Creative Travel Photography for Beginners Workshop

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What makes a great travel photograph?

Is it in focus, properly exposed, are the colors accurate? All these technical details are of course extremely important, but for veteran photographer and art director Mike Best, what makes an outstanding travel image is that it conveys a story about the people, places or landmarks that are portrayed, and expresses something about the photographer's personal experience. 

When designing this one-day travel photography workshop, Mike decided he didn't just want to just teach people how to use their cameras, he wanted to help them learn how to create amazing photographs. 

With over two decades of experience as a facilitator, art director, and photographer, he has a unique combination of skills to guide you through the basics and help you develop your confidence using your camera to create images that stand out.

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You will learn:

Practical:

  • The basics of setting your exposure.

  • Shooting in tricky lighting situations - nighttime, indoors, harsh sunlight, beach, and snow.

  • How a flash can help indoors and outdoors.

  • Shooting moving subjects

  • Practical tips for taking care of your camera and shooting in different environments.

  • Choosing the right lens or focal length for your subject.

  • How to approach people, and what you can and cannot photograph.

Visual:

  • Establishing your subject and intent.

  • Basic compositional rules and how to break them.

  • How light plays an important role in telling your story.

  • The laws of visual attraction - how to bring out the details that matter

  • Sitelines, visual cues, and how to 'read' a photograph

  • Color vs. black and white considerations.

Introduction to Post-Processing

  • Basic color correction of your images.

  • The importance of editing and cropping your work.

  • The do's and don'ts of manipulating your images to maintain authenticity.

  • Preparing images for the web or print.

Prerequisites:

Camera: You will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera that has the ability to shoot in manual.

Laptop: (Optional). It is recommended you bring a laptop with you, ideally loaded with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom or similar photo editing software.

Also, prior to the class, Mike will invite you to share with him one image you have taken that you would like some constructive feedback about - all questions welcome!

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FAQ's

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please discuss in advance with organizer if the attendee is under 16 years of age. 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is located just a few minutes walk from Wimbledon tube and rail station with outstanding transport links.  There are several paid parking venues nearby.  Further details will be included with the welcome pack.  

Is lunch provided? 

No, sorry.  There will be drinks and light refreshments.   There are numerous excellent restaurants and cafes in the area to suit every budget. 

What should I bring to the event?

Bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera that has the ability to shoot in manual.  A laptop would be beneficial.  

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please feel free to e-mail Mike directly at info@mikebestphoto.com

Is this course for me?  

If you have an interest in improving your photography and especially if you are planning a trip somewhere interesting soon, this course is for you.  If you have any questions at all please contact Mike at info@mikebestphoto.com

What's the refund policy?

We are very sorry but we cannot offer refunds prior to the event as there are upfront costs to the organizer. We may able to offer you an alternative class should you find yourself unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please contact the organizer for more information.