Randy Ziegler Photographic Workshops
Inspiring Possibilities. Expanding Your Vision.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS
July 11 , 2015 Granbury, Texas
This workshop is for beginning and novice photographers who own a Nikon digital camera and want to develop a better understanding of its creative possibilities. Nikon cameras offer a vast array of creative potential-but only if you learn how to utilize them and why. Only six participants will be permitted to allow for a more productive and rewarding learning experience.
Through lively class discussion, digital presentation, and hands-on exercises, Randy will cover the basics of digital photography including: using the various camera apertures for greater impact, creative use of shutter speeds to freeze or blur motion, understanding camera light sensitivity (ISO speed), and the various settings and shooting modes. We will learn how to properly interpret the camera’s histogram and how to adjust the in-camera white balance to achieve the desired color affect. Randy will briefly touch on lighting and creative flash options, photographic composition, and there will be time to play with some of the latest Nikon lenses from extreme wide angle to super telephoto.
Date: July 11, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Granbury, TX
Price: $159.00 (includes lunch)
THE ILLUMINATING PHOTOGRAPH: THE ELEMENTS OF VISUAL DESIGN
June 26-27 , 2015 Granbury, Texas
Good composition is the photographer's creative pathway to make powerful photographs that will stand the test of time. During this workshop, our time will be dedicated to exploring the visual foundation for creating images with stopping power and emotional impact.
Through lively class discussions, image presentation, and personal critiques of student’s class photo assignment, Randy will bring to light the creative use of composition and perspective in color photography. We will learn the art of seeing from the camera’s perspective and how it is different from our visual reality. Some of the topics covered in this workshop will include: light, color, framing, positive/negative space, harmony and balance, pattern, motion, line, form, and texture. We will also explore the essential of using gesture to add life and a sense of movement in your images.
Includes light appetizers and refreshments on Friday evening.
Date: June 26-27, 2015
Start Time: Friday, June 26 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, June 27 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Granbury, TX
THE ILLUMINATING PHOTOGRAPH: THE ELEMENTS OF VISUAL DESIGN
May 29 - 30, 2015 Rochester, Minnesota
Good composition is the photographer's creative pathway to make powerful photographs thatwill stand the test of time. During this workshop, our time will be dedicated to exploring the visual foundation for creating images with stopping power and emotional impact.
Through lively class discussions, image presentation, and personal critiques of student’s class photo assignment (we will be photographing in the historic river town of Red Wing), Randy will bring to light the creative use of composition and perspective in color photography. We will learn the art of seeing from the camera’s perspective and how it is different from our visual reality. Some of the topics covered in this workshop will include: light, color, framing, positive/negative space, harmony and balance, pattern, motion, line, form, and texture. We will also explore the essential of using gesture to add life and a sense of movement in your images.
Cost of the workshop is $199.00 per person, which includes light appetizers and refreshments on Friday night. Transportation (to event and Red Wing), hotel and meals are not included.
Date: May 29 - 30, 2015
Start Time: Friday, May 29 7:00 pm
Location: Assisi Heights 1001 14th St. NW
A POSITIVE SPIN ON NEGATIVE SPACE
August 15, 2015 Granbury, TX
What’s all this talk about “negative space” in art? For centuries, painters have been employing the virtues of negative space on their canvas to create eye catching composition. As photographers, we also have this creative compositional tool at our disposal to add visual impact to our images.
During this workshop, Randy will spend time demystifying what negative space is and is not, and how photographs can profit artistically when it is used effectively. Through an informative lecture and HD digital presentation, Randy will explore the following topics, but not limited to: the difference between positive/negative space, altering perception using negative space, using negative space in your photographs to create balance /imbalance, and how negative space can add compositional support to you image while helping to define the boundaries of the positive space.
In photography, a deliberate use of negative space can alter the way the viewer perceives the object or subject you are depicting. Negative space can have a dramatic effect on the overall mood and tone of the image. It is only through a clear understanding of both positive and negative space, that the thoughtful photographer can reach a higher level of success in finessing their artistic compositions.
Date: August 15, 2015
Start Time: Saturday, August 15 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Granbury, TX
Need some travel therapy . . . how about riding a camel in the Sahara Desert!
Join me on a unique travel experience to photograph the enchanted countryside and culture of Morocco March 5-17, 2016. I promise, this will be a color photographer’s visual paradise given its diverse natural beauty, richly colored villages and markets. Some of the historic cities we will explore include Casablanca, Essaouira, Marrakech, Fes and the quaint “blue washed” town of Chefchaouen situated in the Rif mountains. Our adventure will also include time in the Sahara desert to capture the pinks, reds and purples of the sunset and sunrise over the dunes. At first light, we will enjoy a camel ride taking in the breathtaking Saharan morning. And of course, we will have time to slow our pace to savor those special Moroccan delights and sip the wonderful mint tea.
Please note, this tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience. Whether you are a budding photographer or advanced shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this magical region.
PORTFOLIO AND IMAGE REVIEW
Randy is now available for individualized portfolio and image review of your photography. You will be given honest and insightful feedback on your photographs to help you improve your photography which will propel you to a higher level of artistic creation.
During the course of the review, Randy will give his helpful insight into such topics as: photo composition, artistic seeing, image presentation, and technical camera related issues. He will evaluate your current skill level and make suggestions for growth and improvement to take your photography to that next level.
Randy will review 12-15 of your images which may be brought to the session as finished fine art prints (unframed) or high resolution tiff or jpeg files on a USB memory device. The review session is approximately 1 hour.
The Portfolio and Image Review is open to all levels of photographers from novice to professionals.
Date: Call for appointment 817-573-6734
Location: Granbury, TX
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WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
“It is always a joy to connect a few more dots in my photography learning curve and you are always so helpful Randy. Everyone has their style . . . I just happen to totally agree w/you. While you are stating your goals and perspective I get excited because it is exactly the way that I think as well. You help me to know I am on the right track and you push me to keeping up a good stride in my photography. Thank you for sharing of yourself and your skills, it is always a joy.” ~ Happy M.
“Randy, thank you SO MUCH for the wealth of information you provided to us today! You are a fantastic photographer as well as teacher! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! I get so excited seeing all of your fabulous photographs! I cannot wait to go out and capture some of those amazing freeze frame moments, myself!” ~ Patty B.
“Randy, I cannot thank you enough for the advice and the words of wisdom you have generously shared w/me. I look forward to growing in knowledge and talent while searching for that serendipity moment to catch.” ~ Attendee
“I wanted to thank you for all that you do for us. You bring so much life and passion to the things that we see every day. I learn so much from you every time I get to shoot with you.” ~ E. S.
“I am looking forward to seeing everyone's artist eye...what outstanding art I know already, and much of it is due to your shared eye for beauty and talent Randy!” ~ Attendee
“I can't wait until Monday to see what life has planned for our group this next week, what knowledge we gain from you and to experience your pure joy and how it manifests in us.” ~ Attendee
"Thanks again for a fantastic Workshop....I keep learning every time and I love "catching" all of your passion and enthusiasm!!!" ~ Elizabeth S.
"Your pearls of wisdom, your enthusiasm for excellent photography and for living life with purpose … what gifts you shared with all of us. Of course, it was exactly what I expected from my favorite shooter … you are a wonder!" ~ Mary A.
“I have been meaning to drop you a note since I got home from Santa Fe. First, let me thank you for an engaging and inspiring workshop. As we talked about, I felt that I was not so much making photographs anymore but just documenting scenes. Working with you in Santa Fe I feel that my eyes have been opened again, and I have a new vision of what I want to achieve with my photography. Thank you! Looking very forward to Italy.” ~ Bill B.
"Jack and I would like to thank you very much for the wonderful Santa Fe workshop. The experience was invaluable. We particularly love traveling and learning with a group that enjoys photography as much as we do. Above all, we appreciate your instruction. You are always so willing to share your expertise, wisdom and insights. Bravo!" ~ Phyllis W.
“I have been rendered speechless in the wake of the things you said about my possibilities as an artist. To have someone of your talent and experience see potential in my abilities...well, it is the greatest gift I have ever received." ~ C. W.
“I really enjoyed the last workshop, and look forward to many more! You totally inspired me to move forward with a passion I have had since I was a teenager.” ~ Diane S.
“Your workshop was amazing, and I realize that I know very little for the time I have been taking pictures....about 54 years. :( I am looking forward to the Basics Class in February so that I can become more proficient in the use of my new D600!” ~ Jane A.
“I just wanted to tell you again, how much I enjoyed meeting you and attending your workshop. I received my certificate today! It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to attending future workshops.” ~ Tammy B.
“On Saturday – I observed your passion – to see a glimpse through your eyes – walking (sometime running) to see the shot that is sometimes a fleeting moment. To watch you get excited - and willing to share your expertise. That is so rare – especially someone at your level – to work with people such as myself who have no clue. I hope your plans for future workshops will include the same format for the participants – to observe and actively participate ‘in the process’. You, my friend, are a Master Teacher.” ~ Janice O.
“Your words of validation gave me wings tonight.......and I am still flying high with my camera over my shoulder with the lens cap off. Thank you sooooo very much for the strong beliefs you bring to the art. I feel like I have finally found my home.” ~ Cissy W.
“Both Becky and I had a wonderful weekend. The workshop met and exceeded our expectations. It was so nice to be able to have the quality of your workshop in our own home town and not have to leave for Dallas or who knows where.” ~ Rick C.
“Thanks for the info Randy. Really helps. But thanks mostly for my "new eyes". I love them. The world is alive with photo possibilities just waiting for me. And I can't stop looking.” ~ D. C.
“We all really enjoyed yesterday! Your enthusiasm for your passion is very contagious!” ~ Rick
“Just a note to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop last weekend. Looking forward to trying another one of your programs.” ~ Carol S.
"I can't thank you enough for the time you spent with me Wednesday. What a special day. I think I had brain overload but in such a good way. Your enthusiasm to pass along your wonderful gift is incredible." ~ Connie A.
"I am thrilled with the images I captured in Vermont!! I am additionally thrilled with the responses that my images are receiving from others. Thanks for a great workshop Randy." ~ Attendee
"Your praise means the world to me. I am very passionate about photography and you have given me the inspiration to move forward and better my craft. Thank you for everything!" ~ Attendee
"I love your passion for photography. You make that known to all that are around you. Which allows those who are around you do the same." ~ Attendee