Past Meetup

Super PPA 1Day Photographing scenes with lots of light and dark (at the Prison)

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Come and learn about photographing scenes with lots of light and dark. We will visit a very photogenic place, the Eastern State Penitentiary, a structure with amazing details and neo-gothic architecture. Photographing low contrast scenes is easier than photographing scenes with lots of darks and lots of bright areas. Come and learn how to master these types of scenes. We will also have fun with some in-camera creative techniques, long exposures, double exposures, Orton effect, zoom burst, etc. This is a great place with lots of interesting features, gothic ceilings and the cells have skylights (it was so prisoners could be "penitent"). Tom and I have photographed here dozens of times, let us show you around and teach you something about your histogram and exposures.

check out images from past trips there:

This is a Super PPA 1Day Event
You must register with PPA in order to be registered
You do NOT need to be a PPA member to attend (PPA members earn merits)
FYI, All funds go to PPA, not to us as the instructors

March 9th Super 1 Day registration opens online
April 30th Online registration ends There are three easy ways to register:
1. ONLINE: Register Now $99
2. PHONE: Call our PPA Customer Service Center at[masked] to register by phone until April 30th. $99
3. ONSITE: All registrations after April 30th must be completed onsite (in-person) for $120. Please contact the instructor prior to attending to ensure there is space available.

Super1Day is peer-to-peer education at its very best—all-day learning sessions created by photographers, for photographers, brought to you by PPA. With more than 150 classes offered across the country, you are sure to find one near you. Get ready to expand your skills Our Super 1 Day participants vary in their specialties and locations, but they all seem to agree on one thing: Super 1 Day is one of the best and easiest ways to join your peers for an excellent learning experience!

"The hands-on experience was just what I needed. I'm walking away with loads of information!"
"This is the best opportunity for peer-to-peer instruction in the industry!"
"I feel inspired. I now have a vision for what I want to do and have found someone local who shares my vision!"
"The class size is cozy and comfortable—it definitely makes for a great learning environment!"

• What to bring
Cable release (or you can use a self timer)
extra batteries, extra memory card
regular (~24-105) and/or wide angle lens (~17-40)
travel light with a small backpack for your gear as you will be carrying it all day.
You must pay admission (regular adult $14, Buy in advance online and save $2 per
person) and for a tripod pass (good for one year)

• Important to know
Please note that all of our workshops require the participants sign a liability waiver. Download it; then print, read, and sign it and bring it with you -- Thank you! Please note that some locations will have you sign their liability waiver at the site as well.