Workshops

I am excited to offer one-on-one nature and wildlife photography workshops. We will focus on developing and improving technical skills as well as nurturing and expanding your creative vision. Sessions will be tailored to meet the needs of the individual, whether entry-level, intermediate or advanced. Depending on your skill level, we may cover any of the following topics:

Field Techniques

– Gear ins and outs
– Understanding and mastering the Exposure Triad – Shutterspeed/ISO/Aperture
– Composition – positioning yourself to produce the best possible image in camera
– Maximizing available light (including golden light, backlighting, high key, low key, etc.)
– Additional techniques may include birds-in-flight photography, macro photography, using filters

Post-processing

– Workflow techniques in Adobe Lightroom
– Basic exposure and color adjustments
– Cropping
– Image sharpening
– Advanced post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, including
– Graduated and radial filtering and adjustment brush
– Understanding the tone curve
– Tone and RBG curves
– Presets
– Layered editing in Photoshop

Image Critique

– Initial Review – At the end of our session I will provide a review of up to five images produced during the workshop
– Follow up review – Two to four weeks following our session I will provide a 30-minute portfolio review of up to 10 to 15 images of your choosing. This will act as a refresher and will provide a gauge to let you know how you are doing.
– Pre-Meeting Review (optional) – It is helpful for you to point me to your existing portfolio prior to our workshop. This will allow me to gauge your skill level and tailor our day accordingly.

Location

The location will be determined when we arrange our session. We will select a place to meet-up and, if necessary, drive together to where we will shoot.

Rates

– Single Student hourly rate – $50
– Multiple students add $15/hour per student up to a total of four
– Plus travel expenses if the selected location is greater than a one hour drive from my home or current location
– A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking

Schedule a Workshop

To schedule a workshop, please contact me via e-mail tfranzen@stny.rr.com or call 607-341-6516

The workshop was superb!” – Stan Edwards