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Fraser Valley Fall Colour Photography workshop

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Fall Colour Photography Tips

Everybody loves summer but me! Why is that? It is not about the heat, it is about photography! I love Fall for its colourful scene and crisp fresh air. That is why I try to be outside capturing Fall colours as they are so beautiful.

Fall colour photography needs special skills, as the shadows are more directional and light changes quickly, so you need to know how to set your camera properly. One of the biggest challenge in Fall colour photography is “Finding the right point of view“. We see everything in 3Ds, but camera captures the image in 2Ds. So you need to be more creative and create the third dimension by using shadows, frames, guide lines, etc.Here is a good example for you:

Using the Guide lines to create the Depth

Using the Guide lines to create the Depth

On the other hand light is very challenging, not only because it changes so quickly but also it can be very contrasty as well. This a good sample of high contrast light:

High contrast scenes need special metering modes

High contrast scenes need special metering modes

You need to know how to measure the exposure correctly by using different metering modes.

Fall colour photography is fun and this workshop is one of our most popular classes because it is all outdoor and 100% hands on.

Here are the reasons that you don’t want to miss our Outdoor Fall Colour photography workshop on November 3:

Look at some of the photos and read the testimonials of our previous Fall Colour Photography workshops. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

    Good Morning Ted
    Thanks so much for the workshop yesterday!  It was probably one that I have learnt the most at in one session.  I appreciated the ‘hands on’…teaching, giving an assignment and then available to give input as needed.  I had some ‘aha’ moments where I learnt more about my camera and finally understood some of my exposure issues.  I loved understanding more about exposure and lighting and the various tips given to make adjustments on my camera to capture the best shot available.
    Thanks again!
    Karin

    And here is some of her shots img_1851 img_1892 img_1823

     

    Wayne wrote:

      Ted, I had a good time at your workshop, very informative. I look forward to doing this again,

      Wayne

      And some images dsc_3467 dsc_3479

      Bruce sent me a very kind email:

         Hi Ted.
         Yet another great course! All the information that you provide is very helpful. I found that in some ways I am already using some of what you were explaining to us but any advice is good advice and most welcomed. I find that I must play more with the camera to find better ways to take shots. I am not good with people in a shot due to movement by them. More experience will help. I think for myself that I may want to take the basic course  again so that I can become more familiar with the different setting in the camera, such as vivid and landscape and so forth. Let me know if one is coming up please.  The picture that you enhanced came out very good considering what you had to work with. I would like to learn how to shoot in the RAW format but my editing skills are real bad because I have not figured out how to work with Photo Shop and the photo program that came with the camera
        ( PEF ) is hard to work with. I am afraid I will lose the picture I am working with or not be able to change it back. My fears however Ted.  I sent a few more than 3 pictures from the course but sent them small so as not overload your inbox. Please if you with use any you find ok in your blog.
         
          Again thanks Ted for a great day and hope many more can come. Bruce Warren.

        And the photos camera-course-3-027 camera-course-3-056 camera-course-3-069 camera-course-3-082 camera-course-3-066

        Registration for Fall Colour Photography

        Ted and Omnilargess Team

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