This workshop explores how to create fine art travel photography - images that go far beyond the "I was here" photograph. Photographers will learn how to create beautiful landscapes and townscapes, as well as powerful environmental portraits and photo essays - pictures that tell a story.
After a presentation of travel images by award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris, students will put ideas into practice with technical aspects such as the use of "fast" lenses, filters and the creative use of flash on location.
Furthermore, participants will learn how to approach newspapers and magazines with travel story ideas and how to bring individual projects into fruition. Open to all levels of photographers with an interest in travel photography.
Experience: Intermediate - Attendees should have a basic understanding of F-Stop, Shutter Speed, ISO, and be able to operate their camera in A, P, or Manual mode.
Equipment to bring to class: 35mm digital or film camera, short and medium zoom lenses, a flash, tripod and cable release, laptop and card reader to upload images (Samy's Camera does have some desktop Mac computer stations for those that do not have laptops).
Mark Edward Harris editorial work has appeared in publications such as Life, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, Islands, Harpers Bazaar, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Vogue and Playboy. His commercial clients range from The Gap to Coca-Cola to Mexicana Airlines. His books include Faces of the Twentieth Century: Master Photographers and Their Work, The Way of the Japanese Bath, Wanderlust, Inside North Korea, and Inside Iran. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a CLIO, ACE, Aurora Gold, IPA and Photographer of the Year at the Black & White Spider Awards. For more info on Mark, visit his website: www.markedwardharris.com