Photographic Workshops & Lectures - Nevada Wier
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  March 27 - 30, 2014 National Geographic Expeditions
Weekend Photography Workshop

Tucson, AZ
  April 27, 2014 National Geographic Traveller
Power of Light and Color

Boston, MA
  May 29 - 30, 2014 Wilderness Medicine Conference
Travel and Outdoor Photography

Santa Fe, New Mexico
  August 23 - 24, 2014 Intensive: Digital Infrared
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe, New Mexico
  September 15 - 19, 2014 Creativity and Travel Photography
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe, New Mexico


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  National Geographic Expeditions - Weekend Photography Workshop : Tucson
 

National Geographic Expeditions

March 27 - 30, 2014

Learn new skills in the warm shade of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains during a unique photo retreat at the acclaimed Miraval Resort and Spa. On daily excursions, photograph stunning mountain vistas and the stark beauty of the Sonoran Desert. During a private evening performance, capture the unique shapes of a Navajo hoop dancer or the sweeping motions of a Folklorico dancer. Then enjoy the fabulous spa facilities; invigorating outdoor activities; and fresh, healthy cuisine at the all-inclusive Miraval Resort.

This workshop is led by a National Geographic photographer and a professional instructor and is designed for amateurs who are interested in improving their digital photography. All participants must bring a digital SLR camera, a laptop computer, and software for organizing and presenting images. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Additional Details

You can view the four-day itinerary in detail at http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/tucson-photo-workshop/detail

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Creativity with Light


Transform your photography and expand your understanding of how light and color can enhance the quality and impact of your images. National Geographic photographer Nevada Wier will share techniques that broaden the way you think—and see—to create more compelling photographs.

Topics

  • What Makes A Great Photograph? See photographs from the photographers' assignments that demonstrate the powerful influence light and color have on any image. Understand the fundamentals of exposure, direction, quality, shadow, contrast, and how to use light and color to your advantage in a range of situations.
  • The Personality of Light Explore the nuances of light and how its patterns, highlights, and shadows can add feeling and mood to your pictures. Learn how to recognize and use the multiple personalities of light to change the emotional complexion of an image.
  • Shooting in Challenging Light
    Learn how to shoot in less-than-perfect light. Understand how the right equipment and on-the-spot solutions can help you tackle the challenges of bright light, low light, and artificial light. Discover how to photograph beyond the visual spectrum using a camera converted to photograph infrared light.
  • The Color of Light
    Realize the many ways color can enhance the impact of a shot. What if the same subject is placed against different backgrounds? Can certain hues change the power of your image? See dramatic examples of how color influences the quality, look, and feel of photographs.
  • Flash for the Traveling Photographer
    IUnderstand the basic elements of flash photography and how it can improve the outcome of your images. Learn how to use a single flash and a pop-up flash effectively and creatively to capture memorable travel moments in any light.
Boston, MA

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Additional Details

Additional information and a link to online registration is available at The Power of Light and Color. For questions, please email info@ngtravelerseminars.com.

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Thursday, May 29 and Friday, May 30
1:00 - 4:00 PM

In two intensive half-day sessions, Nevada Wier, an award-winning National Geographic photographer, will combine lectures and outdoor demonstrations. She will discuss how to combine technical, practical and creative aspects of travel photography in order to get an image that elevates itself above the usual travel clichs. A lecture will follow with slides on light - how to photograph all hours of the day, and in all elemental and lighting conditions.

Additional Details

http://www.wilderness-medicine.com/default.asp?pg=santafe


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Santa Fe Workshops

August 23 - 24, 2014

Infrared photography is a way of creating images using the invisible infrared light that strikes your subject. Long-time infrared experimenter Nevada Wier calls it “invisible poetry,” because in the process of studying this technique, you move beyond your usual methods of photographing and discover a new way of seeing the world. Infrared is not only ideal for creating unusual, surreal landscapes, but it’s also startling for portrait and still life photography.

Infrared photography in the digital age is light years ahead of its film counterpart. Two factors have led to this unique niche becoming more accessible: first, the use of digital cameras that have been converted to render infrared light and, second, new digital workflow protocols.

In this two-day intensive, Nevada introduces you to digital infrared photography. Using converted cameras and Adobe software, you will learn the ins and outs of photographing and processing your images. After getting comfortable with the technique, you move into the creative and experimental side of making images with the infrared spectrum.

The neighboring town of Nambé, provide us with a dramatic location for our infrared explorations. By the end of this intensive you are a maven of invisible light and a maker of photographic poetry! In addition you will come away with one print of your favorite image.

Required: A converted digital camera (I recommend www.lifepixel.com). Please send a lens with the camera for calibrating the focal plane or convert your camera to focus using the LCD screen. The brand of camera is not important; you can use an older digital camera, sitting forlorn in your closet, which has been replaced by a newer model, or you can use a micro four-thirds camera. I recommend the Standard Conversion but if you prefer a different conversion that is your choice.

  Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Fatima Hall
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Phone (505) 983-1400, x11
Fax (505) 989-8604
E-mail: info@santefeworkshops.com
 
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  Creativity and Travel Photography - Nevada Wier
 

Santa Fe Workshops

September 15 - 19, 2014

A lively blend of lectures, discussions, and outdoor assignments, this workshop with Nevada Wier tackles the challenges of photographing with creative intent while on the move with a digital camera. We discuss equipment and digital concerns in different travel and outdoor environments, ways to approach and photograph people, sensitivity to cross-cultural issues in foreign countries, and tips, both theoretical and practical, on using natural light as well as fill-flash. The week includes group and individual critiques, personal assignments, and great fun in the field.

The emphasis is on elevating your creative vision and expanding your photographic technique, all while remaining fleet-footed and agile. The historic town of Santa Fe and its environs, provide the ideal environment for the travel photographer—no passport required! Consistently named one of the top ten travel destinations in the world by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Santa Fe offers the opportunity to photograph a diversely cultural community and a broad spectrum of natural environment. We also photograph at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. These inspiring locales are the perfect, dramatic locations backdrops for our photographic adventures on the move.

Who Should Attend

Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

 Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
50 Mt. Carmel Rd, Fatima Hall
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Phone (505) 983-1400, x11
Fax (505) 989-8604
E-mail: info@santefeworkshops.com
 
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