Founded in 1987, The Adaptive Sports Center (ASC) improves the quality of life of people with physical or cognitive disabilities through outdoor adventure activities. In addition to skiing, rafting, and ropes courses, the ASC is offering a fall photography workshop for people with cognitive disabilities from September 9-11, 2011.
Held during the fall color season in beautiful Crested Butte Colorado, this introduction to nature photography is taught by photographer Pat Bittle. The weekend workshop concludes with a gallery show that is open to friends, family, and the Crested Butte community. The workshop tuition is $385 per person, and scholarships are available. For more information or to register contact the Adaptive Sports Center by phone: (970) 349-2296 or visit www.adaptivesports.org
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The first Paul’s Junkyard night photography workshop was a blast. At sunset on the second night, the owner cut a car in half, and then lifted another one in the air for us to photograph. I was tempted to dub dinosaur sounds over the video. Troy Paiva and I saw some amazing work during the critique sessions, and we’re looking forward to seeing more photos online soon. I’ll be featuring some photos right here on my blog, and also keep an eye on the Flickr group.
We’re planning to do another workshop at Paul’s in the fall. The April workshop sold out in less than a day. The best way to grab a spot is to get on our email notification list. We promise not to use your car to demonstrate how the giant metal cutter works.
I’ve been preparing for next week’s night photography workshop at Paul’s Junkyard, and found the image above while putting together my post-processing demo. In the past, I’ve covered how to develop night photos in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw. The all new post-processing demonstration for this workshop will primarily focus on making subtle adjustments to tone, color, and sharpness in Photoshop. These techniques will help workshop participants learn how to finish their images for web or print.
Notice anything different about the night photo above? This image is an ISO 6400 test shot from a Canon 5D Mark II. Noise reduction was applied in Lightroom 3. Is it a little bit noisy? Yes. But the file is fine for web use, and with a little bit of work it would make a nice print. Save those test shots! Who knows what you may be able to rescue from your archive as the post-processing software gets better and better.
Low light sensitivity and high ISO performance are improving with every new generation of digital SLRs. Will it be long before we’re doing night photography hand-held? Star trails may start to look pretty old school in the not too distant future!