Fall 2015 workshops report

All in

All in

Provincetown workshop: Rad Drew (http://www.raddrewphotography.com) and I just finished up our successful iphoneography/photography workshop in Provincetown and what a workshop it was! We had a terrific group of talented and eager participants who brought their good times with them. We had lots of laughs and the light and shooting conditions were amazing…just check out the image below from Race Point Light. As someone who lives on the Cape, I know where to go and when…and I had changed our trip out to this beautiful lighthouse from a Sunday to a Monday in the hopes of having optimal light. I wasn’t disappointed…in fact, the sunset at this location and the shooting conditions were the best many of us have ever seen. We even had a “model” with a red Chinese parasol! She was fantastic as her red flowing scarves caught the wind against the dramatic sky.

Race Point Light sunset

Race Point Light sunset

Provincetown never disappoints. We spent time on the wharf photographing the picturesque trawlers and capturing detail shots and topped off the workshop with images of a schooner sailing into the harbor against the beautiful Portuguese fishermen’s wives memorial as a backdrop. Some members of our group were new to iphoneography and learned how to use her iphone and the apps and said, “I’ll never look at the world in the same way again.” Another participant said “…just wanted to thank you again for a really amazing workshop.  You had set it up so well and managed it with real concern for everyone’s needs.  It was even more wonderful than I had anticipated (and from knowing you, I did have extremely high expectations!)”.

Chatham Cape Cod workshop:

Stage Harbor full moon

Another wonderful and talented group of participants joined Rad and I for our workshop in Chatham. Chatham has so many great shooting locations and we timed this workshop to coincide with tides and a full moon. The weather cooperated and we were rewarded with clear conditions and great clouds as the moon rose over Stage Harbor Lighthouse. The following morning, we went to one of my favorite locations to photograph Stage Harbor lighthouse from a different point of view. Conditions were perfect to capture the many beautiful boats in the foreground and the lighthouse in the distance.

Knowing when to go to these locations is just as important as knowing where to go and a great deal of planning goes into setting up these workshop to maximize our participants chances of going home with cards full of wonderful images. As one participant said “it was probably the most image productive workshop I have ever attended. I have so many great images.”

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