I am getting near the end of my first session of my 5 month online master class, “Take Your Photography to the Max,” and it has worked out even better than I had hoped. Everyone has enjoyed the lessons ranging on everything from: Light, Color, Composition, Focus Stacking, using neutral density filters to show time/motion techniques, mastering the raw processor in Photoshop and Lightroom, decreasing depth of field in Photoshop, HDR and more. My students have been very pleased as you can see by these testimonials.
"Learning from Lewis will take your Photography to the MAX! From light, to color, to composition, through basic and advanced post processing techniques, Lewis explains, through his videos, all concepts in a clear and practical manner using many examples to reinforce the lesson. His lessons are stimulating and challenging in teaching me many new techniques and always extremely responsive in answering questions. I very much look forward to future courses taught by Lewis." Keith A. 1/2019 participant
"Over the years I've taken many workshops, but they usually last a day, a weekend or a few days with not a lot of time to practice new skills or get much feedback. In this Master Class, Lewis provides a well prepared, video lesson that can be viewed over and over. With each lesson he provides several inspiring examples. Then students have two weeks to practice and share work in progress. At the end of two weeks Lewis does a one-on-one critique with each participant. Then there is another lesson to work on! It's so valuable to be in a class with other students and see how they approach the lessons. This class has changed the way I see, shoot and process my photos. I love that I don't have to travel anywhere, and I can do the lessons at my own pace. I have learned so much and I highly recommend this class." Maryellen B 1/2019 participant
The next session is open for enrollment and will start July 21st, 2019. Class is limited to 15 students.
I have also posted details for 2 eagle tours in 2020. One in Washington State in January, and one in Alaska in March. There is very limited space in these tours.
Here are some images from the Washington trip. Click here to get more info.
And here are some images from Alaska. Click here to get more info.
It seems every winter I spend a good amount of time in Florida, and when I am there, I usually photograph birds. This winter has been no exception, and I am heading back soon for the Florida Birding and Photo Festival in St. Augustine. Even though “birds” is in the title of the festival, I usually spend my time photographing the horses on the beach and working on night photography or long exposures. I will be teaching classes in both of those subjects while I am there. This year, I am going to try something different when photographing the horses on the beach. Last year I piggy backed on someone else’s flash for two of my images and I liked the results, so this year I am taking a flash, and will be experimenting with fill flash in the early morning hours. When I get back, I will let you know how it worked out!
Here is what I got accidentily last year. I hope I can do as well on purpose!