April 29, 2023: 6am-7pm
This photo workshop is for those ready to learn how to use their camera for maximum creativity all while surrounded by the natural beauty of Assateague Island National Seashore! Led by Conservation Photographer and Author of Natural Wonders of Assateague Island, Mark Hendricks. Limited to 12 participants.
- Learn how to use your camera in manual mode, as well as Aperture and Shutter Speed priority modes
- Understand how to use Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO in order to properly measure light.
- How to control light even in harsh and overcast conditions.
- Recognize patterns in Nature
- Composition and Depth of Field
- Creative photography straight out of the camera.
- Note this is a workshop designed for those who wish to learn how to use their cameras and become better photographers. Nature, wildlife, and outdoor photography techniques will be covered in great detail under the guise of learning how to use the camera as the ultimate communication tool. However this is not solely a wildlife or flora workshop though there will be plenty of both.
We asked previous students what they considered to be the most beneficial aspect of the workshop and here are their replies:-"Time spent in [the] field with [a] small group, lots of opportunities for 1:1 help."-"I loved seeing the instructor's photos as examples of different techniques."-"Practice"-"Focus on ISO, aperture, shutter settings."-"Hands on experience with an experienced photographer"
- Camera (DSLR, Mirrorless, or compact camera with manual settings),
- Lenses: Wide Angle (example 24-70mm, 18-55mm or similar), Telephoto (70-300mm, 55-200mm or similar, and/or an all in one zoom lens.
- Extra Battery
- Hiking boots. If still warm sandals may be appropriate for beach photography.
- Optional: Tripod and Flash (will be helpful)
More About Mark - http://markhendricksphoto.com/
***DISCLAIMER***The close-up photograph of the seal was taken by Conservation Photographer, Mark Hendricks, who serves on the Ethics Committee for the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) and is a former Marine Mammal researcher. He uses powerful zoom lenses to capture close-up photos while maintaining the required distance of 150 feet or more from seals. This is one of the techniques you will learn in the workshop.
For all cancellations made by registered participants more than two weeks prior to the start date of the workshop, AIA will issue a refund of the registration fee minus a $25 administrative fee. For cancellations made within two weeks of the start date, no refunds will be given. If AIA cancels the workshop participants will receive a full refund.