NOTE: These outings are planned several months in advance based on the best available knowledge and history, but there is no way to know what nature will bring. We’ll make the best of it!
If you have questions about your experience level, please email us or phone 630-852-8448.
BASIC COURSE PREREQUISITES
You should be fairly comfortable with your camera’s operations and controls. If you’ve taken a class with us before, you probably qualify. However, this outing is not for people who are using their cameras for the first time. Instead, we offer very nice fundamental photography classes designed for your needs like Get to Know Your Camera and Make Great Pictures, Now!.
WHAT TO WEAR, ETC.
You need to be ready for all weather conditions to protect yourself and your equipment. As with any outdoor situation, it is highly recommended that no cotton clothing of any sort be worn. It’s always cold at this time of year, especially in the canyons. Here’s a brief list of what you should bring:
IN THE FIELD
When we’re in the field it’s important to have just what you need. But, it’s also important to respect the natural habitat and to prevent erosion. Luckily, we’re mostly walking on rocks. If you normally wear a backpack, please be careful about where you place it when you’re shooting.
Unless there’s a downpour, we’re shooting. And, cloudy weather is usually best to capture the canyons. But, if for some reason the weather prevents us from shooting, you’ll be notified the night before or just prior to the shoot. So, have your cell phones on. In case of inclement weather, the session will be held on the make-up date.
If you have further questions about Mike MacDonald workshops just email us or phone 630-852-8448.