“Learn the Tools of Travel Photography!” – Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival
David Wells, Instructor
September 6 (6 pm) to September 11 (noon)
Making exceptional travel photographs requires skills in many different types of photography, from street to still-life work to portraits. In a typical day of travel, a photographer may shoot busy festivals, quiet buildings, open landscapes, or close-up nature. The best travel photographers are versatile in their skills and fluid in their process, using minimal gear to achieve a maximum of results. This workshop covers the following topics: the traveling photographer’s camera and bag; being in the right place at the right time; varying the time of day and understanding light; portraying people; composition; stopping action vs. showing motion; framing and scaling; tripods; using the appropriate lens; flash basics. Prerequisite: Photo I or portfolio review. Note: Be prepared for a couple of early morning and sunset/twilight/evening photography shoots. We have selected the nationally recognized Wooden Boat Festival held in the neighboring town of Port Townsend as our photographic venue.
The annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington, is a maritime celebration with antique and modern wooden vessels. The three-day engagement takes place by land and sea and features over 300 boats, 100+ nautical presentations and exhibitors from across the country displaying the latest in boating equipment as well as craft beer, wine and bite-sized eats from area chefs and set in the historic Victoria seaside town of Port Townsend. Students will be responsible for purchasing their daily pass to attend the actual wooden boat festival.
The actual Wooden Boat Festival is FRI to SUN 9/8 to 9/10 so I thought 9/6 to 9/11 would be best for a class with a couple days before and a day after.
September 6 at 6:00 p.m. ends at noon on September 11th