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In Person and Online Hybrid: Fun with Fog: The Art of Soft-Light Nature & Landscape Photography

August 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - August 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

| $400 – $425

This is an online and in-person hybrid event.

For those who know, summer along the California coast usually means fog, sometimes lots and lots of fog. Sadly, many photographers are stuck with the mindset that you can only make good photos if you have epic sunrise or sunset golden-light conditions, but this simply isn’t true. Many wonderful images can be made under the soft umbrella cloak of a fog-shrouded sky.

This class uses both field outings and online presentations designed to help teach how to create evocative and compelling photos that highlight a subject or place, even if under less than ideal lighting conditions. We will take into account natural lighting conditions as well as working with the idea of converting images to Black and White. We will also explore how we use our vision to recognize and isolate important aspects of scenes and locations. Focus on the field sessions will be on taking a visual assessment of subjects and lighting conditions, looking for subtle subjects, and how best to photographically capture those scenes through composition, use of camera settings, and lens selection. We will also spend time learning how to work on images after-capture, including editing and post-processing using programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. The workshop concludes with a photo critique and review of the work that was created over the weekend.

COVID-19 Field Institute Guidelines:

In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

• Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide

• Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness.

• Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

NOTE: Refund policy exceptions will be made for participants experiencing COVID-19 infection or symptoms. Please contact us in this case.

During class all participants will be required to do the following

• Wear a protective face covering

• Maintain a 6 foot physical distance from other participants not belonging to your household

• Bring your own food and water

• Overall group sizes will be limited, there will be no physical contact or sharing of food and drink, and no shared physical equipment or materials unless they are sanitized before and after use, and used by only one person for the duration of class

• Participants will be asked to drive their own vehicle, or share a vehicle only with other household or social bubble members when travelling to field teaching locations

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.


August 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
August 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
$400 – $425
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CA United States


Field Institute of the Point Reyes National Seashore
(415) 663-1200
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Danya Winterman