Photographer to show how to get most from digital cameras

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

SUGAR LOAF-Photographer Nick Zungoli will be holding autumn digital photo workshops at his Exposures Gallery in Sugar Loaf and at the recently opened Northern Exposures Gallery in Woodstock. The workshops are for anyone who shoots with a digital camera and wants to learn how to take better nature photos and process them in the computer using Photoshop. The one-day workshops will be held on four Mondays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 in Woodstock and Oct. 17 and 24 in Sugar Loaf. A nationally recognized landscape photographer, Zungoli lives and has worked from his studio in Sugar Loaf since 1979. His original fine art photographs and posters have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He has contributed to publications such as Sierra Magazine, Nature Conservancy Magazine and Popular Photography. The day is split between a morning session photographing in the field and an afternoon session making digital prints. Students will learn how to use the camera to create images of publishable quality. Zungoli will walk participants through setting up the various functions on a digital camera. After lunch, Zungoli will provide a critique of what participants shot in the morning. They will then learn a few tips about digital workflow using Photoshop and create prints of their own work. The workshop will end early at about 6 p.m. Classes are kept to only six participants. Some of the topics covered will include: getting proper exposure, macro shooting, equipment selection, creative use of wide-angle lenses, filters, natural lighting, moving water exposures, hyperfocus shooting, the many aspects of digital cameras, processing and getting printers to match the results on monitors. The $295 fee includes lunch, a 13-by-19 print, and a signed copy of Nick Zungoli's book, Hudson to Delaware: The Great Valley. For more information call 800-469-9342 or visit