Meadowlark Garden’s Winter Walk of Lights features 500,000 lights and colorful holiday displays and is a special treat to photograph. Join instructor Corey Hilz for a special evening wandering among this vibrant and whimsical wonderland.
Our class begins with Corey discussing the strategies for night photography and how to best capture the displays and colorful lights. You will learn what camera settings to use to capture high quality images, with special attention on White Balance, ISO and Autofocus. Focusing in the dark can a challenge and Corey will share tips and techniques that will improve your focusing accuracy.
As we explore the Walk of Lights we will make creative use of perspective and color combinations to capture dynamic images. You will also have the opportunity to use camera motion to create abstract and impressionistic photographs. Throughout the class, Corey works with each student as they photograph to ensure a strong understanding of capturing lights and night photography principles.
This class is small enough where we can work with each person on an individual level so all skill levels are welcome from beginner to advanced.
Participants will need a sturdy tripod, a cable release or remote and a range of lenses from wide to telephoto (18mm-135mm or 200mm).
The fee for this class does not include the admission fee into the Gardens ($14.50 online or $17.00 at the door).
NOTE - Students will be required to follow COVID-19 Safety Practices, conduct a Self-Screening Health Assessment and sign a Waiver of Liability prior to attending a class. These items can be reviewed on the class registration page.
Class Limit: 10
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
* Advanced External Flash
* And Many Of The In-The-Field Shooting Classes