London and Paris Itinerary

With a few more days left to sign up, we’ve posted up our schedule for the London/Paris photography workshop.  Neeley, Keith, and I are looking forward to showing you these two amazing cities.  Our workshop is designed to combine the best of a travel workshop with a photography class.  The itinerary is the start, that we can modify to the participants tastes, while keeping with the desire of the instructors to show you these two cities in a new light.  Our goal is to help you improve your photography so that when you return home , you’ll have new skills and improved skills, and the photos to show for it.

Take a look at the schedule HERE on Neeley’s Blog.

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London (& Paris) Photo Workshop

Quick note that I’m running a two week photography workshop with Neeley and Keith Lee at the end of August in London (9 days) and Paris (5 days).    It’ll be a fun two weeks of street photography, and experiencing culture in the area, with goals that include:

  • Be more comfortable photographing people.
  • Understand how to use light during all times of the day to create beautiful photographs.
  • Learn to frame and compose artistically from seemingly chaotic urban scenes.
  • Experience and gain inspiration in two of the world’s greatest cities.
  • Beginners will become better acquainted with all of their camera’s functions and features, so they can focus on making beautiful images rather than stressing about the technology.
  • Advanced photographers will strengthen their skills through regular challenges presented to them by the instructors.
  • Return home with photographs that go far beyond the usual postcard shots.

Would love to have people of all experience levels join us, if you have questions, please feel free to contact me via email.

Full information about the workshop, click here

Trying out the Panasonic GH1

There are times when I want to carry a camera, but I don’t want to carry my full DSLR kit around.  For the past couple of years I have used a Panasonic LX3 for this role.  I purchased it when travelling in Asia and used it for some street photography first, where the small form factor was a nice benefit.  It’s tiny, by DSLR standards, has a wide angle zoom (24-60) for a point and shoot.  It also deals with low light reasonable well, both with a fast lens, and with acceptable high iso performance.

I like it, but I wanted to try something different recently.  I’ve been toying around with trying out a micro-4/3 system camera, so I picked up  Panasonic GH1 micro-4/3 camera to try out.  It’s larger than the LX3, but can swap lenses, has a larger sensor which should provide some ability to handle high iso better.  On a downside it’s got an EVF, but it does have an articulated liveview screen, and it’s still small compared to my DSLR.

I’ve had it for a week, and took it on a recent business trip.  I snapped the above picture out of a commuter plane while taking off from Salt Lake City.  It’s probably my first keeper from the camera.  I’m going to continue with it for awhile and see how it works.