Photographic Workshops & Lectures - Nevada Wier
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  February 25 - March 4, 2016 Picturing Cuba: The Oriente
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Cuba
  April 1 - April 4, 2016 Weekend Photography Workshop
National Geographic Traveler
Scottsdale, Arizona
  June 24 - 26, 2016 Digital Infared: Weekend Intensive
Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP)
Los Angeles, California
  August 8 - 12, 2016 Travel & Outdoor Photography
Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Snowmass Village, Colorado
  October 9 - 14, 2016 Creativity and Travel Photography
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico




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Santa Fe Workshops

February 25 - March 4, 2016

The eastern half of Cuba, know as The Oriente, is often considered Cuba’s most interesting region because of its physical beauty, its cultural diversity, and its historical significance. Surprisingly, it is also the least traveled region of the country by visitors. With its Afro-Cuban origins and its history as the cradle of Cuba’s numerous revolutionary movements, The Oriente offers photographers endless opportunities to discover and experience the unexplored Cuba with their cameras—without the annoyance of constant tour bus invasions.

After five years exploring the western half of Cuba, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops now offers programs to The Oriente, To provide local cultural history and help with gaining all-important access behind the tourist veil, Cuban photographers Carlos Otero and Jorge Gavilondo join us for the entire trip.

Our week-long cultural exchange explores urban life in Cuba’s second largest city, Santiago de Cuba, as well as small-town life in remote Baracoa. As we travel by motor coach through The Oriente, the bucolic countryside beckons and frequent stops allow us to meet and photograph the local campesinos y pescadores (farmers and fishermen).

Additional information available at http://www.santafeworkshops.com/photography-workshops/workshop/1588

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

Phone (505) 983-1400, x111
E-mail: info@santefeworkshops.com
 
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Creativity with Light


Join National Geographic Traveler photographers Nevada Wier and Dan Westergren for a hands-on photography workshop amid the spectacular scenery of Scottsdale, Arizona. See how the pros explore a place visually, find the perfect lighting, and anticipate great moments as you engage in both classroom sessions and on-location field shooting.

Topics

  • Shoot in the Field
    Train your eye to capture images that make an impact. Learn how to navigate your surroundings and work with light, color, background, and other influences and challenges inherent in each unique setting. Gain a better technical understanding of how to use your camera's body, lenses, and various settings.
  • Tell Stories through Pictures
    Advance from taking pictures to expressing powerful ideas through photography. Expand your ability to choose compelling subjects and portray them in more meaningful ways.
  • Improve Your Photographs of People
    Learn to capture a person's true character and special moments in their lives while making it a rewarding experience for both of you.
  • Create Compelling Compositions
    Understand how to create stronger, more interesting compositions using wide angle, normal, and telephoto lenses. Discover new ways to use color and pattern to add depth, emotion, and graphic power to your images.
  • Use Light to Add Drama
    Learn how professional photographers bring their images to life by skillfully using special lighting techniques, experimenting with flash, and making the most of any lighting condition.
  • Bring Home Better Travel Photographs
    Create travel pictures that explore the authentic culture of a place, capture its essence, and celebrate your journey's most memorable moments.

Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

April 1 - 4, 2016

Additional Details

For questions, please email brad.roberts@natgeo.com
For online registration, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/ngtseminars/

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June 24 - 26, 2016

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 weekend workshop, 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.

By the end of this short workshop you are a maven of invisible light and a maker of photographic poetry!

A Note from Nevada:

A converted digital camera is REQUIRED for this workshop. (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.

Additional information available at https://lacphoto.org/events/digital-infrared-with-nevada-wier

  Los Angeles Center of Photography
1515 Wilcox Ave
Los Angeles, California 90028

Phone (323) 464-0909
E-mail: info@lacphoto.org
 
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August 8 - 12, 2016

Concept:

Expand your photographic prowess and cater to your adventurous side in this workshop that aims to elevate your work above the status quo of travel and outdoor photography. We examine the combination of technical expertise, cultural competence, intuitive awareness, curiosity and personal spirit required to be a successful travel and/or outdoor photographer—always with adaptability in mind. The beautiful Aspen area and nearby towns provide the ideal environment for our work. Embark on field trips and explore a broad spectrum of natural environments, dramatic locations and sensational backdrops.

Media & Techniques:

Students work with digital SLR cameras. We use Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Bridge and Photoshop to edit, process and print images.

Activities:

We engage in a lively blend of lectures, discussions and outdoor assignments, and talk about the challenges of travel and outdoor photography. We consider equipment and digital concerns in different travel and outdoor environments, ways to approach and photograph people, sensitivity to cross-cultural issues in foreign countries, tips—both theoretical and practical—on using natural light and fill-flash, and understanding color. The week includes group and individual discussions, personal assignments and great fun in the field.

Additional information available at https://www.andersonranch.org/workshop/travel-outdoor-photography-p1025-2016//1588

  Anderson Ranch Arts Center
PO Box 5598
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615

Phone (970) 923-3181
E-mail: info@andersonranch.org
 
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October 9 - 14, 2016

Rich in culture, heritage, holidays, and fiestas, our San Miguel de Allende workshops are hosted on a lovely campus a few blocks from el Jardín, the central plaza. Comparable to a small European city, you’ll find San Miguel’s people are gracious and warm, and that it is a safe town where strolling the picturesque streets at night is a local tradition.

Complete course details, instructor biography, and pricing will be available by the middle of February. To register now for this workshop or to ask questions, please call 505.983.1400 ext. 111.

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

Phone (505) 983-1400, x111
E-mail: info@santefeworkshops.com
   
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