Photography



Creative Compositions: Refining Your Vision

Carl Heilman II

Photography composition is an art, not a science! While there are different "rules" for creating a nicely balanced photograph, these are best considered guidelines, not rules. Spend a day at the Folk School, with Carl Heilman as your guide and instructor, exploring ways to refine and improve your photo composition techniques. The day will include class time and shooting time, which will include critique time on images each person brings to the class, plus additional critique time on images taken during a photo session in the area.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $195
         Non-members: $205
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Equipment requirements include a DSLR and lens system/OR full featured point and shoot camera (preferably with screw-on filter and tripod capability), a sturdy tripod and a remote release. In addition, bring along whatever variety of lenses you have plus the manual and / or reference sheet for your camera.

Sessions:

1464-0720    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 20, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm




Summer Landscapes, Stars, and Moonlight Photo Tour

Carl Heilman II

Photograph the late afternoon, sunset and evening light along with the magical wonder and beauty of night skies in the southern Adirondacks with Carl Heilman as your guide and instructor. After meeting briefly at the Folk School for an introduction to night photography and some time for Q & A, the group will travel to nearby photo destinations along the roadways, lakes and waterways. After the sun sets at 7:55, we'll photograph in the twilight as the stars come out. There will be potential Milky Way photo ops before the moon rises at 9:20 PM, which will offer yet another dimension to photographing the nighttime Adirondack landscape.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $195
         Non-members: $205
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Equipment requirements include: a DSLR and/or full featured point and shoot camera (preferably with screw-on filter capability), a sturdy tripod and a remote release. In addition, bring along your widest angle lenses (shortest focal lengths), longer focal length zooms (that can be used with extension tubes), macro lenses, extension tubes, tele-extenders and close-up diopters you have in your camera bag.

Sessions:

1502-0817    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 17, 2019 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm




Autumn Landscapes and the Full Hunter Moon Photo Tour

Carl Heilman II

While each season in the Adirondacks has its own special qualities, the most spectacular is when the trees on the hillsides are vibrant with fall color. Spend a day photographing the southeastern Adirondacks during the peak of color, with Carl Heilman as your guide and mentor. After meeting briefly at the Folk School for an introduction and to cover any initial questions, the rest of the day will be spent photographing at several different nearby locations. There are many beautiful river, waterfall and lake vistas that are reasonably close to the Folk School. This tour will take best advantage of the fall foliage and colorful landscape. One of the goals of the day will be photographing the full moon as it rises in the evening sky, so we'll also find a nice location to do moonrise / twilight photos. Moon rise is 6:16pm and sunset is 6:17pm. The moon should be coming up above the horizon soon after the sun goes down offering a variety of photo ops for sunset, moonrise and moonlight photos.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $195
         Non-members: $205
  • Course Length: 1 Day

This nature photography tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter and ISO settings. During this 8-hour day we will start with a brief introduction/discussion and then will have the rest of the afternoon and evening to photograph and experiment with photo techniques in the field. We can car pool for anyone returning back to Lake Luzerne, otherwise it will be best to drive. Since we will be in the field most of the day, be sure to bring along food, snacks, water and any extra clothing for the day. An umbrella and/or camera cover can be helpful if there are showers. Also be sure to have at least one extra fully charged battery, the camera manual and extra memory cards.

Sessions:

1529-1021    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat October 12, 2019 11:00 am - 7:00 pm




Perfect Pictures Every Time

Carl Heilman II

Understanding photography basics is the key to taking control of your camera, and knowing you got the shot when you were taking it. If you would like to take your skill level from shooting in Auto to having full control over your camera, this intensive class is for you! A step by step PowerPoint presentation helps teach the basic principles of photography including: camera options and set-up, peripheral equipment, image exposure and histograms, and will touch on shooting for HDR, and working with motion, depth of field, and composition. The class is paced to allow time for questions and interaction, with about half of the day in the classroom experimenting with the cameras, and the other half spent in the field, practicing camera techniques and shooting options. A comprehensive handout will include all the major points covered in the presentation. While the class instruction is mostly landscape based, these techniques and principles can be applied to all photographic situations.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $195
         Non-members: $205
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Class is for the beginner to advanced beginner level Equipment requirements include a DSLR and lens system/OR full featured point and shoot camera (preferably with screw-on filter and tripod capability), a sturdy tripod, and a remote release. In addition, bring along whatever variety of lenses you have plus the manual and / or reference sheet for your camera.

Sessions:

1436-0202 This offering has already met      Sat February 2, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1436-0427 This offering has already met      Sat April 27, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1436-1013    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 13, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm