Friday, September 14, 2012

"Coney Island Creative" Photo Walk: 10.21.12

Nik Silver Efex Pro: Antique Plate.
We are looking for 60 creative photographers to join us for our first-ever "Coney Island Creative" Photo Walk: October 21 from 4 to 6 PM. We'll meet under the Parachute Jump at 4 PM sharp on the boardwalk. Be there or be square for the group photo.

Of course, the event is free.

The idea is to shoot with a creative effect in mind - to remove some of the reality of a scene by using a Nik Software product: Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro or Snapseed.

FYI: you can get a 15% discount on all Nik plug-ins on the Nik site but using this code upon checkout: RSAMMON.

We'll also focus on composition. If you like the composition of the lead-off photo in this post, check out my class - Composition, the strongest way of seeing.

Nik Snapseed, Vintage effect.
You need to register for this event: contact Susan Sammon.

Here's a great quote from John Lennon: Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Nik Color Efex Pro, Old Photo effect.
On our walk, we'll use our imagination to create artistic and creative effects.

Nik Color Efex Pro, Polaroid effect.
Coney Island offers tons of photo ops. I'll be there to help you turn snapshots into creative shots. The first step, however, is to see the light - which is the topic of my latest Kelby Training class.

I took all of the above images with my Canon 5D Mark III.

Susan took the images below with her iPhone. So: bring your SLR or iPhone for an afternoon of creative photo fun. If you have an iPhone, check out this cool lens system that can expand your creativity.

Nik Snapseed, Drama effect.
Come hungry! There are plenty of places to eat during the walk, including the world famous Nathans!

Nik Snapseed, Details and Structure effect.
We'll be at Coney Island until sunset, so you'll get great light!

Nik Snapseed, Vintage and Grunge effect.
After the shoot, we want to see you images on-line. You can post them on my Photo workshops/photo walks Facebook page. Get feedback. Grow as a photographer.

If you can't wait for the photo walk and want more intensive photography training, I have one spot open on my Croton Creative workshop.

I hope to see you in Coney Island!

Explore the light,
Rick

1 comment:

Ed Law said...

Awesome and for me, melories galore.

In 1944 as young Marine Corps pilot stationed at Floyd Bennett we visited Coney Island ever chance we had.

Bought my firsst "expensive" camera at 47th Street Photo (??). Lost later overboard in Pacific.

Really enjoy your posts.

Ed

I have real trouble with the Captchas, but understand.