When you travel, the best pictures you bring home are often candid shots of people enjoying themselves, laughing, eating, playing games, having fun!
But getting those shots is not always easy. How do you capture those engaging photos without violating people's personal space? What kind of lenses and camera settings work best for that kind of photography?
Help is on the way, at the Waterford Fair which celebrates Virginia’s arts, history & culture and all things made by hand. This annual event brings together 100 juried artisans from across the country to exhibit and demonstrate jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor craft.
Waterford is giving us special permission and access this year, allowing each of our participants to have an "Official Event Photographer" badge that will allow us to roam around the event and take pictures of people enjoying themselves, from browsing the artist and crafts stalls to the period re-enactors, food vendors, and more.
Our class begins with an orientation on outdoor event photography tips, camera settings and camera use. Instructor Corey Hilz will then guide participants through the events of the fair working with each person to get the best shots.
Any camera will do, but for best results we suggest a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses and a multi-purpose zoom lens such as 18-200 or 16-300 for quick lens work. Super wides like a 10-20 or an 11-16 are also very useful in this type of work. Also recommended (but not required) is an auxiliary flash unit mounted on the camera's hot shoe. We’ll show you how to use it to get the best effect.
Class fee includes $20 entrance fee.
What People Are Saying about Corey
"Corey Hilz never disappoints! I have taken several classes and workshops with Corey and I always come away with more photographic knowledge and insight than before. Not only does he have great vision, he is also technically savvy, making him a guru in the field and in the classroom. Corey is patient with all of his students regardless of level, and he makes his explanations easily understandable. I can’t recommend Corey enough if you are contemplating a workshop or class with him."
"Corey makes one feel confident. Yes, Corey truly is a gifted teacher, and he is able to clearly explain complex concepts to a complete novice."
"I've done enough photo workshops to know that some instructors are good in the field while others are good in the classroom. Corey is outstanding in both! In the field he has an uncanny ability to show up just when you need his help. His comments are always constructive and nonjudgmental. He lends his equipment freely (he got me hooked on Lensbaby) and encourages you to try new techniques. In the classroom, his teaching is methodical and logical. He shows you how to make the most of the digital darkroom with the software that you have (and then he shows you again using the software you wish you had). Corey is a natural teacher."
"I completed the Lightroom in a Day class with Corey Hilz today. This class far exceeded my expectations. I was admittedly skeptical of the long list of topics to be covered in one day but Corey is a gifted instructor and he presented a large amount of technically complex materials in a very easy to understand clear, concise, and coherent in manner."
Instructor: Corey Hilz
Corey Hilz is a professional photographer specializing in nature and travel photography. He finds the diversity in nature and cultures around the world offer boundless opportunities for new images. Corey approaches his subjects with an artistic eye, looking for a fresh perspective. He goes beyond the documentary image to show a unique perspective using color, shape and line. He strives to share the beauty of a destination you’ve never seen and provide a new perspective on a familiar subject. While Corey has collected diverse images from extensive travel, he also find some of the most interesting subjects close to home.
Corey is a published author and his work is seen in magazines, books, calendars and catalogs. His photographs are also seen in exhibits and his prints are found in private collections. Corey has written six books, including two books on digital workflow and the first book dedicated to Lensbaby.
Corey has a passion for sharing his knowledge and his instruction enables photographers to improve their photographs technically and artistically. He leads workshops to locations in the United States and abroad. More about Corey can be found on his website, www.coreyhilz.com
Corey teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center.
- Lightroom In A Day
- Printing with Lightroom
- Editing With The Wacom Tablet
- Photoshop For Photographers
- External Flash Made Easy
- Creative Compositions
- And Many Of The In-The-Field Shooting Classes