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Infrared Photography - Private session
Infrared Photography - Private session
$135.00

Infrared Photography Private Session – 3 hrs.
Date To be Determined based on Available Dates - Please contact me to schedule
Please ask about rates for 2nd and 3rd participants
from 8am to 11am
Hillsborough River State Park, established 1938, is one of Florida's first state parks and has one of the few places in the state for class II rapids available for photographers. Also at the State Park is Fort Foster State Historic Site, though located on the East Side of US 301 across from the park. Fort Foster is a reconstructed fort from the Second Seminole War. Ranger guided tours of the fort are offered (weather permitting) of course. Fort Foster is not part of this workshop, but can be visited after the close of our session. Join me to learn infrared landscape photography techniques using the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River as our subject. Hillsborough River State park is located within an easy drive of Orlando.

Our morning arrival will help assure the strongest rays of light filtered through the trees for this unique type of photography. All students are encouraged to have or have access to a tripod and an infrared filter sized to fit their particular lens choice. Exposures using the infrared filter will easily extend beyond 30 seconds There are a few infrared converted cameras available, these would also be appropriate for this class as well. Should you have any questions about the content or field requirements of this class, please feel free to call or e-mail me.
Park Admission is included in the workshop cost

The Outdoor Portrait - Private Session
$185.00

3 HRS at Kraft Azalea Park, Winter Park, FL
Scheduling is based on model and instructor availability.

We will begin in a great location for outdoor portraits in Winter Park to explore the differences in focal lengths of your lenses, explore the various lighting opportunities and how to manipulate the light that is available – as the sun moves across the sky our light will be changing – that means we have to adapt as we go through this workshop. This short workshop will guide you step by step through the process and teach you how to bring out the best in your natural light portrait photos. Learn how to pose your subjects, choose pleasing backgrounds and avoid harsh shadows. We will learn how to: find the right light for great exposures, pose subjects in attractive ways, work with your subject for great smiles and candid moments, find pleasing and complimentary backgrounds and avoid harsh shadows.

This will be a session with a live “subject”. Workshop starts with a short session on focal length and ideal settings. We will setup a wide variety of photography situations to illustrate how to read light, pose your subject and come away with quality images you can be proud of.

This class is perfect for those who are looking to improve their portrait photos of children, family, pets and more!

$185 and this includes model fees
Please contact me to schedule

Battle of Townsend Plantation - 4 February 2018
Battle of Townsend Plantation - 4 February 2018
$65.00

Battle of Townsend Plantation Civil War Reenactment, Mount Dora, FL
12 noon to 4:00pm

This year there will be up 500 reenactors representing both the Union and Confederate Armies. This is a live Civil War Re-enactment with living history exhibits, folk music, weaponry demonstration, authentic camps and more. Full scale artillery, cavalry and soldiers in period dress and weaponry and more! Just like in the movies. Join me to enter into the photojournalistic aspect of photography. We will document and tell the story of the reenactment as a journalist would. We will break down the barriers of requesting permission to photograph someone as well as blending into the crowd to capture the “spirit” of the event.

If you plan on attending the Olustee Workshop, this is a very good practice session.

$65.00 per person
Limited to five (5) with a three (3) person minimum

Wading Birds - 24 February 2018
$65.00

Wading Birds – Gatorland, FL
10:00 to 3:00 PM

Wading Birds, we see them everywhere here in Florida. This is your opportunity to get up close and learn techniques for minimizing backgrounds, backlit subjects and catching the action. Gatorland in Orlando provides photographers an opportunity to have these birds in an approachable setting with wonderful access to a variety of species (among them could be Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Great Blue Herons, Limpkins, Anhingas and Roseatte Spoonbills) and their nests. These birds are wild and uncaged. They use the alligator marsh for nesting season each year. The alligators actually afford protection to the various species as scavenger animals will not brave the swamp to raid nests.

Join me to enter the world of birds. The cost of this workshop session includes the admission ticket for Florida Residents (please let me know if you are not a Florida Resident and I will advise you of the additional entrance cost. We may even hear and feel the gators bellowing as we work our way along the boardwalk among the many birds. Photographers should have with them a lens capable of working at 200mm. (zoom lenses from 70-300mm and 80-200mm are most effective). Once the workshop is complete, you will be free to enjoy the remainder of the day in the park until 5pm utilizing the techniques you learned. Should you have any questions about the content or field requirements of this class, please feel free to call or e-mail me.

$65.00 per person.
Limited to six (6) with a three (3) participant minimum

Please note that admissions costs may fluctuate - any difference in cost will be either assessed or credited, should prices change.

Night Photography -25 February 2018
Night Photography -25 February 2018
$40.00

Night Photography Session – 2 hrs.
Date: February 25, 2018– Sunset plus two hours (actual time will be coordinated with participants)

Just because it is dark out does not mean you have to put your camera away. In downtown Orlando is Lake Eola offering a brilliant view of the city skyline for us to practice night photography, or what I like to term “extremely low light photography”. We will walk the lakeshore perimeter to explore other night scenes, which may not always include glimpses of the skyline.

Starting times will be dependent upon the sunset and will be later during the summer months. Students in this class should have or have access to a tripod for stabilizing their cameras during the very long exposures. Should you have any questions about the content or field requirements of this class, please feel free to call or e-mail me.

$40 per person
Limited to five (5) Minimum of 2 participants.

The Florida Landscape - 7 April 2018
The Florida Landscape - 7 April 2018
$75.00

The Florida landscape
10:00am to 4pm (includes a 1 hour lunch break to talk about photography and the shots we have made before returning for some final shots)

Our day begins at Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve. This 54,000 acre preserve protects one of the largest remaining stretches of Florida dry prairie and is home to an array of endangered plants and animals. As we enter we will enjoy sweeping vistas grasslands home to the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, as well as the Crested Caracara and Burrowing Owl.

It is the Florida Dry Prairie that we have come to photograph. The afternoon will most often bring towering thunder clouds to add visual dynamics to the images we capture.

We will primarily use wide lenses to short telephotos, not exceeding 85 mm in length. Tripods are suggested as well as intervalometers to remotely release shutters, but these are in no means required. We will discuss and use techniques that provide tremendous photographs in both color and B&W.

This workshop will present opportunities for infrared images as well using either a converted camera or an IR passing filter on a non converted camera.

We will meet at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 33104 Northwest 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Minimum of 4 Photographers and a maximum of 10 Photographers.

Infrared Landscape - 12 May 2018
Infrared Landscape - 12 May 2018
$49.00

Infrared Landscape Field Session – 3 hrs.

Just East of Orlando near Christmas, FL is Orlando Wetlands Park. This 1,650 acre park of hardwood hammocks, marshes and lakes was set aside in the 1980’s for the enjoyment of everyone. It is an ideal local for Nature and Landscape Photography as well as hiking, biking and birding. In the late 1800’s this land was used as open range for cattle grazing by the settlers moving into the Christmas area following the Seminole Wars. In the early 1900’s many of the red cedar trees were logged with this durable wood being used for furniture, construction and fence posts. Pine trees were tapped for turpentine and later were logged for lumber. In the 1940’s the land was used as a dairy farm.

Join me to photograph the landscape of this little gem, within an easy drive of Orlando, capturing the many moods of this Florida landscape with your camera. Our late morning arrival will help assure the strongest rays of light for this unique type of photography. All students are encouraged to have or have access to a tripod and an infrared filter sized to fit their particular lens choice. There are a few infrared converted cameras available, these would also be appropriate for this class as well. Should you have any questions about the content or field requirements of this class, please feel free to call or e-mail me.
Limited to five (5) with a three (3) person minimum

Infrared Landscape - 9 June 2018
Infrared Landscape - 9 June 2018
$45.00

Infrared Landscape Field Session – 3 hrs.

Just East of Orlando near Christmas, FL is Orlando Wetlands Park. This 1,650 acre park of hardwood hammocks, marshes and lakes was set aside in the 1980’s for the enjoyment of everyone. It is an ideal local for Nature and Landscape Photography as well as hiking, biking and birding. In the late 1800’s this land was used as open range for cattle grazing by the settlers moving into the Christmas area following the Seminole Wars. In the early 1900’s many of the red cedar trees were logged with this durable wood being used for furniture, construction and fence posts. Pine trees were tapped for turpentine and later were logged for lumber. In the 1940’s the land was used as a dairy farm.

Join me to photograph the landscape of this little gem, within an easy drive of Orlando, capturing the many moods of this Florida landscape with your camera. Our late morning arrival will help assure the strongest rays of light for this unique type of photography. All students are encouraged to have or have access to a tripod and an infrared filter sized to fit their particular lens choice. There are a few infrared converted cameras available, these would also be appropriate for this class as well. Should you have any questions about the content or field requirements of this class, please feel free to call or e-mail me.
Limited to five (5) with a three (3) person minimum