During fall color!
ONE-DAY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS
Sept. 24, 2022 | RIDGWAY, COLORADO
During fall color season in Colorado! In this one day class or "mini-workshop", internationally known Pro Photographer Dan Ballard will share his philosophy and techniques for creating powerful images. He will challenge you to think differently about composing and processing your photos, breaking down the art of visual storytelling through engaging demonstrations and exercises.
✓ ARTISTIC IMAGE EDITING
✓ in-FIELD exercises
Years of Experience with Sony, Nikon, and Canon Gear. All camera gear types welcome.
Amongst the peaks
Our classroom is positioned in an outstandingly beautiful recreation area and education basecamp located in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains. Class will extend until sunset, where you will have the opportunity to practice new skills in the field with an incredible mountain backdrop.
Curriculum that will benefit Amateurs, Hobbyists, and Emerging Pros. Limited to 30 students.
What does it take to create a truly powerful image? Dan will share his method for creating movement, energy and drama in a photograph – digging into how certain combinations of elements can influence the eye and mind in a profound way. He will breakdown landscape photography into a recognizable pattern that can be used as a tool to create great images.
While most editing courses focus on basics or a very technical side of processing – this class is different. Dan will show you how to easily and effectively process your images so that they look great, without spending hours on the computer. Dan will also cover the “why” we do a certain step in terms of the artistic value, while always staying true to the reality of a scene.
IN THE FIELD
Class will involve a series of outdoor assignments, including a sunset shoot, designed to help you truly grasp using new techniques in the field. Dan will teach you about how your position in space relates to the location of multiple subjects in your scene and how changing your angle relative to your subjects can have a profound effect on the overall design of your image.
“I have been shooting for 30 years and one day with Dan has literally changed the way I shoot, select and edit and my photos forever."
"His class was probably the best educational investment that I have made for my photography."
“Dan’s artistic and technical expertise, patience, and ability to recognize the difficulties I was having, explain why I was having them, and provide instant solutions to those problems were invaluable.”