I made the accompanying photograph during the first edition of this workshop last October. We photographed this aspen grove late in the afternoon as the lowering sun backlit the yellow leaves. This was my favorite image from that spot, but I saw many interesting, unusual compositions by everyone else that afternoon, both on the back of people’s cameras and later during image reviews. You can see some of the participant’s photographs in this Flickr group.
We’ll visit more great locations like this next October; I know some beautiful spots that most photographers miss. But it’s one thing to get to a good location, and another to take advantage of those opportunities. That’s really what this workshop is about — tapping into your imagination and innate creativity. We’ll work on honing that most essential photography skill — composition — but also delve into important subjects that are rarely discussed or written about, like developing your creative process, and understanding the language of photography.
Click here to see all the details about this workshop. Hope to see you there!
— Michael Frye
Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He is the author and photographer of The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite, Yosemite Meditations, and Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters, plus the eBooks Light & Land: Landscapes in the Digital Darkroom, and Exposure for Outdoor Photography. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and his images have been published in over thirty countries around the world. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite National Park since 1983, currently residing just outside the park in Mariposa, California.