Having recently returned from a fantastic location workshop given by Teri Lou Dantzler (iPhoneography with Teri Lou) and Harry Sandler (iPhone-Antics with Harry Sandler) in Napa, California, I thought folks might like to know what a wonderful time it was. Teri Lou and Harry are wonderful teachers and make a great team teaching others from the benefit of their experience with both photography and iPhone/iPad apps. We also were shown some techniques for post processing our images for printing using Lightroom and Photoshop and each of us went home with one or two prints of our best image(s).
Some of the many highlights of the workshop included…
- Shooting at great locations that had been scouted before the workshop began.
- Staying at a clean, convenient location with an in-house restaurant where we could get freshly prepared hot meals for breakfast before our morning classroom sessions… and even dinner if we were too tired to go out for dinner.
- Dining at a couple of REALLY fine restaurants, Celadon in downtown Napa and Brix near where we finished our afternoon shoot.
- Socializing with interesting instructors and fellow photographers attending the workshop, both in the field and in the classroom, as well as over dinner and drinks and other shared meals.
- Did I mention shooting at great locations? Part of that experience included hands on instruction in using camera apps with which we were previously unfamiliar.
- A perfect mix of classroom instruction with shooting in the field.
- An opportunity (which I took advantage of) to do an early morning shoot with Teri Lou at one of the nearby locations where balloon rides over the Napa Valley were launched… one of my images from that shoot is included in this post.
- An experience that will not be forgotten… Check out upcoming location workshops with Harry and Teri Lou… You will not be disappointed should you decide to attend one, or more, of them!
The images below shot and processed using techniques learned in the Napa, CA location workshop. Tutorials explaining the post-processing techniques for the first two images are on my iPhone photography blog.