Wednesday, January 21, 2009
This weekend I'm tagging along with a brilliant landscape photographer on one of his photo 'workshops'. He and a select group of photographers he respects go on these painstakingly researched photo trips a few times a year, and I've always been amazed at his absolutely incredible talent. Honestly, you have to check out his stuff. This trip I got invited. Little ole insignificant photo-taking me.
I'm totally stressed about it. Other then going out into nature and pointing my camera at stuff, I have no landscape photography experience. It's a whole different set of skills from portrait photography. I know I'll learn a lot, I'm just terrified that I'm going to come off as an idiot with these guys. Oh please, please, please don't make me look like an idiot! I don't even have the right equipment!
My hope for the weekend is I at least learn what in the hell a graduated neutral density filter does and how to use it. Or at least how to make clouds look pretty.
Or maybe I'll just settle for enjoying the scenery in a part of Arizona I've never been to before...
(this one I took in Alaska last year. Pepped up with my new Photoshop Actions)
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.