Beginning Photography Retreat

August 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Luther Point Bible Camp and I are excited to bring to you Fall Beginning Photography held at the retreat center in Grantsburg, WI. We had so much fun during the Spring weekend and October 13-14 should not be disappointing as far as Fall colors go. 
 

Saturday, October 13th - We will spend time inside getting to know the fundamentals of taking your pictures from a simple snapshot to something more preconceived and creative. We will talk about composition and how to find the best light and then get out and practice it on the grounds of the camp. This portion is perfect for all kind of cameras from the one on your mobile device to Full Frame cameras. We keep it in Auto mode because we had students who knew their way around a camera and others who were just opening theirs up for the first time. 

After the class, early evening, you have time to go out and continue practicing, go back to your hotel style room, hang out in the multi-purpose room and talk photographic 'shop' with the others, use the camp's amenities like the boats or walk the trails and explore, go into town, etc.

And the meals provided - were - AMAZING!

Sunday, October 14th - Today is the day that we take your camera off Auto mode and learn about what the buttons and do-hickies do. This is where it get's really fun. We build on what we learned the day before and begin to control how we want the image to look. I find that cell phones have the option of "professional" mode - but the settings are more generic and not true manual settings and there are some smaller cameras or point and shoot cameras that do not offer manual mode settings either...so check to be sure your camera can!

We usually wrap up about 3:00pm. I am strongly considering having an optional add-on for those interested in providing a model to go on a mini-shoot with me. Together we will scout locations from what we learned, you can watch me pose them and using the same settings as I do, you will take similar images with me. This shoot-out will be based on interest from the students and will cost extra. 

Oh. And the meals provided - were - AMAZING!

------> You can visit Luther Point  for more information and to register! You can also email me at [email protected] with questions or if you are interested in participating in the shoot-out. <------

Here are some quick snaps from the Spring retreat of people outside practicing ♥

Practicing lighting, composition and manual settings Practicing lighting, composition and manual settings Practicing lighting, composition and manual settings Practicing lighting, composition and manual settings Practicing lighting, composition and manual settings
I hope you can join us for a unique experience in learning your camera and how to make a better photograph every time and not just once and a while in this cozy and picturesque camp. At the end of the weekend you are invited to join a private Facebook group where the learning continues and you are able to be challenged with photo prompts to encourage more photography practice on your own time and get constructive opinions on your shot and positive suggestions for improvement.

See ya'll soon!


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