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Hunt’s Photo Nifty Fifty Workshop: Beacon Hill

August 28, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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One event on August 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm


Walk: Saturday, August 28th, 8-11am • Boston, MA

Image Review: Monday, August 30th, 7-9pm • Online!


Working in the field with only a 50mm lens!

Followed by an image review & critique

Recommended prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera
We also recommend having some of the knowledge from our Beginner Photography class

Must have a 50mm lens

All Skill Levels Welcome

Instructor: Don Toothaker

Special guest from Sony, Jon Helgason, will be present with cameras and lenses to test out!

Class Size: Maximum 8 attendees

About the Nifty Fifty Workshops
Every photographer at one point or another has the internal struggle before going to photograph: What lenses should I bring with me today? The common answer is as many as I can without being too uncomfortable. And so we pack up our wide, standard, telephoto, prime, and macro lenses and head out into the field, forcing ourselves to endure limitless choices while sacrificing simplicity.
Our Nifty Fifty workshops flip the script and force you to only carry one lens: A 50mm lens, nostalgically referred to as a “nifty fifty”. With limitations, what can you– the photographer, the creator, the artist– achieve?
These workshops will start with our basic photo walk, where we will meet in the field and work with only a 50mm lens in a specific location. Attendees will then submit a handful of images for an online image review, to be held a few days later. During that image review, we will be able to see others’ work, discuss how to achieve different effects, and consider editing choices. This is an excellent workshop for all photographers–from Beginner to Advanced–because it forces you to work in a different way.

Walk Description
For this workshop, we will be photographing in Beacon Hill. For generations, Beacon Hill has been one of Boston’s most appealing neighborhoods, and it is an excellent opportunity to use only a 50mm lens. Quaint historic streets, beautiful Brownstones, and unique detail help make Beacon Hill a rewarding location for photographers of every skill level, all using that lovely 50mm glass.

*Question: Are other prime lenses acceptable? Olympus/Panasonic users may use a 25mm lens, since it gives the same look as a 50mm and other primes can be used as an alternative, but we ask that you try to keep it at one prime in as close to that range as possible. Remember- this is a “nifty fifty” workshop, not a “mighty ninety” workshop. (And does that even really rhyme?)

Special Guest
Special guest from Sony (and great friend to all at Hunt’s Photo and Hunt’s Photo Education), Jon Helgason, will be present with Sony cameras and 50mm lenses to test out! You’re under no obligation to try the cameras, but it is a great opportunity!

Updated COVID-19 Policies for outdoor Hunt’s Photo Walks and Workshops
Hunt’s Photo Education is aligning with CDC and state guidelines and will no longer require face masks for our outdoor Photo Walks. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so. We also recommend bringing a mask, just in case. We also ask that you maintain social distance of 6 feet from one another.
We will continue to have a maximum of 8 attendees per one instructor.
As always, if you are sick or feeling unwell, STAY HOME! We will gladly give you a credit towards a future walk.

These guidelines will stay in place until further notice. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at classes@huntsphoto.com.

Register here

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If you are attending this walk, we will send out more specific instructions to you a few days prior to the walk. Please note: Some slight details above can be subject to change. This email will detail any of those minor changes.
Please read Hunt’s Terms & Conditions before signing up.

Dress and Gear

•Make sure to dress accordingly with the most current weather report.
•Only a 50mm lens will be necessary
•You do not need a tripod
•Feel free to bring snacks and water, and a flashlight will likely help as well.
•Bring an extra camera battery and memory cards.
•A good, fun attitude is always recommended!


August 28
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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