Last week Jann and I had the opportunity to attend a landscape photography workshop with well known, Colorado photographer John Fielder. When we walked in together and said that we were Jann and Jan it became the joke of the class. Everyone who walked in after us was asked if their name was also Jan. No one forgot our names the rest of the afternoon.
We started out in the classroom where we learned about composition, color, view, perspective, form, etc. We looked at some of John's work and also learned how he does his post-processing, i.e. makes his photos shine.
After a short break we headed over to nearby Bluff Lake for a little hiking and photo shoot. John carried around his little point and shoot, took some photos, showed them to us, and had us take some of our own photos.
Late afternoon storms are the norm in Denver during the spring. We were able to capture some pretty cool clouds in our photos.
As we shot our photographs John came around to take a look and show us how we could improve our shots. I was told that I had too much sky in my photo. Do you agree? I do.
He then took my camera and shot this to show me how my shot could be better. Yeah, his shot was much better than mine and now I have John Fielder original on my camera!
Jann caught me in the act. I actually never realized that I lean back when I shoot. It's kind of funny looking isn't it?
The excitement came when the sun was setting. There color on these trees with the sun shining on them was pretty amazing.
Being out when the sunsets made me realize that I'm hardly ever outside when this happens. I think I need to get out more.
We, aka The Jan/ns to John Fielder, had a wonderful time. We learned a lot about landscape photography and it was great to be outside working on our new skills. You can check out some more phtotos HERE.