3 Day Mt Dora Ladies Photography Retreat December 5-7


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Have fun, travel and improve your photography!
Mt Dora is an adorable town, filled with Victorian style houses, a chain of lakes and many antique and specialty stores. This year we want to go at Christmastime to experience the town all lit up! Mt Dora takes this holiday very seriously!

This photo workshop will help you stretch your creativity and technical skills, while enjoying a wonderful area in Central Florida. We'll take the Fun Bus to get a feel for the city, a private boat ride through the canal attaching Lake Dora to Lake Eustis, work on our night photography skills, HDR, sunset, slow shutter speed effects and more.

$845 early registration price through October 1, 2018 (we need to secure the rooms).
$945 regular price October 2 - December 4, 2018

This trip is limited to five ladies
single occupancy (we are not sharing rooms)

Mount Dora Ladies Photography Retreat – Stuff You Want to Know

Where will we be staying?
We stay at a fabulous bed and breakfast right in town.

The inn is convenient to our various shooting locations. Our first day begins at 3:30 p.m. at the inn. Check in time is 3 p.m.

How will we get around?
You will be expected to provide your own transportation to Mount Dora. If you live in SW Florida, we will be driving the Understand Photography minivan up so you can catch a ride with me.

We will walk to most locations.

What will we be photographing?
This Photo Adventure encompasses architecture, cityscapes, street life, lots of nature, night photography. You will learn something new whether you are a beginner or advanced!

What skill level is required?
This photo adventure is geared to photographers of all skill levels. Our proven leader, 5 to 1 photographer/mentor ratio allows every adventurer from beginner to advanced to proceed at her own pace. We start this photo retreat with a basic exposure class "Shoot in Manual" – a refresher for some and a beginner class for others.

What will I learn during the Photo Adventure?
At every step of your Photo Adventure Peggy will be at your side, sharing her techniques. Our ratio of a maximum of 5 photographers per leader assures that you will receive personal attention and allow you to learn at your own pace. We will cover:

Exposure bracketing for HDR photography. Zoom blur and other slow shutter effects. Night photography techniques. Subject isolation. Composition. Filters. Advanced techniques tailored to your level of knowledge.

We do a lot of creative photography to help you stretch your imagination. Zoom blur, vertical blur, starburst effect, silky water, streaking lights, light painting and more.

What equipment should I bring?
This Photo Retreat encompasses a wide range of subject matter.
We suggest:

DSLR camera or advanced compact.

Ideally, lenses to provide the equivalent coverage of full frame lenses from 24mm to 300mm or longer.

For “crop” DSLRs this means lenses in the range of 17mm to 200mm or longer.

A circular polarizer if you own one.

Flash if you own one.

Tripod (lightweight – you have to carry your own equipment)

Remote shutter release. Useful, but your camera's timer will suffice in a pinch.

Memory cards, bring them all!

Batteries, you will need spares.

Chargers for everything.

Laptop with Photoshop, Elements or Lightroom installed.
Please download and install before the trip!
Trial versions are available for 30 days:

Trial version of Photomatix: www.hdrsoft.com (http://www.hdrsoft.com/)

Trial version of Elements: https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/download-trial/try.html

Trial version of Photoshop: https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/photoshop

.Questions? Call or email Peggy Farren. (239)[masked] or

Please note there are no refunds within 60 days of this event (unless the trip is canceled) so please take out travel insurance.