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Hunt’s Photo Nifty Fifty Workshop: Olde Sturbridge Village

August 13, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm



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Class Summary

Date & Time:

August 13, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Photographing in low light environments; environmental portraits all with a 50mm lens
Skill Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Don Toothaker
Class size:
8 attendees
What to Bring:
  • Make sure to dress accordingly with the most current weather report.
  • Consider bringing wide angle or standard zoom lenses.
  • A prime lens, or anything with a low aperture, will suit you well for this walk.
  • You will likely NOT need a tripod for this walk, but feel free to bring one if you’d like to carry it.
  • Feel free to bring snacks and water, and a flashlight will likely help as well.
  • Bring an extra camera battery and memory cards.
  • As always, bring your enthusiasm and creative thoughts!
Recommended Prerequisites:
Basic Knowledge of your Camera

COVID-19 Policies for outdoor Hunt’s Photo Walks and Workshops
Face masks are not required for our outdoor Photo Walks. We also ask that you maintain social distance whenever possible.

As always, if you are sick or feeling unwell, STAY HOME! We will gladly give you a credit towards a future walk.

Important Notes:
Workshop: Saturday, August 13th, 9:30am-4pm • Sturbridge, MA • Image Review: Sunday, August 21st, 7-9pm • Online!


Workshop: Saturday, August 13th, 9:30am-4pm • Sturbridge, MA • Image Review: Sunday, August 21st, 7-9pm • Online!

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.

Workshop Description
Located an hour west of Boston, Sturbridge Village is a proud replication of an 18th century New England town. Sturbridge Village is a living history museum that features many authentic period buildings and homes to explore and enjoy. The village is also inhabited by re-enactors who provide colorful insight to life in New England during the 18th century. Sturbridge Village is a wonderful destination for a multitude of photographic opportunities as well as a glimpse into a bygone era.

Olde Sturbridge Village is perhaps one of the best places to have both a Photo Walk and a class. There’s a little bit of everything at this living history museum, from macro and closeup with fine details to architecture, from portraits to landscapes. On this workshop, we will photograph both indoors and outdoors, in regular light as well as very low light. We will focus our energies and use only a 50mm lens to create our photographs, which will be both limiting and expressive!

After the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to review their images and make some edits. We will then reconvene online with an image review where we will discuss many of the factors that we discussed on the walk portion of the workshop. This workshop is an excellent opportunity to hone in on and develop your photography skills.

Join us for a great experience!

*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?)


August 13, 2022
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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