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Adventures Online: Make the Most of Your Travel Photography

Perfect your digital photography skills as you join photographer Mason Marsh for a live, immersive online workshop that teaches you how to make the very best out of your travel photos.
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Program No. 24299RJ
Length
3 days
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Online Program

Adventures Online: Make the Most of Your Travel Photography

Perfect your digital photography skills as you join photographer Mason Marsh for a live, immersive online workshop that teaches you how to make the very best out of your travel photos.
Length
3 days
Starts at
249
Program No. 24299 RJ
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Online Program
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

If you love to capture the memories of your travels through digital photography, join us for a live, online workshop that will help you bring your pictures to the next level. Under the tutelage of professional photographer Mason Marsh, learn about the latest applications, techniques and tools that can improve your street and travel photographs. Get insight into easy ways to store your photos while traveling, sharing your photos on social media, as well as the ethics of taking photos on the street and respectfully capturing people and places in your artwork. Share some of your own photos during encouraging critique sessions with your instructor and fellow Road Scholars, and discuss some of your favorite photography techniques during group Q&A sessions.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Enjoy opportunities for group sharing and critiquing sessions to get feedback on your photographs.
  • Get a professional’s perspective on the latest gear, applications and resources that help you improve your travel photography.
  • Discuss the ethics of taking photos on the street and how to respectfully capture people and places in your travel photographs.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. If you are looking to improve your photography skills, you might also be interested in "Adventures Online: The Fundamentals of Digital Photography" (#24332).
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Mason Marsh is a photographer, educator, and guide in Portland, Oregon. His passion for life-long learning comes from decades of teaching in museums, on tall ships, and in classrooms. He has developed and lead numerous highly-rated Road Scholar workshops on a variety of topics, including photography programs in the Pacific Northwest. His photographs have been published world-wide but he believes that his work is ever evolving and that he has much to learn. His photographs can be seen at www.masonmarsh.com.

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Mason Marsh is a photographer, educator, and guide in Portland, Oregon. His passion for life-long learning comes from decades of teaching in museums, on tall ships, and in classrooms. He has developed and lead numerous highly-rated Road Scholar workshops on a variety of topics, including photography programs in the Pacific Northwest. His photographs have been published world-wide but he believes that his work is ever evolving and that he has much to learn. His photographs can be seen at www.masonmarsh.com.
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3 days
DAY
1
Welcome, Orientation, Introductions, Travel Photography
From the comfort of your own home.

Activity note: Today’s session will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time and end at 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: 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.

DAY
2
Tools & Practice, Digital Workflow, Group Critiques, Gallery
From the comfort of your own home.

Activity note: Today’s session will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time and end at 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: 12:00 p.m. Review of the day. 12:15 p.m. Lesson. We will discuss travel planning with photos in mind. There are excellent tools for trip planning. We will learn how to use them to find the best locations and times for to achieve outstanding images. 12:45 p.m. Break. 1:00 p.m. Lesson. Photographers have many options for processing and storing digital images while traveling. We will discuss the best choices for easy and secure digital imaging in the field and how they can make life easier after returning home. 1:30 p.m. Interactive discussion with Q&A. 1:45 p.m. Critique session. Our instructor will provide constructive and encouraging critiques of participants’ submitted photos. 2:30 p.m. Lecture. Marsh will share some of his favorite travel images and talk about what makes them successful. 2:45 p.m. Wrap-up and notes for tomorrow. 3:00 p.m. Today’s session will end.

DAY
3
Street Photography, Sharing Images, Group Critique
From the comfort of your own home.

Activity note: Today’s session will start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time and end at 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: 12:00 p.m. Review of the day. 12:15 p.m. Lesson. A respectful photographer balances the desire to make interesting photographs with the intrusion a camera creates. We will learn the art of being “invisible” and effective techniques of street photography that will help photographers blend in and capture impressive street images while maintaining the dignity of their subjects. 1:00 p.m. Break. 1:15 p.m. Lesson. How do we get photos from our cameras to our friends? We will delve into image sharing, including guidelines for what is appropriate for social media. 1:45 p.m. Interactive discussion with Q&A. 2:00 p.m. Critique session. Our instructor will provide constructive and encouraging critiques of participants’ submitted photos. 2:45 p.m. Wrap-up and farewells. 3:00 p.m. This concludes our program.






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