I am back home after two fantastic back to back workshops in Iceland. The aurora is a magnificent sight to see but difficult to photograph in a unique way. I have posted my images from Iceland at http://www.sethresnick.com/recent/iceland2013/. I hope you enjoy the images and we will certainly be back to Iceland in the future. For now our other workshops are filling up very fast and Antarctica 2014 has only 3 spots left. This will be the first time we fly both ways to Antarctica and avoid the Drake Passage. Sun Valley is sold out and Greenland has only 10 spaces left. My workshop at Santa Fe and with Greg Gorman also have only limited space and our return to the amazing Atacama Desert has only 5 spaces left. For more information on these workshops or any of our Lightroom Workshops please visit http://www.d65.com or http://www.sethresnick.comShare on Facebook
Wow what an amazing February and here comes March… We got back from Antarctica last Saturday and started a workshop limited to 10 folks in Palm Beach Gardens. Tomorrow I leave for two Digital Photo Destination workshops in Iceland with good friend JP where we will be photographing Ice Caves and the Aurora. Our local dear friend and Icelandic photographic expert Ragnar just had some of his images featured in Time Magazine. Our workshop folks are truly being offered the best possible experience in Iceland.
My images from our Antarctica trip are posted. It was really an amazing trip and I concentrated on reflections and ice under water which i really find fascinating. I love Antarctica and JP and I have another trip scheduled , our 6th trip on February 16-25th 2014. This trip will include bypassing the infamous Drake Passage by flying to and from the continent. This trip is selling out fast with only 9 spots now left.Share on Facebook
2014 Antarctica Circle Crossing
February 16-25, 2014
FLY BOTH WAYS TO ANTARCTICA AND AVOID THE DRAKE PASSAGE
After flying to King George Island (avoiding The Drake Passage) you’ll experience an incredible voyage to beautiful Antarctica on one of the most comfortable expedition vessels in the fleet – The Ocean Nova. You’ll journey south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never sets and few have ever gone!
More than a photo tour, this workshop is a life-changing experience.
Join us for our 6th trip to Antarctica.
Space is limited. You’ll receive lots of personal attention.
2013 Greenland Western Fjiords
August 28-September 10, 2013
BIG ICE AND FLY ONE WAY
Join us for a voyage along the spectacular west coast of Greenland . We’llvisit dramatic fiords with towering ice cliffs, magnificent glaciers calving icebergs, ancient villages, and wonderful wildlife (polar bears, walrus, seal, whales, and many sea birds).
This is more than a photo tour. This is a life-changing experience. Our photography workshop offer seminars, demonstrations, reviews, special pre/post voyage webinars, and lots of one-on-one attention.
We’ll have Zodiacs dedicated to our photography group only with one instructor guiding each boat.We’ll work closely with the crew to shoot in the best times at the most beautiful places.Most importantly, we’ll work closely with you to help you make the most of the adventure and get the best results possible
Space in our program is limited, so you’re assured of receiving lots of personalized attention while traveling with fellow voyagers who share your passions.
Reserve your space today.
You must be on our list to register in our program.
2013 Atacama Desert 2013
December 6-14, 2013
SALT FLATS, DUNES, SPECTACULAR COLOR
Our Atacama/Puna Desert (South America) adventure in December was such a tremendous success that we are returning in December 2013 with an even better itinerary. The trip will sell out extremely fast. Only 6 spaces left.
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John Paul Caponigro and I (DPD) in conjunction with Einar Eriendsson and Focus on Naturejust concluded our Iceland Workshop. We had a fantastic time and are already planning to return this coming winter to hold a workshop on Auroras, Ice Caves and glaciers and aerials which we will announce soon. If you would like to
2013 is a super year for auroras – a twelve-year peak. If you are interested in early notification about this workshop which will be limited to 14 people, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
I realized on this trip that Ice is my muse and wanted to share some of the highlights of our Iceland trip which is the first part of our Arctic Adventure. Tomorrow we start out Greenland Workshop and will post those images when I return.
Green algae in pools at crater on Snafellsnes, Iceland
Church on Snafellsnes
Computer screen in lava near summit of crater on
Multicolored lava at crater
Basalt formations on Snafellsnes
Basalt Columns Snafellsnes
Birds foraging for krill in breaking waves
The highest peak in Snafellsnes is snow free for the first time
Car at sunset on Snafellsnes
The aurora as seen in Snafellsnes
Opera house in Reykjavik
Silica flats at Powerplant
Breaking waves in Rekjanes
Crater in the Highlands
Striations in the hillsides of the Highlands
Sheep on a mountainside in the Highlands
Waterfall in the Highlands
Waterfalll in the Highlands
Waterfall in the Highlands
Waterfall in the Highlands
Wall of volcanic crater
Panoramic of entire crater
Obsidian reflecting blue sky near crater
Full moon rising over Heckla Volcano
Rainbow at Seljalandsfoss
Rainbow at Skogarfoss
Storm brewing in South East Iceland
Sculpted ice in Glacial Lagoon
Formation in Glacial Lagoon
Ice on Fallsjokull Glacier
Fallsjokull GlacierShare on Facebook
After coming within seconds of missing my connection to Reykjavik from JFK due to a Delta flight attendant sending me to the wrong terminal, I am very happy to finally arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland for my workshop. Landed and wasted no time getting out to make some images in and around Reykjavik. It was Gay Pride Day which is a large festival where just about everyone comes out and the weather was perfect.
Geothermal storage tanks near the Reykjavik, Iceland airport.
Perfecting your images takes work. Today almost everyone owns a camera. And, yes, the process of taking a picture has become so simple that even a child can do it. But it takes a truly special vision to capture the world in a graphically brilliant manner in 1/500 of a second. So over the years I have picked up many photographic exercises that I regularly practice, and that I teach my students to keep them in good visual shape and make them better photographers. When I teach a creative workshop we of course go to fantastic locations but the workshops concentrate on techniques to polish your images. We will also do daily critiques to help you further refine your techniques. Here are a few of my favorites:
Triangles in the Corners
When we are attracted to a subject we tend to look towards the center of the viewfinder and rarely pay attention to the periphery. It is in the periphery where we find the things that detract from the image. It may be the branch sticking in, or a pattern of color. As an exercise when you are framing an image take your eyes and glance to the periphery in the viewfinder. Look for triangles being formed, and if you see them it is a good indication that you need to move in tighter on your subject. If you have a triangle in the corner of one of your images and want to determine if it adds to the photograph or detracts from it, cover up everything except the triangle. If the triangle is important, keep it in. More than likely, though, the triangle will be an area of black or white or a branch and by itself is anything but a good image. In this case crop the image and remove the triangles. Space is defined and determined by shapes and forms. Positive space is where shapes and forms exist; negative space is the empty space around shapes and forms. For images to have a sense of balance use positive and negative space to counter balance each other.
Shadows and light create drama and far too many photographers think that shadows ruin an image. Try creating images using shadows and making the shadows darker or lighter than they appear to the eye by controlling the exposure. Doing so can help truly create dramatic images. Without shadows, a subject has no form, or texture and appears flat. Shadows don’t have to be dominant and harsh to achieve the effects of form, and texture. They can be soft, to show the most delicate light, shape and form. Generally, harsh, black shadows cause problems especially in reproduction because of loss of detail but from a compositional standpoint, black shadows can be very useful in balancing a scene and directing attention to the point of interest. Harsh shadows can also be excellent for emphasizing texture and form, for creating interesting patterns, and for directing attention.
We will study many creative exercises to enhance creativity. Learn more in one of our week long creative workshops:Share on Facebook
Everybody has a workflow now, but do you have one that works? Streamlines your efficiency? Does everything you need within one application? Allows you to find any of your images throughout your entire image collection in seconds with ease? D65 has a workflow that works.
D65 4-day intensive digitial workflow workshop is coming to New York April 10-13 and there are only 3 spots left. We will equip you with the tools to manage your images efficiently, effectively and effortlessly. You’ll become an expert in keeping every image you shoot organized, optimized and archived.
The workshops are intensive, and lots of fun! By the end of the program, you will have the skills to create your own successful workflow in Lightroom. And, you’ll be armed with our comprehensive D-65 Lightroom 3 book.
“Seth and Jamie are a tag team of information you won’t find anywhere else. Their teaching style is engaging, informative, and entertaining.”
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D65’s Lightroom Workflow: From Import Through Export
DATE: Monday, March 14th
TIME: 8:00-9:30 PM (eastern)
With D65’s workflow, all of your files are imported, renamed, keyworded, captioned, ranked processed in a systematic, standardized methodology adaptable to any photographer’s needs. With this system, you will manage your worlfow, efficiently, effectively and effortlessly, allowing you more time behind the camera, and less time behind the computer.
In this eSeminar, we will go through importing images, organizing them in the Library Module, working on them in the Develop Module and exporting them in an organized, easy to follow workflow.
Space is limited in all of our eSeminars to ensure we can answer all your questions in our interactive Q&A. Each participant also receives a recording of the eSeminar to view for 14 days to review the concepts covered.
Upon completion of your registration you will receive a separate email from Webex with a link you will use on to take you to your eSeminar. See you online!
Can’t make it?
Register to view the recorded session later by clicking on: Recorded Sessions
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Photographer extraordinaire, lecturer, co-founder D-65
2-day camera workshop
Friday-Saturday, March 4-5
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
In this workshop, Seth will teach a detailed and efficient workflow to organize, process and transport your images to your family and friends. Learn all the tricks and tips you’ll need to work with Lightroom and spend more time shooting and less time computing.
Seth Resnick is co-founder of D-65, an organization teaching digital workflow workshops (visit www.d65.com for more information) and co-author of the Photoshop Lightroom Workbook Workflow not Workslow in Lightroom 2. He is at the forefront of digital technologies in photography, working with companies like Adobe, Canon and Xrite.
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