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In this course, photographer Mikkel Aaland travels to Mendocino, a classic seaside small town in Northern California, making stops in Mendocino's Anderson Valley and redwood forests along the way. The course details the gear and shooting strategies involved in capturing the personality of a small town and, just as important, its natural setting and the people who live there. Throughout the course, Mikkel emphasizes the importance of putting your own creative stamp on your travel photos through the use of simple props, friends, or family members.
- Shooting along the way, from farm stands to redwoods
- Engaging with—and photographing—the locals
- Going beyond the postcard shot to personalize your photos
- Stopping at a bed and breakfast
- Shooting dunes, waves, and beaches
- Reviewing the photos from the road trip
Skill Level Intermediate
We just pulled off the road. we're on a seaside road trip now, and I'm real excited to be here with with you. And we're here to not just take some very specific photographs, which we're going to be doing. We're going to be going to some of the more famous spots on the Mendocino coast, the lighthouse, the, the town of Mendocino. These are areas that we've already picked ahead of time. We've done some research. We know we want to go there and photograph. but what makes me most excited of all is that we're going to also just going to follow our eyes.
We're going to go and we're going to take pictures in places that just catch our fancy. And this is something that you, it's kind of unpredictable. You don't know what you're going to get. But I, but I will assure you that you're going to have a good time. And if you go into this type of photography with an open mind, open eyes, you're going to be surprised at the, at the quality of images you're going to get. So we're going to be doing both, kind of some established postcard-type shots. Some more kind of evocative feeling-type shots. And I'm going to be showing you what I do, and, and give you some techniques and some tips, and prove your own photography.
So, I'm ready to jump in, grab my camera, start taking some pictures. Join me, let's go and have a great adventure together. Alright.