This three day workshop for small groups of intermediate photographers is designed to expand the participant’s shooting capability with additional techniques, and apply these in scenic locations in New Mexico. Such techniques will include using advanced camera controls, using the flash and options for flash shooting, macro equipment and options, alternative shooting techniques, extending the camera’s capability and processing the results in Photoshop, options for infra red photography, and an introduction to video. Participants should be proficient in the basic use of their DSLR and shooting procedures utilizing aperture priority, shutter priority, and ISO, and also use of the histogram and the ability to modify exposure with the exposure compensation control.
Numerous methods and techniques are included in these categories permitting a significantly enlarged repertoire of image possibilities. Continuous shooting is fine for action images to assure catching the right one, long exposures are fine for flowing water, and Live View permits extraordinary accuracy in close ups. The camera’s flash is useful, but a formal flash is more capable, also providing fill lighting, and off camera is best. Macro can be achieved with lenses, extension tubes, and attachments, different techniques and different prices. Then there are the more abstract techniques involving camera and lens motion during exposure, night shooting, panning, etc. The camera’s capability may be extended with multiple images combined in Photoshop. These methods include panoramas, high dynamic range, increased depth of field, and time lapse photography. Various techniques are available for doing infra red photography which must be processed in Photoshop to achieve the full impact of the image. And with newer cameras having a video capability there are some techniques necessary to getting quality results.
This is a fun and exploratory course expanding on the participant’s existing knowledge of how to use their DSLR and venturing into new areas of capturing an image and creating quite new and different images.
Elliot Framan has a photographic history stretching back over 30 years and includes work taken throughout the United States, Europe, Central America, Ecuador 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 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, his 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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