DARDAGNA WATERFALLS 14-15 MAY 2022
Where will the Workshop take place?
The workshop will take place at the Dardagna Waterfalls located in the Emilian Apennines near Madonna dell'Acero.
The Dardagna stream forms seven waterfalls along its course from Corno alle Scale to Madonna dell'Acero, and then continues its path downstream. Of all the most famous and majestic is the last, that is the one found in Madonna dell'Acero. The waterfall, easily accessible on foot, shows all the power of the water, which
falls for several meters. Let yourself be enchanted by this fairytale place where you can get in full contact with nature.
From the Cavone basins, the Dardagna stream is born, two distinct branches form it, the main one, to the east, descends from Corno alle Scale (1945 m asl) and the secondary one, to the west, from Monte Spigolino (1827 m asl), narrow by the Cengio Sermidiano, it then falls with a series of suggestive jumps in a valley with a particularly harsh morphology along the entire course of the stream.
We will stay at the comfortable Hotel dell'Acero, located near the sanctuary of Madonna dell'Acero.
The hotel can be reached by car and has a convenient parking.
Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast to be paid for individually at the hotel.
During this photographic course, you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy a dinner at the restaurant of the Hotel dell'Acero, which boasts an excellent menu, with traditional local dishes.
At the Hotel dell'Acero, breakfast in the morning is rich and abundant.
** To ensure everyone has the best possible experience, I kindly ask future attendees to notify the management of the Hotel Venezia in advance of any food allergies and / or intolerances.
Who is the Workshop for?
The workshop is aimed at all photographers, beginners and experts, who want to deepen their knowledge in landscape photography and discover new cutting-edge techniques from the shooting and post-production phase.
The workshop will be divided into two parts, the first concerning the shooting phases (Sunset, Sunrise, day time in the woods), and the second consisting of the Post-Production phase on the PC.
In this course I will show you the best techniques that will give you the opportunity to improve your photographic skills in the field and in post-production.
Important note: my shooting method is based on a precise organization and planning, which starts from the study of the subject, of the light, of the composition, and reaches the post-production; very often it happens to think of a shot not only as a function of the classic variables on the field, but also as a function of what will have to be done on the PC.
Price of the photographic course.
Cost Total: € 249 VAT included.
What is included in the course price?
Theoretical and practical professional course carried out in the field and on the shooting phase, complete and professional training on the Post Production phase on the PC using Lightroom and Photoshop.
Night photography from basic to more advanced techniques (for those who wish).
To register for the course it will be necessary to pay a deposit of 90 € (euro)
to be paid by bank transfer or via Paypal.
The balance can be paid securely by bank transfer, or PayPal, by 25/04/2022.
* NB: Anything that has not been mentioned is not included in the course price.
Half board hotel to be paid individually in the structure.
15% discount for those who have already participated in one of my workshops.
15% discount for those who bring a friend.
The issues addressed.
The course aims to provide basic and advanced notions both on the shooting phase and on the Post-Production phase, then all the fundamental concepts will be deepened to take a perfect and flawless landscape photograph by going to study:
Composition (compositional rules, guidelines, geometric shapes etc.)
Shooting parameters (ISO, aperture, shutter speed (s), focal length
Then move on to using:
Manual Multi-exposure [(Bracketing) how, when and why to use it]
Focus Stacking [What it is used for, How to use it, when to use it, why to use it]
Regarding the Post Production phase, Camera Raw and Photoshop will be analyzed:
Raw processing in Camera Raw to exploit the full potential of the photo with reference to ALL the tools of this plug-in
Photo export in Photoshop with reference to Color Spaces and type of format
Basic and advanced concepts on Layers and Layer Masks
Luminosity Masks (What They Are, How To Make Them (TK Panel), How To Use Them)
Bracketing of photos with luminosity masks
Orton effect and everything that will allow you to get a realistic but impactful photo
Nik Collection (Color Efex Pro 4)
-Saturday 14 MAY
1.00 pm meeting at Hotel dell'Acero, Via Madonna Dell'Acero 182, 40042, Lizzano in Belvedere.
Once you arrive at the hotel: accommodation in the rooms, and presentation of the course, basic notions about landscape photography. All the information that will allow you to have a professional preparation during the photo session in the field will be explained.
2.30 pm introduction to the photography course and theoretical explanation of the main issues.
16.00 start exploration of the woods, streams and waterfalls, in search of the best photo spots, the Sun will set (8:25 pm approximately)
(The walk is simple and takes about 30 minutes)
5.00 pm Practical demonstration in the field of all the main photographic techniques.
18:00 Beginning and preparation for the photographic session of the golden hour and sunset (scheduled for 20:25)
20.30 return to the hotel where they will serve us dinner, we will enjoy a very good complete menu.
9:45 pm analysis and formative chat of the photographs taken during the photo session.
-Sunday 15th MAY
5:45 am meeting of the group at the hotel e start photo session to capture the stream and waterfalls of this fantastic location located in the Emilian Apennines.
6:15 am about the beginning of the photo session
8:15 am End of the photographic section, return to the Hotel dell'Acero, where we will have a rich breakfast (INCLUDED IN THE PRICE of your individual booking)
From 9:30 to 12:30 (approximately) Post-Production session of the photographs taken during the days of the Workshop.
12:30 pm End of the photographic course.
The equipment that we advise you to bring with you in order to enjoy the Workshop and everything that surrounds us to the fullest is the following:
- Reflex or mirrorless camera, with interchangeable lenses: it does not matter whether it is FX or DX, the important thing is that you shoot in RAW format.
The optics we recommend you bring with you are:
- A wide angle (e.g. 14mm, 14-24mm, 16-36mm, 11-16mm, etc ...)
Or a do-it-all optics (e.g. 24-120 mm, 24-105 mm, etc ... even fixed optics)
You can also bring telephoto lenses with you (e.g. 70-200mm, 70-300mm, etc ...)
- Tripod (really essential)
- Remote shooting = (Remote control) (indispensable for night photos)
For those who own them, Filters (ND, GND, POLARIZER): useful but not essential for a successful course
Clothing and Equipment:
Being a mountain resort between 2000mt. It is good to bring appropriate clothing with you as temperatures can be quite cold, especially during the night.
A torch (preferably a frontal type) is essential for the evening hours when it will be dark.
It is essential to have waterproof boots suitable for mountain activities.
I recommend that you bring padded gloves, a cap, a padded jacket (down jacket).
Obviously, to wear layered clothing so that you can best adapt to the climate of the two days during the workshop.
No particular physical preparation is required.
Those who sign up for these events must be aware of the capabilities of their physical form.
You don't need to be an athlete, just be in good health.
It is essential to be in good health which can rule out any physical problems.
Those who have heart diseases or physical / motor dysfunctions will unfortunately not be eligible to participate.
Participation in these events is under the direct responsibility of the participants, who deems it appropriate can independently take out an accident insurance policy.
the deposit will not be refundable, in case of bad weather the workshop will take place regularly and there are no refunds.
Does the passion for photography run in your veins? Would you like to photograph breathtaking landscapes?
Treat yourself to unique emotions in a fantastic place, spending a beautiful weekend in the mythical Dolomites.
By subscribing to this photographic course you will have the opportunity to achieve all this with the guidance and support of a professional photographer who will follow you step by step in every phase and will allow you to
improve your photographic skills both in the shooting phase and in post-production on the PC.