Light is how we see. Learning how to see that light verses the differences of shadow can make or break your images.
The nuances of light and how your camera sees are covered in this workshop. Workshops discuss digital capture, controls, hands on in the field, assignments, attention to exposure, contrast, filters, Lightroom, the digital darkroom are part of this workshop as well.
Classes are scheduled individually and in groups up to 6. Individual attendees wanting classes or full days or weekends gain more individual attention.
If you are wanting to combine several areas of photography study, we can do that as well. Thank you.
Classes are taught at Stanwycks Photography's Professional Photography Studio.
Vicki Stanwycks studied at ITT Tech, Germain School of Photography, ICP and several master photographers she worked under while studying and working her career in New York City and New Orleans.
She was educated at first in the days of film... and many techniques learned then are applied to todays exposure values... andprove invaluable in todays digital arena.
Vicki brings these skills into the present digital arena knowing how to shoot digitally for the most eye catching digital images imitating film.
She has a good knowledge of tools that are used in today's digital toolbox creating outstanding colorful images.
Her studio prints from large format printers making Giclee prints, on several surfaces and textures on different papers and canvas.
Attendees should bring to class their camera, laptop and about 25 images they wish to discuss or have questions and need answers - pertaining to light and shadow in reality - exposure.
The most popular question I receive is, why don't my images look like how I shot them? Understanding light and exposure has much to do with the answer. This workshop is intense. Once you understand the fundamentals you will get better images. We will have classes.
Prepare to shoot on location with attention to the light and how to see the light when preparing to make an exposure. , process the images created on location, create an approach to style and work with our computers.
Attendees should bring to class their camera, laptop and about 25 images they wish to work discuss or have questions and need answers pertaining to light and processing their images with various software and hardware techniques based on exposure.
We work on your present workflow now and improve on what you are doing with techniques we use in the studio to make our processing easier and most of the time, faster.
Everyone thinks because your images are digital they will come out of the camera just right... Well, to get images "like you saw them," your images need to be processed. We go over exposure, light and shadow, and then what to do with you images once you have them so our prints or digital files look like what you want them to be.
We will have class, shoot on location, process the images created on location, create an approach to style and work with our computers.
For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...
We offer various workshops throughout the year and cover many topics. The Louisiana Swamp tours are one of our most popular photography trips as folks love to see the magic of the bayou. From sunrise to Sundown - even I the rain it's very different kind of beauty, all it's own.
Call us today to see if we have an ongoing workshop at this time or we can work with you individually to help you find your inner photographer, who can make images anywhere and fast.
Whatever you choose when working with us we want to help you be better with your camera and how you use it. We believe in starting form the basics as a foundation. One can read many books on photography and until you have someone standing there with you and telling you why it is or isn't working, you won't get it as quickly as you may think. Besides all that we make your experience with us fun and memorable as we shoot in your desired locations. Whether on the Gulf coast or in New Orleans we make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.
We are happy to discuss what kind of photography you want to work on. We can come up with ideas and suggestions that could be great just for you!
Light and Shadow Workshops
Exposure is at the Root of Photography
Light and Shadow are the basis for creating images with any camera, we explore the characteristics of each in depth. It could change the way you see and how you shoot.