Today’s session will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time and end at 3:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. Welcome, Orientation, Introductions. Mason Marsh, our lead instructor who will also serve as Group Leader, will greet everyone and review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, Zoom meeting protocols, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions. We will then say hello to our fellow Road Scholars. This program is a novice photography course open to all skill levels. Lessons will provide tips and techniques for all skill levels, from novice “smart” phone photographers to experienced DSLR users. The only required equipment is a camera that allows for some manual control of basic functions. At the end of the first day participants will be able to submit photos for review during critique sessions. 12:30 p.m. Lesson. We will begin by addressing the safety and ethics of taking photos on the street such as how to approach subjects, how to assess personal risk, and how to capture people and places respectfully. The emphasis will be on balancing the rights of subjects with those of the photographer. 1:00 p.m. Break. 1:15 p.m. Lesson. From smart phones to hulking DSLR cameras, the options for travel photography have never been better. We’ll discuss the latest gear and what setups work best for travel and street photography. 1:45 p.m. Interactive discussion with Q&A. 2:15 p.m. Lesson. We will blend our previous lessons into a practical method for engaging in safe and enjoyable photography that will yield memorable images. 2:45 p.m. Wrap-up and notes for tomorrow. 3:00 p.m. Today’s session will end.