from Joiseph Bautsch
on 6/9/2010 7:35:26 AM
| ||White Mountains Masters Scenic Workshop |
I just returned from a 35 day vacation trip up through the North East USA the highlight of which was a four day Masters Scenic Workshop with Albert Valentino in the White Mountains. This was a great four days. I learned more about scenic photography in those four days than I thought would be possible. This was intensive instruction usually starting at 4:10 AM for a sunrise capture until around 8:00 PM in the evening for a sunset and any number of shooting locations in between. This is definitely not a course for the beginner. You have to know your camera functions and how to make the changes needed without a lot of thought. His instructions covered the effects of shutter speed to aperture to focusing to depth of field to neutral density, CPL filters to achieve the optimum capture of the scene and much more. He also covers using the Histogram display on the back of the camera to evaluate the exposure made and how to make any needed adjustments. The perfect White Balance is not always your objective but should be used to achieve different effects. But above all he talks about composition, composition and more composition. He explains the elements of it, how to combine them and use them to achieve the best photo possible. Last but not least he goes into post processing and how to use various programs available on the market to take the RAW data file captured with the camera and make it a “WOW” picture. If you are a serious photographer this is definitely a workshop you want to schedule.