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      John Gerlach Seminar in Milwaukee

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      March 7, 2020

      Saturday   9:00 AM

      3400 S. 43rd Street
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53219

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      John Gerlach Seminar

      Wisconsin Area Camera Club Organization Presents A Photography Seminar By John Gerlach March 7, 2020 - Saturday - 9 AM to 5 PM Alverno College (Bucyrus Conference Center) Milwaukee John Gerlach's Biography John earned his wildlife ecology degree from Central Michigan University in 1977. After graduation, he followed his burning passion to become a professional nature photographer and photo educator. With his in-depth science background and dedication to nature photography, he quickly mastered close-up, landscape and wildlife photography. John is a dynamic public speaker. His burning enthusiasm for photography and willingness to share his knowledge makes him an inspirational photography instructor. Over forty years, John has taught hundreds of field workshops and one-day seminars. John leads several winter photo tours of Yellowstone National Park and has led forty photo tours to Kenya’s best game parks - Samburu, Lake Nakuru, and the Masai Mara. Since 1986, John has taught his in-depth photo workshops near Munising, MI during August and fall color in October. John is an expert at photographing hummingbirds with natural light and multiple flashes. An innovator in outdoor flash photography, John pioneered many new methods to light close-ups and landscapes. John also teaches week-long intensive photo workshops in Great Smoky Mountain National Park with the Smoky Mountain School of Photography. And if this schedule isn’t enough, John is a published author with six best-selling books about nature photography, writes a column for Nature Photographer magazine, and now works as a contributing writer for Canon cameras and field tests their equipment! Schedule 9:00 AM Wildlife Photography Strategies What you will learn: • The Best Exposure methods • The Power of manual A & S, ISO Auto, and EC • How to achieve critical focus • AF Micro adjustments • Composing wildlife • Approaching wildlife • Techniques for sharp images 10:30 AM Equipment for Outdoor Photographers What you will learn: • Key features your DSLR must have • Back-button focusing advantages • Why the lens hood is crucial • The best lenses, when and how to use them • The 3 ways to obtain a super-telephoto lens • The 3 key factors for shooting sharp images with long lenses • Why tripods are the key to quality and pleasing compositions • Tripod choices and use • The optimum tripod heads for outdoor photographers • The best quick-release mechanisms for tripod use • Photo bags that are ideal for field use • Blinds for bird and mammal photography Noon -- Lunch Break (1 hour) 1:00 PM Quality Close-ups in Nature What you will learn: • How to photograph wildflowers, insects, dew, and butterflies • How to shoot super close-ups with ambient light and flash • How and why to mix flash with ambient light • What a close-up is and where macro begins • Macro lens choices-which is best? • The 3 reasons to use long focal length macro lenses • The 3 ways to make the lens focus closer • Why working distance and the angle of view is critical • How to use a zoom lens for macro • The 2 keys to maximizing the depth of field • How to use extension tubes and close-up filters • Why Plamps are essential • The 2 reasons to use live view in close-up photography • The key to using fill, main and balanced flash effectively • Focus stacking for the ultimate in depth of field and sharpness 2:00 PM Composition What you will learn: • Develop your compositional vision • Don’t be a slave to manipulation • Advantages of handheld composition • Go with the flow • Create dramatic foregrounds • Picture elements to include or eliminate • How big should the subject be in the image • Take advantage of reflections and gray skies • Shooting fast action • What is a portrait • Isolate pleasing patterns • Vertical or horizontal compositions • Selective focus, blurs, and pans • Master the background • The power of perspective • Rule of thirds • How digital capture modifies some compositional ideas 3:00 PM Landscape Photography What you will learn: • Landscapes are everywhere • Choosing and Using Lenses • Mastering Exposure • Techniques for Sharp Images • Light on the Landscape • Lighting the landscape with balanced flash • High Dynamic Range Images • Panoramas There will be breaks between sessions so that you may visit with our vendors. Seminar Information Alverno College - Bucyrus Conference Center - Milwaukee Lunch is on your own, there is a cafeteria located in the conference building. Doors will open at 8:15 AM Refunds are given up to 30 days before the event, but there will be a $4.00 service charge. Directions to Alverno College: Take I-41 to Milwaukee, follow to W. Oklahoma Ave. (Exit 28). Follow W Oklahoma Ave. to Alverno College Conference Center (3400 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53129)

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