Mobile Device Photography Workshop - $325
Learn how to take high-quality photos with the mobile device you already have!
Dave Waddell is a professional photographer with over 14 years of experience photographing a diverse and varied set of subjects and is the staff photographer at Down East and Maine Homes. In 2017, he moved from Philadelphia with his wife and two children and settled into a new home in midcoast Maine, where they have spent the last five years falling head over heels in love with the people and landscape of this incredible state. For Dave, photography is a means for a deeper immersion in the surrounding environment and a way to connect with and learn more about others, their interests and motivations. In addition to photography, Dave loves to spend time with family and friends, play guitar, and spend as much time as possible outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, and snowboarding.
Mobile Device Photography Workshop Description
This 4 hour workshop is an approachable beginners' photography workshop primarily focused on creating better photos with your mobile device. No fancy photo equipment required! Instruction will be in the Camden/Rockport area. Workshops are limited to 7 people to maximize individual instruction.
Topics will include:
- Basic rules of photographic composition and exposure
- Learn how to find pleasing light in any situation or setting
- Tips and tricks to gain a better understanding of your camera and its features/functionality
- Useful apps for editing, organizing and sharing photos
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a lot of experience to take this workshop?
No. You can make great images right away with a mobile device you likely carry around everyday!
What about transportation?
Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
What about lodging?
Maine is a popular place and many hotels and BnB’s fill up fast. We ask that you stay close to our predetermined morning meet-up location in the Camden/Rockport area.
What should I wear?
The most recommended piece of gear is a pair of sturdy shoes. We walk across the hard and angular rocks in many of these locations, so hiking shoes are very helpful. We also like to layer, which usually means a base layer of synthetic, fast-wicking material, a warm fleece or soft shell, and a down jacket for cool mornings. Other suggested items are found below.
- Insect and Tick Repellant
- Waterproof Outerwear
- Two hats, one for warmth, the other for sun protection
Should I be concerned about ticks?
Yes. All outdoor activities in New England carry the risk of picking up these nasty hitchhikers. Please use bug repellent that you can apply to your skin, or even better, permethrin, which you apply to clothes you plan on wearing in the field. Also, give yourself an extensive review when you get home at night to check for ticks.
What happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate?
Bad weather is good weather to landscape photographers. If you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes. There are many idioms that apply to the weather, and if you don’t already know, following the weather is one of our favorite things to do! Ben’s been running workshops for years now, and he can honestly say that there hasn’t been a single day where we haven’t enjoyed being out photographing, even in the rain. Please keep an open mind when it comes to your expectations about what ‘good’ conditions are. We want to teach you how to shoot in all conditions!
What does my tuition cover?
The price of the workshop includes all fieldwork, group instruction, and individual tutoring. It does not include travel insurance, meals other than what has been specified, transportation, and lodging.
What camera equipment do you recommend I bring?
- mobile device of your choice
- charging cord
The payment is 50% refundable in the event you have to cancel, as long as the cancellation is made 21 days before the trip. After that time, your payment is non-refundable. Alternately, 100% of your payment will be refunded if a replacement can be found prior to the trip.
This workshop needs a minimum of three participants. In the event the minimum is not met, we may cancel or offer to move you to a different workshop.
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