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As a benefit of your Conference registration, you will have several free Photo Ops to take advantage of during the conference. Some or all of these will be available at the following times:

Friday, March 6

During lunch, from 11:30am to 1:30pm
After the workshops, from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Saturday, March 7

During lunch, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
After the breakout sessions, from 4:45pm to 5:30pm

You can select any of the Photo Ops during any of the time periods. The Photo Op times and locations will be printed in the Conference Program that you will receive at the registration desk. We will also have signs directing you to the Photo Ops. We will have two indoor Photo Ops and two outdoor Photo Ops.

Description:

Have you ever photographed a waterdrop splash? At our Waterdrop Splash Photo Op you will see a number of Nora Peek's waterdrop splash photographs showing multi-colored backgrounds and designs reflecting in the water. Her waterdrops are unlike any you've seen before. You will have an opportunity to learn Nora's method firsthand. Her husband, Tom, has a technique to help you get your timing just right. Bring your camera and flash, your tripod, and your patience. You're guaranteed to come away with an exciting photograph of a waterdrop splash. It has been said: "Waterdrops are like snowflakes; no two are alike."

Location:

FGCU Cohen Center - Room 249

Sample Images:


Rosie Cabrera

Sonny Saunders

Jennifer Semro

Christina Skibicki

Jane Ruprecht

Description:

Join professional photographer Mike Matthews at this unique opportunity to try macro photography of some of the most unusual subjects. You will have the opportunity to photograph 5-6 species of exotic reptiles and amphibians, capturing stunning photographs that would be hard to duplicate, even in the wild.

Location:

FGCU Cohen Center - Room 246

Sample Images:

Description:

Photograph classic cars and muscle cars brought to us by the members of the West Coast Muscle Car Club. Each time period will feature a different mix of cars. You will be able to get up-close and photograph interesting details of the cars.

Location:

Outside the FGCU Cohen Center

Sample Images:

Description:

Join experienced workshop leader Joe Fitzpatrick of Understand Photography on a free nature and architectural photo walk through the FGCU campus. The FGCU campus has a wealth of photographic opportunities. Bring your lightweight tripod and a couple lenses for the many photo opportunities and lessons that will come up:

  • Seeing the light
  • Subject isolation using different techniques
  • Making effective use of a circular polarizer (if you have one)
  • Metering in challenging situations
  • Effective close-up photography
  • Controlling background with selective focus
  • Using white balance to enhance sunset (for the evening walk)
  • Using flash to balance outdoor lighting
  • Composition
  • Special effects with lenses

Location:

The entire FGCU campus

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