Join local photographer Ray Pfortner for a series of photography workshops at Lan Su. He'll show you the tips, tricks and best strategies for capturing the beauty of Lan Su with your camera. Workshops can be taken as a series or just as a single class.
Using your camera only in automatic mode is like visiting Lan Su - and never going inside! Explore the other settings on your camera to capture the photographs you see others bringing home and wish you could, too. You can! For beginner and aspiring amateur photographers who want to get more out of any digital camera, point and shoot or digital SLR. Also for any visual artist using photography to paint or draw from or in collage and mixed media.
Are you disappointed with the photographs you bring home from your trips? Explore how to make your friends jealous of your travel photographs. Learn more about your camera's capabilities and especially about designing compelling photographs. For all levels of experience using any digital camera. Also for any visual artist using photography to paint or draw from or in collage and mixed media.
After a short discussion of tips and techniques get out and make some pictures with Lan Su as your willing model. For all levels of experience using any digital camera. Also for any visual artist using photography to paint or draw from or in collage and mixed media.
Please note: This workshop takes place from 7 - 9 p.m. Garden access to the garden will be available to program participants only. (All other workshops in this series are held from 3 - 5 p.m.).
Discuss the fundamentals of designing a powerful photograph. Then practice with an exclusive after-hour photo shoot in the Garden in the very best light. Come back to the final workshop in this series on October 29 to share a selection of your results and to learn about how to turn them and other photographs into cash by licensing them.
Share photographs you took in the September 24 after-hour workshop or any other photographs for feedback on composition and how to do more business with your photographs, from making your own merchandise to renting your images to others. For all levels of experience, using any digital camera. Bring 10 photographs to share on a thumb drive or DVD.
Ray Pfortner has worked in photography for over two decades – as an educator, agent, editor, consultant and professional photographer. He leads cultural exchanges for all visual artists to China and Cuba.