*Subjects: Finding the best subjects to photograph.
*Understanding the components of lighting: Quality, Direction, Quantity and how it impacts the final image.
*Designing strong graphic compositions using the elements of design: Line, Shape, Pattern, Color, Texture, and Form
*Why backgrounds and lighting ratios are so critical.
*Using depth of field creatively
*Understanding how your camera meter works, and what Metering Pattern and Priority Modes to use.
*Mastering manual metering mode!
*Getting the exposure right in camera, in the field, for the best possible results in post processing
*Field proven tools and techniques for tack sharp wildlife and nature images.
*Autofocus points and focus tracking for birds and wildlife
*Getting tack sharp images with teleconverters on long lenses and macro.
*Micro Adjusting your lenses for maximum sharpness!
*Macro: Explore the wonders of the close up world and the gadgets necessary: Macro Lenses, Rails, Extension Tubes, Teleconverters, Flash, RingFlash, Depth of Field
*Flash: When and why to use as a fill light, balanced with the ambient light, or as the main light source.
*Landscapes: Getting the entire image sharp from near to far in one shot. Composing creatively with wide angle and telephoto lenses for dramatic compositions.
* Dealing with high contrast landscapes
*Focus Stacking: Using multiple focused shots to have unlimited depth of field
*My personal workflow: “Let’s edit your images together”
*Editing Raw Images, Captioning, Cataloging, Backup cautions and solutions
*Luminosity Masking: Taking your image processing to the next level
*Realistic HDR: Photoshop, Aurora Pro
*Sizing images for web and printing
*Profiling monitor and printer for perfect prints
*Printing your images
*Image review and critique
Fee: $1,500.00 per day, plus expenses
Group rates available upon request