Crystal Coast in Winter with Jamie Konarski Davidson

In the winter, the Crystal Coast of North Carolina is one of the few places where you can shoot sunrise and sunset over the ocean, and you’ll be there for it. Based in Emerald Isle, NC, oceanfront, we’ll photograph the coastal treasures of winter. The coast is rich with natural and nautical history – live oaks, salt marshes and tidal creeks, seaports, shrimp boats and other coastal and cultural subjects that make this area unique. During this workshop you’ll experience these and other amazing sights. Learn techniques for capturing scenes at the edges of the day, long exposures, capturing a sense of place and more.

Join Jamie Konarski Davidson and Nicole Deen and immerse yourself in a weekend of photography with oceanfront rooms, plenty of hands-on instruction in the field and classroom time to finetune what you’ve captured. Learn practical shooting techniques and creative approaches to simple scenes and how to work with the light you have. Winter is the quieter season. The Crystal Coast awaits. Visit www.newlifephotos.com to learn more.

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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