Love Your Tripod!



Join Gerri Whitley to explore the creative possibilities of longer shutter speeds.  Learn to master the techniques of longer exposures using your tripod and how to select shutter speeds to create stunning
Offered either as an in-person workshop on Sunday evenings or an on-line course on Monday nights.

The courses are structured differently so it is not possible to float between the two. Both are 6 weeks.

The In-Person Workshop is composed of three photo walks and three zoom critique/lectures.  During the photo walks, you’ll meet at different locations around Chicago each week where you will learn techniques such as Long Exposure Photography, Neutral Density Filters, Panning, Zoom Blur, Intentional Blur.  The photo walks are followed up with a Zoom Class that focuses on critique and preparing you for
the next photo walk.
Weekly Outline:
 Week 1: Photo Walk – Long Exposures
 Week 2: Zoom Session
 Week 3: Photo Walk – Neutral Density Filters
 Week 4: Zoom Session
 Week 5: Photo Walk – Planning, Zooming and other techniques
 Week 6: Zoom Session
Equipment Required:
 DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
 Cable release or remote
 3, 6 or 10-Stop Neutral Density Filter
 and most importantly your TRIPOD!

The On-Line Course comprises 6 weekly zoom sessions with homework each week.
Weekly Outline:
 Week 1: Long Exposures
 Week 2: Critique, shutter speed for creative effect
 Week 3: Critique, Use of ND filters
 Week 4: Critique, More ND filters
 Week 5: Critique, Pan and Zoom Pan
 Week 6: Critique, recap, Q&A

Class Length: 6-Weeks
Class Options: Online & In-Person
Lecture Duration: About 2 Hours
Provided Material: Lecture Slides

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    Jane Thorsen

    Gerri took us to great city venues and modeled specific techniques like long exposure, panning, zooming and intentional blurring. On alternate weeks we would zoom to share and critique our photos. Before the class I wasn’t one to use my tripod very often, but I became more comfortable each week. Gerri is an excellent photographer, but more importantly, she’s an outstanding teacher because of her patience, knowledge and ability to explain how to get the most out of your shots. We all had fun, laughed, and learned new cool techniques. I highly recommend this class and I will probably take it again because I enjoyed it so much. I’m definitely a better photographer for having taken this class.

    October 23, 2020
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