Spring Break 2016
March 12-13, 2016
Mounds View High School
1900 Lake Valentine Rd, Arden Hills, MN 55112
Saturday Speaker: Jeff Morgan http://www.elmstudio.com
Sunday Speaker: Ian Plant http://www.ianplant.com
Online Registration: http://www.planetreg.com/E113016193419111
Information: Register for one day, or both days.
Registration for Saturday includes: Lunch, Coffee Breaks, Jeff Morgan's Programs, Photo Vendors, U of M Raptor Center Birds, and the 2016 Interclub Awards.
Registration for Sunday includes: Ian Plant's Programs, Coffee Breaks, Snacks, and Photo Vendors.
1. Saturday AND Sunday combined registration fee is: $65, saving $15.00
2. Saturday ONLY registration fee is: $45
3. Sunday ONLY Registration fee is: $35
By PayPal, credit card, or check
There will be no registration at the door.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY to check-in at the registration desk.
The doors will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, and programs will begin at 9:00 am.
On Sunday the doors will open at 11:00 am, and the programs starts at 12:00 pm.
PARKING: Ample parking is available in the lot to the East of the school building.
Saturday Speaker - Jeff Morgan
About Jeff Morgan
As a photographer with over 30 years of experience, Jeff's knowledge base encompasses film and digital technology. He was an early adopter of digital photography tools, and he first started using Photoshop Version 2 in the early 1990's, so he has a lot of photographic expertise to share. His commitment to the craft pushes him to remain on the cutting edge utilizing a wide range of tools and techniques to keep his skills and creative eye sharp. Jeff started his photography company, Elm Studio, in 2002 and initially focused on architectural and location photography. He employs a range of creative technologies, such as high dynamic range imaging, light painting, low light, infrared and panoramas, to produce compelling work. His images and articles have been published extensively in PhotoPlus Magazine and have also appeared in Practical Photoshop, Digital Camera, TechRadar and other publications in Europe, USA and China. Over the past ten years he has shared his knowledge through a series of photographic workshops in USA, UK, France, China and Costa Rica. He has provided workshops for The Photographic Society of America, The Royal Photographic Society and The New York Institute of Photography. He really enjoys helping other photographers, and would be pleased to support your learning through his small group workshops.
Program: Total Fitness Workout
Are you stuck in a rut with your photography? Would you like to get some ideas about how to improve your image-making skills? We will look at some exercises you can practice that will expand your creativity and strengthen your repertoire of skills. Learn some techniques and procedures that will enable you to quickly improve your pictures and communicate with more visual impact. This presentation will cover two sets of exercises: the first one is designed to help you increase your compositional and aesthetic skills, and the second one will cover the technical controls you should incorporate into your artistic vision. A true artist not only sees but is also a master of their craft. Come and energize your creative side!
Program: Field Photography
How to plan and accomplish a successful location shoot. This is practical discussion and demonstration on how one goes about planning and auctioning a creative photography outing. We look at the research I do before a shoot, continuing on with the equipment and its use during the shoot. Then we will look at how I set about to shoot images, the settings I have used and how the images are produced. At the start of the session I will show some of my work with discussion on how it was captured. What do you really need to use for a great image? Is it better to use filters or not? Do your images lack quality, sharpness or good color; we will study and discuss good practical field craft for high quality photography. Your questions and participation will be warmly welcomed. Break out of your bounds and try some new techniques and equipment.
Sunday Speaker - Ian Plant
About Ian Plant
World-renowned professional photographer, writer, and adventurer Ian Plant is a frequent contributor to and blogger for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, a Contributing Editor to Popular Photography Magazine, a monthly columnist for Landscape Photography Magazine, and a Tamron Image Master. Ian is also the author of numerous books and instructional videos. Ian leads photography workshops and tours around the world to help beginner and advanced photographers explore and expand their personal vision. His personal photographic project, Dreamscapes, moves beyond the literal and transforms subjects into something unexpected, bridging the line between the real and surreal. Ian relies on long exposures, unique lighting conditions, non-traditional perspectives, and special natural events to show his subjects in a new light. Ian travels the world, seeking out the hidden spaces in between the familiar, in his never-ending quest to inspire, entertain, and educate others in the art of photography. You can see his work at http://www.ianplant.com
Program: (Un)Seeing: The Art of Photography
Famous photographer Minor White once said: “One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.” Artistic abstraction—learning to see visual elements “for what else they are”—is the key to sharpening your creative vision. Learning to think abstractly is the single most important thing you can do to improve your artistic skills, and it will allow you to see creative possibilities that you otherwise would miss. World famous photographer Ian Plant will share his personal insights on learning to see the world with different eyes through composition, moment, and creative use of light, sharing dozens of his best landscape, wildlife, and travel photos from around the world.