Tuscany in Autumn offers passionate photographers a magnificent opportunity to create dynamic images of Italy's countryside. At IL Chiostro's 2012 Autumn Arts Workshop, I will be working closely with participants to not only master the technical aspects of photography, but also to develop their unique creative vision. Rather than limiting this workshop to one particular style of photography, these ten days will encompass a wide range of subjects such as low light landscapes, candid and street scenes, portraits, and macro work.
Some of the techniques that will be covered include:
- creative use of aperture and shutter speed
- using flash
- understanding white balance
- demystifying the histogram
- manual exposure
- utilizing new camera features such as Live View
- focusing techniques
- working with different directions of light
No matter what experience level one has, each day holds limitless opportunity for artistic growth. By learning how to control your camera and utilize its features creatively, particpants will begin to create photographs that surpass what they previously thought possible.
I've been working on my Italian, and look forward to putting it to good use while roaming the streets of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, and more. Photos and lessons from the road will all be included in a future article at nyip.com. Ciao for now!