Photography



Nature's Details - So Close, and So Far Away!

Carl Heilman II

Do you enjoy including flowers and other details when photographing the landscape? Have you tried getting as close as you can to a snowflake? Just how close can you get to a landscape subject? Then, how close can you get and maintain depth of field while including details in the distance? Join award winning landscape photographer and author, Carl Heilman II, for an inspiring discussion on equipment and techniques used for macro photography, as well as creative tips and techniques for shooting landscapes with subjects close to the camera that draw the viewer into the scene and additional details that lead the eye to the distant horizon.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $185
         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.

Sessions:

1463-0317    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun March 17, 2019 11:00 am - 7:00 pm




Perfect Pictures Every Time for Beginners

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

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.

Sessions:

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

1436-0427    Add registration to shopping cart
      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




Spring Lakes and Waterways Photo Tour

Carl Heilman II

A gorgeous sunset awaits you in this one-day nature photography tour; designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings. Start this eight-hour day with a very brief introduction and discussion, then take the rest of the day to play with photo techniques in the field at beautiful nearby Adirondack lakes and waterways. A great class for those who wish to receive mentoring while in the field.

  • 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 a 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 a full variety of focal length lenses from wide angle to telephoto and perhaps macro if you like so you can work with a variety of techniques through the day.

Sessions:

1437-0428    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun April 28, 2019 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm




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.

Sessions:

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