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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Explore my landscape photography workshops and learn the tools that will help you master your photography. From hands-on workshops in the field to post-processing video tutorials, nothing can replace having someone working with you to help you succeed.

IN-FIELD GROUP WORKSHOPS

Canadian Rockies Landscape Photography Workshop 2020

This 4-day landscape photography workshop takes place in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies during its most beautiful season, winter. Join me, Scott Aspinall, to tour some of the best mountain scenery Canada has to offer covering Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks. We’ll spend our days chasing the best light and weather to photograph. Having grown up near the Canadian Rockies, and as a landscape photographer, I have visited and photographed this mountain range dozens of times. With a small group size, the instruction will be personalized to help you achieve your photographic goals and move you towards fulfilling your creative vision. Accommodations will be included.

Grasslands National Park Night Photography Workshop 2020

This 4 day, night photography workshop takes place in rugged Grasslands National Park during the peak of milky way season. We’ll spend our time photographing the incredible night sky in one of Canada’s largest dark sky preserves. Join me, Scott Aspinall, and photograph some of the darkest night skies that Canada has to offer. Expect a small group size that allows for personalized instruction to help you achieve your photographic goals. Accommodations will be included.

1 on 1 Landscape Photography Workshops

These landscape photography workshops are outings where you can learn the basic or more advanced approaches of landscape and nature photography. Because these are 1-on-1 you will receive my undivided attention. This means that we can cover all the topics you want. We can use our time either in the field or behind a computer, or a mixture of both. Each workshop is designed specifically around your needs. I am a Saskatchewan photographer but can travel to any location you want to receive instruction in (travel fees apply). Local workshops start at $60/hour for in-field time and $75/hour for time behind the computer. Depending on the length of your private workshop, a deposit may be required. Please use the contact form below to get your quote and more details.

What can I learn?

There is a lot of flexibility in these one-on-one photography workshops to learn what you want. However, you might be wondering what could be covered? Following is a list of things that I’ve found are most commonly covered in my landscape photography workshops:

  • Understand the importance of light and the different types of light. Learn how they can interact with your subject by reviewing my favourite images and then experience them in the field.
  • Review and learn different approaches to composition. Break limiting compositional rules by opening your mind up to alternative compositional approaches.
  • We look into the planning tools I use for each landscape photography adventure. Make the most of your time in the field.
  • Grasp the technical aspects of your camera and make sure you are comfortable in manual mode. Dive into Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO in an easy to understand way. Ensuring that your camera becomes a tool to aid you in taking better photos.
  • Understand dynamic range and where to focus. Explore ways to achieve full dynamic range in a scene and get clear, sharp photos every time.
  • Add-on an hour or several at the end of our in-field session to go through some post-processing techniques in Lightroom CC or Photoshop CC
  • Have a lot of fun while doing it!

1 on 1 Night Photography Workshops

These night photography workshops are tailored to your exact needs. Whether you’re taking your first photos of the night sky, or looking to get the most out of your star tracker. 1-on-1 means I can work with you exactly where you are on your night photography journey. With no other clients, this means that I am dedicated solely to your success. I am a Saskatchewan photographer but can travel to any location you want to receive instruction in (travel fees apply). Local workshops in Class 1 or 2 dark skies start at $60/hour for in-field and $75/hour for behind the computer. Depending on the length of your private workshop, a deposit may be required. Please use the contact form below to get your quote or for more details.

What are some possible topics?

There is a lot of flexibility in these one-on-one photography workshops to learn what you want. However, you might be wondering what could be covered? Following is a list of things that I’ve found are most commonly covered in my night photography workshops:

  • Learn my planning tools for night photography: light pollution, seasonal expectations, moon cycles, locations, and more.
  • You will learn to master focusing at night.
  • How to arrange visually striking compositions, grasping the settings needed to capture your creative vision.
  • Explore the different types of night photography including capturing the milky way, timelapse, panoramas, composites, and star trails.
  • Work through the technical aspects of your camera to make sure you are comfortable in manual mode. Dive into Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO in an easy to understand way. Ensuring that your camera becomes a tool to aid you in taking better photos.
  • Helping you to use your star tracker to get better photos of the night sky.
  • You can also add on an hour or several at the end of our in-field session to go through some post-processing techniques in Lightroom CC or Photoshop CC
  • And, again, we will have a blast!
Contact me here to request additional information or to book your spot!

VIDEO WORKSHOPS

In these post-processing tutorials, I’ll show you the techniques I use in Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC to make compelling landscapes and night photography. You only need Photoshop and Lightroom/Camera Raw with no additional plugins (luminosity masks are recommended but not required, I use the Lumenzia panel). If Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC are completely new to you then please reach out to me for an alternative beginner video not available on my website. My current video tutorial listing requires some working knowledge of layers and masking. Click below to check out the videos available. A full description of each can be found in the product description.

Astrophotography Start-to-Finish: Blending to Finishing

In this video workshop, I cover my entire night photography post-processing workflow. Beginning with coverage of my basic Lightroom CC astrophotography processing workflow. From there, learn how to focus stack using Photoshop CC. Once you’ve mastered that, gain an understanding of different astrophotography blending techniques for clean photos. Finally, I go through the artistic finishing touches I use on my night photography. These would include: dodging and burning, my unique nebulosity boosting technique that will never be available on YouTube, star size reduction, and much more.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Basic Astrophotography Stacking and Blending Tutorial

This is an intermediate level video workshop. In it, I cover my basic Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC astrophotography post-processing workflow. I’ll show you how to stack your night photos for noise reduction. Once you have that mastered, practice different blending techniques for cleaner night photography. Then, learn to use curves in Photoshop CC to remove light pollution in your night photography. Last, I’ll walk through a few of the artistic things I do to make my images pop naturally.

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Advanced Astrophotography Blending and Composite Creation Tutorial

This is a more advanced level video workshop. First, I reveal my basic Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC astrophotography post-processing workflow. Then, I’ll show you several different blending techniques, teaching you how to blend multiple files into a composite. Finally, learn to seamlessly match colours and tones, create reflections, reduce star size, and much more.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Find free photography tutorials like these on my YouTube channel ...

Photoshop CC Tutorial: How to Focus Stack.

Landscape Photography: 6 Tips for Composition.

Lightroom CC Tutorial: Importing and Prepping for Photoshop CC.

 

TESTIMONIALS

See what my clients and past students have to say!

“I felt this was a turning point in my photography … I felt that it genuinely made you happy to be able to convey something that helped people achieve their goals of better photography”   –  Lilian

“Nich and Scott were great to work with, and kept my motivation up in the wee hours of the morning. They were patient with the many questions I asked during the workshop. I’d be glad to take another workshop with either of them.”   –  Jessica

“Exceeded my expectations with the knowledge and the hands on help that I received during the workshop. I walked away from the course with a great foundation of knowledge for Astro Photography. I would definitely take another workshop!”    –  Meaghan

“The workshop was amazing! Scott and Nich were more then willing to help us get amazing pictures, and made sure we know what we were doing every step of the way. Very highly recommend workshops with them!”    –  Maggi

“Excellent informative hands on!! ”    –  Marianne

“Very knowledgeable and explained things in an easy to understand way”    –  Anonymous Response

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