Want to learn how to use your new (or old!) camera? Curious about how to get great wildlife or landscape shots? Have a new flash, but not sure how to properly use it?
For the month of July I’m offering one-on-one and small group sessions to help you learn more about photography, your equipment, and the settings on your camera. Each session will be tailored to suit your skill level and will focus on what you would like to learn. I currently offer lessons in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Types of Lessons and Sessions Available
Beginner photography concepts (aperture, ISO, shutter speed, getting out of Automatic mode)
How to use your various lenses
Working with Natural light
If you’d like to learn something that’s not listed here, just send me an email and we can chat about it.
**(Update: The off-camera flash workshop is now full. however, you can still sign up for the waiting list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
I’ve teamed up with Archbould Photography to offer some exciting workshops this fall and winter. If you’ve got a DSLR, or if you want to learn how to use your flash, we’ve got some fun learning opportunities for you.
Basic Digital Photography – Bringing It Into Focus: Learn how to get your DSLR out of “auto mode” and take control of the features of your camera. Date: Dec 3, 2011.
Introduction to Flash and Off-camera Flash Photography: Get your flash off your camera and learn how to take control of light! Date: January 23, 2012.
Sebastian Schnuelle talks to the media while eating breakfast in Circle City
Generally, most of the excitement and amazing images of the Yukon Quest come from the sweeping vistas and mountains while the race is on.
However, as a photographer rushing from checkpoint to checkpoint, you spend a lot of time inside those checkpoints, trying to make things look interesting. The Circle City checkpoint was pretty busy – firetrucks, gear, coats hanging up, picnic tables around, media and volunteers all about.
That in itself can make interesting pictures.
But to take things a little beyond the ordinary, you can use little tricks to do something different. Continue reading →
Dancers leap into the air at the Northern Lights School of Dance in Whitehorse, Yukon. Photo by Rick Massie / Yukon Sport Photographer
This was a tough shoot. Why, you ask?
A) The walls and ceiling were either very bright white, or very light pink. This means lots of spill, and possibly pink color casts bleeding into the pictures.
B) The wall on the left is not a wall. It’s a huge mirror along the length of it! This causes more light spill, and stray reflections that might leak light into parts of the photo where I don’t want it.
C) The wall across from that? It’s all windows. And they run along the length of the room. And no blinds.
Hmmm….I was envisioning dancers against a dark background. How to pull this off? Continue reading →