Vaughn Woods Fall Color: Basic - October 12th, 2019

Vaughn Woods Fall Color: Basic - October 12th, 2019

from 300.00

Join us for a day of learning and fun. We’ll start by meeting and discussing the basics of creating great landscape images. We’ll cover things like composition, the best settings to use, basic filter use, etc. From the lecture, we will head to a gorgeous location in the central Maine woods and put the lessons to use as we capture the scene with hands-on guidance from us.
(Note: Due to time constraints we will not be covering post-processing in this workshop. While we are happy to answer basic questions we encourage students to take the
Fall Color: Intermediate - 1-Day Workshop, one of our multi-day expeditions, or a One-on-one Post-Processing Lesson, where we cover post-processing extensively.)

Sign-up for both the Basic and Intermediate course together to get 25% off the price!


What will be covered:

  • Basics of composition and what to look for

  • Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. What do they do and how to combine them in the field.

  • Basic filter use. What filters we use and how to use them best.

  • Tips and Tricks in the field to get the best results.

  • What gear we use and why.


Gear you will need:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

  • Tripod

  • Remote Shutter Release for Camera

  • One lens 24mm or wider

  • One lens 70mm or longer

  • Extra memory cards

  • Extra camera batteries

  • Camera Bag (with rain cover)

  • Camera Rain Cover

Recommended Extra Gear:

  • Neutral Density Filter (between 3 and 10 stops)

  • Circular Polarizer

  • Gradual Neutral Density filters

  • Macro Lens

  • 24mm or wider lens with an aperture of 2.8 or faster

  • Additional Focal Length Lenses

  • Flashlight/Headlamp

Other items to bring:

  • Water/Water Bottle

  • Rain Coat/Rain Pants

  • Light and Mid-Weight Layers. Layering is a great way to stay warm or cool off depending on conditions.

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Spray (Maines state bird is the mosquito, just saying)

  • Extra snacks (We will have some, but it never hurts to have more.)

  • Extra Socks and closed toe shoes. (As happens often when shooting around water, your feet will likely get wet feet and nobody likes spending days in wet shoes and socks. If you have hip waiters, these can help in some scenarios. Also, while sandals and flats can be comfortable, they are horrible for getting around on slippery rocks, so we highly recommend waterproof closed-toe shoes or boots.)

    * If you have any questions about how to prepare for your expedition or what gear to bring please feel free to
    contact us.

Activity Level
While most of the locations are readily accessible from parking lots, there will be some moving on steep and often slippery rocks to get to the best angles as well as short hikes, requiring some moderate physical ability to access.

Rain Date
There will be no rain date for this workshop. The location that we will be shooting looks great on a rainy day and part of our teaching will emphasize how to make the best of the conditions at any given locations.

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