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Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine Workshops

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Waterloo Village Photo Workshop

"Saguaro Snag"

 Time stands still at Waterloo Village Historical State Park stuck in the mid 1900's. Located in Sussex Country along the Musconetcong River at the midway point along the Morris Canal, built in 1831 to supply the greater New York City area with Pennsylvanian anthracite coa,l the site was deemed a perfect place to build an inn, blacksmith, tavern, farm and general store for canal workers and their occasional passengers. Soon more people followed. They built a church, cabins then elegant homes in the Queen Victorian and Gothic styles, grist and wood mills. Today, our students enjoyed the well preserved village and it's subjects as a great place for a photography workshop.

"White Birches with Cabin"
We had a great day of lessons this year at Waterloo Village, New Jersey. First we worked with some basic camera techniques to create a baseline foundation of knowledge for our group, then on how to find subjects for fast exposure settings in nature and comparing them to slower process of using histograms to set exposure levels. Then we began to work on what all artist's really need- Composition. Starting with the basics of compositional devices, such as thirds,  circles, repetition and so on, we moved into Advance Concept Photography of the High Perspective Landscape. Knowing how the best landscape photographers select strong foreground subjects and incorporate them with interesting backgrounds to create dynamic images starts first with the basics of composition and choosing the right equipment, i.e. lens and camera settings. In just a few hours, the group accomplished much of these goals.

"Eying the Morris Canal"
Waterloo Village is a unique photographic opportunity of past time long gone and a great place to learn how to photograph with advance compositional techniques. No matter what your skill level is you will come away from this workshop with new insights of the old and a new way to shoot them!

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Waterloo Village Photography Workshop