Everyone and welcome to creative live my name is ken klosterman and this is innovative techniques for outdoor photography with george left now most of you out there know that george left is one of north america's finest and most renowned outdoor and nature photographers. For thirty years he has been the field editor and a columnist in outdoor photographer magazine and he is has published a series of books a number of books his images have been on the covers of so many different magazines and we are honored to have him here at crate of live for the very first time please help me welcome george left george how are you doing today? Fine. All right, all right. So one of the things without door photography is that we all would go out and we're in these magnificent scenes magnificent places and you'll survive and you're like wow on and then you are not sure how to actually capture that how to actually get that to something that you can have forever and show other people and enjoy do you find...
that to be the case? This is a case a lot of times I can remember a number of instances where I've arrived someplace and I look at this and say my goodness, this is just incredible now how do I do this? How do I bring this home? How do I bring this to the people that either sent me there or people such as yourselves how do I teach this to you too make it all happen and that's what we're going to do today is we're going to try to give you some of the tools techniques to capture it and however you want to you know, whether you want to make prints, whether you want to put it on your facebook page or whatever that's what we're going to be about today fantastic, how to bring all that home with you. All right? Well, I know we have a ton to cover, so I'm going to let you just take it away and tell us more about what we're going to learn we're going to cover a lot of different things, all right? Thank you, george, I want to just give you a really quick idea of what we're going to accomplish in these sessions. There's two main sessions and in this first one, we're going to talk about panoramas, some additional lighting, extended depth, the field macro techniques, hdr hdr is a tool not so much as a in effect, we're going to talk about time lapses of I have great fun with time lapse is, you know, you maybe you're not trying to sell your images, but having fun is a good part of what we're going to talk about and video I mean almost everybody has a camera now that khun do high definition video, but very, very few people are doing it here's a few examples of what we're going to talk about panorama is not just vertical panorama is before is donald ones we're going talk about different kinds of panorama is there's eight kinds of panorama is that we'll talk about here's here's one which we call an action sequence panorama we're going to talk about stacking macro macro it up to ten x at ten x you khun sea butterfly wings and all the scales want to talk about electronic flash? We're going to talk about hdr not just as a tool but a little bit of this the same old types of things that we've had a lot of fun with in the past and will even talk about across polarization a way to get rid of, uh, extraneous light and bring out color and things like minerals like we have here and some of these lenses I have a few pieces of technique of equipment up here and behind me that only come to those ill talk about them for a very short time appears well, this is a particular lens on the camera combination that gives you eight hundred ninety six millimeters and focuses to three point two feet and it's readily available and it's not overly expensive there's a difference between expensive and overly expensive second the second session will talk about applications and we'll take all these things that we're talking about in the first segment and we'll put him to pictures and we'll have a few new things that will show up there as well, but we'll talk about wildlife, birds, mammals and then we'll do flowers and macro and then we'll do some landscape, so we'll bring it to life in the sense of where would I use this? And what would I do there? So let's get started? Well, here's some examples of that second segment snowflakes, macro technique stacking techniques, of course you have to have snow uh, some of us have that some of us fortunately do not. We'll talk about different lenses in places like africa, panoramas, flowers. This is cooking a half gardens in holland, and I've been there a number of times and it's just the ultimate place on the planet during april and may we'll talk a little bit about lightning and some other landscape techniques. So ansel adams talked about a word that he called pre visual ization and I've gotten letters. I put this on my column and I've gotten letters that say there is no such word but yet if ansel adams said, as far as I'm concerned, it's a word and it was the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure he would look at a scene, and he would know whether he had different films, but generally he would know what the exposure was, what zone system he would be using when he knew that when he got back to the dark room that he would be using maybe a water bath to change the contrast and what paper he would print on. So he had all these things in his mind while he was out there actually taking the picture itself. Uh, this follow through today in a very big way, we have us, we're going to talk about a set of capture concepts, technical tools, uh, pieces of equipment that are now available that expand our options way beyond anything that ansel adams could have ever of I dreamt about, and we have to shoot in a certain way in the field when we take the picture to make it all happen when we bring it in the second half of digital photography today is actually the computer, and if you don't like the computer, you're not going to get nearly as far with your photography as you might have. Uh, if you did embrace photo, shop and like room and all of those types of programs
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
Create a variety of dramatic panoramas.
Capture rapid movements, such as the flapping of a bird’s wings.
Take close-up shots that depict the beauty and vibrant colors of flowers.
Capture images of snowflakes using specialized equipment and intricate techniques.
Photograph and take videos of lightning storms.
Use various types of additional lighting, including electronic flashes.
ABOUT GEORGE’S CLASS:
Are you a major gearhead who loves hearing about the latest and greatest photography equipment on the market today? Do you want to learn some amazing techniques that will take your outdoor photography game to the next level?
If you want to shoot like a pro and get an inside look at how one of the greatest outdoor photographers around makes his magic, then this is the course for you. Celebrated photographer George Lepp shares some of his best-known photographs and describes the techniques and equipment needed to capture images of wild animals, beautiful flowers, and awesome landscapes.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
Paint with high-powered flashlights during long exposures.
Use special techniques and post-processing software programs to extend your depth of field.
Take macro photography shots using special lenses and extension tubes.
Utilize tele extenders and other tools to get high-magnification shots.
Use HDR to get natural looking contrast control.
Perform time-lapse photography with movement and panning.
Discover a variety of DSLR video shooting techniques.
Experienced photographers interested in exploring the intricacies of outdoor photography will love hearing George’s thrilling stories about his great outdoor and travel photography shoots all over the world like Africa and his close calls with wild animals. By the end of this course, you’ll be inspired to challenge yourself and experiment with these truly incredible techniques.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
Experienced photographers who want to learn about cutting-edge equipment and innovative techniques for outdoor photography.
Photographers looking to be inspired by one of the greats and wanting to hear about his personal experiences.
Those who are new to outdoor photography and want an inside look at what it’s like to be a professional in the field.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
George D. Lepp is one of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images. He is also widely recognized for his unique dedication to sharing his photographic and biological knowledge with other photographers through his seminars, writing, and inventions. George Lepp is a leader in the rapidly advancing field of outdoor photography and digital imaging.
Lepp’s images have appeared in some of the world’s most widely viewed venues and on the covers of many books and magazines, including Natural History, Car and Driver, PC Photo, and Outdoor Photographer; at prestigious galleries and museums throughout the United States; and at the corporate headquarters of Canon USA, Eastman Kodak, and Epson America. He was chosen by Canon USA as one of the first members of its Explorers of Light program, which features the industry’s most influential photographers. He is known both for his sweeping panoramas that capture the magnificence of exotic locations and his stunning high-magnification macro renditions of subjects such as snowflakes and butterfly wings. His stock and assignment photography is represented by Getty, Corbis, and Photo Researchers.
Lepp is regularly read in popular photographic magazines; he has contributed for thirty years as a field editor and columnist to Outdoor Photographer Magazine and more recently has published technical articles in Europe’s c’t Digital Photography Magazine. He is the author of many books, including Wildlife Photography: Stories from the Field, Golden Poppies of California, and Beyond the Basics I and II: Innovative Techniques for Outdoor and Nature Photography, as well as hundreds of articles on photography. He has taught at Photoshop World, Santa Fe Workshops, Palm Beach Workshops, and founded the Lepp Institute of Digital Imaging. Lepp is a founding board member and a fellow of the North American Nature Photographers Association and winner of many awards for his work, including Photo Media’s Photography Person of the Year and the prestigious Progress Award, the highest given by the Photographic Society of America.
First trained in wildlife and wildlands management, George Lepp later earned a BPA and honorary MS in Professional Photography from Brooks Institute. Contact him through his web site, www.GeorgeLepp.com.