Susanna Euston Photography | Workshop Agendas

2018 PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTRY WORKSHOP AGENDAS

 

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Autumn in Abstract: 
Capturing Color & Light in the Landscape
 

October 26-27-28, 2018 
at Mountain Lens Retreat, Hendersonville, NC

 

Our tentative program schedule (and what you’ll learn!) includes:

Friday Afternoon — 3:00 p.m. — If you’re staying at Mountain Lens Retreat, you may check in at 3:00 p.m. and relax or explore the grounds until we gather at 4:00 p.m.

Friday Evening — 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We’ll gather for drinks & hor d’oeuvres

  • Introductions
  • Color & Light: An Overview
  • Vision: Exploring Intentional Camera Movement 
  • The Equipment — Camera, Lenses, Filters, and Other Tools
  • Craft: Creative Techniques

 

Saturday Morning — 8:30 a.m. to noon

We'll explore Mountain Lens beautiful 20 acres of trails and streams to capture ICM images. If the color is past, we will go to another location.   

 

 

Lunch Break —  Noon to 12:30 p.m. Please bring a "bag lunch"

Saturday Afternoon — 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We'll continue capturing images after lunch at Mountain Lens or another location.

Saturday Evening — Dinner on your own and processing of the day's captures.

Sunday Morning — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Post-processing continued
  • Critique of images created on Saturday
  • Review & Discussion

Date to be determined — Optional 3-hour follow-up gathering in person or via Skype to answer questions and critique images.

To Register, click here.

For Information on Mountain Lens Retreat, click here.x


 

What We Did in Past Workshops!

 

"The Art of Abstract Photography: 
An Intensive in Creating Unique Images In-Camera"

June 1-2-3, 2018 
at Mountain Lens Retreat, Hendersonville, NC

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Our tentative program schedule (and what you’ll learn!) includes:

Friday Afternoon — 3:00 p.m. — If you’re staying at Mountain Lens Retreat, you may check in at 3:00 p.m. and relax or explore the grounds until we gather at 5:00 p.m.

Friday Evening — 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We’ll gather for drinks & hor 'd oeuvres

  • Introductions
  • An Overview of ICM
  • The Vision: Seeing Energy & Movement in Abstract
  • The Equipment—Camera, Lenses, Filters, and Other Tools

Discussion

Artistry Techniques

  • Composing Your Vision
  • Creative Camera Techniques

Saturday Morning — 8:30 a.m. to noon

We'll depart Mountain Lens at 8:00 a.m. to drive to an area of the nearby Pisgah National Forest (decision on specific location will be made a few days before the workshop) to practice creating Abstract Landscape images.  


 

Lunch Break — Noon to 12:30 p.m. Please bring a "bag lunch"

Saturday Afternoon — 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

We'll head to Brevard to work with abstract urban, street images.

Post-processing Techniques 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Basic Processing in Lightroom
  • NIK & Other Plug-ins

Saturday Evening — Dinner on your own, or as a group.

Sunday Morning — 9:00 a.m. to Noon

  • Review & Discussion
  • Processing Review
  • Critique of images created on Saturday

Date to be determined — Optional 3-4 hour follow-up gathering in person or via Skype to answer questions and critique images.

 

To Register, click here.

 

For Information on Mountain Lens Retreat, click here.

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Photographing the Intimate Landscape

April 27-28-29, 2018
at Mountain Lens Retreat, Hendersonville, NC

 

Our tentative program schedule (and what you’ll learn!) includes:

Friday Afternoon — 3:00 p.m. — If you’re staying at Mountain Lens Retreat, you may check in at 3:00 p.m. and relax or explore the grounds until we gather at 5:00 p.m.

Friday Evening — 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We’ll gather for drinks & hor d’oeuvres at 5:00 p.m. and...

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Landscape Photography
  • Approaches to Landscape Photography
  • Eliot Porter & Charles Cramer's Visions of the Intimate Landscape
  • Exploring Contemporary Interpretations

Discussion

Artistry Techniques

Vision

  • Beyond Eliot Porter to Creating Your Own Vision
  • Story & Vision

Craft: 

  • The Elements of the Intimate Landscape
  • Composition
  • Equipment, including lenses, filters, light and light control, and camera settings for optimum exposures
 

Saturday Morning — 8:00 a.m. to noon

We'll depart Mountain Lens at 8:00 a.m. to drive to an area of the nearby Pisgah National Forest (decision on specific location will be made a few days before the workshop, but it will include water, woods, and wildflowers) to practice creating Intimate Landscape images.   

Lunch Break —  Noon to 12:30 p.m. Please bring a "bag lunch"

Saturday Afternoon — 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

We'll continue capturing images after lunch and return to Mountain Lens to begin processing.

Post-processing —  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening — Dinner on your own or as a group.

Sunday Morning — 9:00 a.m. to Noon

  • Review & Discussion
  • Critique of images created on Saturday

Date to be determined — Optional 3-4 hour follow-up gathering in person or via Skype to answer questions and critique images.

 

For Information on Mountain Lens Retreat, click here.

 



"Beyond the Visible: 
An Intensive in Infrared Landscape Photography"


at Mountain Lens Retreat, Hendersonville, NC

 

Our tentative program schedule (and what you’ll learn!) includes:

Friday Afternoon — 3:00 p.m. — If you’re staying at Mountain Lens Retreat, you may check in at 3:00 p.m., and relax or explore the grounds until we gather at 5:00 p.m.

Friday Evening — 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We’ll gather for drinks & hor 'd oeuvres at 5:00 p.m.

  • Introductions
  • Overview of Infrared Photography
  • The Vision: The Esthetics of Infrared Light
  • The Science: The Light Spectrum
  • The Equipment — Camera, Lenses, Filters, and Other Tools

Craft

  • Setting White Balance
  • Exposure Basics

Artistry Techniques

  • Working with Light
  • Other Details

Saturday Morning — 8:30 a.m. to noon

We'll begin an exploration of Mountain Lens's beautiful 20 acres where you'll work with your newfound knowledge of Infared Photography to express your vision. Another option is that we'll head to the nearby Pisgah National Forest. The decision will be made together, Friday evening.   

 

Lunch Break —  Noon to 12:30 p.m. Please bring a "bag lunch"

Saturday Afternoon — 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

We'll continue capturing images after lunch.

Post-processing Techiques —  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Working with RAW Images

Saturday Evening — Dinner on your own.

Sunday Morning — 9:00 a.m. to Noon

  • More on Processing
  • Critique of images created on Saturday
  • Review & Discussion

Date to be determined — Optional 3-4 hour follow-up gathering in person or via Skype to answer questions and critique images.
 

To Register, click here.
 

For Information on Mountain Lens Retreat, click here.

 


 

Creative Composition: Designing Your Image


at Mountain Lens Retreat, Hendersonville, NC

 

Our tentative program schedule (and what you’ll learn!) includes:

Friday Afternoon — 3:00 p.m. — If you’re staying at Mountain Lens Retreat, you may check in at 3:00 p.m. and relax or explore the grounds until we gather at 5:00 p.m.

Friday Evening — 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

We’ll gather for drinks & hor d’oeuvres and...

  • Introductions
  • An Overview of Creative Composition: Designing Your Image

Artistry Techniques

  • Vision
    • Composition in Photography
    • Seeing Differences & Possibilities
    • Tell Your Story & Vision
    • Discussion

Craft

  • Working with the Elements
  • Placement Tools
  • How Camera Settings Affect Composition
  • Pulling it All Together
 

Saturday Morning — 8:00 a.m. to noon

We'll meet at 8:30 a.m. and begin an exploration of Mountain Lens's beautiful 20 acres where you'll work with your newfound knowledge to design images that express your vision. Another option is that we'll head to the nearby Pisgah National Forest. The decision will be made together, Friday evening.

Lunch — Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Please bring a "bag" lunch and beverages.

Saturday Afternoon — 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We'll continue capturing images after lunch and return to Mountain Lens to begin processing.

Post-processing Techiques —  2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Back at the Learning Lab, we'll process images captured in the field.

Saturday Evening — Dinner on your own.

Sunday Morning — 9:00 a.m. to Noon

  • Review & Discussion
  • Critique of images created on Saturday

Date to be determined — Optional 3-4 hour follow-up gathering in person or via Skype to answer questions and critique images.

To Register, click here.

For Information on Mountain Lens Retreat, click here.x
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