Cost: 2,695.00 USD
Deposit: 500.00 USD
Location: Uncertain, TX
Join me in Uncertain Texas on Caddo Lake for one of the most unique photo workshops out there. On this workshop we will explore and photograph the hauntingly beautiful flooded cypress swamps. The Bald Cypress at this time of the year are cloaked in stunning fall colors and it is simply a photographers paradise. Workshop includes all tour costs including boat and kayak rentals.
From shore and boat, we will have opportunities to capture the quiet mystery of the second-largest non-oxbow natural lake in the south and one of the largest flooded cypress forests in the US. This location is one of the most unique natural areas in the United States and should be on every photographers bucket list. It is simply amazing!!
5 days of intensive photography instruction in the field and classroom, image lectures. image critiques, post processing training in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop & a custom printed 12x18” Fine Art Print of your chosen image from the workshop.
Does Not Include
Airfare, transportation, lodging & meals. We have secured a discounted room rate at a hotel in Canaan Valley for participants (this is also where we will be conducting classroom sessions). Car pool ride sharing is encouraged for traveling to shooting locations.
VISION & FOCUS
Joseph will focus on learning to “see” the landscape in new ways; unlocking creativity in situations that require conceptual and compositional ingenuity. In addition to composition and creative vision, they will discuss the best use of light and subject matter to create a memorable and remarkable images. During classroom sessions we will focus on creative and technical skills to help unlock vision & creativity. Image critiques will allow you to get feedback on your work throughout the week ensuring that you hone your skills and continue to push your personal and creative boundaries. Classroom editing sessions will cover Joe’s unique and creative approach to image development. In addition, you will leave the workshop with a gorgeous fine art print of your own made on professional fine art paper and printed with the top of the line ink jet printer.
Friday - Meet & Greet starting at 5pm at the hotel followed by classroom lectures on Composition/Use of Light & shooting locations and how to best shoot from a boat for sharp images.
Saturday - Sunrise & morning field session at a boardwalk with haunting cypress tree’s and hanging moss followed by breakfast break. 12pm class session with lectures on shooting techniques including compositions, best practices, use of filters, creative exposure and more. Late afternoon/sunset field session on the lake by boat.
Sunday - Sunrise & morning field session by boat on the lake followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session with lecture on shooting intimate images & waterfalls. Late afternoon/sunset field session at Caddo Lake State Park, participants who wish to use a kayak can let me know and I will have one available. Otherwise it’ll be shooting from the boardwalk and along the shore of the lake.
Monday - Sunrise & morning field by boat on the lake session followed by breakfast break. 1pm class session on editing images in Adobe Lightroom & image critique session. Late afternoon/sunset field session.
Tuesday - Sunrise/morning field session from the boardwalk and other shorelines along the lake. Workshop concludes at 10am.
Very easy, No long walks involved and most of the shooting locations take place in a comfortable large pontoon boat.