Manfrotto School of Excellence Webinar
Wow it seems like I have been away for a very long time. Lets just say the last few months have been beyond hectic, not only did I have to contend with coming back to the UK after 5 months on the road but also two weeks later I upped my sticks and moved to the beautiful city of Leeds. If I am honest it was probably the best time to do it because I didn’t have enough time to settle back at home and I certainly haven’t regretted it one bit.
In between everything I was asked a few months ago by the great guys over at Manfrotto UK if I would be willing to give a live webinar for their Manfrotto School of Excellence program. The program has some of the best photographers and educators in the world such as Joe McNally, Drew Gardner, Bill Frakes and David DuChemin giving regular talks on photography craft and business, so to be asked was an honour for me.
The webinar was entitled ‘Travelling Light: Images on the Move’ and covered a wide range of subjects relating to travel photography. The webinar is split into two halves with the first being the non-camera aspect of photography such as respecting cultures and exploring unfamiliar towns. The second half is based on lighting and camera techniques such as panning. It is difficult to cover the whole subject in depth in just 45minutes but hopefully you will enjoy it. As it was my very first ever webinar/talk on the craft of travel photography I would love to hear some feedback from you.
Every photographer knows that the best light is found around sunrise and sunset, yet when travelling it is quite common for various obstacles to prevent you from shooting in the best light, maybe the weather isn’t great or you have an overnight train or flight to catch. In the ideal world you would have plenty of time to wait for the perfect light but when you are exploring new countries you may be constantly on the move. In this webinar we will be approaching the subject of travelling and how you can prepare yourself to make the most of whatever conditions you face. By utilising various natural light, flash and LED lighting techniques you can take drab looking portraits and landscape shots to the next level.