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Dates Set For My January 2013 Florida Photo Caravan

St. John's Pier, St. Augustine, Florida - in HDR. See the heart?
Join the fun on my third annual Florida Photo Caravan. It's a traveling, photographic educational experience starting in historic St. Augustine and ending in Miami’s exciting South Beach. On the road, we stop, and shoot, in Merritt Island and Delray Beach.

Dates: January 18 - 24, 2013 (full but you can get on the waiting list). 


Possible send caravan: If there is enough interest, we'll do the caravan in reverse, starting in Miami on January 30th and ending in St. Augustine. Shoot me an email to get on the list

This digital photography workshop will be action-packed with photo opportunities, digital darkroom info, and, of course, fun! With such a small group, you’ll have a great opportunity to learn through personal attention.

Here’s how it works: You drive. You book your own hotel rooms (we will recommend the group hotel). You pay for your own meals. We provide photographic instruction and guidance. And, we arrange shooting locations, meeting times, conference rooms, restaurants, etc.

Old Town in St. Augustine is a cool Town.
You'll need HDR Efex or Photomatix for HDR. Discounts here. You can also order Topaz adjust on that page, which will add to your photo creativity.

Workshop fee: $850.00

We are limiting this Photo Caravan to 10 participants for personalized attention. Spaces go fast!

For information and an application: e-mail susansammon@me.com; or call 914-271-6132.

Tentative Schedule – Subject to Change
 
Friday, January 18
PM Arrive in St. Augustine
Details to come.

We shoot before dawn - so you snooze you lose!
Saturday, January 19
AM
- Shoot in St. Augustine: Sunrise shoot - Horses running on the beach
- Old Town Shoot
PM
- Download/Photoshop, etc.
- Group lunch and dinner if you want to join the fun.

Before and after HDR.
Sunday, January 20
AM
- Second Sunrise shoot in St. Augustine. St. John's Pier
- On-location lighting – flash, reflectors, diffusers
- Check out and drive to Merritt Island (Fairfield Inn andSuites, Titusville, FL)

Bring your tripod and telephoto lens.
PM
- Afternoon shoot at Merritt Island.
- Group lunch and dinner if you want to join the fun

Bring your tripod and wide-angle lens.
Monday, January 21
 AM
- Sunrise shoot in Merritt Island
- Bird photography
PM
- Drive to Delray - meet for street photography walk.

HDR Rocks in the Colony Hotel in Delray.
Tuesday, January 22
AM
- HDR Shoot in Delray
PM
- Model Shoot
- Download/Photoshop, etc.
- Group lunch and dinner if you want to join the fun

We'll have models, too.
Wednesday, January 23
AM
- Check out and drive to South Beach  
- Art Deco Hotel Shoot
- Street Shoot
- Night Shoot

You'll love the art deco lifeguard stands.
Thursday, January 24
AM
- Sunrise Shoot in South Beach
- Model Shoot
- Download/Photoshop, etc.
PM
- Final Download
- Group Slide Show
- Farewell Dinner

Workshop Ends. But . . . you can stay over for:

Below are some of my favorite photographs from South Beach.









Florida Photo Caravan: St. Augustine, 1st Shoot

© Rick Sammon
My Florida Photo Caravan workshop, with stops in St. Augustine, Merritt Island, Delray Beach and South Beach, is off to a great start. The group's first assignment, at 7 AM today, was to photograph horses running on the beach. We all got great shots - thanks in part to a fantastic sunrise. Good job group!

© Rick Sammon
I talked about the importance of seeing the light - looking for shadows and highlights, and getting the best in-camera exposure. Tip: Light illuminates, shadows define.

© Susan Sammon
Speaking of great shots, below is one from Bryon West.

© Bryon West
Stay tuned for daily updates.

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Explore the light,
Rick