Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New York - FREE Trek Tech Trek

It's called the Trek-Tech-Trek because it has all been made possible by the makers of Trek-Tech Tripods, the uniquely light-weight, fully integrated tripods with a special, quick mount-demount system. But there is a lot more to sweeten the deal, starting with 6 free cupcakes by Baked By Melissa. The day will begin around 9 am, at Digital Photo Academy Headquarters at 211 E 18th Street #2R (between 2nd and 3rd), where you will mix and mingle with our 5 New York Digital Photo Academy instructors. For our 1st Trek-Tech-Trek stop, we will travel down to Soho, to pick up our cupcakes and pose for some colorful photo ops at Baked By Melissa. We will be catching this all on video so don't be surprised if you end up on NY1 or some other local broadcasting. Can't eat 'em right away though, they will be your props for the photos that may win you $500. After we have picked up our tasty treats, everyone will break up into groups, led by our 5 instructors. Each group will have their own photo assistant and models, some legit fashion and others way out (believe it, you'll know them when you see them, and all have signed releases - don't worry you can mix and match them). The New York instructors will lead you through Soho and Lower Manhattan, directing the models for your lens work as you compete for the cash prizes and other rewards. Then its back to DPA Headquarters for you and the cupcakes, where we will have a studio set up with professional lighting equipment, to learn lighting techniques and macro photography. (Free food to eat too, not just cupcakes). And don't miss out on the old world architecture in the surrounding areas of DPA Headquarters as well as the vibrant energy of nearby Union Square. After lunch and the studio shoot, the event continues at Adorama. Here there will be special product demos and sales, while you fill out your entry forms for the photo contest which will be judged on July 15th. Check out the July Digital Photo Academy newsletter, to see who won and whether or not it was you.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Orlando - Wetlands Park

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Join Digital Photo Academy instructor Milton Heiberg for an Advanced photo workshop at the Orlando Wetlands Park on Saturday June 20th at 6am - 3pm. The day will start off with hands-on field instruction. We will do some pre-dawn landscape photography of the sunrise with water reflections at one of the most beautiful scenic locations in Central Florida. The many gray sun-bleached tree branches make interesting and photogenic perches for our avian subjects. We will be walking about 2-1/2 miles. Then a short drive back to Orlando where we will spend the afternoon session critiquing the morning’s work, have a short slide lecture on advanced field techniques, work flow, Photoshop processing and presentation, and discuss the individual styles and goals of each participant. This will be a fully packed day.

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