DO YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS, but don't know where to start? DID YOU JUST PURCHASE A NEW, FANCY CAMERA? DO LARGE GROUP LEARNING EXPERIENCES INTIMIDATE YOU?
In this three-hour workshop, created exclusively for those just starting out, we will teach you the very basics of photographic concepts. We will give you the tools to understand the differences between point-and-shoots and D-SLR cameras, how to use the equipment, and the technical basics to get you off on the right foot, in a judgment-free zone for learning. BlueHour will lead small group sessions in order to provide personalized attention and hands-on instruction, and each session includes ample opportunity to practice your skills on-location with real-time guidance and feedback.
The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park is the largest public indoor display gardens in New England, encompassing approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor gardens. This will be a great location to experiment with and learn photography!
JPEG vs. RAW
Standing and a short amount of walking on paved surfaces.
D-SLR camera or Mirrorless
Any lenses you own
Any filters you own
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Meet at the entrance of the Botanical Center at 1 PM.
Floral Ave, Providence, RI 02905.
Paul is a professional fine art photographer, specializing in nature and landscapes from around the world. Paul founded BlueHour in 2014 and designs and instructs all curriculum and course material, and is a tour leader. He works tirelessly making sure the business runs smoothly and is an incredible resource to his students.
In April 2017, he served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, Arizona. His work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston. His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him an equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA.
Paul lives and works out of Hanson, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows and fairs in New England throughout the year, and is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs. The Boston Camera Club awarded him Judge of the Year honors for 2015-2016.
Visit his website and portfolio at www.paulnguyenphoto.com
Allie is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, travel and portrait photography. Allie is Paul's partner in BlueHour, an instructor and tour leader. She is the administrative workhorse behind the BlueHour brand, webmaster, and design specialist.
She has been photographing since age 13, and her trade has taken her to places like Iceland, Norway, The Faroe Islands, across Europe and the United States. She was awarded the Student Image Award in 2013 from the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA.
Her approach focuses on 'telling the story' of a place by capturing subtleties and minor details that when viewed together, create a more complete whole.
Allie lives and works out of Marlborough, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling her work at art shows and fairs around New England. She also regularly shoots portraiture, weddings and events.
Visit her website and portfolio at www.allierichards.com