This weekend my brother and I participated in an Effects of Winter Landscape workshop at the School of Photographic Arts, Ottawa (SPAO). It started Friday after work, continued 9 to 5 on Saturday, and finished at 4pm this afternoon. I enjoyed the company (Scott the other students, and the teacher). One goal was to see if I liked the atmosphere at SPAO and I did.
The course outline was ambitious with a mix of composition theory and photography outings to put the theory to use. There were good discussions but ultimately we didn’t cover all the theory and took longer on the outings. Sunday was a bit disappointing.as it was mostly about creating panoramic shots from multiple shots using PS CS4. I have never worked with PS so that part was a bit of a challenge for me. In the end, I cropped a larger shot to a section I liked. It still qualifies as a pano shot because the height is less than half the width.
I probably won’t do another workshop like that one, the time commitment was too much, but I expect I will take one of their other courses.