Brazos Bend Alligator EXCURSION

$30.00

Member Excursion Price: $15 Learn MoreNon-Member Excursion Price: $30WORKSHOPS & EXCURSION registrations are NON-REFUNDABLE . Return/Reschedule PolicyDESCRIPTION: We are headed to Brazos Bend to take pictures of the Birds and Alligators. This is perfect timing for nesting birds and active alligators. Make sure to bring your long telephoto lenses with you on this trip so you can stand at a distance to photography your subjects. A macro can also be helpful for any small detailed subjects you come across. You can also bring a monopod which will help you stabilize yourself when you zoom in really far or get really close to the subject. Another suggestion would be to bring along your Circular Polarizer. Depending on the conditions you may use the Polarizer to remove water reflections or reduce washed out skies. We will meet at Brazos Bend in the parking area near the restroom facility at Elm Lake. Please arrive 20 minutes early so we can all talk about our camera settings beforehand. Since this is an outdoor event there is always a chance of bad weather. If we are rained out, this excursion will be rescheduled. Please arrive 20 minutes early so we can all talk about our camera settings and sign the necessary reslease forms beforehand.Location: Brazos Bend State Park – Elm Lake Address: 21901 FM 762 Rd Needville TX 77461 Entrance Fee (Not Included): $7 per person (subject to change)Free Parking: YesParking Cost (Not Included): N/ASuggested Pre-Requisite: PHOTO1 The Basics, PHOTO2 Techniques, PHOTO3 PerfectionSuggest Equipment (* Required): *Camera, *Charged Battery,* Memory Card, *Telephoto Lens (above 50mm), Macro lens, Polarizer Filter, MonopodMaximum Attendance: 20Minimum Attendance: If less than 5 people have registered, this event will be cancelled and you will receive a refund.Guests: You may bring one non-participating guest with you to this excursion for free.

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PHOTO1 The Basics

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX)20 students per class (reduced to 10 students due to COVID-19)
SUGGESTED PREREQUISITENone
WHAT TO BRINGCamera, lenses, pen & paper

 

PHOTO1 The Basics – Description
This is a one-day 2 1/2-hour class teaching you to no longer use Automatic. Instead, you will learn how to use the “Aperture Priority” and “Shutter Priority” modes. These modes give you a wide range of control over your pictures without the difficulties of shooting on Manual. This is why we don’t teach Manual photography at the beginner stage.. “Priority” modes are extremely versatile, less work-intensive and less confusing to start with. Manual photography can involve mathematical calculations, which we feel is too big of a leap forward when starting your photographic education. In fact, there are many cases where using Priority Modes is the preferred method of shooting.

The goal of the PHOTO1 The Basics photography class is to begin understanding your camera, and its settings for crafting your pictures. From this class, you will begin using your camera for what it’s really worth. You will also learn about lenses and what to look for when purchasing camera equipment. 

Topics Covered:

  • Semi-Automatic Modes – Aperture Priority &, Shutter Priority
  • ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed
  • Optimal settings for difficult lighting, portraits, sports & action, creative photography, fireworks, nighttime photography, etc
  • How to navigate your camera’s settings
  • Lenses and focal length

Includes: 

  • Detailed downloadable notes and photography assignments
  • Direct correspondence with your instructor for questions and feedback.

 

PHOTO2 Techniques

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX)20 students per class (reduced to 10 students due to COVID-19)
SUGGESTED PREREQUISITEPHOTO1 The Basics
WHAT TO BRINGCamera, lenses, pen & paper

 

PHOTO2 Techniques – Description
This is a one-day 2 1/2-hour class that teaches you the most useful settings in your camera menu. We like to call theses settings “Secondary Functions”. Secondary Functions allow you to tweak your camera’s performance for focusing, fast action & motion, creative portraits and coloration. Knowing these settings helps you optimize your camera to ease frustrations and difficulties…that way you can capture the perfect moment at the right time.

You will also learn about metering; an inquisitive topic on how to control light and exposure. In the portion of the class you will learn about one single button on your camera that will give you consistent exposures with every shot.

The goal of this class is for you to master your camera’s controls so you and your camera can work together in harmony.

Topics Covered:

  • Faster focusing techniques for action/movement
  • Creative focusing for
  • Rapid shooting for sports & action
  • White Balance for color correction
  • Bracketing and EV Compensation
  • Metering and A/E Lock

Includes: 

  • Detailed downloadable notes and photography assignments
  • Direct correspondence with your instructor for questions and feedback.

 

PHOTO3 Perfection

Class Information
DAYTIME CLASS10:00am – 12:30pm
EVENING CLASS6:00pm – 8:30pm
WHERE807 Rochow, 77019
CLASS SIZE (MAX)20 students per class (reduced to 10 students due to COVID-19)
SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE
PHOTO1 The Basics
PHOTO2 Techniques
WHAT TO BRINGCamera, lenses, pen & paper

 

PHOTO3 Perfection – Description
This is a one-day 2 1/2-hour class that focuses on using your camera’s flash to enhance lighting in your pictures. Learn to overcome the greatest difficulties in photography which is dark/indoor lighting. Also learn to produce soft, natural looking light rather than the harshness you are accustomed to seeing from your flash. Everything you learn applies to your camera’s built-in flash as well as an external flash attachment. However, one small portion of this class shows you the one thing an external flash attachment can do that the built-in flash cannot. This short portion of the class will make you drool for an external flash if you don’t already own one. Don’t run out and purchase an external flash for this class because we will talk about what you should think about when purchasing flash equipment.

The Goal of this class is to understand how to use your camera’s flash and flash settings for beautiful lighting for dark/indoor as well as daytime photography.

Topics Covered:

  • Using flash with Priority modes
  • Flash compensation
  • Making the flash travel farther
  • Bouncing a flash indoors and outdoors
  • Fill flash for the daytime
  • Enhancing light without a flash

Includes:

  • Detailed downloadable notes and photography assignments.
  • Direct correspondence with your instructor for questions and feedback.

 

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