You will learn to shoot in manual, take sunset pictures of the pier, have a private boat trip to photograph the Dome Homes on Cape Romano*, Photoshop layers, textures and blending modes, on and off camera flash with a model, HDR (High Dynamic Range) and night photography.
The Understand Photography minivan will transport us to our outings.
*Itinerary subject to change due to weather.
Here is what two of our April 2016 participants had to say:
A phenomenal weekend of no-stop photography with lessons....Feeling so energized right now...HIGHLY recommend it!
~ Denise S
Wow! Great weekend improving on technique and learning new and creative ways to take pictures. I highly recommend it too!
Friday evening: 6:30 p.m.
Learn to shoot in manual and really, really understand it. As with all our classes, Peggy simplifies the technical aspects of photography to make it easier to learn and understand. We’ll have an hour and a half class, then hop in the van with our tripods to take sunset pictures of the famous Naples pier or the Lely Freedom Horses. We'll also do a little bit of night photography.
Saturday morning: 8:00 a.m.
It’s up and out! Depending on the weather, we’ll take a private boat trip to photograph the Cape Romano dome homes. The dome homes were built in the 1980s and are slowly being washed out to sea. We’ll have a little beach time on this mostly deserted island to photograph, swim, and relax.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. — Picnic and relaxation break.
3:00 p.m. — Photoshop class. Bring your laptop and we’ll work on our pictures. You’ll learn about layers, layer masks, blending modes, textures and more. Everything is step by step so amateur or advanced Photoshop users can keep up.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. — Dinner
7:15 p.m. — Sunset portraits. We’ll have a model so we can learn and practice on and off camera flash. Learn to balance your flash with the background for beautiful sunset portraits.
8:30 p.m. — Night photography on 5th Ave S. Learn how to do streaking lights, silky water, and HDR!
10:00 p.m. — Bedtime
Sunday morning: 8:00 a.m.
Old Naples Photo Tour. Learn a little bit about the history of Naples while learning about photography. Peggy will guide you to the best pictures, and help you with your settings and composition.
Sunday brunch (not included in the price)
Sunday 2:00 to 3:00 pm — Learn to process HDR pictures.
Terms and Conditions:
50% will reserve your spot. Full payment is due 60 days before the workshop. We accept all major credit cards.
No refunds or credits within 60 days of the workshop. If your final payment has not been made by 60 days before, we’ll open up your spot and you will lose your initial deposit.
On cancellations made before the 60-day cutoff, your deposit will be refunded less a $50 handling fee.
Please do not make your airline reservations without checking with us first. If we have to cancel for any reason, Understand Photography will refund all charges paid. We assume no liability for penalties incurred by airlines or any other source.
We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance.
If the trip is full, we would be happy to put you on the waiting list in case of a cancellation. It’s $25, which is fully refundable if you do not take the trip or it can be applied toward the trip if a cancellation comes up.