Teton Photo Group Symposium

DSC03347smThank you to the Teton Photography Group for having me as one of their guest speakers at their Basic Digital Photography Symposium on Saturday, Mar 22, 2014.

Sponsored by the Art Association of Jackson Hole, the Teton Photography Group now sports over 170 members, one of the largest and most successful photography groups in the Rocky Mountain northern territory.

symposium brochure extThe symposium featured four different speakers, each a professional in his own right:

The 40 attendees of the 5 hour talk received instruction on different topics of basic photography, such as composition, framing, how to use the histogram and selecting different lenses.

symposium brochure intAt the break, several of the attendees began questioning me on the subjects I presented:

  • How not to ruin a photo
  • Manual vs autofocus
  • Camera shake
  • Stabilization techniques

and we had an impromptu discussion demonstrating some of the techniques with their individual cameras. Those questions prompted me to open my private photography tutoring course. The need for individual lessons is higher than I thought in Jackson Hole and, as such, I created the course offering. As several people also had questions about their Nikon camera, I will also offer Nikon-specific private tutoring sessions as well. Some of the functions of a modern DSLR are esoteric but have a huge impact on the quality and performance of of camera.

As I am a motivational and inspirational speaker, I always enjoy standing in front of a group of people and presenting on different topics. Based on the feedback the director of the Teton Photography Group received, all of the speakers were well received and provided valuable information.