PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND PHOTO ADVENTURES
important tools required to create visually stunning images
are the human
eye, the human brain, and the human heart."
Inspiration, Imagination, Stimulation,
these three words are at the core of my teaching philosophy and serve as
the underpinnings for all of my workshops and educational-based photo
adventures. My priority as a professional instructor is to advance your
skills and vision regardless of your current level and to do it in an
engaging, supportive and energetic atmosphere. My approach stresses the
development of your visualization, composition and image building skills
while at the same time improving your technical proficiency to get the
most creative control from your camera gear.
participants have talked about the “Wildlight” experience. It is a
wonderful mixing of places, people and learning environment that blend
together to form a unique brand of photographic inspiration and skill
building. Whether you are photographing wildflowers on
Mt. Rainier or standing in the middle of the Serengeti
capturing the spectacle of a million migrating wildebeests, you will
find yourself surrounded by encouraging peers, a supportive instructor
and a nurturing, non-competitive environment. You will come away with
increased confidence and skills. Many participants have noted how the
experience has transformed the way that they look at the world – more
photographically with richer detail. No matter where it takes you, the
Wildlight experience will expand your perspective, improve your creative
skills and inspire your art.
Artistic growth springs from a solid understanding of photographic
My goal is to help you master new photographic and visual techniques and
achieve a new way of looking at the world. This foundation will allow
you to make photographic decisions based upon your own personal artistic
objectives. Whether it is an intensive workshop or photo adventure, all
are designed to provide you with extensive field shooting followed by
critiques of your work. Even the most experienced photographers find it
difficult not to improve when they receive immediate, focused,
professional feedback on their images.
Whether you are
working on a composition, metering the light or trying to determine the
best depth of field, I am on hand to share my perspective on how you can
improve the visual strength of your images. During critiques, you will
receive constructive feedback on the exposure, composition, visual
balance and overall aesthetic strength of your work. By program’s end
you will have gained a clearer perspective and a greater skill level
about how you can strengthen your images as you continue to shoot on
personally visited and scouted all of the workshop and trip locations in
order to assure that they are rich in photographic opportunities and
visual richness. It also assures that you will be at the right place
with the right light at the right moment.
What makes a Wildlight Photography workshop or photo adventure so great?
- Structured Workshop Lectures -
Personalized Field Mentoring
- Emphasis on Visual Artistry
- Small Groups - Tons of Field Shoots
Locations That Abound In Photographic Opportunities
What better way to
get an education, make new friends and create beautiful images than
spending a week (or so) on a Wildlight workshop or trip furthering your
love for photography? Throughout the year, workshops and
instructional-based trips take place across the country and around the
world to provide you – the serious photographer – with expert
instruction in a seriously fun atmosphere that allows you to expand your
knowledge and charge up your creativity.
The energy is
contagious and the personal, professional attention you receive will
inspire you to take your abilities to the next level. A low maximum
student/teacher ratio of 6:1 ensures you will receive one-on-one
attention and in-depth answers to all of your important questions.
traveling to a spectacular location, learning new photography
fundamentals and skills, growing as an artist or learning to work in
today’s digital environment, you are joined by other participants who
are as eager to fuel their passion for photography as you are. I invite
you to take one of my workshop or trips and spend the time immersed in
photography … just because you love it.
Lissick, Wildlight Nature Photography
THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
Highlights of Workshop Topics
Inner Vision and
- How to listen to and develop your inner artist.
Technique and Equipment - How to visualize your subject as the
camera sees it.
- How it affects the perspective of an image.
Design - How to translate your vision to film and bring order
out of chaos.
the Camera's Eye
- Using the frame to compose elements. Putting it all together to
bring simplicity, balance and harmony to your images.
Color - How
we respond to different colors and how to creatively use color to
enhance your images and communicate with the viewer.
The Dynamics of
Natural Light - Light's magical properties; how we as viewers
respond to different types of light; using and controlling light to
our creative advantage.
Zone System for
Color - Using it to achieve perfect natural light exposures
Metering Systems - interpreting what your camera is trying to
tell you; when and how to use the different metering systems in your
camera; Controlling exposure to create mood and style; How to judge
a subject's tonality in the field.
Applications for Digital Cameras
Maintenance of Your digital Equipment
Depth of Field
- Using it to your creative advantage.
What to use, When and when not to use it.
Photography - Techniques using natural light.
Post Camera -
Mastering the Digital Darkroom -
and organizing you’re your digital images, and basic Photoshop CS2
workflow including color management, working with RAW data, using
layers, cropping, and burn and dodge techniques.
System - Building the right setup for your application and
budget from the tripod up.
For nature and outdoor
photographers, the ideal learning environment is in the field and all
Wildlight Nature Photography Workshops and Adventures offer the ultimate in field learning experience.
The approach taken
during the workshops is methodical and intense. For the entire, event
packed week you will eat, breathe and sleep photography. Whether you
have been photographing for six months or sixteen years, the workshops
and trips welcome a diverse blend of skill levels, ages and culture.
Whatever your background, you will have the chance to embrace other
participant’s photographic viewpoints as well as your own.
Workshops are held
in spectacular locations rich in photographic opportunities. Whether in-depth
lectures or dinner table discussions topics are covered that are practiced during daily field work.
Throw in field mentoring, demonstrations and insightful critiques and
they all add up to ensure that you won’t simply return home with great images,
but with the tools and desire to create beautiful images wherever your
journeys may take you.
Come join Mark for a photographic
experience of a lifetime! Check out the exciting
workshops and photo trips held in some of the most spectacular photo
locations on the planet and register soon to assure yourself a spot for
an adventure of a lifetime.
IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO REGISTER AS EARLY AS YOUR SCHEDULE
CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED TO MAXIMIZE THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE SO THESE WORKSHOPS
AND ADVENTURES FILL QUICKLY.