Backlit Flowers Abstract Landscape © Jay Goodrich

Most believe that light is the most important ingredient in photography, but what we don’t typically think about is that miraculous light does not exist every day. The key to rising above troublesome days when nothing seems to cooperate is to compose.

This class will begin with the fundamentals that Jay uses every day to design a photograph instead of just pointing your camera in the general direction of a scene. It will connect how all of these ideals function with the mechanics of the camera and change your perspective on composing an image that has a strategy and impact directed intentionally towards your potential viewer.

 

What you will need:Sunrise and ice in the Tetons

■        Digital SLR or compact mirrorless camera (film is also fine, but you’ll need to scan images for upload to the TCI website)

■        Selection of lenses ranging from wide-angle to telephoto

■        Computer with photo-processing software (e.g. Photoshop and/or Lightroom 4)

■        A light but sturdy tripod

 

Lesson plan:JayGLesson2-0011

■        Elements of Design – What to Look for in the Field

■        Principles of Design – How to Add Depth to Your Composition

■        How Utilize Lenses and F-Stops for Your Specific Subject

■        Integrating Your Knowledge into a Single Capture

 

Jay Goodrich’s photography goes beyond capturing the moment; he shares a feeling, a fleeting, beautiful moment in space and time that would otherwise be lost. Going beyond the most important tenants of photography, composition, clarity, and light, Jay’s photos also exude emotion and passion. His clients have included fortune five hundred companies, trade publications, magazines and books, graphic designers, architects, builders, commercial printers, and many others. Jay has been published both nationally and internationally with recent clients such as Audubon, Bike, Dirt Rag, National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Powder, The Sierra Club, and many more.

Stoking the Fire at SunsetJay writes regular article submissions for Outdoor Photographer Magazine, authors a quarterly column for PHOTOGRAPH Magazine, and is a contributing photographer to Bike and Powder Magazines. Jay’s fine art prints have hung in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, CO, The State Capitol of Colorado, Borders Book Stores, and Barnes and Noble Book Stores.

One of Jay’s greatest gifts is his ability to share his great passion for photography with others. He always attempts to effectively communicate the components of one’s art that makes a truly great instructor. Jay most enjoys working one-on-one with individuals in his intimate workshops, because it is possible to see the growth of their photography skills on a daily basis. When Jay is not traveling the world he spends time with his wife Heather, their daughter Jade, son Micah, and their trusty Samoyed Anya.

To view more of his work visit him on the web at: http://jaygoodrich.com