Cory Photography with Tom and Pat Cory
Costa Rica , 2008
Newsletter, June 2008
June 3, 2008
In this edition you will find:
Ways to Learn More about Photography
Questions to Ask Before Making Your Selection
What's Right with the World
2008 Workshop Schedule
2009 Workshop Schedule
What an incredible spring we've had here! Any tree or shrub or flower that blooms in the spring has been spectacular. What a change from last year when everything was frozen by our Easter cold snap.
After having been in 6 different countries last year, other than our trip to Costa Rica and Panama in March, this year we've been home a lot. It has been so long since we could explore right around Chattanooga that we'd almost forgotten what a treat it is to see the changes from day to day be it weather, light, or what is in bloom. It's been nice to add more local images to our portfolio. In line with our local photography, our Picture Chattanooga workshop went well. It's always nice to be able to take photographers to some locations they don't normally have access to.
We have a number of short local workshops coming up this summer and fall including our ever popular Picture the Aquarium evening photo session at the TN Aquarium on June 24. These evenings at the aquarium fill quickly so if you are interested please contact the aquarium at 423-267-FISH. Check out our website for more details on our offerings. We've also been doing more individual lessons. We thought it might be useful to devote a significant portion of this newsletter to discussing the pros and cons of lessons, classes, workshops, and tours and what to look for when deciding what is right for you.
We are looking forward to our photo tour to Iceland in July as well as Arches and Colorado in September. We also have been thinking about 2009. Click here to see our preliminary 2009 schedule.
We hope that even with the gas prices and exchange rates that you are able to have some great photo experiences this summer. And remember to check out what's right there in your own neighborhood.
Tom and Pat
Ways to Learn More about Photography
In the quest to improve/enjoy our photography, we have many different choices available. Being clear on what it is you want in the way of a training/travel experience is the important first step in making a good choice in how to spend your money; it is important to make sure that your expectations are a match with the offering.
Do you have a new camera and want to know more about how it works?
Are you ready to just get out and practice what you know?
Are you pretty comfortable with operating your camera and are now interested in exploring the artistic side of
Is there a location that you've always wanted to visit?
Do you simply like to travel with other photographers?
Individual lessons: These are great for the photographer wanting intense one-on-one instruction with a camera or techniques for certain subjects of interest. These lessons can be tailored to match the experience level and specific questions of the photographer. They are great for the beginner or the person who knows exactly what they are interested in working on, for example, the film photographer who wants a jump start into the digital world.
Classes: This can be a great way to begin to learn or to review various aspects of photography. Care must be taken to make sure that the experience level and/or topic is a good match for you. The instruction is usually prepared in advance so the emphasis is often more on the topic and less on individual needs. Classes can be a one time experience or set up as a series covering different topics.
Photo Workshops: Photo workshops vary in length from half day to a week or longer. They tend to be at some particular location. Workshops include an emphasis on traditional instruction with lectures and slide shows along with time to photograph. Others are lighter on the formal instruction side with more emphasis on one-on-one instruction in the field, thus maximizing shooting time.