Saturday, November 27th, 9am-12pm • Boston, MA
Image Review: Wednesday, December 1st, 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
Class Size: 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.
For this workshop, we will be photographing an energetic morning at Boston’s open–air fruit and vegetable market at Haymarket Square. During the walk, we will discuss different elements of street photography and how to effectively photograph in these environments, including exposure, focusing, image composition, and the ability to make quick adjustments in the field, all using 50mm glass. Haymarket features a wide variety of people, color, and activity as vendors work their trade. Our walk will begin at the market, photographing the scenes and the people and continue into the Faneuil Hall. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend!
*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?)
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.
In this workshop, our attendee maximum is higher, but we will have two instructors.
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 email@example.com.
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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.
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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!