Workshops

HDR Photography




HDR seems to be the hotest buzz pharse in photography these days, but what does it mean and how do you go about creating those stunning HDR images you have been admiring? This workshop will walk you through everything you need to know to create both natural and extreme HDR images.

Dates: 10/29/16
Cost: $425
Deposit: $200

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Potential Subjects:
We will be photographing various subjects at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Terms:
Terms $100.00 to reserve space Balance of $200.00 due 15 days prior to workshop date

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Portraits On The Run

Join Master Photographer Bill Rudock for a full day hands on Portrait Photography Workshop where you will learn how to create stunning portraits quickly and easily. You will be given instructions on which angle of the face to photograph, how to pose the subject, how and where to position the lights, where the camera should be in relation to your subject and how to do this all quickly, efficiently and consistently. You will also be taught both masculine and feminine poses as well as posing groups of 2 and more. You will leave with the tools necessary to take professional portraits that are simple, elegant and flattering to your subject.

Dates: 11/05/2016

Cost: $325
Deposit: $325

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Potential subjects:
Live models

Lodging Information:
N/A

Terms:
Payment in full to reserve your place (non refundable)

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Nature Photography for Women Only


Two of Long Islands most accomplished female nature photographers have joined forces to offer a full day workshop for women. This workshop is tailored to the woman who has purchased her gear, learned some basics, and now wants to improve her skills in a quiet, structured way and in an environment where all questions are welcomed and answered. This full day workshop will begin with classroom time to discuss exposure, focus techniques, composition, lens choice, field etiquette and more. We will end with an outdoor photography session with a few captive birds where you will get a chance to practice what you have learned with our assistance.

Dates: 01/28/17 (Rain/Snow Date 02/05/17)
Cost: $325
Deposit: $100

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Potential subjects:
We will have some captive birds and some flowers on hand to photograph

Lodging Information:
N/A

Terms:
100.00 non refundable deposit to reserve your place Balance due 30 prior to workshop start date

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Waterfalls of The Gap

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The Delaware National Water Gap is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. The park is over 70,000 protected acres of wooded forest, streams and of course waterfalls. One more beautiful than the next, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. Old growth timber and diverse wildlife add to the scenic area. In this workshop we will explore and photograph the most scenic of the areas waterfalls learning along the way all the techniques to create stunning images. Included: Roundtrip Ground Transportation from Long Island One Night accommodations (double occupancy) Photographic Instruction Course Materials

Dates: 05/02/2016 – 05/03/2016
Cost: $425
Deposit: $100

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Potential subjects:
Waterfalls, Waterfalls & More Waterfalls. This workshop requires some light hiking and individuals should be in good physical condition. If you are unsure as to your abilities inquire before booking.

Lodging Information:
One night double occupancy lodging Single rate when available may be purchased for an additional fee.

Terms:
100.00 non refundable deposit to reserve your place Balance due 30 prior to workshop start date

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Block Island


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Block Island has a variety of landscape opportunities all condensed into a relatively small island, in addition to the aerial views on our flight in and out of the island. As with all First Light Photgraphy Safaris our Block Island Safari is designed to offer you the most education for your dollar. You will be taught to create stunning landscape images by utulizing the rules of composition, adding depth and dimension to your images, using appriopiate light for the subject and for your creative intentions, proper exposure, lens choice and more.

Dates: 08/25/2016
Cost: $475

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Potential subjects:
Aerial views of Montauk Point Lighthoue, Block Island aerials, North and South Lights of Block Island, Old Harbor, Rolling hills, horses, shore birds.

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
Balance due 30 days prior to workshop start date

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Eastern State Penitentiary


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Eastern State Penitentiary is a former American prison located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The penitentiary was once one of the most famous and expensive in the world, but stands today in ruins. Home to the most notorious criminals, including bank robber Slick Willie Sutton and Al Capone.  A haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers well suited for HDR photography.

Dates: 10/24/16
Cost: $300
Deposit: $100

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Potential Subjects:
Al Capone’s cell The barber chair Cell blocks The upstairs balcony and more

Terms:
Terms $100.00 to reserve space Balance of $200.00 due 15 days prior to workshop date

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Night Photography


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Night photography and low light photography has a magic like no other. Photographing the NY City skyline with its majestic concrete landscape punctuated by the tantalizing lights of its many windows,bridges and offices has called to photographers from the very beginning of our art. This workshop will teach you how to capture the magic of the night and how to over come the special challenges that night photography presents. Topics covered will include: Choosing the right time to photograph ISO Settings – which work best Tripods & Cable releases Adjusting White Balance for desired affects Look For the Light Creative use of Aperture & Shutter Speeds And much more.

Dates: October 28, 2016
Cost: $275
Deposit: $100

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Potential Subjects:
Potential Subjects NY City Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and more.

Terms:
Terms $100.00 to reserve space Balance of $175.00 due 15 days prior to workshop date

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Yosemite National Park


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California’s Yosemite Valley is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park. Sprayed by thousand-foot waterfalls and framed by monumental granite spires – including Half Dome, it is the most famous glacially carved landscape in the world. This trip includes excursions to Tioga Pass, Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost Town State Historical Park. Arrives and departs San Francisco International Airport.

Dates: 06/18/2017-06/24/2017
Cost: $4,375
Deposit: $1,458

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Potential Subjects:
Valley View, Tunnel View, El Capitain, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Tuolumne Meadows, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove, Mono Lake Tura’s Bodie barns and cars perfectly suited for HDR photography  & varied wildlife including Mule Deer, Black Bear, Coyote.

Lodging Information:
Included in the cost of the workshop is 7 nights double occupancy lodging (single at higher rate when available) ground Transportation, Airport Pickup & Drop Off, Park Entrance Fees, Expert, friendly and Professional Photographic Instruction and Course Materials

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prior to workshop start date

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Big Sur


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Big Sur, located on the Central coast of California, is one of the most dramatic and magical landscapes in the United States. Its rugged coastline attracts photographers from all over the world. The route along Highway #1 dips down to pristine beaches and climbs precariously high above the Pacific, offering sweeping panoramic views. This 90 mile stretch of highway showcases oceanfront cliffs and secluded canyons around every turn. Iconic landscape subjects including Morro Rock, Spooner’s Cove, McWay Falls, Pfeiffer Beach, Bixby Bridge and Rocky Point to name just a few. During this 5 day workshop we will focus primarily on landscape techniques and subjects but there will be some wildlife opportunities as well. Participants will be instructed in technical as well as creative aspects of landscape photography. Emphasis will focus on, but not be limited to, lens choice, composition, getting it right in the camera, creating the 3rd dimension needed for visionary landscapes, understanding and applying the rules of composition and much more. As with all First Light Photography workshops our class sizes are small to insure the maximum & most personalized instruction for each person attending. This workshop is limited to 4 participants.

 

Dates: 6/12/17 – 6/16/17
Cost: $3,125
Deposit: $1,045

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Lodging Information:
Included in the cost of the workshop is 5 nights double occupancy lodging (single when available at a higher rate) ground transportation during workshop, all park entrance fees, airport pickup and drop off (San Francisco International Airport) expert, friendly and professional photographic instruction and course materials

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date.

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Botswana



This is a first class photographic safari to the Okavango Delta & The Chobe River. We have chosen the best camps with luxury safari tents, all meals, drinks and laundry service is included. The Okavango Delta is a pristine wetland area of great natural beauty drawing in large numbers of game during the dry season when its flood waters arrive on delta. The abundance and variety of wildlife make for unparalleled wildlife photography opportunities. Chobe’s Puku Flats are renowned for its diverse and prolific wildlife, including the rare Puku antelope. It is also home to large herds of Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, as well as concentrations of Giraffe, Sable, Wild Dog, Lion and the other predators which come down to the river to drink, and hunt. This area is an untouched water wilderness sanctuary, ideal for quiet discovery, where game and bird life flourish undisturbed under the protection of the Chobe National Park.

Dates: 09/13/2016 – 09/24/2016
Cost: $13,995
Deposit: $5,000

11 nights double occupancy lodging meals drinks laundry service guide vehicle air fare in Africa and photographic instruction. International airfare is not included

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Potential Subjects:
Elephants, lions, hippos, baboons, giraffe, antelope, wild dogs, sable and so very much more.

Lodging Information:
10 nights double occupancy divided between the two camps. All meals, drinks and laundry service while in camp are included. Game drive, private vehicles and guides are also included.

Terms:
1/3 non refundable deposit to reserve your space
1/3 deposit 90 days prior to workshop start date
Balance due 30 days prion to workshop start date.

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