Join us for our fall retreat in Wendover Utah!
Adaptive Lighting Techniques on the Salt Flats
Bry Cox M.Photog, CPP
What you will learn:
"As artists, we usually try to align the stars in our favor by photographing at golden light for instance, or photographing families in shady areas so we don't get squinty eyes or harsh light on faces. But true creativity comes through problem solving and pushing ourselves beyond our current comfort zone."
"The Utah Salt Flats is a harsh and fast changing environment. There's no shade or dark backgrounds for easy portraits, and desert winds and storms can come through quickly. Just relying on natural light there will mean dark, muddy faces, and washed out skies and backgrounds - no matter how much you digitally push your image later."
"Instead get great skin tones at any time of day (daytime, afternoon, sunset, twilight), while also getting fantastic and emotionally vivid backgrounds and skies. Learn to do this quickly and efficiently so that you can shoot manually for complete control and consistent results, while also being completely engaged with your client for wonderful expressions."
"Knowing how to master those harsh environments and really nail your images there will result in great new portfolio samples, while helping your other portrait work as well."
Wendover Schedule of events.pdf
Click here to see additional details on the class and more about Bry!
This is a PPA Continuing Education event and PPA members will earn an PPA merit for completing the class.
There will also be designated "play time" so that photographer can try out their new skills!
This will be a fun, action-packed weekend full of learning and putting new skills to the test!
When is it: August 21st - 23rd 2020
Where: Wendover, Utah
Check out some of the awesome places we'll be working
The Bonneville Salt Flats
Wendover Army Airfield
Photograph in the historic hanger where the Enola Gay was parked during training for Hiroshima.
The Night Lights of Wendover, NV
Because we want to make this a cool hands-on event and provide exceptional value, and to ensure that we meet or exceed all Covid-19 separation standards that might exist when this event occurs, we have limited this event to 20 attendees.
Don't delay, register now!
PPA, PPI and other PPA affiliate rate... $129
All other registration types... $149
You will be required to bring proof of affilation membership to receive the PPI, PPA and PPA affiliate membership. PPA members please register with your PPA number to receive your merit. You must be a PPA member at the start of the class to receive your merit.
Motel 6 in Wendover Utah $55/night, call (435) 665-2267.
Best Western Plus at $112/night, call (435) 665-2215.
There are event campground options in the area for those who prefer camping!
*We have been informed that hotels, motels and campgrounds book up quickly over the summer due to the race events out on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and that motel registration is best made before the end of June.
*Lodging and meals are not provided as we will eat as a group at the local restaurants. We highly recommend bringing a lawn chair LOTS of water and perhaps an umbrella for shade. Also bring something that can be eaten on the go for breakfast Saturday morning as we will probably be starting before sunrise.