• Landscape & Seascape Photography @ La Jolla Tide Pools
    Landscape Photography @ Cuvier Park/La Jolla Tide Pools We will begin by covering the recommended equipment and camera setup for landscape photography, including lens filers, tripods, and lenses. Throughout the class, you will learn proper exposure and composition techniques, as well as tips and tricks for taking beautiful landscape photographs. The class will end just around sunset so you have the opportunity to put what you learned to use by capturing images of a beautiful coastal sunset. Hopefully we'll get some clouds. This class will cover how to use circular polarizer filters, neutral density filters, graduated neutral density filters, how to get a proper exposure for landscapes with your camera's built-in light meter and with an incident handheld light meter, landscape composition techniques, how to shoot a sunset, silhouettes, and also how to take HDR exposures. ** This class does not cover how to use your camera. You should know how to use your camera and be familiar with shutter speed and aperture before taking this class.** ————————————————————————————— Required Equipment: DSLR Camera Wide angle lens (focal length between 16mm and 50mm) Tripod Memory card and charged batteries Highly Highly Recommended Equipment: - Shutter Remote (specific to your camera) - Circular Polarizer Filter (Hoya and B+W is an excellent brand for these) - ND8 (3 stop) Neutral Density Filter (Hoya or B+W recommended) Make sure you purchase a filter for your lens' filter size, which can be found on the back of your lens cap. - Graduated Neutral Density Filters. If you want the most amazing landscape photos you can achieve, we highly recommend purchasing these. We guarantee you will love them! If you don't have them for this class, you'll definitely wish you did. These are a landscape photographer's secret tool. They are a great investment and will allow you to get a proper exposure for the sky and foreground. You'll need three separate parts (the adapter ring the same size as your lens' filter ring, the filter holder, and the filters themselves) Ideally, you want a ND8 Hard Grad and a ND8 Soft Grad. Here are some Amazon links to filters we recommend: Budget option - Neewer Graduated ND Filter Kit - http://a.co/4MgcY11 Intermediate Option: Cokin P-Series Filters ND8 Hard Gradient - http://a.co/8eFWdZZ ND8 Soft Gradient - http://a.co/gvXWfmr Filter Holder and Adaptor Ring (buy for your lens' filter size) - http://a.co/bBTujIb If you want the heavy duty expensive ones or if your lens' filter size is 77mm or larger, check out LEE Filters (http://tinyurl.com/kbkakut). *** You can also pick these up locally at Nelson Photo Supplies or George's Camera. If you go to Nelson Photo Supplies, tell them Nick and Don from The Workshoppe sent you and they may provide you with a discount. *** ————————————————————————————— Tripods - Don't underestimate them. If you need a tripod, here are some tips for buying a tripod: 1. Material - Aluminum is most affordable, but it can be heavy. Carbon fiber weighs less but more expensive (good if you hike and travel). 2. Heads - Ball head or 3 way pan/tilt. Ball heads are faster and more easy to use, but the pan/tilt allows more precise individual adjustments of each angle. 3. Size - Look for a tripod with thick leg diameter. The larger the legs, the more sturdy it will be. 4. Adjustability - Look for a tripod where each leg can be independently adjusted for angle and length. Don't buy a tripod where the legs are connected with crossbars as this limits it use on uneven terrain. We recommend the following brands and models: Dolica, Manfrotto, Induro, Benro, MeFoto (for small travel tripods), Gitzo (expensive), Really Right Stuff (expensive). Dolica Tripod (Good and very affordable) - http://amzn.com/B001D60LG8 http://amzn.com/B001DIKUYE MeFoto Travel Tripod (Small, lightweight, and affordable) - http://amzn.com/B00BETIVWK Manfrotto Tripod Kits(Good and affordable tripod kits) - http://amzn.com/B00COLBNTK http://amzn.com/B00MAMHNWE Manfrotto Tripod Legs Only (Excellent for serious shooters) - http://amzn.com/B00G36G7WU http://amzn.com/B00M8KBE00 Manfrotto 3-way Head (for the Manfrotto tripod legs above) - http://amzn.com/B000H0338Y http://amzn.com/B00IT0AMBU ————————————————————————————— Where We WIll Meet: Group will meet at Cuvier Park overlooking the tide pools. —————————————————————————————– Important Notes: We recommend that you dress comfortably, wear closed-toed shoes capable of walking over wet rocks and sand, wear sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. This area is busy on the weekend so show up at least 15-30 minutes early to find parking. Street parking is available on all adjacent streets. No restrooms are near this location. If you are running late, need directions, or have any questions about anything photography related or life in general, please feel free to call us at[masked]. Refund Policy: • This class requires a minimum of 5 reservations to commence. If we do not receive the minimum number of RSVPs by 3:00 PM on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled, and payments will be immediately refunded. • We will gladly process a refund if you at least 24 hours before the workshop. If you cancel within 24 hours or do not show up to the workshop, you will not receive a refund.

    Cuvier Park

    590 Coast Blvd S · San Diego, ca

    $79.00
  • Night Landscape Photography
    Night Landscape Photography Have you ever wanted to take amazing landscape photos at night? Well here's your chance! This workshop will show you how to use long exposures, landscape composition techniques, and special lighting effects to capture beautiful night time scenes. Class will begin with an introduction to equipment and how to set up your camera. We will move on to learning about long exposures while shooting the beautiful downtown San Diego skyline from the Coronado ferry landing. You will also learn special lighting effects such as lighting foreground elements and painting with light. This is a wonderful opportunity to capture stunning night time photos while learning professional photography techniques. This class will cover: • Night photography equipment • Camera settings and preparation • Long exposures • Building your frame using foreground elements • Basic landscape composition techniques • Using flash to light foreground elements • Painting with light Required Equipment: • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with lens (lens focal lengths between 18 and 70 millimeters recommended) • Charged batteries and memory cards • Sturdy tripod Recommended Equipment: • Remote shutter trigger • Flashlight Map: http://goo.gl/maps/KhYQc If you need directions or if you are running late, please call us,[masked]. * Fireworks are not guaranteed during this class.

    Coronado Ferry Landing

    1201 1st St · Coronado, CA

    $69.00
  • Introduction to Photography 101
    The location for this class has changed to Presidio Park. This class will no longer be held at Balboa Park. See address and meeting instructions above. Introduction to Photography This beginners workshop introduces the fundamentals of photography during a walking tour of the beautiful Presidio Park. If you just bought a camera or are new to photography and want to learn how to take beautiful photos, this workshop is for you. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of exposure and composition techniques that will open the door to endless photographic possibilities. This is a hands on learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to capture beautiful photos of one of San Diego's most scenic areas under the instruction of experienced professional photographers. This workshop will cover: • How your camera works • Lenses • Camera controls and functions • Filters & accessories • Equipment care • Using shutter speed to control motion • Using aperture to control depth of field • Basic composition techniques This workshop takes place outdoors and involves a little walking, so we recommend that you dress comfortably. Don't forget to bring your camera, lenses, charged batteries, and memory cards. We recommend that you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera with shutter priority and aperture priority modes. We do not rent equipment. Notes: The price for this class is $79 and payments must be made when you arrive at the workshop. If you purchased a deal voucher for this workshop through Groupon or Living Social, please bring and present your printed or smartphone voucher when you arrive at the workshop. We do not enforce expiration dates on deal vouchers. Please RSVP for this workshop if you plan on attending. This workshop requires a minimum of 10 people to commence. If 10 people do not sign up for this workshop by 5:00 pm on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be canceled. If you joined the waiting list for this class, you will be automatically added to the attendance list only if an attending member changes their RSVP to "not going." If you do not get to attend this class, please feel free to sign up for a future date. If you are an attending member and you cannot make it to this class, please change your RSVP to "not going" so that a waiting member can take your spot. Click here for more important information (http://www.sandiegophotographyworkshop.org/messages/boards/thread/33486752).

    Presidio Park

    2727 Presidio Dr · San Diego, CA

    $79.00
  • Manual Exposure - Take Full Control of Your Camera
    Manual Exposure This workshop is designed to get you familiar with the manual exposure mode on your camera so you can take complete control of your camera and be independent of automatic and semi-automatic modes. This workshop teaches shutter speed, aperture, and ISO in-depth, and how they work together and balance each other to achieve a properly exposed image. You will learn how to adjust each of these functions together and use your camera's built-in light meter to properly balance them for an optimal exposure. We will also cover advanced camera features so you can achieve the highest quality image possible in any situation. Manual exposure opens the door to many more photographic possibilities so you can get the shot you want in any lighting environment. This workshop is part classroom instruction with powerpoint and demonstrations integrated with outdoor camera exercises. If you have already taken our Introduction to Photography 101 Workshop, this class is the perfect follow up and will include some review and a ton of new information to get you moving forward in your photographic journey. This is a content-rich class, so we recommend bringing a notebook and a pen. We will provide handouts for you to follow along and take notes. This workshop covers: • Review from 101 workshop • Viewfinder features • Advanced camera features • Understanding and using manual exposure • How to read and use the camera's histogram • Using the camera's built-in light meter • Controlling motion and depth of field • Taking control of auto-focus • Metering modes • Image formats • White Balance • Tripods • Lens filters • Tips and tricks Bring your camera, lenses, battery, and memory card. We will have water and coffee available, but feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages if you wish. This class is 3 hours with a short break half way through. Refund Policy: • This class requires a minimum of 5 reservations to commence. If we do not receive the minimum number of RSVPs by 3:00 PM on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled, and payments will be immediately refunded. • We will gladly process a refund if you cancel more than 24 hours before the workshop. If you cancel within 24 hours or do not show up to the workshop, you will not receive a refund.

    Photography Studio

    7950 Silverton Avenue, Suite 108 · San Diego, CA

    $69.00
  • Lightroom 101 - Introduction to Workflow and Retouching
    Introduction to Adobe Lightroom From first look to final image, Adobe Lightroom makes everything about editing and retouching digital photos easier, faster, and more organized. This workshop will show you how to use Adobe Lightroom to catalog your images, manage your workflow, and bring your raw images to life with a variety of retouching tools and techniques. We will cover: • Setting up your catalog and preferences • Introducing you to the Lightroom workspace • Importing your photos and managing your workflow • Using Lightroom tools for exposure and contrast adjustments, highlight and shadow recovery, color adjustments, sharpening, noise reduction, lens profiles, filters, adjustment brushes, creating and using presets, and more. • Recommended retouching processes for portraits and landscapes • Exporting and saving for different media • Tethering • Tips & tricks We will mirror our computer to a 50" television for students to follow along. Sample images will be available for you to follow along with, but feel free to bring your own images. We recommend that your images are in RAW format for best results. JPEG is okay, but some adjustments will not be available and the quality may not be optimal. We will provide handouts, but we also recommend taking notes. Please bring the following: • Laptop with power cable or charged battery • Adobe Lightroom (Version 3 or higher) - Already Installed Please • External mouse or graphics tablet (if you have one) • Notebook and pen/pencil (Recommended) • Any snacks you want (we provide coffee, tea, and water) Don't have Adobe Lightroom? No Problem. Click here to buy Lightroom or download the free 30 day trial from Adobe. (https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/lightroom?promoid=KSKAY) Notes: We will be using the latest version of Lightroom (Lightroom Classic CC). We recommend that you have Lightroom 3 or higher. Some tools and features that we demonstrate may not be available in non-CC versions and older versions. This is a retouching and workflow workshop so we will be working primarily with the develop and library module. We will not cover the map, book, print, slideshow, and web modules in detail. Refund Policy: • This class requires a minimum of 5 reservations to commence. If we do not receive the minimum number of RSVPs by 3:00 PM on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be cancelled or rescheduled, and payments will be immediately refunded. • A refund will be provided if you cancel within 24 hours of the workshop. If you cancel within 24 hours or do not show up to the workshop, you will not receive a refund.

    Photography Studio

    7950 Silverton Avenue, Suite 108 · San Diego, CA

    $79.00
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  • Introduction to Photography 101
    The location for this class has changed to Presidio Park. This class will no longer be held at Balboa Park. See address and meeting instructions above. Introduction to Photography This beginners workshop introduces the fundamentals of photography during a walking tour of the beautiful Presidio Park. If you just bought a camera or are new to photography and want to learn how to take beautiful photos, this workshop is for you. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of exposure and composition techniques that will open the door to endless photographic possibilities. This is a hands on learning experience and a wonderful opportunity to capture beautiful photos of one of San Diego's most scenic areas under the instruction of experienced professional photographers. This workshop will cover: • How your camera works • Lenses • Camera controls and functions • Filters & accessories • Equipment care • Using shutter speed to control motion • Using aperture to control depth of field • Basic composition techniques This workshop takes place outdoors and involves a little walking, so we recommend that you dress comfortably. Don't forget to bring your camera, lenses, charged batteries, and memory cards. We recommend that you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera with shutter priority and aperture priority modes. We do not rent equipment. Notes: The price for this class is $79 and payments must be made when you arrive at the workshop. If you purchased a deal voucher for this workshop through Groupon or Living Social, please bring and present your printed or smartphone voucher when you arrive at the workshop. We do not enforce expiration dates on deal vouchers. Please RSVP for this workshop if you plan on attending. This workshop requires a minimum of 10 people to commence. If 10 people do not sign up for this workshop by 5:00 pm on the day before the workshop, the workshop will be canceled. If you joined the waiting list for this class, you will be automatically added to the attendance list only if an attending member changes their RSVP to "not going." If you do not get to attend this class, please feel free to sign up for a future date. If you are an attending member and you cannot make it to this class, please change your RSVP to "not going" so that a waiting member can take your spot. Click here for more important information (http://www.sandiegophotographyworkshop.org/messages/boards/thread/33486752).

    Presidio Park

    2727 Presidio Dr · San Diego, CA

    $79.00