Experiment with HDR, time lapse, stitched panoramas, astrophotography, focus stacking, and light painting

With Digital photography we have seen new kinds of "alternative" photographic processes emerge, broadening our vision beyond the confines of traditional photography. Whether it is expanding the dynamic range of an image, the focus range for macro photography, capturing time and motion, or even expanding the resolution of our cameras to produce stunning large photographs, these processes can greatly enhance our creative vision.

In this hands on workshop students work both in the field and in the classroom to experiment with the following techniques: HDR (realistic as well as artistic), time lapse, stitched panoramas, astrophotography, focus stacking, and light painting.

Students are required to have a desire to learn to see the world differently, a digital SLR and basic computer skills. Some of the techniques require specific software packages, but all of these offer trial versions so that everyone can experiment.


Juan Pons

© Tony LlerenaBorn and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Juan is a nature and wildlife photographer, whose passion is photographing our worlds magnificent wildlife and natural features. Juan is a strong supporter of wildlife and natural habitat conservation and is a member of several conservation organizations. Though private individuals purchase photos directly from him, Juan donates his images to non-profit organizations with nature and wildlife preservation missions. Juan never ceases to be amazed by the natural subjects he photographs and hopes that sharing his photographs will inspire others to appreciate and respect natural life.

With a background in computer science, Juan is an expert in digital photography, imaging, and storage systems.

With more than 20 years experience in photography, Juan has most recently embraced the biggest revolution in Digital SLRs, High Definition video. Working with video capable DSLRs since their introduction, Juan has become a recognized expert on maximizing the capabilities of DSLRs when shooting video. Juan has also published a new instructional DVD titled: The Photographers Guide to Creating HD Video with the Canon 5D Mark II.

Juan travels extensively capturing nature's beauty, and also teaches his own workshops and speaks at a multitude of events throughout the world on many photography topics.

Juan’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including Sierra Magazine, Nature Conservancy, Audubon Magazine, American Photo, Audubon North Carolina, Wildlife in North Carolina, The Independent, and many others.

Juan is the co-host, with his friend Rick Sammon, of The Digital Photography Experience podcast, a leading audio podcast that covers many photographic topics. Juan also owns wildnaturetours.com, offering instructional photo workshops in Yellowstone and many other locations through out the US.

© Juan Pons

Course Dates

Aug 23 to Aug 29




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