Enjoy photographing a wide range of subjects in scenic central New Mexico and receive comprehensive instruction in using your Digital SLR. This three day workshop for small groups combines the excitement of field shooting, every day, with a learning process to make the participant comfortable and confident with their DSLR.
We will visit the scenery of the Jemez mountains, a photogenic art colony, an early New Mexico ranch, a nature reserve, and Old Town Albuquerque. There are lots of varied subjects to shoot which gives us the opportunity to increase the scope of the individual’s capability. There will be instruction both in the field and in a class setting. The first morning is devoted to the details of shooting and shooting procedures to prepare everyone for the field trips. This material is reinforced in the field with personal instruction. In the evenings after dinner we will continue with the presentation of material to help with the shooting and to better understand the camera and its workings.
In shooting we will discuss the use of aperture priority, shutter priority, and ISO. The histogram, which evaluates the shot, is explained as to what it is and how to use it. The exposure compensation control is discussed as to its use in case a correction to the exposure is required. Many additional topics are covered including shooting for landscape or action, autofocus, manual focus, and live view, lenses, composition, shooting procedures, filters, effects of lenses on depth of field and exposure time and perspective, metering options, JPEG and RAW formats, the sensor and its workings, lighting, perspective, and much more.
This is a comprehensive learning and shooting experience providing the participants with expertise in using their cameras and a collection of quality images to take back with them, all done in a fun filled three day adventure.
Elliot Framan has a photographic history stretching back over 30 years and includes work taken throughout the United States, Europe, Central America, Eacuador and the Galapagos, and Israel. Most of the work is fine art and travel photography but also includes commercial images. Initially working in color through Cibachrome (now Ilfochrome) he switched to black and white film photography using medium and large format cameras. He studied with many name black and white photographer/printers including George Tice, Ted Orland, John Sexton, and Alan Ross (the latter three having learned and developed under Ansel Adams). With the advent of digital photography, he has embraced this new medium, again returning color images into his portfolio. His activities include the entire photographic process from capturing the image to generating the final print, and it is this knowledge of the overall process that he enjoys sharing with workshop participants.
Elliot’s work includes landscapes, documentaries, and portraits. Subjects of primary interest are historical sites, the old west, travel areas of interest, and equestrian activities. Although New Mexico is an ideal site for much of this, the scope of interest extends to the rest of the United States, Europe, and other countries. His work has been in many juried art shows and one-man exhibitions with several first place awards in photography. Many color digital images have been seen in magazine articles and on magazine covers.
Participants are encouraged to stay in New Mexico after the workshop and tour and photograph on their own. Information for this can be provided. If there is sufficient interest, an extension to the workshop may be arranged to visit and photograph other locations.
The Elliot Framan Photography Workshops is based in Corrales, New Mexico, just outside of Albuquerque. It offers numerous workshops and tours in digital photography. The studio is fully equipped for demonstrating digital image processing in Photoshop, scanning, and printing.
- Lodging, transportation to Albuquerque, meals, and New Mexico taxes
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Elliot Framan has been an active traveler and photographer his entire life. As such, he has combined travel photography, fine art photography, and commercial assignments. His images were taken throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Israel and other locations. Initially working in Cibachrome...
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