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  • Fall Decay Workshop 2020

    Outlawed Restorations

    Are you interested in “Decay Photography,”  maybe you just enjoy automotive photography?  Either way, I’ve got you covered!  Outlawed Restorations is a rat rod builder’s workshop located in East Bend, NC. The rusty landscape is ever changing but there are always interesting shells of cars as well as a few rat rods scattered around the property.  There are no end to the compositions that can be found here. Whether you are interested in photographing cars mixed with the landscape, or you prefer intimate details…this is the workshop for you!  We will cover basic concerns with this type of photography, as well as concentrating on overall compositions with plenty of detail shots thrown in for good measure.  I will also have a short Lightroom tutorial at the end to show what is possible with these images after the capture (conditions permitting).  This is your workshop, so be sure and bring lots of questions for me.  My goal is to make you a better photographer in this genre.

     

    Location: East Bend, NC  (address to be given out to participants by email)

     

    Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020

     

    Duration:  Full day from 8am till 5pm

     

    Cost: $225.00 per person

     

    Limit: 8 Participants

     

    Transportation: Driving conditions will be on paved roads but carpooling is recommended due to somewhat limited parking.

     

    Facilities:  Unfortunately, there are no restrooms available at this location.  There is  fire station a short distance from the shop which can be utilized.

     

    Meals:  There will be a lunch break, and you can either pack a lunch (recommended), or there are a limited number of restaurants in the area.

     

    Fitness Level: This is a relatively flat property, but good quality shoes are recommended as there will be some possibility of standing in tall brush for certain compositions.

     

    Gear: Food, drinks, charged batteries, memory cards, lenses, tripods, polarizers and/or ND Grad filters.  I will have limited filters from Singh-Ray to try out during the day as well.  We will be outside so dress for the weather.  I’ll send out an email a day or so before with the weather predictions so that we are all on the same page.

     

    www.singh-ray.com
    Remember to use the code KISER10 to get 10% off your purchase

     

    Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular model. If you need filters, be sure to visit www.Singh-Ray.com and use KISER10 at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  Also bring lots of questions as to what you are wanting to learn.  As the host of a workshop, I don’t want to override your own personal creative choices without an invitation.  This is your workshop, and I am here to help you become a better photographer.

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

     

    “Have and Have Not”, Canon 5D Mk3, 24-70mm f/2.8L Mk2, Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer
    Slammed
    Stormy Stance
    Forbush Fire
    $225.00
  • Fall Foliage Workshop 2020

    Stone Mountain State Park (NC)

    The North Carolina Mountains are famous for the Autumn colors that fill our landscape with an explosion of color each year.  The most popular place to see this is the Blue Ridge Parkway and you will find it to be standing room only with traffic jams all along the 469 miles of roadway.  You can experience similar sights at other areas in our mountains, such as the location for this upcoming landscape workshop at Stone Mountain State Park.  You will get all the beauty of Fall, without the elbow to elbow crowds found on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Join me for a chance to learn how to capture the Fall Colors as well as landscapes in general.  This park has it all, from grand vistas, to intimate woodland, to waterfalls, and even some historic rustic buildings.  There will be a lot of hiking with this workshop, so make sure you are prepared to work for you images.  As with my other workshops, this is an educational experience for you, not an opportunity to see me work.  I will be right there with you helping you achieve the images that you are wanting to achieve.  The actual content of the workshop will be dependent on the weather as well as what the group wants to focus on.  I will try and fit in a short Lightroom tutorial if there is time and interest for it.

     

    Location: 3042 Frank Parkway, Roaring Gap, NC 28668

     

    Date: TBD as the Foliage Forecast gets updated.  Expect around the third week of October.

     

    Duration: Full day starting around 7am at the park and continuing until around 5pm or later if there is interest.

     

    Cost: $200 per person

     

    Limit: 8

     

    Lodging:  This will be the responsibility of the participant.  There are hotels in the area, but also consider camping within the park as RV and tent sites are available.

     

    Appropriate For:  This workshop is geared to be an educational experience, so whether you are a beginner or enthusiast, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn during the day.  If you have any specific concerns as to whether or not this workshop is right for you, please allow me to assist you in your decision.

     

    Transportation: Driving conditions will be on all paved roads, and there will be parking available at the trail, but it is encouraged to carpool to minimize impact as well as to get to know each other.

     

    Facilities: There are restrooms at the park which will be open at the trail head.

     

    Meals:  This will be a full day at the park, and there are no eating establishments onsite.  You are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch, or heavy snack that you can carry with you on the hike. There is a good possibility that we will be around the parking area at some points during the day, but the light and locations will take precedence which may delay our return to the cars for meals.

     

    Fitness Level:  Stone Mountain has some wonderful trails, but there are a lot of elevation changes as well as some rather intense stair climbs (one at over 300 steps).  Some of the trails are rated as strenuous, but nothing is considered technical with the trails.  I would recommend having some hiking experience in order to fully enjoy the day as there will be several miles of terrain covered during the workshop to get to the vistas we will be working with.  Expect a minimum of 5 miles of hiking over various surfaces.

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    Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  This is a landscape workshop so there will be opportunities for wide angle shots as well as tight telephoto shots.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular camera model.  A tripod is recommended with all landscape photography because of the narrow apertures needed for depth of field.  Polarizers and ND grad filters will be a great help for this workshop.  I will have a limited number of Singh-Ray Filters to be tried out during the day.  If you need filters, be sure to visit www.singh-ray.com and use “KISER10” at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  Also, make sure that your batteries are charged and you have plenty of memory card space as this will be a long day.

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

    Golden Falls
    Mike and Joe doing their own thing
    Drama Above
    Photo Credit Joe Horne
    Gnarled Direction
    Casualty of Spring
    Leaf Collection
    Mossy Seat
    Welcome Home
    $200.00
  • Fall Waterfall Workshop 2020

    Hanging Rock State Park

    Are you intrigued by waterfalls?  Do you find the moving water captivating and relaxing?  Do you want to learn how to photograph these waterfalls?  Then this is the workshop for you!  Join me as we hike through Hanging Rock State Park where we can find a total of seven waterfalls of different types within a very small area.  This park is unique in that five different waterfalls are located within a very short hike from the main parking area with an additional two located just outside of the park accessible by a short drive and shorter hikes.  This single day workshop will introduce you to long exposure photography with the techniques and equipment needed to capture that soothing flow of silky water over the rocks.  There will also be a short Lightroom demonstration during the day (conditions permitting) to show what is possible with editing waterfalls.  This workshop is open to photographers of all experience levels, but since we will be dealing with a very specific genre of photography, I do ask that you have a general understanding of the photographic process.  If you are not sure if this is the workshop for you, please contact me so we can discuss your needs further.

     

    Location: 1790 Hanging Rock Park Rd, Danbury, NC 27016

     

    Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

     

    Duration:  Full day from 7am until around 5pm

     

    Cost: $200.00 per person

     

    Limit: 6 Participants

     

    Transportation: Driving conditions will be on paved roads with ample parking.

     

    Facilities:  There is a visitor’s center in the main parking lot, but it doesn’t open until 9am.

     

    Meals:  There will be a lunch break at a mid point of the day.  Due to travel time to any restaurants in the area it is recommended that you pack a lunch.

     

    Fitness Level: There will be hiking involved in this workshop, although the trails that we will be taking are around a half mile, or less to the destination.  They are moderate in difficulty in some places, but there are hazards associated with hiking around waterfalls which you should keep in mind.  Expect to hike around three miles total if we go to all seven of the waterfalls.

     

    Gear: Food, drinks, hiking boots (preferably waterproof), charged batteries, memory cards, lenses, and owner’s manuals.  I would also highly suggest that you bring a good quality tripod and a polarizing filter at a bare minimum with ND filters being strongly suggested as well.  I will have a workshop kit from Singh-Ray for you to try out the filters as the day goes on.  With waterfall photography, the tripod and filters mentioned will have a very big bearing on your enjoyment and ability to learn the techniques associated with waterfall photography.  The weather here can be unpredictable for this time of year.  I will send out information about what to expect as we get closer to the workshop so you can prepare.

    www.singh-ray.com
    Remember to use the code KISER10 to get 10% off your purchase

     

    Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular model. If you need filters, be sure to visit www.Singh-Ray.com and use KISER10 at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  Also bring lots of questions as to what you are wanting to learn.  As the host of a workshop, I don’t want to override your own personal creative choices without an invitation.  This is your workshop, and I am here to help you become a better photographer.

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

     

    Enchanted Den

    Protective Walls
    Weeping Inside
    $200.00
  • Introduction to Photography: Summer Class

    An Introduction to the Art of Photography

    Do you have a camera that you are afraid to use?  Maybe you just want to move away from full auto and experience the joy of creativity through photography?  Would you just like to understand some of the basics better than you do?  This is the class for you!  It is geared to those who are wanting to step out of their comfort zone and take that next step towards capturing those special images.  In this class, I will go into the basics as well as explain why a dedicated camera is a valuable option in today’s cell phone world.  We will look at concepts of exposure and how to find the right settings for the scene and location, by using the tools that the camera offers.  We will discuss how to focus, and where to focus to get that sharp image that you are after.  We will spend some time dealing with composition and figure out how to organize a scene that best represents your reason for capturing the image in the first place.  You don’t need much experience at all to benefit from this class.  You just need a camera and a willingness to learn.  The day will be broken up into two parts.  The first part will be the longest and will take place in a classroom setting where we will discuss the major topics of the day.  The latter part of the class will be practical exercises with your camera where you will put to use what you have learned.  I’ll be with you every step of the way to help you learn those next steps in your own quest for photography.  This is only for the capture of the images as I will not be getting into the post processing end of photography in this particular class.  Bring questions as my main purpose in having this class is to make you more comfortable with your camera and prepared to look into the art of photography.  Please bring any owner’s manuals for specific instructions on how your camera works.

     

    Location: White Rock Civic Center,  4801 Davis Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

     

    Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020  (Tentative, awaiting confirmation on the date)

     

    Duration: 9am-3pm  Classroom from 9am until approximately 1pm.  There will be an outside hands-on session afterwards until 3pm for those who are interested.

     

    Cost: $150 per person

     

    Limit: 12 participants

     

    Lodging:  This will be the responsibility of the participant.  The location is convenient to Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.

     

    Appropriate For:  This is appropriate for any beginner from teen to senior.  While the material is geared towards landscape and natural light photography, the topics discussed will be applicable to any type of photography.  Whether you are shooting film or digital, the concepts will be the same.

     

    Transportation: This will be the responsibility of the participant.  There is ample parking at the Civic Club.

     

    Facilities: There are restrooms available

     

    Meals:  We should be wrapping up around 1pm with the classroom portion.  For those interested in doing some more hands on learning, I will be staying until 3pm.  Lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring a bagged lunch.

     

    Fitness Level:  This will be a classroom setting with a small amount of time either outside or inside doing some practical work with the camera depending on the weather.

     

    Note: I will try and simplify the mystery of “settings” during this class and make it much easier to understand.  My goal is to get you out of the different auto modes and start making some of the decisions for the image yourself.  This is the groundwork that will be needed to start getting very creative with your own photography.

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

     

    $150.00
  • Spring Decay Workshop 2020

    Workshop Canceled

    Please consider the Fall Decay WorkshopFall Decay Workshop

    Outlawed Restorations

    Are you interested in “Decay Photography,”  maybe you just enjoy automotive photography?  Either way, I’ve got you covered!  Outlawed Restorations is a rat rod builder’s workshop located in East Bend, NC. The rusty landscape is ever changing but there are always interesting shells of cars as well as a few rat rods scattered around the property.  There are no end to the compositions that can be found here. Whether you are interested in photographing cars mixed with the landscape, or you prefer intimate details…this is the workshop for you!  We will cover basic concerns with this type of photography, as well as concentrating on overall compositions with plenty of detail shots thrown in for good measure.  I will also have a short Lightroom tutorial at the end to show what is possible with these images after the capture (if time and conditions allow).  This is your workshop, so be sure and bring lots of questions for me.  My goal is to make you a better photographer in this genre.

     

    Location: East Bend, NC  (address to be given out to participants by email)

     

    Date: Canceled

     

    Duration:  Full day from 8am until 5pm

     

    Cost: $225.00 per person

     

    Limit: 8 Participants

     

    Transportation: Driving conditions will be on paved roads but carpooling is recommended due to somewhat limited parking.

     

    Facilities:  Unfortunately, there are no restrooms available at this location.  There is  fire station a short distance from the shop which can be utilized.

     

    Meals:  There will be a lunch break, and you can either pack a lunch (recommended), or there are a limited number of restaurants in the area.

     

    Fitness Level: This is a relatively flat property, but good quality shoes are recommended as there will be some possibility of standing in tall brush for certain compositions.

     

    Gear: Food, drinks, charged batteries, memory cards, lenses, tripods, polarizers and/or ND Grad filters.  I will have limited filters from Singh-Ray to try out during the day as well.  We will be outside so dress for the weather.  I’ll send out an email a day or so before with the weather predictions so that we are all on the same page.

     

    www.singh-ray.com
    Remember to use the code KISER10 to get 10% off your purchase

     

    Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular model. If you need filters, be sure to visit www.Singh-Ray.com and use KISER10 at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  Also bring lots of questions as to what you are wanting to learn.  As the host of a workshop, I don’t want to override your own personal creative choices without an invitation.  This is your workshop, and I am here to help you become a better photographer.

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

     

    “Have and Have Not”, Canon 5D Mk3, 24-70mm f/2.8L Mk2, Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer
    Slammed
    Stormy Stance
    Forbush Fire
    $225.00
  • Spring Landscape Workshop 2020

    Doughton Park, Blue Ridge Parkway (NC)

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is a favorite among landscape photographers in the Eastern Part of the US. The Parkway goes for a total of 469 miles and in that distance, you can find mountain scenes, waterfalls, fields, and fences. For this workshop, we will be starting out at Doughton Park which is at milepost 241.1 in Laurel Springs, NC. This will be a sunrise workshop, so plan on being at the rally point well before sunrise.  Depending on the weather, we might shoot waterfalls, intimate landscapes, or grand landscapes. There are opportunities for any and all of these types of images. There are facilities at the park which might be open, however, food should be brought in to avoid having to travel into Boone for options. We will shoot for the full day depending on weather conditions. If they are favorable I plan on staying until sunset as long as there is interest in the group. While this workshop starts at Doughton Park, we will go where the light takes us. There are many places along the Blue Ridge Parkway which are fantastic to shoot at this time of year.  I will try and fit in a Lightroom tutorial if time and conditions allow, but the photography will be the primary goal of this workshop.

     

    Location: Doughton Park, MP 241.1 on the Blue Ridge Parkway

     

    Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020

     

    Duration: Full day starting around 5:00am at the park.  We will go as long as there is interest.  I will be available until after sunset.

     

    Cost: $200 per person

     

    Limit: 8

     

    Lodging:  This will be the responsibility of the participant.  There are hotels in the area, but also consider camping within the park as RV and tent sites are available.

     

    Appropriate For:  This workshop is geared to be an educational experience, so whether you are a beginner or enthusiast, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn during the day.  If you have any specific concerns as to whether or not this workshop is right for you, please allow me to assist you in your decision.

     

    Transportation: Driving conditions will be on all paved roads, and there will be parking available along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it is encouraged to carpool to minimize impact as well as to get to know each other.

     

    Facilities: There are restrooms at Doughton which might be open by this point.  However, as we explore beyond Doughton, facilities are few and far between.

     

    Meals:  This will be a full day at the park, and there are no eating establishments onsite.  You are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch, or several snacks for the day. We will be close to the vehicles for much of the day so you can leave any food in there for safe keeping.

     

    Fitness Level:  This is primarily going to be short distance hikes (about half a mile at a time) and riding in cars.  There will be no technical trails, more foot paths.

     

    Note: Participants should have a working knowledge of their equipment for this workshop.  This is a landscape workshop so there will be opportunities for wide angle shots as well as tight telephoto shots.  Bring manuals for any specific operating questions to your particular camera model.  A tripod is recommended with all landscape photography because of the narrow apertures needed for depth of field.  Polarizers and ND grad filters will be a great help for this workshop.  If you need filters, be sure to visit www.singh-ray.com and use “KISER10” at checkout for a 10% discount on your order.  I will have a workshop kit available from Singh-Ray so you can try out an assortment of filters as the needs arise.  Also, make sure that your batteries are charged and you have plenty of memory card space as this will be a long day.

    www.singh-ray.com
    Remember to use the code KISER10 to get 10% off your purchase

     

    Contact Me: [email protected] or call at 336-681-0220 for any questions about this workshop.

    “Summer Storms”, Canon 5D Mk3, 16-35mm f/2.8L Mk2, Singh-Ray, Galen Rowell 2-Stop Hard ND Grad

    “Spring Ridge”, Canon 5D Mk3, 16-35mm f/2.8L Mk2, no filters

    “Cradle of Branches”, Canon 5D Mk3, 24-70mm f/2.8L Mk2, Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer, Converted in Lightroom
    Photo courtesy of Michael Tucker

    “Daybreak”, Canon 5D Mk3, 24-70mm f/2.8L Mk2, no filters
    $200.00