A full two days of adventure and shooting including both sunrise and sunset golden hour locations. We will meet Friday 1st for introductions and pre-instruction, followed by a relaxing evening shoot. We will start during the golden hours of the morning and as the light changes, we will introduce other techniques needed to help you continue to photograph, sometimes even in the daylight hours. We will explore the use of filters to improve upon your waterfall imagery and show you how to achieve the soft, milky water look.
Throughout the workshop, we will be beside you to help you with composition, camera settings, filter choices, etc. We will also be discussing topics such as exposure, histograms, hyper-focal distance, high dynamic range (HDR) and the use of various filters and filter systems. Since water movement is a key aspect of photographing waterfalls, we will go into depth on different techniques used to achieve soft, silky water and others to achieve the rushing movement to create foreground interest and lead lines.
Enrollment is limited to 10, so you will receive ample individual attention, with two qualified instructors to assist you. You’ll quickly learn through direct hands-on instruction and be able to achieve the techniques using your own equipment, while the instructor is there with you. This is the best way to learn and remember it for your next outing.
While we try to make sure everything is perfect for the workshop, alas we can not control the weather. But it won’t stop us from shooting. Some of the best landscape images were taken just before, during or just after rain!
Important: Hikes can vary in difficulty levels and can reach up to 1 mile or more. No one knows your condition and fitness level better than you. We will be in the mountain where terrain can be rocky and steep. Your safety is always our highest priority. Helping us by being prepared will ensure you have a safe and productive trip.
*If you have a pre-existing medical condition, we will need to know about this in advance to assess your ability for this trip.
*All locations are subject to weather. To check the local forecast: Blowing Rock, NC
*An Itinerary and Equipment list will be sent out one month prior to the trip. A good Camera backpack is essential to reach our destinations.
*You will be responsible for your food, lodging and transportation. We have a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn in Brevard, NC. To get the availability, call and mention you are with “Mountains to Sea Workshops”
You are required to make the minimum deposit to hold your spot. Full payment of the workshop tuition is required within 30 days of the workshop start date, otherwise you risk forfeiting your deposit and opening your space to another individual.
Cancellations made more than 60 days before the event date may choose to reschedule for another workshop date or request a refund minus a 20% admin fee. Cancellations made less than 60 days before the event date are only eligible for rescheduling or a refund if the opening can be rebooked.