Friday, August 23rd, 4-8pm & Saturday, August 24th, 10am-2pm • Portland, Maine
Featuring 3 Portland Lighthouses at distinctly different times of the day
Recommended prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera
We also recommend having some of the knowledge from our Beginner Photography class; an interest in printing; tripod
All Skill Levels Welcome
Instructors: Rick Berk & Ray Levesque
Class Size: Maximum 12 attendees
Capture-To-Print is an intermediate workshop that focuses not only on photography, but also editing and printing! Half photo workshop, half editing and printing, we will take you through the whole process–from Capture to Print— to demonstrate what is important in the field, how to effectively process photos, and why printing is a necessity.
On this version of Capture to Print, we will have a late afternoon/sunset photo walk covering three of Portland, Maine’s most photogenic lighthouses. We’ll start at Bug Light Park to photograph the beloved Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, also known as Bug Light, before we head a couple of blocks over to Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, on the campus of Southern Maine Community College. Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse is also the site of Fort Preble, a military fort which was in use from 1802 to 1906. We’ll explore the many opportunities this location offers, and then head another few miles west to Cape Elizabeth to capture the sunset at Portland Head Lighthouse. Portland Head is located on the grounds of Fort Williams Park, an old military fort dating back to the Spanish American War. We will explore the grounds and various vantage points on the lighthouse, and end up in one of the classic spots for sunset.
The next morning, we will then transition from photographing to editing. Attendees are encouraged to bring their computers–laptops or all-in-ones are fine (iMacs are welcome)–in order to do their own editing. Attendees should have Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop on their computer or a comparable program. We will be available to help with the processing of images during this time. Shortly after noon, we will view these edits, critique, and discuss them with the rest of the class while also creating 12×18″ prints.
This will be a fun and challenging workshop that will walk you through the full process of creating a photograph. The process of printing is integral to developing one’s photographic vision.
Approximate schedule for the day:
Friday, 4pm- Meet at Bug Light Park. We will photograph there and the other two lighthouses for the evening.
Saturday, 8pm- End for the day
Saturday 10am- Reconvene at Hunt’s Photo, S. Portland. Begin editing.
12pm- Review, critique, and printing.
If you are attending this walk, we will send out more specific instructions to you a few days prior to the walk. However, be advised we will be meeting at Bug Light Park at the end of Madison Ave in Portland, Maine at the time listed. 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.
Attendees should have:
Digital Camera and Lens
Suggested Items Attendees should have:
Various other lenses
Extra memory cards
Extra camera battery