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Joe Lefevre

Mastering Landscape Photography

From Stills to Time-lapse to Video



Joe LeFevre is a professional landscape and nature photographer from Upstate New York with over 35 years of experience. His work has received international recognition. In 2015 and 2011 Joe captured one of four first place prizes in the Share the View photography contest sponsored by the Audubon Society of Greater Denver. In 2014 Joe won the “Most Inspirational Moment” category, professional division, in the Wilderness Forever photography contest sponsored by the Smithsonian, Nature’s Best Photography, and the Wilderness50 Coalition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Joe’s work has appeared in Nature’s Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, and Adirondack Life magazines, and numerous other publications. A popular teacher and convention speaker, Joe has captivated audiences at major photographic venues throughout the United States with his beautiful imagery and passion for teaching. He is a staff instructor at the Adirondack Photography Institute (www.adkpi.org), which offers photographic workshops and tours throughout the spectacular Adirondack region of Upstate New York, and in other select locations. Joe and his wife Linda have three grown children and live in Oswego, NY. To see more of Joe’s work go to www.joelefevrephoto.com.

Mastering Landscape Photography: From Stills to Time-lapse to Video

In the days of transparency film, our challenge was to present our landscape visions, via still photographs using a single exposure for each. With the advent of digital capture we are now able to greatly expand our still imagery by combining multiple exposures to create a variety of different effects. In this course we will cover numerous aspects of landscape photography beginning with stills. We will examine some of the latest still photography techniques such as composite panoramas, focus-stacked images, and layer masking. Then we will move beyond stills, by adding motion to our imagery.  First, we will consider time-lapse photography, which makes use of hundreds of still images to show transitions that are often too slow for the eye to see in real time. We will shoot and process a short time-lapse movie using Lightroom and LRTimelapse software. Then we will consider videography. Most of the latest DSLR cameras have the ability to shoot wonderful high definition (HD) video sequences, with some cameras even able to shoot Ultra HD (4K) video. The cameras can do it so let’s learn how to use it!  Emphasis will be placed on using stills, time-lapse, and video to tell your stories and raise your imagery to the next level. In addition to lectures and outdoor sessions, image processing using Lightroom, LRTimelapse, and Photoshop will be incorporated into the learning experience. So, bring your camera, tripod, and computer and let’s a have a great week of learning together!