged for a private tour of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate. Photography is permitted outside the home, but not inside.
We will gather at the Visitor Center beginning at 8am. We will have open access to the grounds until the tour begins at 10am. No photography is permitted inside the house, so I suggest we photograph until about 9:45am then return our gear to our vehicles. There will be a shuttle bus at the Visitor Center to run participants up to the house a little before 10am. The tour includes the upstairs and downstairs so be prepared to do a little walking and climbing.
The tour should conclude around 11:15, and we need to be off the grounds by Noon.
I would bring a general purpose lens and a macro if you have one. Since everything we photograph will be outdoors we can probably skip tripods. Bob will be offering assistance and be available to answers your questions.
The fee for this workshop is $50 and includes the house tour.
The first 23 paid participants will be admitted.
With MeetUp no longer accepting payments.
YOU WILL CLICK on "8am" to register for the workshop. It will have you complete the registration online including payment.