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Sunday, February 18 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dreamy Seascapes (Kristen Ryan) FULL
Limited Capacity full

Join me on the beach as we capture creative seascapes through the use of filters, setting choice and perspective. We'll begin with a discussion of basic settings for beach photography. Surveying our environment, we will consider how we can use foreground, shoreline, and perspective to add depth to seascapes. I will then demonstrate ways to capture the entire dynamic range of the scene including using a graduated filter, multiple exposures or exposing for the best possible single exposure. We'll talk about the various shutter speed options for capturing the ocean and what look each will achieve. Lastly, I will demonstrate the use of a neutral density filter to capture long exposures.

Following demonstration and discussion of these concepts, there will be time for questions, discussion and student shooting. Those with tripods and filters can experiment with long exposures and those without can focus on composition and capturing the ideal exposure.

It is recommended that students have experience shooting in manual mode. It is also recommended that the highlight blinkies are turned on in camera and that students know how to turn on bracketing in camera. If bringing a neutral density filter, a Little Stopper (6 stops), Big Stopper (10 stops) or variable filter (e.g. 2-8 stops) is recommended. Tripods and filters are recommended for trying the various techniques but are not required to attend the session. All attendees are welcome to observe and learn for later practice if they don't bring a tripod or filters.

This outdoor boutique program will take place on the beach/boardwalk.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use neutral density filters to successfully shoot long exposures.

2. Discuss how to choose the right shutter speed for your creative vision.

3. Learn how to capture the full dynamic range of the scene whether in one or multiple exposures, or using a graduated neutral density filter.

4. Create compositions and perspectives with depth and interest.

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Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan is a natural light photographer specializing in lifestyle, fine art and landscape images. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband of 10 years and 4 young kids. Her everyday finds her striving to freeze the moments of her little ones’ childhood in an ar... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Outdoor - Beach/Boardwalk (Meets at Magnolia Garden East) Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort