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Natural Light in Cape May

Set in the casual atmosphere of a private cottage within the historic district of Cape May, this workshop will provide insights into the use of film or digital equipment to capture the natural light of the many beautiful examples of Victorian architecture, spring gardens and shoreline scenes in and around

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Ireland – The Quiet Side of Ireland

Your itinerary is set in the unique and unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. These natural scenes, along with the people, render this Isle a place of inspirational beauty. We will visit places you could never find on your own —

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The One Light Workshop

We are going to have a lot of fun playing with all kinds of light sources that you might find around the house, hardware store or camera shop.     The list will include: pop up flash, shoe-mounted flash units, hot lights, studio strobes, flashlights, book lights, lamp light, and any other

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Digital Photography Part 2: Camera Review and Basic Image Manipulations

Still a little confused by the instruction booklet and need a refresher on the camera controls? Review and explore the features and functions of your camera in more depth than my basic beginner class. Improve your understanding of your camera’s capabilities and learn more about flash, software, downloading, emailing images,

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Digital Photography Part 1: The Camera

Learning how to work your new digital camera properly can make all the difference in the world for you to have fun while making great images of your family and vacations. This beginning workshop for teens and adults will cover basic digital camera controls and how they relate to lighting,

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Close-Up and Garden Photography Field Trip

This unique workshop will provide insights into making digital or film photographs of flowers, still life compositions and any type of small objects.  Did you ever dream of creating high quality photographs of flowers and foliage like those that appear on calendars and greeting cards?  Experience the fun and excitement

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Beginning Digital Camera

Learning how to work your new DSLR (digital single lens reflex) properly can make all the difference in the world for you to have fun while making great images of your family and vacations. This is an in-depth series of sessions and will include a discussion of what all the

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Framing Your Art and Intro to Exhibiting

Nancy J. Ori, a professional photographer, teacher and fine art exhibitor for over 35 years, has a great deal of experience in curating and jurying exhibitions, as well as preparing photographs and other artwork for display in the home or a serious exhibition. This workshop will help you think more

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Five Minute Portrait

This one day workshop introduces the fundamentals of quickly setting up formal and informal portraits. Through lecture, demonstrations and discussions, you will learn the important elements of gesture, expression, pose, props, environment, and of course lighting. The morning session will include the slide lecture and discussion on the aesthetics of

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Field Trip in Natural Light

This discussion and hands on workshop includes what all the buttons do in relation to Natural Light….the light we love. We will talk about the controls of shutter speed and aperture and how they relate to creative choices, the proper use of available light, resolution and quality options, understanding how

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Delicious Photography in Italy

Within the inspirational atmosphere of central Italy, we will tour the regions of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany to gather a series of fantastic images of the classic subjects of art: portraiture of the working people, still lifes, fantastic dishes of food, landscapes, historic architecture, and gardens. Prime examples of this

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Light, Shadow and Form with Nancy Ori

Designed for photographers who have a basic understanding of how their camera operates and are now looking for something more, this workshop will teach you to see your favorite subjects in a new way by understanding how light and shadow define them. Learn how to see the quality and quantity

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Lighting for Portraits with Francesco Mastalia

This fast paced workshop is for any level of photographer who wants to learn more about lighting for portraits, products or events. This is a great opportunity to study with a photographer who is known for his wedding and portrait work. Who should attend: any photographer who wants to advance

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Prison Photography Field Trip

Set in the moody and creepy atmosphere of the vacant Eastern State Penitentiary, The Going to Prison for Creative Lighting Techniques Workshop, featuring Painting with Light, Fill Flash & HDR Lighting, will provide artistic insight into capturing the moods and essence of this unique location in the heart of Philadelphia.

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Outdoor Oil Painting with Gerry Heydt

Gerry Heydt is known for her atmospheric and boldly brushed plein aire and studio landscapes of New Jersey coastal and natural areas, as well for her vivid still life paintings of fruits and flowers. Her work is sold in galleries in the tri-state area. She teaches classes and workshops in

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Natural Light Photography

Set in the casual atmosphere of a private cottage within the historic district of Cape May, this workshop will provide insights into the use of film or digital equipment to capture the natural light of the many beautiful examples of Victorian architecture, spring gardens and shoreline scenes in and around

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Beginning Digital and Better Holiday Photos

Learning how to work your camera properly without fears can make all the difference in the world for you to have fun while making great images of your family, vacations and especially during the holidays when everyone is gathered for those rare moments. Make those special occasions more special with

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Basic Image Enhancement

Special Instructions: Prerequisite: students should have basic camera skills and some computer knowledge Life at the computer does not have to be complicated for the beginning photographer. Start making better photos immediately. This fun and very visual workshop experience will cover a lot of simple techniques and tips to dramatically

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Landscape and Garden Photography Field Trip

“In both the man-made garden and the natural landscape, the photographer must be able to recognize beauty and record it with personal style. They must carefully approach it in the best way by using an interesting viewpoint, good lighting, the proper lens, and interesting plant material to create the composition.

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Ansel Adams Lecture

“His was a world of mountains and woodlands and the vast, timeless reach of the western landscape. If a country as limitless as this can ever be said to have posed for its portrait, certainly the photographer behind the camera was Ansel Adams.” Nancy Ori, former student and colleague of

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