Cape Cod Photography Classes/Workshops - John Tunney Photography

Snowfall at Nauset Light - John TunneyCape Cod Winterscapes Workshop

February 23-25
Winter on Cape Cod is a special time with unique photo opportunities.  Most of the tourists and part time residents are gone. Many businesses are  closed. Beaches, harbors and streets are empty. Over several days we will explore Cape Cod’s winterscapes–everything from the  natural beauty of the beaches , marshes and woodlands to shuttered business and  deserted harbors and streets. We’ll also take advantage of the shorter  daylight hours to experiment with low light and night photography. Along the way we’ll work on winter  shooting tips, how to improve your eye by “seeing” a scene and compose an image, low light and night photography and editing techniques to get your pictures looking their best. Offered through Cape Cod Art Center. Please click for more information.


ICM – The Art & Craft of Intentional Camera Movement
April 26 & 27
Learn to create fine-art images using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). We’ll cover various movement techniques and their different effects, how to identify promising subjects, including beach scenes, trees and landscapes, flowers, city-scapes and even people. We’ll also work on processing techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop to optimize your images. Field shoots will include beach, woodland, marsh and other locations.
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The Creative Eye: A Photography Mentorship Program
Starts May 13 for six weeks
Over six intensive weeks, we’ll develop a personalized program for you to advance your photography. We’ll work on identifying and refining your style and developing the artistic and technical skills needed to achieve your goals. Limited to a maximum of six people, the program begins with a group session followed by four weekly one-on-one meetings and then a final group meeting. These sessions will include critiques and discussion of any issues that may arise, such as goals, technical hurdles, inspiration, motivation and others. We’ll also work on identifying small achievable goals to help you advance. These might include work on composition, photographic techniques, processing skills and other areas. You will have to devote time between sessions to work on projects/assignments, etc.  The goal is a project or body of work representing your vision. This may include finished pieces or the skills and confidence to proceed on your own. The group meetings will be two-hour sessions held at Cape Cod Art Center or via Zoom. The private one-on-ones will be held via Zoom or in person at John’s home in Orleans or at CCAC, depending on schedules. Please click for more information.

Cape Cod Milky Way Photography
June 6-8
Learn to create stunning images of the Milky Way over some of Cape Cod’s most scenic locations. Over two nights of adventure that includes field and classroom sessions, we’ll cover:
– Milky Way exposure settings
– Focusing in the dark
– Planning your shoots with Photopills
– Light painting foregrounds
– Combining exposures in Photoshop
– Noise reduction strategies
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Creative Coastal Photography
July 31-August 2
Develop your creative fine-art photography skills while exploring the beaches, dunes and harbors of the Lower and Outer Cape and the Cape Cod National Seashore. We’ll visit some of the Cape’s most beautiful locations and work on how to “see” a scene, discover its creative potential and produce a creative and expressive fine-art images. We’ll practice daytime long exposures, intentional camera movement, night photography, traditional landscape/scenic techniques and processing. We’ll go on field shoots in the mornings and late afternoon into evening and at least one night time Milky Way shoot, and have midday classroom sessions for editing and reviewing pictures.
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Downeast Maine and Campobello Island
October 4-9
This fall 6-day/5-night fall photo adventure begins on Maine’s picturesque Mid-coast and then travels through southern Maine out to Lubec, ME, the eastern most point in the U.S., onto Campobello Island in southern New Brunswick, Canada, and then back to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Along the way you’ll photograph dramatic coastlines, working harbors, lobster boats, lighthouses, old New England towns and much more. In addition to fall foliage, we’ll be traveling during the end of Milky Way season when the galactic core is visible between 8-9pm. We’ll take advantage of clear nights to photograph the stars in dark skies over beautiful locations of Downeast Maine.
The workshop is limited to a maximum 8 students. John will offer tips and techniques in the field and classroom to help you get the most out of your experience in Maine and develop your skills.
Instruction includes:
– Classic and creative landscape and travel photography techniques
– Long exposure and camera movement
– Creative use of Depth of Field
– Milky Way photography
– Use of filters
– Editing landscapes and coastal scenes
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 Contact me about one-on-one or small group classes for photography, Lightroom, Photoshop or private photo tours.

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