Preparation is essential to creating good travel images. This private, 2-hour intensive photographic lesson provides one-on-one coaching to help busy people prepare to travel with their cameras. We take an integrative approach to Travel Photography that combines theory with hands-on learning in the field.

This method quickly builds on existing strengths to create new skills. The time is used to work on the areas of photography that you choose. It is tailored to your specific interests and to your level of expertise.

Once you've registered there is a free 15 minute phone/skype consultation available, so we can discuss where your current interests lie and use those interests as a framework for your learning.

Topics:

  • Setting photographic goals
  • How to make a shot list
  • What is the right equipment to take on your trip?
  • Review major camera control systems such as Exposure modes, Autofocus modes, and Metering modes
  • The power of creating and working with themes
  • How to get access to the locations you want
  • How to really get the most out of a location while traveling
  • How to make an equipment checklist and pack
  • Trip logistics

What you'll learn:

  • Choosing camera settings to make the kind of images you want
  • To recognize and create picture-making opportunities while traveling by using the multi-level coverage approach to location photography
  • How light impacts the final image
  • Formal elements of composition
  • Enhanced ability in using three important keys to strong travel images: photographing people, street scenes and architecture
  • How to choose the appropriate equipment for travel photography

Cost:
Each coaching session is two consecutive hours or longer if requested. Cost for one person is $195.00 cdn. The price includes one hour of instructor's travel time within the Greater Toronto Area. Additional travel cost of $75.00 per hour plus expenses will apply outside of this area. Location is determined by the instructor. Contact us for details about discounts for teaching for groups of 2,3,4 or more people. 

Registration:
Contact by phone (office 416-778-6521 - mobile 647 286 1705) or email (michael@michaelobrienphoto.com) to book a time. Payment can be made online using the PayPal form on this site. Full payment at least five days prior will confirm the date for the session. Once you've registered there is a free 15 minute phone/skype consultation available, so we can discuss where your current interests lie and use those interests as a framework for your learning.

Working with Groups Worldwide:
All of Michael's workshops can be adapted to group settings and delivered at the location of your choice anywhere in the world. In this case workshop fees are per person; location, travel and production fees will be extra. Detailed estimates are available on request. Michael currently teaches these skills in college programs throughout the Greater Toronto Area.


Michael is known primarily for the intuitive, natural way that he photographs people and places. His formal portraits, as well as his travel and documentary images of people are all built on a foundation of trust and respect. Michael's work explores the themes of identity in the individual, the family and the community.

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