|Fryes Measure Mill Falls, Wilton NH|
|On the Mississippi, New Orleans|
We have escaped the cold and snow on our southern road trip. I love the New England winter, but by March I have found that I am ready for a little warmth and a jump-start on spring. After two weeks we have settled into a nearly week-long stay in warm New Orleans. Neither Susan or I have been to the big easy before, so we have enjoyed a great time touring, eating and hearing some wonderful music. On the way we stopped in Lexington Kentucky, Nashville Tennessee and Memphis. At present we plan to head home along the Gulf Coast and then reluctantly head north up the Blue Ridge.
|Singer-Song Writers at Nashville's Listening Room|
We are having a great time, but I’m looking forward to getting back home for my spring photography programs. In addition to sharing a few images from our trip so far, I wanted to let everyone know about my plans for the spring. When we get home, these programs will be coming on quickly, and given the limited size of the classes, I want to get people signed up as soon as possible.
You can contact Keene Community Education for my Intro to Digital Photography Course and directly with me, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to get signed up for the exciting Spring Waterfall Workshop.
Introduction to Digital Photography:
Digital photography has greatly expanded our ability to capture images that reflect the beauty of the natural world. Yet to capture the best images, one must still appreciate how to achieve the optimal exposure in various situations through the interaction of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Techniques for nailing sharp focus with both automatic and manual controls are also needed along with an understanding of the capabilities and controls of your camera. These aspects of photography will be covered as well as the essentials of strong composition, which will be addressed through discussion and constructive feedback of your own images. In addition to the four classes, two field trips to local areas of beauty and interest will be scheduled based on class consensus. Please bring your camera and manual. Limit: 15
- Date: Tuesdays April 9 to May 7, Tue., (no class 4/23)
- Time: 6-8 pm (8 hrs.)
- Location: Room 326 at Keene High School
- Instructor: Jeff Newcomer
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Spring Waterfall Workshop
Weekend of May 17-19
|Garwin Falls, Wilton|
Spring is some weeks away, but it is time to begin thinking about the spring runoff and the seasonal rains which hopefully will be invigorating our many regional waterfalls. I am an enthusiastic fan of waterfall photography and there is no better time to capture the excitement than in the early spring.
This year I will be following my usual, time tested, schedule. We will gather Friday evening, May 17th, around my dining room table, for a chance to meet everyone, and review our plans. It will be my opportunity to assess the varying levels of photographic experience among the participants and consider how everyone can be accommodated. I will discuss key elements of the photography of flowing water, including the importance of a sturdy tripod, a cable release and, of course, a polarizing filter. We will also have a chance to plan Saturday’s schedule.
Over all day Saturday, and Sunday morning, we will explore some of our region’s most dramatic waterfalls, from the marvelous group of falls in Wilton New Hampshire, to some lesser known falls in Chesterfield and Gilsum. Saturday evening, we will gather again around my dining room table for pizza and discussion of the day’s experiences. We will also have a chance for review and gently critique many of the images from the day’s shooting and plan Sunday morning’s explorations.
Sunday morning, we will gather again for more falling waters. I will let you all escape, by noon, exhausted but with a camera full of wonderful waterfall images.
It should be an exciting weekend and I’m looking forward to sharing many of my favorite spots and techniques.
To allow for individual attention, the workshop is limited to only
8 participants. The entire program including snacks and an informal dinner will be $195.
Get in touch as soon as possible, by email or phone, to get on the workshop list. I look forward to seeing you. And in the meantime, stay warm.
Oak Alley Plantation Up-River from New Orleans