What to do when the light ain’t right: creative photo techniques to extend your shooting day
As photographers, we learn to evaluate light and pick the best times for shooting. However, we can’t always be at the right place at the right time. Sometimes, the only time you can visit a location you get stuck with overcast or cloudy skies. Sometimes, you get harsh mid-day light, and you know you won’t be able to stick around until the golden hour. Depending on your frame of mind, you may come home with uninspiring shots, or worse, put the camera away altogether.
In this presentation, I’ll focus on creative techniques that allow you to keep shooting, even when conditions are less than perfect. By adding some fundamental processing techniques to your digital darkroom, including monochrome, HDR, and texture blending, you’ll get images that you can be proud of, even if the conditions seemed sub-par at the time of capture.
About Jason P. Odell
Jason P. Odell became interested in photography when he received his first camera, a Kodak Ektralite 10, in elementary school. He routinely experimented in his mother’s home darkroom and was occasionally allowed to borrow her Nikkormat EL SLR. Jason continued his passion for photography throughout high school, where he was a photographer and editor of the school yearbook.
Jason studied biology at UCLA and later earned his doctorate from the University of California, Riverside. While studying, his field biology work took him to the island of Trinidad, West Indies, where he developed a passion for photographing birds and other wildlife. Jason’s doctoral adviser was also an avid nature photographer, so trips to the field always involved packing cameras and lenses.Jason taught at the university level for eight years and has a passion for education.
In 2004, Jason established Luminescence of Nature Photography, dedicated to outdoor photography and photographic education. In addition to writing, he conducts field photography workshops and software training classes for photographers around the world.
Date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Location: Lone Tree Civic Center, 8527 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO. (Meeting is downstairs to the rear.) There is an elevator for anyone who prefers to use it. Guests are welcome!