Overview of One-on-One Workshops
Do you want to learn how to make better photographs of nature? Does it seem impossible to find or photograph a certain bird or animal? Do you feel like you take a great picture, but when you post-process it, it doesn’t come out as good as you feel it should? Are you travelling to the South Carolina Lowcountry area and don’t know the best locations for nature photography? If any of these are you, then a One-on-One Workshop might be what you need to take your photography to the next level.
The One-on-One Workshops are designed to improve your photography through personal instruction. They are customized to suit all skill levels from novices new to nature photography to an accomplished nature photographer who wishes to photograph some of the specialty species of the Carolinas and Georgia. We are based in the Hilton Head Island/Beaufort County area of South Carolina so most of the One-on-One Workshops take place in Beaufort County or nearby Jasper county, but if you would like a workshop in another area, special arrangements can be made.
Robert Rommel will fill up your full-day or half-day workshop with as much learning as he can. Half-day workshops usually center around a single shoot (in the morning or afternoon) as well as class component with a possible image review. Full-day workshops focus around two shootings sessions in the field and a longer class component. These schedules are flexible, and some participants opt for more class time. Whether you choose a half-day or full-day workshop, the instruction you will receive extends both before the workshop and after its completion. The best way to explain what goes on over a One-to-One Workshop is to describe a sample itinerary for a full-day workshop.
- 1 week before: Conversation about what photographic goals and subjects the participant would like to work on
- 6 days before: Participant sends some sample images to Robert Rommel to gauge the participant’s proficiency and how best to improve the participant’s photography
- 5 days before: Robert Rommel will send descriptions of some recommended locations and subjects for the participant to choose from
- 3 days before: Robert Rommel will send an electronic document discussing the photographic topics that will be worked on
- Early morning: Meet up and head to the morning photography location
- Morning: Participant begins photographing while Robert Rommel gives instructions and pointers
- Before noon: Robert Rommel gives a hands-on class on several topics
- Noontime: Lunch
- Early afternoon: Image review and Photoshop class
- Afternoon: Second photography session at a location suited for the afternoon light and season
- After workshop: Participant sends photos to Robert Rommel and receives further comments and suggestions
- After workshop: Participant e-mails further questions on workshop topics that arise when shooting at home
What techniques a participant works on during a One-on-One workshop is entirely up to the participant, but Robert Rommel can make suggestions based on a participant’s background and portfolio. Typically there is time to work on one, possibly two main areas during a half-day workshop and usually we can cover three during a full-day workshop. Some common things participants work on are:
- Getting close to wildlife
- Using light
- Action and flight photography
- Using flash
- Photoshop processing
Pricing/Registration for One-on-One Workshops
- Half-day Workshop: $250
- Full-day Workshop: $400
If you would like to register for a One-on-One Workshop, please contact us.