Nature & Landscape Photography Workshop, Sept. 13-14,
Hike the Highlands is pleased to announce they will be hosting a two day Nature & Landscape Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14, 2012, with Wally Hayes, one of Nova Scotia’s finest professional photographers. This workshop will be held before the start of the 9th Annual Hike the Highlands Festival Sept. 14-23.
Below is a slideshow of some of Wally’s work. Pictures are property of NS Tourism.
This Nature & Landscape Photography workshop is limited to 20 participants. The registration fee for this two day workshop is $75.00. You can register and pay online at Hike the Highlands website.
Wally has been an active professional photographer for over 50 years. The first 15 years of his career were spent as a new photographer/reporter with The Canadian Press covering news assignments throughout North America, while working out of Halifax, Vancouver & Toronto.
For the last 25 years, Wally has photographed Nova Scotia extensively for the Nova Scotia Tourism department and his personal library, film & digital, numbers over 750,000 images. He is also know in the industry as ‘WallyVision’ for his elaborate multi-projector, multi-screen audiovisual shows which he has taken to audiences around the world.
Wally’s Cape Breton workshop will begin Thursday, September 13 in the evening with a session on Image Editing and Management. This would include tips to editing images to improve exposure, contrast & colour saturation; recovering detail in shadows and preventing highlights from washing out, cropping & straightening, plus other enhancements to improve image quality & sharpness. The management part would cover transferring and managing digital images in a computer. Please bring your laptop for this session.
On Friday, Sept. 14th , there will be one morning and one afternoon shooting sessions at appropriate locations in the, Black Brook area to cover the following subjects:
a) Taking control of your camera using M, A, S, P exposure controls; exposure + & – corrections, etc
b) Lighting and exposure. Tips on shooting in the woods in adverse lighting vs sunny days photography
c) Composition. Framing pics ie. landscapes, seascapes, portraits, etc
d) Closeup photography – plants and insects, etc. Choice of lenses, camera angles, etc.
e) Photographing wildlife – birds, moose, etc. What lenses are best and how to handle ISO in difficult lighting conditions typical for wildlife photography
f) Shooting waves & coastline; waterfalls & streams. Choosing shutter speeds to create motion blur effects or razor sharp water droplets.
The workshop will end on Sept. 14th with an evening session – Opening Ceremonies of Hike the Highlands Festival that will include an exhibition of participants work, a Wally Vision show and the closing show of last year’s festival.
Photography Workshop Schedule :
Thursday, Sept. 13
7-9 pm. Image Editing and Management
St. John’s Hall
Friday, Sept. 14
9 am. – 12 pm. – Photo Shoot 1, at Black Brook area
12 pm. – 1 pm. Lunch
1 pm. - Photo Shoot 2 at Black Brook area
7 pm. – 8pm. Opening Ceremonies - Slide show of Photos, Wally Vision Show plus more at St. John’s Hall