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Kathryn Kempke Apr 08, 2015 at 09:14 PM

Hi Rion -

This will be my first RS event and I am looking forward to it. My husband and I were very disappointed that a sunset shoot at the Superstition Mountains was cancelled in favor of more class time. It seems a waste to travel to this location and spend a sunset hour indoors. Anyway, we are staying a day after, and I am asking if anyone is interested in trying to go do that shoot on our own if we can get info from the instructor on the best places to go.

If you or anyone else is interested, let me know.

Kathryn
Rion Millen Apr 09, 2015 at 06:01 PM

Amazingly, my image of Superstition Mtn is still in "Photos" on this site. I think a sunset shot would be the best and I'll be staying after but leaving the next day, so I might join you - we'll discuss later.


Kathryn Kempke Apr 06, 2015 at 08:00 PM

Is anyone registered for the April 16, 2015 program?
Rion Millen Apr 08, 2015 at 05:14 PM

Hi Kathryn. I'll be attending the April 16th class; looking at the availabl
Rion Millen Apr 08, 2015 at 05:18 PM

that is, looking at the Price Options, I see that the class is full (which is about 20-24 people usually). A couple of years ago, this was my very first RS class and I learned a lot. With Sedona and the Grand Canyon now on the schedule, I'm taking it again. If there is a question, I might be able to help answer it just based on my previous experience, otherwise I'll see you there.


Jonathan Feinberg Jan 13, 2015 at 05:18 PM

I took a class - actually 2 classes - on Photoshop Elements 12 and have it as an application on my laptop. It is a lot of fun to try to enhance your day's work after dinner, though it is easier to use iPhoto. Look forward to meeting fellow photographers
Rion Millen Apr 08, 2015 at 05:30 PM

Jonathon, just to give you a heads-up, Apple announced that they will be dropping iPhoto in a future release. I have already migrated to Lightroom which I love - more flexibility and more capability. You can migrate photos from Lightroom to Photoshop Elements and back fairly easily.


Annamarie Lavieri Jan 13, 2015 at 02:09 PM

Hi David, regarding equipment, I took this wonderful class a couple of years ago and I didn't think to bring a tripod.If it's easy
to do that it would be helpful, but it's not essential. Flash drive and extra batteries and battery charger are a must. I really enjoyed this class and I learned a lot. One of the best things about this program is that I was able to concentrate on photography and didn't have to plan where to go, when, or think about any of the logistics as it's all done for you! Enjoy!


Frances Wolff Jan 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Has ANYONE requested a roommate for the Feb 22nd program????


David Schneider Jan 12, 2015 at 02:01 PM

I am attending the Feb 22nd trip and was wondering what equipment to bring other than Camera and Laptop? Thanks for any input.
Ellie Knesper Jan 12, 2015 at 02:47 PM

Hi David. My husband and I participated in this program in November and we enjoyed it very much. Our literature did mention a few items that were helpful to have -- a graduated neutral density filter and a polarizing filter. For taking pictures of moving water, the neutral density filter was pretty much a necessity. I am fairly new to this so didn't realize that the two lenses that I have for my DSR camera require different size filters, so I was limited to just using the one lens when I wanted to use the filter. You also need a flash drive so that you can "turn in" a couple of pictures each day for the critique session. And of course you need a battery charger, and a second battery is great to have. Enjoy the program!
Ellie Knesper Jan 12, 2015 at 02:47 PM

Ellen Leible Jan 12, 2015 at 08:13 PM

I participated in this program last year and also enjoyed it very much. None of us that I knew of had a neutral density filter with them and most of our moving water shots were really good. A tripod is especially helpful for sunsets in the desert. The critique sessions were gentle and fun. I learned a lot from the discussions around all of the submitted photos. As Ellie mentioned a flash drive, extra batteries (I got caught just ONE time years ago without a spare and I never forgot it --- I now carry at least 2 extra) I hope you'll enjoy the program as much as I did.


Karel Kidwell Jan 04, 2015 at 01:46 PM

I am going to sign up for the Feb 22nd trip..
I will also request a roommate..
my email is karel.kidwell@yahoo.com
Frances Wolff Jan 04, 2015 at 02:17 PM

Karel - I just sent you an email.
Frances Wolff Jan 04, 2015 at 02:31 PM

actually two emails


Frances Wolff Dec 11, 2014 at 11:58 AM

The Feb 8-13 program was cancelled, so I signed up for the Feb 22-27 program. Anyone else sign up? Any one else request a roommate for this program?
Dorothy Allen Dec 22, 2014 at 05:22 PM

Hi Frances, I signed up for this program also. I will be rooming solo but I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. See you in February.


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