Mushroom Macro and Fall Photo Workshops

 In Fall Color, Picture, Workshops and Classes

I found this and many more mushrooms on a recent hike through George Washington Pines, which has a short hiking and ski path. Shot with a Lensbaby Composer, glass optic, f/4.0, macro kit +10.

I just finalized my fall teaching schedule with Cook County Community Education. I’m offering two workshop: Be a Better Photographer and a Gales of November Photography Workshop. Last year, I offered the Gales Workshop at Lutsen Resort and it filled quickly.

Cook County Community Education Photography Instruction

Be a Better Photographer
Dates: 4 days, Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, 2009
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Grand Marais, MN
Min: 5
Max: 15
Cost: $120
To register call 387-2000.

During this four week course, you’ll learn to be a better photographer. We’ll cover what to take a picture of, photographic composition techniques, exposure control, manual camera controls, and specific digital techniques and tools. The instructor, photographer Bryan Hansel,, utilizes a unique learning format. During the class, you’ll learn about a concept, spend the next week on your own practicing the concept, and then during the next class, we’ll share some of your results with the rest of the students. Ages 13 and up.

Required: Digital camera, way to get images you shoot onto a cd, usb drive, or to the instructor via email.

Gales of November Photography Workshop
Date: Nov 14, 2009
Time: 9am – 5pm
Where: Grand Marais, MN
Min: 4
Max: 10
Cost: $90
To register call 387-2000.

Spend a day capturing the fury of the Gales of November with photographer Bryan Hansel, The class will start with a brief slide show exploring the ways to shoot water. Then the class will head out to several locations on Lake Superior taking advantage of whatever conditions we find ourselves in. If the lake is calm, we’ll spend the time photographing Superior and practicing our techniques on local rivers and waterfalls. Whatever happens with the weather, this is a fun and instructive opportunity. Lake Superior Magazine wrote an article about last year’s workshop!

Required: A camera (digital is best, manual controls is best), rain gear, umbrella, a car to travel to different locations, good hiking boots, multiple warm layers, multiple batteries and plenty of camera memory, backpack to carry your equipment and rain gear.

Recommended: A camera rain jacket, tripod, polarizer filter, lunch & water.

Private and Semi-Private Instruction

Want to bone up on a specific technique or receive more in depth instruction and hands on time, then
Private and Semi-Private Instruction may be for you.

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  • Bryan

    It’s a mushroom and the effect is from a Lensbaby. Glad you like it.

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