Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Photography workshop in Las Vegas and vicinity.




Hi Photographer friends,

I have embarked on a new venture, starting next week. I figured that since so many photographers are organizing workshops, I would organize one as well. Being a Pentax user, I reserved my workshop for owners of Pentax equipment only. It's a smaller market, but Pentax users are a special group and I like Pentax users' mentality. If you are a Pentaxian, you already know what I mean.

My workshop is simple but effective. It has been limited to four people. We will be based in Las Vegas for three days. The lodging is included, and a coffee table book of the entire workshop, with the participants' best pictures, is also part of the bundle. The book will not only remind the partakers of what they've learned during that week, but it will hopefully remind them of the new friends they've made.  I own a good variety of Pentax lenses to cover most situations and my lenses will be available to share with everyone in the group.

We will do three photo shoots; Night Photography, the Neon Signs boneyard and Red Rock Canyon. We will have one period each day to study the e-book, followed by an adlib questions and answers session.  The workshop is aimed at beginners and amateur photographers. It’s perfect for those moving up from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR. A free copy of each participant’s Pentax camera will also be given.

The workshop is based on my e-books, and all functions of the Pentax cameras will be reviewed, in the same non-technical way as in my e-books. The core of the workshop will be to understand and use the three elements of photography; Aperture, Shutter Speed and Sensitivity. Why, how and when one of the elements should be prioritized.

I have been to these locations numerous times and I know when and where the best images can be made. Red Rock Canyon will be an early morning shooting, the Neon Signs boneyard will be a daytime shooting and the Night Photo-Shoot will take place…well...at night.

Las Vegas is a fun place to be, and the location makes it ideal for couples.  One can participate in the workshop while the other can engage in other activities. There will be plenty of time left each day to enjoy Las Vegas as a couple. A great way to attend a workshop is to include your spouse/partner in the plans.

I will post some of the images next week and elaborate on the participant's feedback.


If you are interested in attending a future workshop, please email us at: 
brqyvn@gmail.com  Subject Las Vegas and vicinity workshop.

Thank you for reading, and we hope to meet you at a workshop,

Yvon Bourque

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