During breakout sessions select from presentations on photographic projects and practices designed for all levels of photography enthusiasts by top photographers from around the nation and Mid-America region.
A complete list of MAPSym events can be found on the MAPSym Schedule.
The landscape has a romance the beckons photographers to it over and over again. By taping our hearts, manipulating our cameras and finishing in the digital darkroom, we can put the viewer of our images in our shoes. We’ll go over all these techniques for putting the heartbeat in our photos that will reach out and touch the passion in our audience.
Whether the subject is a critter, landscape, person or aircraft, bringing all the elements together in that click to share with others and light their passions is what drives me. What tools do I depend on and techniques do I use to polish them? Where I’ve gone, what events I’ve been fortunate to witness and who has joined me on this journey is just part of what we’ll explore this evening together.
It has had a lot of names over the years, from stereo photography, 3D photography, to VR images. No matter what you call it, stereo photography is the art of placing two images together to trick the mind into viewing the image with a since of depth.
The best laid plans and when to toss them. The highs and Lows of Photography. As well as the next photo and why it never ends.
Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, what kind of experience are you giving your guest on the other side of the lens? In this session, Pam will discuss what the secret sauce is to giving your client an exceptional experience.
Maximize your camera’s functions, help you get creative with lenses further develop your photography skills.
Infrared photography offers image makers an opportunity to see the world in new way. Explore ways to create stunning IR images by capturing the light beyond the visible spectrum. In addition to filters and camera conversions it will introduce the post-processing techniques commonly used to create IR images.
Charles travels over 30 thousand miles a year chasing storms and other weather events from tornadoes and lightning to flooding, dust storms and winter weather. The challenges that capturing fast paced weather through photography is very unique. In this class, Charles will present many insights and tips that he has learned to overcome these challenges and help you capture images that convey the drama, mystery, and mood that weather photography can provide.
Brandon will show how easy it can be to use portable speedlites both in the studio and outdoors. Don’t let the lights intimidate you, as they can be amazing tools and chances are that you probably own at least one speedlite already! If the weather permits, we can travel outside to show just how portable these lights can be, and take some “on location” images.
Camera drones are incredibly fun to fly and can add a new dimension to your portfolio. Drones can take some of the most stunning images out there, but the techniques, and equipment used to capture the picture can often seem confusing. This session will cover an introduction to drones for beginners and demonstrations of the gear used by the most in-demand photographers.
Dan Snow is a fine art photographers who has spent his career exhibiting photographs with a message. Many photographers stop at “pretty picture” – yet as you advance to artist, your message becomes your work. Dan teaches at both the Maine Media Workshops and NWACC.
Dave will weave a tale of this love affair, share some imagery, and offer tips on how to/where to/when to enjoy and photograph some of the creatures we share this planet with.
In this program we will discuss the basics of camera settings, lens selection, and lighting to achieve a portrait that defines your subject. There will be a lighting demonstration in this session.
Why modify – light control. Sometimes it’s not about where the light is, but more about where the light is not. In the session learn about the tools to use modify the light from your flash, to create soft light, directional light, colored lights, and more. The tools you need to create the scene you want.
Explore the growing popularity of photographing with film. We will discuss its joys and limitations, learn about different types and formats of film, and get hands on during a photo walk. A 35mm film camera (not provided) is required. One roll of 35mm film will be provided with complimentary processing.
Presentation for mastering and selecting the correct exposure techniques for both static and dynamic subjects. Determining the exposure on the “fly”, creating a win vs a bust? Working the target zone , determining light zone angles and telling the story via your images. Let’s harness the capabilities of your equipment within your toolbox together. Bring your passion and desire to take your nature photography too the next level.
Ian from Phottix will provide a 30 minute session on off camera lighting followed by an hour of photography with models by the pool.
In this session we will cover one of the most important aspects of creating a great photo “learning to see photographically”. As a photographer you need to have a vision, once you have that vision you can use your camera to capture that vision. This is kind of like saying a carpenter needs to have a vision, then he can use his hammer to build that vision. It’s just a little more complicated than that, but imagine the carpenter starting without a vision of what he is going to build.
Video is becoming a very common and expected feature for any new camera that you look at, but how do we get the best video quality out of your DSLR? In this session we will be talking about the basics of DSLR video including, shutter speed, aperture, frame rates, filters, recording resolutions and more.
Following the short slideshow, Mike will discuss tips to achieve consistent sharp focus on moving subjects using large zoom and telephoto lenses .
Wild and Bizarre, we will be studying the Avant Garde in art, then a styling and shooting demo with the emphasis on creative and unique fashion, styling, set and shooting. Learn techniques of the Dada and Surrealist artists of the past and push your creativity to new levels.
Canon technical professional Roberto Emilio Rivera will demonstrate a few of the tools you need to know to help you print like a pro. Learn simple techniques for making your own prints up to 17” x 22” in size in either color or monochrome.