The Workshop is a three-meeting package. The heart of the Workshop is The Shoot, a hands-on afternoon of photographing in the Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington, VA. I will always be close at hand to offer advice and answer questions. Prior to this shooting session will be The Tutorial, an abbreviated version of my Seminar, to teach and refresh the basics. There will be plenty of time between The Tutorial and The Shoot to practice techniques or buy film or gear. Finally, after time to process the photographs, there will be The Critique, a session where everyone gets a chance to benefit from my comments on the photos they took. The Tutorial and Critique will also be at the Long Branch Nature Center. To ensure personalized attention, attendance in the Workshop will be limited to 15 participants.
Every Workshop attendee will receive a detailed list of equipment suppliers and other resources, a complete set of Tutorial notes, a free roll of Fujichrome Velvia 100 slide film, and a chance to win door prizes.
The Workshop will include:
The Tutorial consists of explanations, demonstrations, and slide
show examples of techniques and equipment useful for scenic nature photography.
It starts with the basics but covers a lot of ground, so photographers of
all skill levels should benefit. It's geared toward 35 mm film cameras and
digital cameras. This is an abbreviated version of my Seminar.
You should bring a pen or pencil to take notes. You are also welcome to
tape-record the presentation. During a break we'll have a drawing for door
prizes. Below is an outline of Tutorial topics. The notes distributed at
the event will be more complete.
The Shoot will be held at the Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington,
VA. This park contains wildflower beds, a stream, a small pond, and various
woodland views. There is thus plenty of opportunity for a variety of photography.
You need to bring to The Shoot a camera, plenty of film or memory cards,
a tripod, and any other accessories you care to use. If it's a sunny day
don't forget sunscreen and a hat, and maybe even a water bottle; if it's
threatening rain bring plastic bags and an umbrella to protect your equipment.
I'll notify everyone enrolled 24 hours in advance if weather forces us to
delay to the rain date.
The Critique will allow me to comment on the photos you produced at The Shoot. I'll tell you what I find good in your photography and gently offer advice on how to improve. You may bring prints of any size or slides to share. If you want to bring digital images you are responsible for providing a laptop computer for us to view them on.
Please e-mail me or telephone me at (301) 809-5857 (1-877-471-6414 toll-free) if you have questions.
Rule #1: there are no rules other than this one! But there ARE guidelines....
The bottom line: make it pleasing to your eye; bring order to chaos.
Timothy Edberg / 6511 Homestake Dr. South / Bowie, MD
(301) 809-5857 / 1-877-471-6414 (toll-free)