Archive for July, 2012

Cape Cod Massachusetts Weekend Workshop Announcement! Lighthouses, Night Photography, HDR’s, and more!!!

Posted in Instructional Photo Tours on July 8, 2012 by roamin with roman

Come join me for this special weekend workshop exploring the beauty of outer Cape Cod.  There is simply no better time of year to photograph on Cape Cod.   The bugs and the crowds are gone and the weather is cool, but not cold. The marshes are simply gorgeous as they prepare to go dormant for the winter. I will cater locations based on the weather conditions.

The workshop begins on Friday night, October 12th as we gather at the Four Points Sheraton in Eastham, MA Plan on arriving around 3pm -5pm in time for a sunset shoot on Friday.  We will head back to the hotel for an orientation pizza party which will also include a short presentation on landscape photography with time built in for a possible night shoot at one of the local light houses.  As usual, maximum flexibility has been built into the itinerary to ensure a jam-packed weekend of photography and instruction.

Saturday begins with a sunrise shoot after which we will head back to the hotel for a mid-day processing session.  I will guide students throughout the process and show them the best ways to optimize their images using Photoshop/Photoshop Elements and share with them various plug-ins such as Topaz and/or NIK. We will also cover the use of HDR plug-ins such as HDR Efex Pro and/or Photomatix. Techniques that will be covered will include tips on how to make your images “pop” and other ways to create depth and interest.  A laptop is recommended for all afternoon processing sessions but not required. Saturday afternoon will feature a special lighthouse tour to Race Point Lighthouse (pictured on top) in Provincetown where students will have an opportunity to photograph one of the most beautiful lighthouses on the Cape during the golden hour and at sunset.  After dinner (meals are not included in workshop cost), we will head to another beautiful lighthouse nearby for night photography where students will learn light painting and other low light techniques.  Your stay on Friday and Saturday night at the Sheraton is included in the cost of the workshop (based on double occupancy).

Sunday morning starts with another sunrise shoot and we will choose the location based on the weather. One possible location may include the many salt marshes. At this time of year, the marsh grass turns beautiful shades of gold and orange and as the sun comes up, the marsh grass is breathtaking.  The compositions here are limited only by your imagination as the tidal pools create patterns in the golden hues of the marsh grass.  Another potential location is a working fishing community where there are lots of interesting fishing trawlers, skiffs and other boats to photograph as well as the skyline of the town itself.  This is a perfect place to use HDR (High Dynamic Range) and to capture interesting reflections in the water.    We will once again return to the hotel conference room after checking out and have another afternoon processing where students can work on processing their images taken during the workshop.  Questions are always encouraged throughout the weekend and Betty and I will be right there with you to answer them all. A laptop is recommended for the workshop but not required.  The cost of this weekend workshop is $800 and is limited to 12 participants.  Transportation is not included in this workshop but after your arrival at the hotel, we will try to arrange carpooling to the shoots as parking is limited in some of the locations.

As always, if you have any questions you can e-mail me at: .