Colorado Photography Workshop 2016

July 14th – 17th, 2016
Durango, CO
Instructors:  Jeff Greene & Sharon Levy

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– Capture the striking beauty of Durango and Southwestern Colorado during this intensive four-day photography & video workshop with digital photography professionals Jeff Greene and Sharon Levy Freed.  Photographic highlights include  the world famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, mountain bikers, 1800’s mining town Silverton, CO, and much more

Photographic Opportunities – Four full days of photographic instruction and photo sessions in Durango and Southwest Colorado. Lots of opportunities to capture, with stills and video, the history, culture, and color of the great American Southwest.
Photographic highlights include:Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

• The World-Famous Durango & SilvertonNarrow Gauge Railroad
The workshop fee includes round-trip passage on the steam train from Durango to Silverton which will take us through some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountains.  Photograph the raging Animas River, the famous “High Line”, and beautiful Aspen groves on our way to the historic mining town of Silverton. You’ll have the option of taking the afternoon train back to Durango, or join us by van as we drive  back to Durango on the Million Dollar Highway through Molas Pass and stopping at several locations on the way to photograph Colorado’s famous 14,000′ peaks.  During the week we’ll also visit several strategic spots where the lighting, background scenery, and position are ideal to capture some ‘pass-by’ photos of this historic train. Night time photo session at the D&SNG RR yard

• Night Photography at the D&SNG Roundhouse & Turntable
A very rare and exclusive photo opportunity!  Our group will have a private photo session in the train yard where the D&SNGRR crew will pull out a locomotive under steam onto the roundtable so you can capture unique images of these historic and fully-restored engines  …at night!

• Mesa Verde National Park 
This World Heritage site is dedicated to preserving the ruins, culture, and artifacts of the 1400 year-old ‘Anasazi’ tribe. We’ll visit numerous cave dwellings and ruins, including world famous Cliff Palace House and Spruce Tree Ruin. Cliff Palace House

• Old Town Durango
We’ll spend some time exploring Durango’s historic downtown and visit the First Avenue neighborhood with it’s charming Victorian homes, the Strater Hotel, and the railroad depot. There are nice shots to be had along the Animas River as it runs through town and, if we’re lucky, we might even capture a few kayakers taking practice runs through the challenging Smelter Rapids course.

• Silverton, Colorado
Located at 9,318′ elevation in the heart of the San Juan Mountain’s high country, Silverton was established back in 1874 as a silver mining camp and still retains much of it’s old-timey rustic charm.  We’ll spend a few hours here after the morning train ride and photograph the charm, history, and artifacts of this quaint and picturesque 1800’s mining town. Mountain Bikers • Mountain Bikers Photograph the fast-moving action of world-class mountain bikers as they ride down scenic stretches of Durango bike trails. We’ll discuss best practices for stopping the action as well as how to use flash to capture peak moments. …with additional opportunities to be announced soon.

What to Expect…
The Durango Downtown Inn will serve as our base and we have negotiated a group room rate for workshop attendees.
On Sunday evening before the workshop starts, we will host an informal “meet & greet” where attendees can check-in, meet other attendees, and chat with Sharon and Jeff.  

During the week you’ll learn the basic and advanced techniques regarding exposure, lighting, and composition. We’ll answer all your questions about lens selection, exposure, video capture …even flash! Finally, we’ll help you tie it all together so that you’ll be capturing professional quality photos and videos that you can proudly showcase in your portfolios, slideshows, and online galleries.

This workshop includes:

  • Four full days of expert photography instruction, tips, and techniques.
  • Round-trip fare on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
  • Guided photo excursions to the most scenic photo sites in Southwest Colorado.
  • Van transportation to all photo sites.
  • Informal evening discussions about Photoshop, Lightroom, and video editing
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Signed model releases from all exclusive photo sessions. (TBD)
  • Airport/Hotel transfer to Durango/La Plata County airport

Fee:  $1495 

Use PayPal to secure your reservation with a $300 deposit .
A PayPal account is NOT required to make a payment. Simply choose the credit card option.

July 14th – 17th, 2016
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About the Instructors…

Jeff GreeneJeff Greene is a veteran professional photographer with over 30 years of experience in photojournalism, and landscape & nature photography. Jeff’s award-winning photos and digital imaging articles have been featured in many publications, including; American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo and Digital PhotoPro magazines.

 

Sharon Levy FreedDenver native Sharon Levy Freed is an Emmy Award winning television news photojournalist who specializes in capturing DSLR video and audio and then creating compelling and entertaining video shorts. Jeff and Sharon have taught hundreds of workshops all over the world and infuse their instruction with expertise, anecdotes, and a healthy dose of humor. Attendees will gain a deep and comprehensive understanding of the visual concepts of action, landscape, and nature photography with hands-on instruction in the field during the day and optional video and workflow tutorials in the classroom during photographic “downtime” in the evening.~

Have Questions? 
Contact Jeff Greene directly:
Email:  jeffreymgreene@hotmail.com
Phone: (805) 441-7258

Cancellation Policy: Fees are fully refundable, less a $95 service fee, up to 60 days before the first day of the workshop. After that, fees are non-refundable unless a replacement can be found to take the spot.

Speedlite Flash 101

Speedlites 101

Saturday, August 15th, 2015
10:00-2:00pm
Instructor: Jeff Greene
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This workshop will cover the fundamentals of the Canon Speedlite flash system and demonstrate creative lighting techniques using a single Speedlite flash.  It will feature a series of presentations, discussions, and live shooting sessions that will clearly demonstrate the basic knowledge you need to get started using the Canon Speedlite system.

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In this four-hour class, we will discuss how the Canon Speedlite system works, demystify the “buttonology”, and learn how to use a single flash to create simple, yet professional looking portraits. You will also learn the best methods for controlling flash exposure, balancing flash with natural light, and creating images that appear to be lit with multiple lights; ….all from just one flash.

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Attendees are encouraged to bring their DSLRs and Speedlites to follow along and to have all their questions answered during the Q&A sessions and during breaks.

Learn all about:

  • Canon Speedlite “buttonology” and operation
  • ETTL vs Manual exposure
  • Flash Exposure Compensation
  • Balancing flash with available light
  • Modifying flash for softer light
  • “One Flash” portrait lighting techniques

Cost:  $79

Register online or call 425-485-7447 to reserve your spot.
Seating is limited to 20 attendees.

Workshop Location:
Kenmore Camera
6708 NE 181st St
Kenmore, WA 98028
425-485-7447

 

 

Speedlite Intensive – Beyond the Hotshoe

Speedlite Intensive Workshop

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
10:00-2:00pm
Instructor: Jeff Greene
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This intermediate class is for photographers who want to explore the creative options that off-camera flash and multiple flash offer to create professional looking photos and portraits.  The class will build upon the fundamentals learned in the Speedlite Flash 101 class and will cover the basic fundamentals for using built-in wireless remote to fire multiple flashes.

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In this four-hour class, we will discuss advanced flash settings, using multiple flashes with built-in wireless remote, and various creative lighting techniques.  A wide range of lighting modifiers, including umbrellas, soft-boxes, grids, and gels will be discussed and demonstrated during a live shooting demonstration.

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This class is “brand neutral” and the topics of lighting, modifications, and theory can be applied to most major flash manufacturers.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their DSLRs and speedlites to follow along and to have all their questions answered during the Q&A sessions and during breaks.

Learn about:

  • Advanced flash settings
  • ETTL, Manual, and Multi modes
  • Using built-in wireless remote to fire multiple flashes
  • 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, and High Speed Sync modes
  • Gels, Snoots, & Grids
  • Using umbrellas and softboxes for softer light
  • Creative lighting techniques

Cost:  $79

Register online or call 425-485-7447 to reserve your spot.
Seating is limited to 20 attendees.

Workshop Location:
Kenmore Camera
6708 NE 181st St
Kenmore, WA 98028
425-485-7447

 

 

Palouse Photography Workshop 2016

2016 Workshop Dates
June 13 -16, 2016
June 20 -23, 2016

Pullman, Washington  

BarnThis four day workshop will visit some of the most iconic, yet hard-to-find locations in the world famous Palouse farming region in south-eastern Washington state.  Jeff Greene has extensively traveled the Palouse and will share  his favorite shooting locations while Sharon Levy provides onsite video instruction for those interested in creating short videos to compliment their still photos. Weber House We’ll be shooting in the mornings and late afternoons & evenings to capture the best light.  We’ll also offer editing sessions for Photoshop, Lightroom, and video during the afternoon break.  This workshop is strictly  limited to eight attendees to provide the best personalized and individual hands-on instruction. Farmland 600 This workshop is “all-inclusive” and covers everything you need once you arrive in Pullman, WA.

  • Four full days of in-depth instruction, tips, and techniques.
  • Five nights at the Holiday Inn Pullman, WA
  • Breakfast, lunch , and dinner each day (excluding alcohol)
  • Van transportation to all photo sites
  • Tutorial, image reviews, and critiques
  • All entree fees and permits
  • Airport/Hotel transfer to Moscow-Pullman airport

Fee:
$1995. – Single Occupancy
$1795. – Double Occupancy
Includes 5 nights hotel accommodation and all meals

A $500 deposit is required to secure your reservation.
Balance due will be invoiced 60 days prior to workshop.
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A PayPal account is NOT required to make a payment.

Workshop 1 – June 13-16, 2016

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Workshop 2 – June 20-23, 2016

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To make a reservation by phone or email:

jeffreymgreene@hotmail.com

(805) 441-7258 (Mon-Fri  9am-6pm  PST)

Cancellation Policy: Fees are fully refundable, less a $100 service fee, up to 60 days before the first day of the workshop. After that, fees are non-refundable unless a replacement can be found to take the spot.

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