We're going to start this series off with a relatively simple image in regards to post processing. The heavy lifting was done by the amazing light show put on by Mother Nature and I just had to be sure I didn't screw that up.
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to be asked by my good friend, Chris Lawrence to head up to the Millinocket, Maine are to try and get images of the full moon setting behind Mount Katahdin. I had only once been up to the area to hike the mountain and it was when the leftovers from hurricane Earl hit the area. It's hard to see anything in that kind of downpour. I was excited to get up there, to say the least.
We had to contend with several days of snow, but the clouds cleared enough for me to get some great images of the mountain, mostly from the lake that was at our cabin, at the New England Outdoor Center.
While I absolutely love the images I got to take, the best part of the trip was getting to hangout with five great guys, all incredibly talented photographers themselves. Mike Taylor, Garrett Evans, Aaron Priest, Colin Chase and our illustrious host, Chris. Nothing beats sitting around, shooting the shit, and talking shop with a bunch of dudes you get along with well.
I am so happy to announce that I will again be offering a workshop through Maine Media Workshops. For those that know Maine Media, you know how awesome this is. For those of you that haven't heard of them, let me break down why this is the ultimate workshop experience. First of all you get to spend a week with me! What? That doesn't sell it for you? Well, fine! Let me add some nice tidbits to make it a little better.
This workshop will be a week of learning how to find your artistic vision in landscape photography. We will spend half of the workshop in beautiful places like Acadia National Park learning how to perfect your in the field shooting. You will get to learn how to get better compositions, the best settings, and how to incorporate motion into your images, plus how to shoot with post processing in mind. The other half will be spent in Maine Medias decked out computer lab where I will teach you how to take your images from the field to the next level. I'll cover all those tough to learn and master techniques you see the pros use and talk about with the ability to ask all the questions your heart desires. All this while having your lodging, food, transportation, permits, etc. taken care of by the wonderful staff at Maine Media. You also get access to their legendary equipment rental room where you get access to gear you have always dreamed of using. I dare you to find a downside to this!
Not enough? Well there is just no pleasing you is there... For those of you that that interested in learning more and signing up, you can head over to the Maine Media Workshop page. If you have any more questions please, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to get back to you.
Last week I went down to Portsmouth to give a presentation to the Seacoast Camera Club about how to capture better seascapes. Renee, their events coordinator was nice to ask me a few months ago and I couldn't have been more excited and more honored to do so.
The start of the night could not have gone much worse short of someone dying. When I arrived I quickly realized that my iPad, where my presentation was, was not able to hook up to the clubs projector because it didn't have a HDMI port. After about 25 minutes of trouble shooting and light panicking, we managed to find a workaround and the presentation was able to get under way. I had a to move a little faster then I had planned, but I was able to cover most everything and still go through some image critiques for club members. I included some of the slides from the presentation here and can make the whole presentation available if people would like to see it.
Welcome to the new Charlie Widdis Photography website! It's great to be in the new space. While I loved my last site, I had begun to grow in a way it just couldn't accommodate anymore. With the new site you'll see great new features like a regularly updating blog with tips, tricks, news and the latest photos from my adventures. You'll also be able to see workshop offerings as well as sign up for one on one mentoring sessions. So welcome, take a look around and let us know what you love, or if there is something you would like to see different!