Ever since Raymond Gehman landed a National Geographic Society assignment to shoot a book on Yellowstone Country in 1988, he knew his calling was photographing the natural world. With three cover photographs and numerous books and articles to his credit, Raymond will teach the nature, wildlife, and travel enthusiast how to envision and photograph like a National Geographic photographer. On the first morning of this three-day workshop, Raymond will present a slide show of his most renowned works, suggesting the heart-stopping imagery toward which participants may strive. During the first afternoon and second morning, you will take photographic field trips. You will visit sublime natural settings where you will learn the technical aspects of camera use in the natural environment as well as explore the principles of light, composition, perspective, and visual design as they impact on the artistry of your image. You will be exposed to and trained by Raymond’s accomplished and uncanny eye for capturing natural images.
On the second afternoon you will be introduced to computer laboratory instruction, editing insights for selecting your best pictures and critiques about the images you have made during the photographic field trips.
On day three you will be treated to Raymond’s hands-on Adobe Photoshop digital processing and enhancement techniques for transforming your own photographs into magazine-cover quality pictures. Following a final critique session, you will emerge from the workshop with your very own heart-stopping imagery.