Vermont Streams & Waterfalls Photography Workshop
Go With The Flow – Streams & Waterfall Workshop
Dates: June 5th & 6th, 2020
Location: Hybrid Online & Central Vermont Field Session
Instructor(s): Kurt Budliger
Class Size: 6 Max (in order to maintain effect physical distancing in the field)
This workshop will be a hybrid online and in person field trip shooting session somewhere in central Vermont. The theme of the workshop is Go With The Flow – Making Dynamic Images of Flowing Water. The workshop will have three components; an online, live and interactive presentation with tips and techniques for photographing streams and waterfalls, a three hour, physially distanced field trip in central Vermont to practice photographing streams and waterfalls and finally, an opportunity for participants to post images from the field trip to a Facebook group for feedback from the workshop instructor.
Topics and Skills Covered:
- Best conditions for photographing streams and waterfalls
- Equipment and Filters for best results
- The effect shutter speed has on flowing water
- Composing for dynamic images of flowing water
- Field techniques unique to streams and waterfalls
The workshop will kick off with an interactive online presentation about photographing streams and waterfalls on Friday evening, June 5th via Zoom video conference. The workshop will be capped at 6 participants so there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions during the online session. We will then meet up at a local stream (central VT near Montpelier) on Saturday June 6th for an in field photography session to practice the techniques and skills and techniques covered during the presentation on Friday evening. After the workshop concludes, participants will have the opportunity to post images from the field trip to Facebook group for feedback from Kurt.
Beginner to Intermediate. Participants should be fairly comfortable with basic camera operations. However, Kurt will happily assist in answering any questions along the way about camera operations and settings.
What to Bring:
A tripod will be essential for capturing sharp images of flowing water with slow shutter speeds. A pair of rubber boots, water sandal or waders for working in or near the water. Rain gear, bug repellent, water bottle and a snack are also recommended.