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Join Kenny & Ryan for 5 days of exploring jaw-dropping landscapes and discovering hidden gems in a winter wonderland. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan transforms into a winter paradise, making it a photographer’s dreamworld and a perfect playground for any adventurer. The Great Lakes freeze into giant plates of ice and brilliant ice formations making this is the perfect time to set off and explore enchanted ice caves, frozen waterfalls, massive ice curtains and lighthouses. Capture fiery sunrise and sunset colors with landscapes freshly blanketed in snow and magical twinkling stars during the crisp winter night skies. If we are lucky, the aurora borealis is always a possibility on clear nights! Learn how to take advantage of any condition and go home with not only a memorable adventure but unique images you’re proud to share.

Warning: This adventure may cause immediate withdrawals after leaving the workshop

 
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TRIP DATES

February 07 - February 11, 2020

 
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GROUP SIZE

limited to extremely small group size of 6

 
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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Beginner - advanced


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Our goal is to leave you feeling confident, motivated and passionate about your photography with a new set of ideas and perspective! We will teach simple and actionable techniques to scout out incredible compositions and the process of how to approach and execute unique photos in any environment or condition. The classroom portion of this adventure will teach you a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and methods that will allow you to create some powerful images. We decided to keep the group small and intimate, thus allowing us to focus and give you much more access to the instructors and 1-on-1 attention. Both instructors will always be with the group providing thoughts and real time critique as the light changes from sunset to the enchanting night skies.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Planning your shoots

  • Scouting and gauging conditions

  • Composing an image to grab the viewer’s attention

  • Composing an image with a person in frame to show scale and tell a story

  • How to shoot with a plan for editing

  • Choosing the right gear for the job

Capturing your image

  • Histogram - how to read for perfectly exposed images

  • Exposure control - how to use ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed in different scenarios

  • Focusing at night to capture pin sharp stars

  • Long Exposure - how to capture blue hour and water motion blur

  • Stacking for Noise Reduction - how to shoot with a plan to stack

Bringing the image to life

  • Lightroom and Photoshop - learn our post-processing workflow

  • Edit Blue-hour Blends

  • Star-stacking - how to edit starry night skies with the stacking technique

  • Build Social Media Presence - how to maximize engagement


WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 
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All Hotel Accommodations

Each person will have their own designated room reserved

 
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All Photo Instruction

From the field to the computer, we will cover it all. We will teach you techniques on how to capture a better image and our unique work flow in Lightroom and Photoshop

 
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Portfolio Feedback

Personalized and honest feedback from a 1-on-1 session with both instructors. We will review your top images and give honest feedback on how to improve in camera shots and personalized editing tips

 
 
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Social Media Insights

instagram and growing your social media has been a huge interest for many. we will be touching on the ever changing algorithm of InstaGram and how to successfully grow your presence as a photographer in the world of social media

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 
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Transportation

flights and car transportation are not included

 
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Meals/Snacks

meals will often be on the go as we chase light and conditions, you will be responsible for your own food

 
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Travel Insurance

with any trip/adventure, it is recommended you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies

 

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Aurora Borealis Watch

Winter is the best time of year to catch a glimpse of the majestic Northern lights and there is always a possibility during the winter months at the northern tip of the Upper Peninsula. We will keep a close eye on the aurora forecast and will head out if there is any chance.

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ITINERARY

REWORD - This workshop will have a flexible itinerary that will allow us to take advantage of the best conditions, since some of the locations are heavily dependent on weather conditions. We will be central to 2 Great Lakes, Ice Caves, Lighthouses and some of our other favorite shooting locations.

The cost of this workshop is $2,850 with a deposit of $400 to reserve your spot.

Space is limited and filling up quickly on a first come, first serve basis. With two photography instructors present for the duration of the workshop, you will have plenty of opportunity for 1-on-1 instruction to improve the skills you feel you need to work on!

 
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* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.