Sunrise at Torres Del Paine

Jan 7th-Technique, Vision, & Processing of Landscape Scenes

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a PhotoBites Workshop 1-hour LIVE Zoom session as he leads attendees on a journey to talk about the Technique, Vision and Processing of Landscape Scenes. PhotoBites are short duration and affordably priced webinar sessions designed to take a deep dive into a particular subject.

There are 5 types of scenes that are most commonly encountered by nature and landscape photographers. This presentation focuses on the techniques used to capture these images, what the vision was for the scene, and processing these images taking into account the variables that make each scene a little different than another.

These items you will learn will help you to discover how you could be looking at these distinct areas differently, see some simple ways to discover new places, and have greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

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Just wonder

Jan 16th & 23rd-Things That Go Click in the Night

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a two-day ZOOM session on “Things that go click in the night” a deeper look at the fun and challenges of night photography. This 2-day workshop will dramatically increase your understanding of how to prepare for and execute more impactful night photography images.

The first workshop will also review some best practices and a review of some of my most popular images where I will talk about the Technique and Vision that went into my images. This includes the technical capture details, histogram, and thoughts on why I chose the composition or what I was seeing the light. The second workshop on will be all about processing.

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This is the way

Jan 28th-Essential Elements of Composition & Image Design

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a PhotoBites Workshop 1 hour LIVE Zoom session to talk about the Essential Elements of Composition & Image Design. PhotoBites are short duration and affordably priced webinar sessions designed to take a deep dive into a particular subject.

In this session we will see how the most impactful and compelling images are the those that have the proper balance of Technique, Vision, and Processing. All of these skills need to be developed and continually refined through our own artistic and creative process. These skills you will learn will help you to evaluate what images you might want to select for your portfolio, see some simple ways to correct minor distractions in post and give you greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

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Grand and Green

Feb 4th-Evaluating & Working with Light in Landscape Photography

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a PhotoBites Workshop 1 hour LIVE Zoom to talk about Not too Heavy, Not too Light. Just right. Evaluating and working with light in Landscape Photography. PhotoBites are short duration and affordably priced webinar sessions designed to take a deep dive into a particular subject.

The word “photography” literally means “drawing with light” from the Greek words phos, (genitive: phōtós) meaning “light”, and graphê meaning “drawing or writing”. There are so many ways to think about the different types of light within our photography and what we can do with what we get in the field but also when we get back in front of our computer to process our images we “harvested” in the field.

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The Grand Prismatic

Feb 11th-The Science & Emotion of Color in Nature Photography

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a PhotoBites Workshop 1 hour LIVE Zoom to talk about The Science and Emotion of Color in Landscape Photography. PhotoBites are short duration and affordably priced webinar sessions designed to take a deep dive into a particular subject.

Color is One of the most talked about parts of photography but oftentimes the least understood. This class on color will help you to see color differently, give you greater confidence to express yourself in new ways and to work with color differently.

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Greenland Fjord

Feb 20th & 27th-Grand Landscapes to Intimates

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a two-day ZOOM session on Photographing Grand to Intimate Landscapes. This 2-day workshop will increase your understanding of how to prepare for and execute more impactful landscape photography images.

The first workshop will also review some best practices for grand landscapes and desert photography along with considerations for intimate (small scene) landscapes, and a review of some of my most popular images where I will talk about the Technique and Vision that went into my images. This includes the technical capture details, histogram, and thoughts on why I chose the composition or what I was seeing the light.

The second workshop on will be all about processing.

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Steadfast

Feb 25th-Fixing "Some" of your issues in post processing

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a PhotoBites Workshop 1 hour LIVE Zoom session to talk about Fixing Some of your Issues in Post Processing.

For this class we will go much more hands on as we review some of the powerful tools in Photoshop that can help you to ethically and accurately clean up our images to keep the focus in the proper places in the images. These things we will review will help you to re-evaluate old images, see some simple ways to correct minor distractions in others and give you greater confidence to fix little things that bother you in others.

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Refracted & Reflected

March 3rd-Taking Control of Lightroom

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a Mini-Workshop 2.5-hour LIVE Zoom to talk about Taking Control of Your Lightroom. Mini-Workshops are moderate duration in length, limited in size, and affordably priced class sessions designed to allow you to follow along and ask questions.

Adobe Lightroom is a very powerful program, yet most people only use a fraction of the capabilities of the program. This class will show you some of the very fundamental things you need to do to put the power of Lightroom to work for you. The topics we will review will help you to evaluate how you are using Lightroom, what changes you might want to make, and how and where you can speed up your process.

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From Above

April 1st-Taking Control of Photoshop

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a Mini-Workshop 2.5-hour LIVE Zoom to talk about Taking Control of Photoshop. Mini-Workshops are moderate duration in length, limited in size, and affordably priced class sessions designed to allow you to follow along and ask questions.

Adobe Photoshop is an extremely powerful and intimidating program, yet most people only use a fraction of the capabilities of the program or not at all. This class will show you some of the very fundamental things you need to do to put the power of Photoshop to work for you. These topics we will review will help you to evaluate how you are using Photoshop, what changes you might want to make, and how and where you can speed up your process and get much more comfortable using Photoshop.

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The Iconic Wave

April 7th-Preparing Your Images for Print

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a Mini-Workshop 2.5 hour LIVE Zoom to talk about Preparing your Images for Print. Mini-Workshops are moderate duration in length, limited in size, and affordably priced class sessions designed to allow you to follow along and ask questions.

Printing your work can be an overwhelming process but is extremely rewarding to see your images on the wall or to have the confidence to sell your work to others. We will spend this time together to give you the confidence to print your work on different sizes, on different mediums, and from different companies. These topics we will review will help you assess what images are ready for print, what changes you might want to make to get them ready, and how and where you can get your images printed.

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The Grand Moose

April 15th-The Magic of Luminosity Masks

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a Mini-Workshop 2.5 hour LIVE Zoom to talk about The Magic of Luminosity Masks in Photoshop. Mini-Workshops are moderate duration in length, limited in size, and affordably priced class sessions designed to allow you to follow along and ask questions.

Adobe Photoshop has many purposes and value but in this information packed session we will dive into an area that can be confusing and overwhelming but is probably the most powerful application within Photoshop. Luminosity Masking. These topics will start you on the road to using luminosity masks in your own work, get you going on the path of different tools that can be used with them, and greatly help to improve your image quality.

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April 22nd-Beyond the Color-All About Black & White

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a PhotoBites Workshop 1 hour LIVE Zoom session to talk about Beyond the Color All About Black & White Photography. PhotoBites are short duration and affordably priced webinar sessions designed to take a deep dive into a particular subject.

In this session we will talk about the Technique, Vision, and Processing of black & white images which unfortunately the creation of black and white images can be an afterthought for some. This class will help you to evaluate what images you might want to select for black and white images, see some simple ways to correct minor distractions in post and give you greater confidence to express yourself in new ways.

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May 1st & 8th-Majestic & Magical Coastal Seascapes

Join San Luis Obispo, CA based professional landscape and nature photographer Nic Stover for a two-day ZOOM session on “Capturing the Majestic & Magical” a deeper exploration of the fascinating opportunities in seascape photography. This 2-day workshop will increase your understanding of how to prepare for and execute more impactful seascape images.

The first workshop will also review some best practices for coastal landscapes, and a review of some of my most popular images where I will talk about the Technique and Vision that went into my images. This includes the technical capture details, histogram, and thoughts on why I chose the composition or what I was seeing the light. The second workshop on will be all about processing.

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Workshops Currently in Development

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May 6th-Planning & Executing with PhotoPills

Secondary Beauty

May 13th-The Power to Create

Goldilocks Wave

May 20th-Storytelling in image making

Crater Lake Guardian

May 27th-Whole Brain Photography

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