You will capture spectacular images of the Everglades flora and fauna and more when you join Understand Photography in the Everglades for a day-long photography workshop. Your day-long adventure will start when boarding our van at the Understand Photography Studio in Naples.
During our drive to the Everglades, Joe will share interesting facts and insights about the area and the wildlife we will be photographing as well as the best techniques to capture memorable images. We will spend the morning in the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park, an area known for an abundance of wildlife.
We will take a mid-day break for lunch. You may pack your own or join Joe at the Miccosukee Restaurant which is located across from the park entrance. After lunch, we will journey to Chokoloskee, FL to visit the historic Ted Smallwood Store. The Smallwood Store, located in the heart of the Everglades 10,000 Islands, was where the inhabitants of the region could gather to buy supplies and trade goods. The store is a treasure trove of historic memorabilia of the early 1900s. You will delight in capturing images of the artifacts and the historic store and its surroundings.
Have fun, improve your photographic skills and return home with memorable images. At each location Joe will share his techniques, enabling you to overcome exposure, lighting and compositional challenges. With his guidance, you will learn to control the complex features of your camera. Joe’s easy to understand style of instruction will help you to become the photographer you long to be. This trip is limited to five participants so that everyone will receive personal attention.
Everglades Photo Adventure – Stuff You Want to Know
Where will we meet? We’ll meet at Understand Photography Studio at 7:45 a.m. to leave promptly at 8:00 a.m.
When will we return? We’ll return back to Understand Photography Studio about 6 p.m. Please don’t make any immediate plans after in case we run late due to traffic.
How will we get around?
We will be taking our minivan to travel to and within the Everglades.
What about lunch?
You can join Joe at the Miccosukee Restaurant or pack your lunch if you prefer. Cost of lunch is not included in trip.
What will we be photographing?
The morning will be spent photographing wildlife. The Everglades has an abundance of birds and alligators. The afternoon will encompass a variety of subjects; landscapes, historic buildings, and artifacts at Smallwood Store.
What skill level is required?
This photo adventure is geared to photographers of all skill levels. Our proven 5 to 1 photographer/mentor ratio allows every adventurer from beginner to advanced to proceed at their own pace. We strongly suggest that you take our beginning DSLR course if you are not familiar with the basics of exposure: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO.
What will I learn during the Photo Adventure?
At every step of your Photo Adventure Joe will be at your side, sharing his techniques. Our ratio of a maximum of 5 photographers per leader assures that you will receive personal attention and allow you to learn at your own pace. We will cover:
Which of your camera’s exposure modes is preferred for each shooting condition. Which metering mode works best for each subject.Using the histogram to improve your exposures.How to take advantage of your camera’s various autofocus modes. Composition. Filters. Advanced techniques tailored to your level of knowledge.
Memory cards, bring them all!
Batteries, you will need spares.
To register, email [email protected] or call (239) 263-7001
We do private tours as well!