MAY 12 // MARTIS VALLEY PHOTO WALK

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MAY 12 // MARTIS VALLEY PHOTO WALK

60.00

5:30-7:30P

LEARNING TO SEE - A PHOTOWALK

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Join Truckee-based professional photographer Grant Kaye on a casual walk around the beautiful Martis Valley as he helps you build on foundations to fully unleash your creative vision. Learn strategies for better composition, pre-visualization, and the use of smartphone apps to anticipate sunset conditions. We will also cover fundamentals of photography, including creative long exposures with slow shutter speeds, along with use of depth of field to bring your vision to life through photography. Any kind of camera is welcome in this workshop, as Grant will focus the session on fundamentals of composition and learning the art of seeing instead of focusing on the technical aspects of photography. Participants will first meet at the Martis Valley parking Lot on the South Side of HWY 267 to review gear and talk about fundamentals.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
a smartphone camera, or
a point and shoot camera
a DSLR camera
Some experience in shooting outdoor nature photos is helpful
Boots or suitable trail shoes
Water
Snacks
Warm clothes, gloves, and a beanie

CONSIDER BRINGING BUT NOT NECESSARY:
Tripod
Remote cable release

NOTE: 
This class has a minimum sign-up of five (5) participants to run. In the event the class is cancelled, all participants will be notified 24 hours in advance. Please read our cancellation policy. Students must be able to comfortably and safely walk over uneven ground on a mostly level hiking trail, which may be covered in snow, ice, and/or mud. Students will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate in this class. As this class takes place in the outdoors, it is subject to weather. If the weather forecast is determined to be unsafe or not conducive to photography, students will be notified as far in advance of the class as possible. The alternative date for this class is the next day. If the alternative date is not suitable to your schedule, or if both dates experience inclement weather, Atelier will offer you a voucher towards a future workshop equal in value to the cost of this one.


ABOUT GRANT KAYE

Hawai`i-born photographer Grant Kaye left a career in volcano geology in New Zealand and relocated to Truckee, California in 2008, where he eventually became a full-time photographer and educator. Grant specializes in landscape and night-sky photography, motion-controlled timelapse, and creative dSLR filmmaking. He loves to teach other people how to achieve their creative photographic vision. Grant joined the Mountain Workshops in Kentucky as their timelapse coach in 2013 and 2014, and he also taught photography at Nevada's Shooting the West Workshops in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Grant is happiest making photographs where the division between technology and art is blurred - pushing the limits of what his gear is capable of to create unique images that evoke the emotional connection everyone has with nature and art, especially when they don't realize it.

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