Total Exposure - The Ultimate Nature Photography Course!

Groupon customers...Welcome!  Your voucher entitles you to one "Total Exposure" course, you may select the course that best fits your skill level and interests from the classes below. We STRONGLY recommend registering early so that you have the best selection of dates as many of the classes fill up quickly.  Click any of the course icons below for more information and then complete the registration.  If you have additional questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.  

As the (insert amazing wild animal of choice here) steps out of the edge of the woods into view and you prepare to capture your award winning images of it, you suddenly are confronted by a vast array of choices on how to make the images, with only a short period of time to make them.

"What settings should I use...what ISO...should I try to move closer...should I shoot it as a vertical...should I put on a teleconverter...should I take off the teleconverter... what is a teleconvertor...should I use my flash...should I switch my car insurance to that company run by a lizard..."

Photography is all about choices, from the technical side of settings, to the art of composition. And sometimes all the choices we have to make behind the camera can be a little overwhelming. This is why we developed the "Total Exposure" photography workshop series, to provide the aspiring nature photographer with an opportunity to learn about all the different facets of nature photography, and be able to make the right choices when that amazing photography opportunity presents itself. Whether you have a point and shoot camera, or an SLR, we'll demystify the settings and functions common to all of our cameras, and explore just what you need to know to make better shots.

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Pick the Course that is Right For You!

For more information on each course, click the appropriate course icon below.

"I Just Got a Camera...Now What?"

DateTimeLocation
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
 8:30am-12:30pm 
 8:30am-12:30pm
 8:30am-12:30pm
Tampa (Wingate Hotel)
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel)
Tampa (La Quinta Inn)
  • This is class is for those just new to photography, who want to understand what all the settings and buttons on their digital camera mean. This is our most basic class, for the beginner who is just starting into digital photography.
  • We will cover the settings, symbols, and features common to most digital cameras, just what is going on in the camera to make pictures, and what you can do to can get great results. Topics for this class include the anatomy of your camera and how it works, deciphering the meaning and purpose of all the settings and symbols, exposure basics, and what to do with the pictures once you take them including transferring, organizing, and printing them.
  • This is a class designed specifically for beginners, if you already understand basic camera operation, you should probably consider one of our other classes such as "Fundamentals".
  • This class is conducted in a classroom setting, there is not a field component.

Fundamentals

DateTimeLocation
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wednesday January 23, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
8:00am-12:30pm 
2:00pm-6:30pm 
8:00am-12:30pm 
8:00am-12:30pm 
2:00pm-6:30pm
8:00am-12:30pm 
8:00am-12:30pm 
2:00pm-6:30pm
8:00am-12:30pm 
8:00am-12:30pm 
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel) 
Tampa (Wingate Hotel)  
Tampa (Wingate Hotel)  
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel) 
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel)
Tampa (Wingate Hotel)  
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel)
Tampa (La Quinta Inn)  
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel)
Tampa (La Quinta Inn)  
  • In this class we explain the fundamentals of nature photography, this is a class for beginning nature photographers.
  • We will cover things like Depth of Field (DoF), Apertures, Exposure, Light direction and color, rule of thirds, etc. We will also cover gear selection, an introduction to working with wildlife, introduction to scenic photography, and more.
  • This class is conducted in a classroom setting, there is not a field component.

Advanced

DateTimeLocation
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
2:00pm-6:30pm
2:00pm-6:30pm
2:00pm-6:00pm
2:00pm-6:00pm
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel) 
Tampa (Wingate Hotel) 
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel)  
Tampa (La Quinta Inn)  
  • In this class we will cover more advanced concepts and techniques in nature photography.
  • Topics include creating and processing HDR images, use of flash in nature photography, creative techniques like long exposures and light painting, video for nature photographers, etc. If you would like to learn more about these concepts, or feel you need a better understanding of them, this class is probably for you.
  • We expect you will know a great deal already about exposure theory, camera settings, and operation prior to this class. If you don't, you may want to consider taking one of our introductory classes, such as "...Now What?!" or "Fundamentals".
  • This class is conducted in a classroom setting, there is not a field component.

In the Field

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013   
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
6:15am-10:15am
6:45am-10:45am
7:00am-11:00am
7:00am-11:00am
6:30am-10:30am
6:30am-10:30am
Lakeland (Circle B Bar Reserve)
St. Petersburg (Fort De Soto Park) 
Lakeland (Circle B Bar Reserve)
St. Petersburg (Fort De Soto Park) 
Lakeland (Circle B Bar Reserve)
St. Petersburg (Fort De Soto Park)

  • In this class we will cover field techniques in nature photography. This course is a intermediate to advanced hands-on, in-field workshop, there is no classroom time.
  • The emphasis in this class is fieldcraft and working with the natural world as a photographer. We will explore intermediate to advanced concepts such as approaching and photographing wildlife, ethics in outdoor photography, light and the scenic landscape, etc.
  • We expect you will know a great deal already about exposure theory, camera settings, and operation prior to this class. If you don't, you may want to consider taking one of our introductory classes, such as "...Now What?!" or "Fundamentals".
  • These classes are smaller, with a 14 to 1 student to instructor ratio, with all the class time being spent in the field.

Digital Darkroom

DateTimeLocation
Friday, October 26, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
2:00pm-6:00pm
2:00pm-6:00pm
2:00pm-6:00pm
2:00pm-6:00pm
Tampa (Wingate Hotel)  
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel)
Tampa (Wingate Hotel)  
St. Petersburg (Magnuson Hotel)
  • Our digital darkroom class reveals our process for getting the best results for all the great pictures you take, using Photoshop and Lightroom. Jason covers his complete workflow from organization to preparing files for print, stock, or the web, unveiling tips and techniques to make your workflow smooth and easy, and to get you away from the computer and back out in the field!
  • Topics include a through overview of using Lightroom to organize and develop your images. We cover our basic workflow, as well as more advanced concpets such as assembling HDR's and stitched panoramic photos. We explore in depth Lightroom's Develop features, how they differ from Photoshop, and when to use one program over the other.
  • If you would like to learn more about these concepts, or feel you need a better understanding of them, this class is probably for you.
  • This class is conducted in a classroom setting, there is not a field component.

Once you have decided which course is right for you,
please select a date below to register.


Be sure to register for the right location, too.
Courses are offered in several different locations!


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