The Definitive Simon Stafford
Landscape Photography Seminar
Saturday, 6th August
2.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Simon Stafford’s Definitive Landscape Photography Seminar will be held in central London, at Fitzroy House, 37 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 6DX on Saturday, 6th August between 2.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.. The price of the workshop is £155 with the lower price of £95 for Nikon Owner subscribers and includes mid-afternoon tea and coffee.
Following his highly successful series of photographic seminars and workshops presented in association with Grays of Westminster, Simon Stafford, one of the world’s foremost Nikon experts, technical editor of Nikon Owner magazine and best-selling author of numerous Magic Lantern Guides to the Nikon camera system, has developed this comprehensive Landscape Photography Seminar.
Simon Stafford’s Definitive Landscape Seminar
Regardless of whether the location is round the corner from your own front door, or in some foreign land on the other side of the planet, landscape is one of the most accessible and popular genres of the medium. For many photographers, landscape photography combines two of their strongest passions, taking pictures and being in the great outdoors.
Follow Simon as he leads you through an inspirational, educational and entertaining seminar that has been prepared to help you achieve a dramatic improvement to the quality of your landscape pictures. Simon will share his in-depth knowledge and 30 years of photographic experience, so that you can achieve professional-looking results. Starting with his advice on the critically important steps of planning and preparing for a shoot, he will lead you through the essential equipment choices, provide hints and tips on honing your camera technique, demonstrate how creative thinking will make your pictures stand out, and discuss how to enhance your images once you have captured them with your camera.
Spending some time making sure you are fully prepared is essential if you want to make the most out of your landscape photography. In this session you will learn about:
Planning and preparation
- Scouting locations
- Researching the fundamentals: times, tides, and weather forecasts
- Preparing and organizing your equipment
- Taking care: making sure you and your equipment can cope
- Tripods: supporting the camera properly
- Lenses: choosing and using different lens types
- Filters: the essential filters and how to use them effectively
- Accessories: using the small accessories that make a big difference
Natural light is extremely fickle, with the most magical conditions often lasting no more than a few fleeting moments. The patience and perseverance spent on waiting for such light will have been wasted if your photographic technique lets you down. Proficient operation of your camera, combined with some creative thinking will ensure you capture such memorable moments. In this session you will learn about:
- Exposure modes
- ISO sensitivity
- Optimizing white balance and Nikon Picture Controls
- Control and use of lens aperture and shutter speed
- Maximizing image sharpness
- Image review and histograms
- First steps on location
- Composition: tips and techniques
- Working the light
- Shooting the seasons and climatic conditions
Back at Base Camp
Investing the time and effort to access a location and then capture a beautiful landscape picture is not the end of the photographic process. Once your images are committed to a memory card there is more work to do to make the most of your endeavours! In this session you will learn about:
- RAW processing options
- Editing and filing pictures
- Basic image corrections
- An overview of using plug-ins and specialized software
To book a place on this course, please email Gillian Greenwood with your full name, Nikon Owner subscription number if available, daytime mobile and landline. Please note there are very limited places available, so do reply as soon as you are able to, in order to ensure you have a place: firstname.lastname@example.org