What a great class and group of students Christine Hauber and I had this past weekend when we taught Perfect Photo Suite 8 from onOne Software during our Creative Photography Classroom Workshop in North Phoenix.
Over the course of 2 days I taught the most important functions and features of Perfect Photo Suite 8. Students were given a selection of my photos to work on and follow along in the class. I gave examples on how to use each of the modules in PPS8 while Christine walked around helping the students and answering questions. A bunch of time was set aside for one-on-one instruction from us both as students worked on enhancing their own photos.
Imagine five days in beautiful Zion National Park in Utah at or near peak fall foliage, in a small group of just 8 students, photographing amazing sunrises & sunsets along with striking fall foliage color with not one but two full-time fine art photographers as your instructors and guides.
I am now back in Scottsdale, AZ following the 5-Day photography workshop Christine Hauber and I taught in Zion National Park, Utah. Registration will open later this week for our 2014 Zion Fall Workshop but in the meantime enjoy this wrap-up from the 2013 workshop.
Getting up early to catch the first rays of sunlight is what is needed for great photos and our students were up for the challenge.
We were treated to some unseasonably warm temperatures this year with daytime temps reaching the upper 60’s to low 70’s and nighttime temps falling to just above freezing to the low 40’s. While the fall foliage this year wasn’t as good as in the past – see my fall foliage 2013 report here – we still were not at a loss for beautiful and dramatic things to photograph.
I arrived in Zion National Park, Utah Monday night after sunset, 4 days in advance of my 2013 Zion Fall Foliage Photo Workshop. I had already been hearing the reports that the fall foliage this year was not as great as it normally is. In addition whatever peak colors they did have happened much earlier this year than normal.
Christine Hauber and I arrived early so we could scout this years colors and find the best spots for our students. Sad to say, the red maple leaves are gone – if they ever existed to begin with this year. Finding clear bright yellow cottonwood leaves is difficult, with the majority of leaves being of a green and yellow mix.
Some may think that with such a poor fall foliage season that there isn’t much to photograph this year. But far from it.