Develop your artistic eye and sharpen your technical skills using motion blur and long exposure photography techniques in this four-session photography workshop with photographer Leanne Hansen. Through lessons and critiques, you will expand your practical knowledge of your camera’s settings and photographic vocabulary.
We will experiment with panning photography and other techniques that you can use to create dynamic images expressing the speed, motion, energy, and essence of a scene. The Zoom session will highlight technical long exposure settings for your camera as they relate to capturing and creating motion in your photography. We will also discuss best practices for identifying potential subjects and working with light and composition to create original, unforgettable photographs.
Put your classroom learning into practice with illuminating outdoor shooting sessions in the beautiful evening light of the San Francisco Bay Area, perfect for motion blur photography! This workshop includes a Zoom intro, two in-field shooting sessions, prints, and an in-person print critique session.
Workshop Locations & Schedule
Monday, March 28, 7–8:30PM: Zoom Intro – equipment, techniques, and inspiration. We will discuss setting up our equipment, camera settings, and introduce ways to use neutral density filters and other tools. We will analyze the work of other photographic artists and apply what we learn to our own work.
Saturday, April 9, 6:30–8:30PM: Meet for late afternoon into evening shoot at Rodeo Beach where we will apply our long exposure and camera motion techniques.
Sunday, April 10, 6:30-8:30PM: Meet at Ocean Beach to continue our creative practice.
Wednesday, April 13, 7–8:30PM: Meet at The Image Flow – Print Critique and discussion of additional creative considerations – composition, light, and color.
Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and fine art reproduction.
Leanne Hansen works as a commercial and fine art photographer in Marin County, CA and Bozeman, MT. She has participated in numerous group shows at The Image Flow, the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, and Marin Open Studios has been published in the Bay Area Where Guestbook and Edible Marin and Wine Country, and her fine art prints are included in private and corporate collections across the country. Leanne has taught several popular workshops at The Image Flow including Language of Light, Motion Blur for Expressive Images, Composition in Photography, & Studio Lighting: Flowers & Found Objects.
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