with Rick Sammon
Great travel photographs start right in your hometown! Join Rick Sammon in his hometown as he shows you how to practice photographing different subjects and different lighting situ... READ MORE
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Great Photography Starts in Your Own Hometown
with Rick Sammon
Great travel photographs start right in your hometown! Join Rick Sammon in his hometown as he shows you how to practice photographing different subjects and different lighting situations. The more you practice at home the higher the number of keepers you’ll get when you photograph on your travels, and this is especially true when you have new gear. In this class Rick looks for new challenges and new photo opportunities for landscapes, wildlife portraits, including people in the scene, capturing the flavor of a city, and much more. Through each lesson Rick packs in endless tips, techniques, and easy to remember tricks to help you have rewarding and creative experiences no matter where you find yourself with your camera. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Rick introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: Look for Pictures with Impact
Not all beautiful scenes make for beautiful photographs. Learn how to tell the difference.
lesson 3: High Dynamic Range
Some scenes really lend themselves to HDR when the dynamic range of the scene is very wide.
lesson 4: Photographing Waterfalls
Practicing your waterfall photographs before you leave home will make for a better success rate when you are on location.
lesson 5: Embracing the Situation
Sometimes you arrive on location and there are distractions in your scene, so you need to embrace the situation and shoot with post processing in mind.
lesson 6: Including People in the Scene
Sometimes you embrace the scene by making new friends and including them in the scene.
lesson 7: Capture the Flavor of a City
One way to capture the flavor of a city is to visit a coffee house and photograph a local performer.
lesson 8: Think About the Background
Always pay attention to the background and make it work with your subject.
lesson 9: Get Close Up
Using a toy tree frog, Rick practices his close up photography in the comfort of his own home.
lesson 10: Wildlife Portraiture
Practice your wildlife portraits by looking for wildlife opportunities close to home.
lesson 11: Conclusion
Rick wraps up the class with some closing thoughts to help you move forward.
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meet  Rick Sammon
Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon is one of the most active photographers on the planet. With over 40 years of experience he divides his time between creating images, giving seminars, developing online classes, leading workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious and it’s his mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting, and rewarding for others.
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