It was my honor to teach a workshop through the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History a week ago. Thanks to the twelve participants it was sold out and we had a blast talking about photography. Friday night was a lecture that covered concepts including exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, perspectives, and creating a story. On Saturday we got to implement these concepts starting bright (well, actually it was completely dark) and early at 5:00am. I loved though how everyone was upbeat and excited to start photographing even though it had meant that they had only gotten a few hours of sleep.
Here are a couple examples of pictures taken by workshop participant Allison Garcia:
Close the end of the workshop, around 9:30 I did an example walk through of how I approach a scene both mentally and physically to get (hopefully) that wow shot!
Sometimes that means having to get into the water….
We concluded the workshop at 10:00 and I was really happy to have taught this group since I felt like I started with students and left with friends.
If you are ever interested in participating in a workshop, check for news here on the blog or visit the Lessons and Workshop Page on the regular website for the most up-to-date information.