For those who know, summer along the California coast usually means fog, sometimes lots and lots of fog. Sadly, many photographers are stuck with the mindset that you can only make good photos if you have epic sunrise or sunset golden-light conditions, but this simply isn’t true. Many wonderful images can be made under the soft umbrella cloak of a fog-shrouded sky.
This class uses both field outings and online presentations designed to help teach how to create evocative and compelling photos that highlight a subject or place, even if under less than ideal lighting conditions. We will take into account natural lighting conditions as well as working with the idea of converting images to Black and White. We will also explore how we use our vision to recognize and isolate important aspects of scenes and locations. Focus on the field sessions will be on taking a visual assessment of subjects and lighting conditions, looking for subtle subjects, and how best to photographically capture those scenes through composition, use of camera settings, and lens selection. We will also spend time learning how to work on images after-capture, including editing and post-processing using programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. The workshop concludes with a photo critique and review of the work that was created over the weekend.