John Tunney Photography Workshops


Finding the Shot: The Art & Craft of Better Seeing
Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm starting March 22, 5 weeks
A famous photographer once said , “If you want to take more interesting pictures, stand in front of more interesting stuff”. Well, the truth is that there’s lots of “interesting stuff” lying around if you know where and how to look. This class is about how to develop your photographer’s eye to see “interesting stuff” wherever you look and turn it into expressive images. Working with landscapes and scenics, close-ups, still lifes and other styles, we’ll delve into topics such as composition and design, light and lighting, the use of depth of field, shutter speed and lenses as compositional tools, the art of “seeing” and expressiveness, plus editing techniques to opimize your images. We’ll put theory into practice with at least two outdoor shooting sessions at various locations around the Cape, plus weekly homework and image review sessions. We’ll also look at the work of photographers working in various genres and styles and examine how they turned “interesting stuff” into interesting pictures. Classes will be held via Zoom. Offered through Cape Cod Art Center. Click for more information.

Acadia, Schoodic & Mount Desert Isle 
Sept 29-Oct 3 (Wednesday to Sunday) 
Join me for a special 5-day/4-night workshop on the beautiful coast of Maine as we photograph Acadia National Park, the Schoodic Peninsula, Mount Desert Island and DownEast Maine. The workshop includes lodging for four nights and all meals (except one lunch and dinner in Bar Harbor),  including a lobster dinner (alternatives available). We’ll be based at the Schoodic Institute near Schoodic Point. Known as the quiet side of Acadia, the Schoodic Peninsula offers a variety of opportunities to experience Maine’s rugged coast, including dramatic cliffs and rocky shorelines, woodland trails that lead to the famous Schoodic Point and its giant slabs of pink granite that extend into the open Atlantic. It’s a great spot for sunrise, sunset,  the moon and stars. We’ll also visit coastal villages such as Birch Harbor, Prospect Harbor and the quaint Corea for scenes of classic DownEast Maine – fishing boats, lobster traps, working docks and more. On Mount Desert Island, we’ll explore picturesque locales such as Bar Harbor, the Acadia coast, Jordan Pond, Eagle Lake, as well as places off the beaten track. Offered through Cape Cod Art Center. Click for more information.

Creative Coastal Photography
July 28-30, 2021
Come learn the art of creative fine-art photography while exploring the beaches, dunes and harbors of the Lower and Outer Cape and the Cape Cod National Seashore. In this workshop, photographer John Tunney will take you to some of the Cape’s most beautiful locations and show you how to “see” a scene, discover its creative potential and produce a creative and expressive fine-art image. We’ll go on field shoots in the mornings and late afternoon into evening, plus one Milky Way shoot, and have midday classroom sessions for editing and reviewing pictures. What we’ll cover: 
– How to create impressionistic images using long exposures, camera motion, depth of field and multiple exposures
– The creative use of wide angle and telephoto lenses
– How to see and use the elements of design in composing your images
– Low-light photography tips
– How to photograph the Milky Way
– Processing tips to fine-tune your compositions for added expressiveness, dimensionality and finish
Offered through Cape Cod Art Center. Click for more information.

Contact me about one-on-one or small group classes for photography, Lightroom, Photoshop or private photo tours.

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