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Small Group Workshops
Learning photography can be both delightful and yet it can present challenges. In my small group workshop/tours you can mingle with up to six other photographers and enjoy the camaraderie that comes with the group atmosphere. However if you prefer to be more on your own with just an instructor then consider my private sessions. For either scenario check out my list of options. I’m sure you will find what works for you. Scroll down for more info…
Don’t just read about it – let’s go out and do it! You will have my complete attention and together we’ll cover various photographic topics tailored just for you. You can also select from predefined sessions. Each session is held in locations all around the San Francisco Bay Area selected for their beauty and how it relates to the topics covered. So, whether you’re a beginner, need to brush up on various techniques or just want a private guide – let’s go! More info…
PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS & WORKSHOPS
Photography learning & guide services for individuals and small groups
Private Lessons: I have recently added this level of training at popular request. Sometimes we just want to have someone show us the “how to” of photography. I always learn better by doing rather than reading and I know many of you do too. My private sessions are geared specifically to you and are more comprehensive since you have my complete attention. We will cover the many aspects of outdoor photography at a pace most comfortable for you. I tailor each session(s) for your specific needs. Check out my Private Lessons page for more information on topics and session availability.
Photography Workshops: These are “field workshops” where chasing light is the imperative. With small groups of no more than six, my first priority is to get you to the best locations at the best times to capture stunning images. Second is to assist you in the techniques required to get them. Since the best light is typically in the morning or afternoon, and depending on the workshop, we are often up well before sunrise and photograph until after sunset. Sometimes we go well into the night! During break times we will discuss and review our images and I will offer critique and suggestions for editing.
Post workshop: Image review, critique, editing suggestions and techniques are always included with my workshops. I’m always available to my clients.
If you’d like to learn how it’s done or simply need a guide to safely get you there and back you should definitely contact me!
Groups are limited to only 6 participants ensuring a quality and relaxed experience. With less pressure you have more time for your artistic creativity.
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Topics of Discussion and Training
Manual , Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed controls
How to use Natural Light
RAW vs JPEG Exposure
Depth of Field
Hyper-focal & Focus Stacking Techniques
HDR technique Composition
How to See in Black & White
When & how to use filters
Point Reyes NS Workshop
Plan images for your future editing skills
Using your smart phone and tablet
Composite image building
Panoramic image techniques
San Francisco Zoo Camera Walk
What people are saying…
I had a day-long photography workshop with John in Point Reyes and I must say that it was the best photography instruction that I have ever had. John is a very knowledgeable, attentive, dedicated, gentle, passionate, and generous instructor. He met me at my level of expertise and throughout the day helped me to significantly improve both my technical and artistic skills. John also struck the right balance between giving direct instruction and providing ample time for practice in the different environments that Point Reyes affords. It was really a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Thank you, John!
Jaime N., PhD
“I spent a photo-day with John at Point Reyes and it was an extremely well spent day. His photo shoot locations resulted in some very remarkable pictures, the discussions had me starting with new techniques. I can see a clear difference between the pictures taken before and after the shoot. If ever I am in the ‘neighborhood’, the first thing I will do is to check out with John for another opportunity to join him.”