Fall Color in California’s Wine Country with Mary Louise Ravese and Sue Bloom

Autumn transforms California’s wine country with the striking pattern of hillsides covered with vineyard rows resplendent in shades of gold and red. Join acclaimed photographers Mary Louise Ravese and Sue Bloom in a weeklong workshop exploring the renowned Napa and Sonoma valleys during this Fall color display. Excite your senses with an itinerary that will satisfy your visual and creative interests, your appetite for gourmet cuisine and your thirst for some of the best wines in the world. This workshop will offer a wide variety of photo shoot opportunities, from landscape and nature close-ups in the vineyards and olive groves, to the architecture of the wineries themselves with their barrel rooms and atmospheric underground wine caves. Expand your repertoire of shooting and image editing/post processing techniques.

Central Texas Macro with Jeff Parker

TWO (2) SEPARATE “Macro Photography Workshops ~ 2018” offered
~ Each only with space for EIGHT (8):
Saturday, October 20, 2018 workshop
~ OR ~
Sunday, October 21, 2018 workshop

Gain better control over depth-of-field & other macro techniques during this one-day central-Texas MACRO photography workshop with award-winning pro, Jeff Parker.

The workshop will cover both artistic and technical aspects of one of my favorite forms of photography.

More info at: http://exploreinfocus.com/joinme/macro-photography-workshop/
$175 ~ includes a delicious meal (on-site) / Each workshop is limited to eight (8) photographers

Coastal Georgia with Ginny Worthington and Cindy McEnery

Join Ginny Worthington and Cindy McEnery in search of Wild Horses, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and a vast array of birds as we visit Cumberland Island National Seashore, the waters around Jekyll Island, and Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge. We will ride the ferry to Cumberland Island, home to approximately 170 wild (feral) horses, deer, other mammals and birds. This barrier island also contains a beautiful maritime forest, marshes, and eighteen miles of the most valuable sea turtle nesting habitat in Georgia. On Jekyll, we will embark on a two and a half hour Private Chartered boat tour in search of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins as they play, feed, or simply cruise about in their natural habitat. These waters are home to one of the world’s largest populations of bottlenose dolphins. Since Jekyll Island is also known for its spectacular sunsets, we will meet for a sunset shoot Saturday evening. Our tour also includes a visit to Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge which serves as a premier nesting, foraging, and wintering habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including nearly 350 species of birds. Signature species include endangered wood storks, the uncommon painted bunting, egrets, herons, other swamp birds, and alligators. You don’t want to miss this tour!

 $425 for NANPA Members.

Adirondack Lake, Streams & Waterfalls with Tom Dwyer

New York State’s Adirondack State Park is greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined. Within this photographic wonderland, we’ll explore Forked Lake, Stillwater Reservoir, the Raquette River, the Cedar River, Connery Pond, Buttermilk Falls and many other opportunities that will assure plenty of Adirondack magic to excite our shutter release fingers. We’ll focus not only our lenses but our thinking, our vision, our senses and our feelings on the “creation of artful images”. We won’t “take pictures” or “capture photos”. Rather we will seek a better understanding of creating images “about” our subjects as opposed to “of” them. Participants should expect our days to be long and intense, yet filled with opportunities for exploring, and learning both in the classroom and in the field. And, don’t be surprised if the camaraderie of our mutual interest blossoms into new friendships. More importantly, expect to go home having grown in your capabilities as a photographer and with an even stronger desire to pursue the artfulness of your craft.

The Art of Abstract Photography with Susanna Euston

Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) creates photographs that evoke a sense of the energy in a scene, in a tree, or flower; or perhaps its movement in the breeze. As images, they are beautifully unique, painterly and, just plain fun to create!

Best of all, when the “magic hours” of early morning and evening are over, ICM (as with Infrared) is a perfect technique to use most of the rest of the day. I’ve used ICM in all sorts of light, but I particularly love to create in bright light and with Autumn colors as a palette. With backlighting, you can create bright, joyful images that stand out from the pack. Or, in rainy weather, you can create more mysterious, somber effects. Regardless of the weather or even time of day, ICM is a wonderful technique to add to your toolbox.

Dig Deeper Retreat in Tyro, Virginia with Jamie Konarski Davidson

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Nelson County, Virginia, this retreat-style workshop is perfect for the photographer looking to slow down, focus and dig deeper into what, how and why you photograph so that you can release the creative seeds and grow as a photographer & visual artist. If you’re tired of rushing to capture moments and feel like something is missing in your work or your approach to finding subjects and expressing your vision, this is for you. Limited to no more than five, you’ll find the pace just right, have plenty of hands-on instruction in the field, learn creative ways to post-process your images and relax. We’ll even have Lensbabies to play with during our time together.

Join Jamie Konarski Davidson for a time of wonder, growth and exploration in an amazingly energizing place. The star location for this workshop is Pharsalia, an antebellum plantation in Tyro, Virginia, where we have unfettered access. Spring blooms are abundant and blanket this magical place. Beyond Pharsalia, we visit a wonderful waterfall, ivy-covered church, historic grist mill and meander along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most meals provided. Prepare for creative stretching exercises and challenges.

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Making An Impression

Story and Photographs by F.M. Kearney

If you’re not a winter person, it’s probably been a few months since you’ve taken a single photo. But, you’re in luck. Spring is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before blooms of daffodils, tulips and cherry blossoms begin dotting the landscape. But, instead of settling for the same old photos this year, why not try something a little different?

I recently began experimenting with a program called Topaz Impression. I briefly touched on this program in my article, “The Final Frames,” in the last installment of eNEWS last year. Topaz (topazlabs.com) makes over a dozen programs that can really add a unique flair to your images, but when it comes to nature photography, Impression is probably the most useful. Taking its name from the impressionistic-style of painting that emerged in France in the mid-19th century, this program can transform an ordinary-looking photo into a stunning work of art.

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Volunteer Profile – jon holloway

jon holloway is a professional photographer who concentrates on nature and wildlife subjects, along with other types of work.  jon has been a photographer for over twenty years, and has been a member of the Art Department faculty at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina for the last seven years.  jon serves on the NANPA Board of Directors, and has been involved with the organization since its earliest days.  He believes in the power of the image to inspire thought and promote awareness of global issues pertaining to us all.  His work has been nationally and internationally exhibited, and collected by private and corporate clients, museums, and galleries.

 

After earning an undergraduate degree in Biology, jon worked on a ranch in Montana, and got to know California photographer William Neill during one of Neill’s workshops.  During the summer of 1993, jon biked across America, and that’s when he really fell in love with nature photography.  Afterward, he decided to pursue a photography degree at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) at the main Savannah, Georgia campus.  jon points out that this was a great experience, and was “a great time for me to really explore photography.”

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