NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop
Oct
27
to Oct 29

NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop

Travel storytelling is about capturing a sense of place. Our 3-Day New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop kicks off with a classroom lecture about approaches to travel photography storytelling, including a discussion of story angles/themes and mood, aesthetic styles, lighting, composition and recommended camera settings. Comprised of on-location shoots  and two in-class critiques, this immersive 3-day workshop is appropriate for photographers at beginning, intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels looking to refine a unique storytelling voice while also receiving hands-on feedback in the field and in the classroom.

Why New Orleans? Why the wetlands? Bursting at the seams with energy and history, New Orleans is a city with an undiminished appetite for a good time. The Crescent City is full of of sensory indulgences, from food to music. A visit to experience the haunting beauty of the swamp is also in order to better understand this vibrant city that is surrounded and defined (historically and culturally) by the water on all sides.

Click here to read a detailed description of the New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop.

DAY 1: 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Classroom lecture in New Orleans (elements of travel storytelling // composition + techniques // recommended camera settings)
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm: On-location shoot in the French Quarter

DAY 2:
Sunrise - 9:00 am: On-location shoot in the French Quarter
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and lecture
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
2:00p pm - 3:00 pm: As group travel to Jean Lafitte to meet swamp guide
3:30- 7:30 pm: On-location shoot at Jean Lafitte swamp

DAY 3:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and closing comments / questions

For a premium experience, class size is limited to 6 people. Participants should have a DSLR camera and laptop computer. Price: $985

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop
Nov
3
to Nov 5

NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop

Travel storytelling is about capturing a sense of place. Our 3-Day New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop kicks off with a classroom lecture about approaches to travel photography storytelling, including a discussion of story angles/themes and mood, aesthetic styles, lighting, composition and recommended camera settings. Comprised of on-location shoots  and two in-class critiques, this immersive 3-day workshop is appropriate for photographers at beginning, intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels looking to refine a unique storytelling voice while also receiving hands-on feedback in the field and in the classroom.

Why New Orleans? Why the wetlands? Bursting at the seams with energy and history, New Orleans is a city with an undiminished appetite for a good time. The Crescent City is full of of sensory indulgences, from food to music. A visit to experience the haunting beauty of the swamp is also in order to better understand this vibrant city that is surrounded and defined (historically and culturally) by the water on all sides.

Click here to read a detailed description of the New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop.

DAY 1: 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Classroom lecture in New Orleans (elements of travel storytelling // composition + techniques // recommended camera settings)
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm: On-location shoot in the French Quarter

DAY 2:
Sunrise - 9:00 am: On-location shoot in the French Quarter
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and lecture
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
2:00p pm - 3:00 pm: As group travel to Jean Lafitte to meet swamp guide
3:30- 7:30 pm: On-location shoot at Jean Lafitte swamp

DAY 3:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and closing comments / questions

For a premium experience, class size is limited to 6 people. Participants should have a DSLR camera and laptop computer. Price: $985

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NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop
Mar
2
to Mar 4

NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop

Travel storytelling is about capturing a sense of place. Our 3-Day New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop kicks off with a classroom lecture about approaches to travel photography storytelling, including a discussion of story angles/themes and mood, aesthetic styles, lighting, composition and recommended camera settings. Comprised of on-location shoots  and two in-class critiques, this immersive 3-day workshop is appropriate for photographers at beginning, intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels looking to refine a unique storytelling voice while also receiving hands-on feedback in the field and in the classroom.

Why New Orleans? Why the wetlands? Bursting at the seams with energy and history, New Orleans is a city with an undiminished appetite for a good time. The Crescent City is full of of sensory indulgences, from food to music. A visit to experience the haunting beauty of the swamp is also in order to better understand this vibrant city that is surrounded and defined (historically and culturally) by the water on all sides.

Click here to read a detailed description of the New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop.

DAY 1: 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Classroom lecture in New Orleans (elements of travel storytelling // composition + techniques // recommended camera settings)
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm: On-location shoot in the French Quarter

DAY 2:
Sunrise - 9:00 am: On-location shoot in the French Quarter
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and lecture
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
2:00p pm - 3:00 pm: As group travel to Jean Lafitte to meet swamp guide
3:30- 7:30 pm: On-location shoot at Jean Lafitte swamp

DAY 3:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and closing comments / questions

For a premium experience, class size is limited to 6 people. Participants should have a DSLR camera and laptop computer. Price: $985

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NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop
Mar
9
to Mar 11

NEW ORLEANS AND WETLANDS // 3-Day Travel Workshop

Travel storytelling is about capturing a sense of place. Our 3-Day New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop kicks off with a classroom lecture about approaches to travel photography storytelling, including a discussion of story angles/themes and mood, aesthetic styles, lighting, composition and recommended camera settings. Comprised of on-location shoots  and two in-class critiques, this immersive 3-day workshop is appropriate for photographers at beginning, intermediate and advanced-intermediate levels looking to refine a unique storytelling voice while also receiving hands-on feedback in the field and in the classroom.

Why New Orleans? Why the wetlands? Bursting at the seams with energy and history, New Orleans is a city with an undiminished appetite for a good time. The Crescent City is full of of sensory indulgences, from food to music. A visit to experience the haunting beauty of the swamp is also in order to better understand this vibrant city that is surrounded and defined (historically and culturally) by the water on all sides.

Click here to read a detailed description of the New Orleans and Wetlands Workshop.

DAY 1: 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Classroom lecture in New Orleans (elements of travel storytelling // composition + techniques // recommended camera settings)
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm: On-location shoot in the French Quarter

DAY 2:
Sunrise - 9:00 am: On-location shoot in the French Quarter
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and lecture
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch on your own
2:00p pm - 3:00 pm: As group travel to Jean Lafitte to meet swamp guide
3:30- 7:30 pm: On-location shoot at Jean Lafitte swamp

DAY 3:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and closing comments / questions

For a premium experience, class size is limited to 6 people. Participants should have a DSLR camera and laptop computer. Price: $985

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SAN FRANCISCO // 3-Day Travel Workshop
Jun
23
to Jun 25

SAN FRANCISCO // 3-Day Travel Workshop

Travel storytelling is about capturing a sense of place. Our 3-Day San Francisco workshop kicks off with a classroom lecture about approaches to travel photography storytelling, including a discussion of story angle/theme and mood, aesthetic style, lighting, composition and recommended camera settings. Comprised of on-location shoots and two in-class critiques, this immersive 3-day workshop is designed for photographers at beginning and intermediate levels who want to refine their storytelling voice while also receiving hands-on feedback in the field and in the classroom.

Why San Francisco? Full of whimsical hills, storybook architecture and colorful characters, San Francisco is a city for dreamers. Highly multicultural with a strong Asian influence, the city by the bay also serves up a decidedly high-tech vibe of the future, tempered by a lingering 1960s era free-spirited hippie sensibility.

For a premium experience, class size is limited to 5 people. Participants should have a DSLR camera.

SCHEDULE:
DAY 1: 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Classroom lecture in San Francisco (elements of travel storytelling // composition + techniques // recommended camera settings)
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm: On-location shoot in Chinatown

DAY 2: 
Sunrise - 9:00 am: On-location shoot at Baker Beach and Golden Gate Bridge
9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Free time (additional shooting and lunch on your own)
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Classroom critique and lecture
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: On-location shoot in the  Haight-Ashbury and Castro

DAY 3: 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Classroom critique and closing comments / questions

Registration opens on July 5th. To reserve a spot, email kris@krisdavidson.com.

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Understanding Your DSLR: Buttons And Dials (In-Field)
May
28
8:00am 8:00am

Understanding Your DSLR: Buttons And Dials (In-Field)

The Buttons And Dials (In-Field) is offered as the hands-on follow-up to a classroom introduction to DSLR camera function, held the day prior. This 2-hour outdoor class (held in Balboa Park in San Diego, California), is designed for beginners and beginner-intermediate photographers, looking to to become more proficient with the various camera settings. In this class we’ll practice:

• Setting the correct ISO for available light and intended aesthetic goals for images
• Practice in-camera metering and using exposure compensation
• Creating images with aperture as the defining element
• Creating images with shutter speed as the defining element
• Practice different modes, from manual to fully-automatic, and when to use them
• Experiment with white balance

This is an on-location shooting class (no in-class lectures or computer-based critiques). Participants are asked to bring their DSLRs and their DSLR manuals (the class is not designed for point and shoot cameras). Understanding Your DSLR: Buttons And Dials (Classroom), generally offered the day prior, is recommended as a pre-requisite. Class size is limited to 8 people. Fee: $80.

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Understanding Your DSLR: Buttons And Dials (Classroom)
May
27
10:00am10:00am

Understanding Your DSLR: Buttons And Dials (Classroom)

Your DSLR is a robust piece of technology capable of infinite photographic creations. This 1.5 hour class is designed for beginners and beginner-intermediate photographers, looking to better leverage the buttons and dials on the camera to create the emotive imagery you envision. In this class we’ll cover:

• The exposure triad: ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed
• Metering (how the camera interprets light)
• Different modes, from manual to fully-automatic, and when to use them
• Exposure compensation
• Focus setting options
• RAW vs JPEG
• White balance
• Putting it all together: Deconstruction of a number of examples, showing how the camera settings shaped the image

This is a non-shooting class, but participants are asked to bring their DSLRs and their DSLR manuals. For hands-on learning, take the Buttons and Dial (In-Field) class generally offered the day after Buttons and Dial (Classroom). Class size limited to 8 people. Fee: $80
 

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