Skill Level(s): Level I, II and III Students
Location: Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 map
Instructor: Scott Dengrove
Date and Time: Saturday, October 14th, 3:00PM - 7:00 PM (Rain Date October 15th)
Do you love the idea of taking amazing landscape photos, but can't find those jaw-dropping locations? Perhaps you've played around with photographing landscapes but they just fall flat of the image you've conjured up in your mind?
During this special workshop, offered in conjunction with the South Orange School District Continuing Education Program, you will learn not only to take gorgeous landscape photographs but also some history about the park and the amazing Tarrytown Lighthouse, constructed in 1883. Kingsland Point Park offers gorgeous views of the Hudson River, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hook Mountain State Park, and features the only dental themed playground in the United States!
Topics include exposure controls, white balance, depth of field settings for landscapes, composition and perspective techniques, metering for sunsets, and blue hour photography.
This workshop takes place at Kingsland Point Park in Tarrytown. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from and you will meet your instructor there. A $10 parking fee is charged at the entrance to the park.
This workshop is open to all levels of photographer with any type of camera, though a DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual settings is preferred; no smart phones or tablets please. A tripod and wide angle lens would be useful if you have them.
Please bring your fully charged camera, and a notebook with you.
This workshop is offered through the South Orange School District Continuing Education Program. Participants may choose to register through the South Orange School District directly by sending a check in the mail, visit this link for details, or may register directly with us by clicking the registration button below and using a credit card. We will then pass along your registration information and payment to the South Orange School District.
This class is given in cooperation with the South Orange School District Continuing Education Program. Their policy is that no refunds are given unless the class is cancelled by the Director. No refunds are given once a class has begun. Continuing Education courses at the South Orange School District are self-sustaining, therefore a minimum enrollment is necessary to support each course. If there are not enough students enrolled in a course, it will be cancelled. Unless you are notified, assume your class will be meeting.
Questions? Feel free to contact us before you register.
What type of photographer are you?
Level I - Students are new to photography and either have no formal training in photography or perhaps took a class a long time ago. Level I students are unsure of the operation of their gear or may feel intimidated by taking their camera out of "auto" mode and playing with the manual settings. Photographs of Level I students show significant technical issues as well as compositional issues as they have not yet received training. There's nothing wrong with being a Level I photographer, we all started there, and remember what it's like.
Level II - Students have some understanding of photography principles and may have taken a class or two. Level II students are somewhat familiar with their gear and try to use manual camera settings when they can. As a result, they have gotten lucky from time to time by creating great photographs that were the result of "happy accidents". Although their pictures are applauded by friends and family, they are still at the beginning of learning their craft and their images may have technical issues. Additionally, they can be so caught up with using the right settings they may forget to focus on the artistic side of photography such as composition and lighting.
Level III - Students have a solid understanding of photography principles, thanks to some formal training, and are completely comfortable using their camera in Manual Mode. Level III students have overcome most technical issues relating to exposure and sharpness and are starting to play with interesting lighting and compositions. Most of their photos look better than the average persons and are starting to be thought of as a photographer by friends and family. Level III students may be starting to think about doing some low-end paying photography work or upgrading their gear to full frame sensors and pro lenses.
Level IV - Students have significant experience making, capturing, and processing images that more often then not exhibit a complete understanding of photography principles and creative artistic qualities. Level IV students no longer worry about camera settings, they just happen automatically in their head, and all of their photos are sharp and well exposed. In addition, Level IV student photos exhibit consistently decent lighting and composition and a few of their very best photos exhibit these qualities that can be described as dynamic, beautiful, and awesome. They are not afraid to try unusual or extreme techniques but sometimes use them as a crutch to give their photos that "wow" factor. Level IV students are regarded as "really serious about photography" and may have considered going pro.
Level V - Students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography. Their work is consistently at a professional level with no image quality issues and technicals are spot on. Level V student photo compositions have a maturity about them with a clear style and creativity. A Level V student is capable of shooting in almost any lightning condition and bringing back great photos that are interesting and well exposed. Level V students may or may not be working professional photographers but based on their level of work certainly are capable of being a pro.