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Traveling as a Photographer

Traveling as a Photographer

Saturday 16 December
University Bay Drive - 9am - 2 Hours
Joel Ramsey
Enhance your Travel Photos with this workshop. This course is mostly taken place outdoor and focuses on honing compositional skills specific to landscapes, cityscapes and street photography. Ideal for the frequent traveler, the photo journalist, and the photographer who just likes to take pictures anywhere, everywhere.

It can be hard with all the gear requirements, charging stations, and extra accessories sometimes but I have some tips from my time traveling North America with my camera kit, and hopefully you can give me some pointers too!

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Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Madison .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
    Enjoyed the session. Small group and personal attention was great. I liked that we moved around from Monona Terrace to downtown around the capital and State Street. Joel and son were great. Joel reached out to confirm prior to the meeting which also was nice.
    Great instructor, I really liked Joey.
    The class really opened up my ability to do more with my camera taking it off of auto mode means I have to do a lot more work, but the more I understand the more artistic I can become.

    Joel Ramsey
    Joel Ramsey is a Ph.D. candidate and a university professor with experience writing and presenting topics in public presentation, business, and multicultural communication, and social media and marketing. His studies include; various forms of communication, rhetoric, public address, proposals in social media and marketing, quantitative and qualitative research analysis, media convergence, and copyright law.
    Joel has several years of experience as a freelance photographer shooting street and automotive photography using a cannon 7d and eon-1 mark-v1 with a 150-500mm lens, a 200mm lens, and a 28-105mm lens and recently working with a Sony A7R-II and a 28-70mm lens. He has experience editing with adobe workshops (Photoshop and Lightroom).

    Joel Ramsey is available for private bookings

    Available weekday evenings from 5-9 PM
    Available weekends from 8 AM - 6 PM
    Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, headshot sessions, and events.

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    Credit: Brian Allen

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    Credit: SNollPhotography
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    Instagram: @snollphotography
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    Credit: Paul Driftmier
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    Instagram: phatshutter

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    Credit: Alexa Kellin
    Instagram: alexa.kellin

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    Credit: Brian Allen
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    Credit: Brian Allen

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    Credit: Craig Burley
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    Credit: Sharon Howard Photography
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    Credit: Rob Walker
    Facebook: Rob Walker Photography
    Instagram: rob100walker

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