Learn To Capture Water Movement Like A Pro!
Have you ever wondered how to create beautiful, soft moving water in your images? Here's your chance to learn! We feel strongly that learning to master water movement is a benchmark of the photographic journey. We've chosen these specific two days for the tide levels, allowing you many opportunities for capturing the ebb and flow of the Atlantic.

The Water Movement Masterclass, will be structured so you'll learn how to technically achieve the lines, movement and beauty of the water, along with learning to see the movement before it's captured. In addition, time will be spent learning how to process your images to enhance the movement that you are capturing in the field.

This Masterclass can benefit both beginners and seasoned photographers.

 
 

General Info
Destination: Charleston, SC - USA
Workshop Dates: September 14th - 15th, 2019
Instructors: Keith & Tiffany Briley
Cost: $525 USD

Recommended Lodging
Wingate by Wyndham
9280 University Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 553-4444
We have group rates available for our guests.
Info will be included with your booking.

Highlights
Multiple sunrise and sunset locations.
Compositional elements will include a boneyard beach and a historic lighthouse for our slow exposures. Emphasis will be placed on learning to capture the ebb and flow of the Atlantic. Locations include surrounding stoic, statuesque Oaks and wood jetties as the sun breaks the horizon.
Bonus Session!
Live, online Water Movement post processing session.
Experience
Beginner - Advanced

Our excursions are beneficial for both the beginner and seasoned photographer. All guests will experience one-on-one instruction, with the emphasis being on the indivdual's strengths and desires.
Activity
Easy

The locations we have scheduled will be within the ability of anyone who is in moderate shape. The Lowcountry is a very flat landscape which will require no strenuous hiking. There will be a couple of lengthy beach walks.
Terrain
Beaches - Jetties - Piers

For this workshop, we will be surrounding ourselves with the Atlantic and coastal subject matter such as jetties, lighthouses, dunes, large piers and boneyard beaches. All water, all the time!
Group Size
12 People

We believe group size is important for the ability to provide as much one-on-one instruction in the field as necessary. Due to the knowledge of our home location, this group size will be six guests per instructor.

Itinerary
The locations, dates and times for this workshop are designated to gain the best possible photographic opportunities available. We will have many occasions and spend many hours to capture the beautiful ebb and flow of the Atlantic, and maybe even a little evening fountain shooting in downtown Charleston. If weather becomes an issue, we'll work around it and take advantage of the current elements provided. Regardless, we have a short time together and we're going to make sure every minute is packed with superior locations, photographic potential, and learning.

Bonus Session
Once everyone has returned home and returned to their routines, we'll schedule a live, online post processing session with the emphasis being on properly developing your photos. We'll discuss software options and learn which tools are beneficial when editing your new captures, all from the comfort of your home or office.
The session will be recorded and sent to all guests for future reference.

Day One
To get us started, we will gather at the hotel for a meet and greet, followed by dinner and our sunset location. Without needing to be rushed for light, we'll wait for sunset and take the time to discuss the technical aspects that will equip you for the workshop.

Day Two
Leaving early, we will arrive at the beach well before the moring light. You'll learn to look for compositions and identifying the necessary elements for capturing the strong lines within the water. After breakfast you'll have time during a short break to review and select images to share with the group during an afternoon image review. After the image review and critique, we will then head out for a sunset and blue hour session where we will continue to work on mastering water movement. Our evening session will specifically focus on creating and capturing strong compositions to highlight the lines we are photographing and putting into practice what we have learned during both the field sessions and image review.
Topics We’ll Cover
• How to time your water movement for best possible capture
• Using and understanding the necessary settings in camera
• Determining what components make for a greater effect
• How to successfully find a sharp focus
• Finding stability in shifting sand.
• Learning to see compositions in subtleties
• Fully understanding and using the strengths of wide angle lenses
• Long exposure work with the use of filters
• Advanced filter work: Knowing what you need, when you need it.
• Using different elements in the field for a variety of captures
• Making full use of your histogram
• Proper exposure
• Applying digital darkroom techniques
Recommended Gear
• Digital SLR or Mirrorless camera
• Multiple Batteries & Memory Cards
• Wide Lens
• Mid Range Lens
• Sturdy Tripod
• Wireless Remote or Cable Release
• Circular Polarizer Filters
• Neutral Density Filters
• Micro-Fiber Cloths
• Your Favorite Gear Backpack
• Shoes you don't mind getting wet
• Headlamp or Flashlight
• A Spirit of Adventure!

What's Included
Professional one-on-one instruction in the field, expert digital darkroom instruction and critiquing, hours and hours of shooting, many amazing images and several new friends!

What's Not Included
Airfare, hotel, airport fees and taxes, visa fees, meals and transportation (Participants are asked to carpool. Due to liability reasons, we are not able to transport guests).

Trip Insurance
We encourage investing in trip insurance to cover your costs in the event an unforseen circumstance were to occur that requires you to cancel.

Payment and Cancellation Policy
A full payment of $525 USD is required to secure a space on this workshop. Booking for this workshop will be available until the date of start or all 12 spots have been taken. If you wish to cancel after full payment has been made, our cancellation and refund policy is stated below:

• 120 days or greater prior to workshop start date will be fully refunded, less $50 processing fee.
• 120-90 days prior to workshop start date will be 50% refundable.
• 90-30 days prior to workshop start date will be 25% refundable.
• 30 days prior to workshop start date are non-refundable.