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  • Decay Photography Presentation

    Bird’s Nest

    This is a presentation that has been created to share some of my process in finding my decay subjects as well as how I shoot them.  I have geared the presentation to last approximately an hour and it is suitable for photography clubs, class rooms, and other special interest groups.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment or in person at your meeting location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.  I can tailor this presentation to fit different time frames as well depending on your needs.

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  • Evolution of Style Presentation

    Appalachian Spring

    This is a presentation that has been created to show the progression of my photographic style through the years.  While it sounds like this is just a highlight real of my photography, it is really designed to get you thinking about how your own photography has developed over the years.  I have geared the presentation to last approximately an hour and it is suitable for photography clubs, class rooms, and other special interest groups.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment or in person at your meeting location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.  I can tailor this presentation to fit different time frames as well depending on your needs.

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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

     

    COVID-19:This workshop is still officially on the calendar.  I am not sure what the State/CDC recommendations will be by mid November, but we will do our best to comply with those restrictions.  Should circumstances force the cancellation of the workshop full refunds (less Paypal Fees) will be issued.

     

    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.

     

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    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: Friday, October 30, 2020

     

    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

     

    COVID-19:This workshop is still officially on the calendar.  I am not sure what the State/CDC recommendations will be by the end of October, but we will do our best to comply with those restrictions.  Should circumstances force the cancellation of the workshop full refunds (less Paypal Fees) will be issued.

     

    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

     

    COVID-19:This workshop is still officially on the calendar.  I am not sure what the State/CDC recommendations will be by early December, but we will do our best to comply with those restrictions.  Should circumstances force the cancellation of the workshop full refunds (less Paypal Fees) will be issued.

     

    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.

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    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 the Art of Photography Presentation

    We’ve all been there…We have a new camera and we aren’t really sure how to make it work to capture the images that we see online and in books.  This one is a little different than my other presentations since it was originally designed for a classroom setting lasting for about four hours.  The content of the presentation covers concepts like a basic introduction to your camera, how to get proper exposure, how to focus your camera correctly, how to compose your images, and even goes into a little bit of detail on things like lighting and lens choice.  There is a lot to be covered here, but by the end of the class you will be ready to step out of the Auto Mode and create the images that you are seeing in your mind with your camera.

     

    I can do this presentation in a single day, or I can break it up over the course of several different sessions in order to fit your needs.  I am happy to do this as a webinar series or in person at your location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs and potential costs associated with this presentation.

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  • One-on-One Instruction

    You have questions about how to improve your photography, but you are finding it difficult to sift through all the various information online.  You don’t have time to commit to a traditional classroom instructional setting, but you do want to learn more about your craft.  That is where the popular option of personal photography instruction comes into play.  Allow me to tailor instruction to address what you want to learn.  This can be in a home, office, or out in the field.  You will quickly grasp the concepts and execution of the areas of photography that you want/need to learn.

    One-on-One Personal Instruction Rates (In the Piedmont of NC):

    • $75/hour for Basic, Advanced, Composition, and Lighting Concepts
    • $99/hour for Adobe Lightroom
    $75.00
  • Order a Print

    Purchasing art is a very personal choice which makes the typical “add to cart” option a little difficult in many cases.  I offer a wide variety of print sizes as well as media to fit your decorating needs.  For simplicity here, I have reduced the choices down to a handful of sizes and two basic types of media which are all stocked in house.  If these options don’t fit your needs, please consider a special order option which would include larger print sizes, metal prints, and canvas prints, as well as a variety of art paper.  I am happy to discuss options, and special orders with you either by phone (336-681-0220) or by email ([email protected]).

     

    All prints will come signed and dated on the back by default, I will be happy to sign the front of the image as well upon request.  Just notate “Signed” after you insert the title of the photograph you are interested in when making your order here.

    Please carefully enter the title of the photograph that you are wanting in the box below to make sure you get the correct print.

    $22.00$80.00
  • Photography in Our Own Backyard Presentation

    Out in the Barn

    This is a presentation that has been created to inspire other photographers to spend some time close to home and become an expert in the locations that they might not otherwise think about.  I have geared the presentation to last approximately an hour and it is suitable for photography clubs, class rooms, and other special interest groups.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment or in person at your meeting location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.  I can tailor this presentation to fit different time frames as well depending on your needs.

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  • Self Awareness Through Photography Presentation

    “Shadowed Ridge”

    This presentation started out years ago for a therapy group which helped victims recover from domestic violence.  Since that time, I have adjusted the direction of the presentation to illustrate how photography has helped me through mild PTSD.  We will spend a lot of time discussing how photography can be a great creative outlet for emotions, and can also be used to determine your own current state of mind.  In this presentation, I will ask for a lot of interaction from the group and it is very much geared for an educational setting in its current form.  The presentation usually lasts for just under an hour and a half at full length, but that can be adjusted for your needs.  I can do this presentation in a webinar environment, but for the full effect it is recommended to be done in person at your location.  In order to schedule this presentation, please contact me by phone (336-681-0220) or email ([email protected]) to discuss your specific needs.

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