Category Archives: Workshops

Bucket List

One item on my bucket list has been checked. I am so thankful that Arizona Highways Magazine chose my photo to run in the Sept 2015 issue advertising their photo contest. This is one bucket list item I would be happy to repeat! #ArizonaHighwaysMagazine #AmyHornPhotography #WatsonLake

Arizona Highways Magazine, Sept 2015

Arizona Highways Magazine, Sept 2015

iPad on the Run

Processing images at the track meet.

Processing images at the track meet.

I love my iPad. There may be some tablets that do these same tasks, but I began on an iPad and it is what I know. Last Saturday, my son was running in a track meet in Phoenix and since I love photographing sports, I contacted our Flagstaff newspaper to see if they had anyone covering the meet. With such a tight budget, journalists are rarely sent out-of-town. So, I was told I could send in photos and with the coach’s report of highlights of the day, they would try to publish something. Track meets are long. So, after 7 hours of shooting and 300 action photos of the athletes, I talked to coach and reviewed the results of the day. It was time to select the photos for the newspaper. This is when I began my iPad workflow….

To read more, head on over to the Arizona Highways Photo Workshops Blog where I explain how simple it was to use my iPad to process and submit images for publication. Or join me on June 20, 2015 in my iPad Workflow for Photographers workshop by signing up at ahpw.org.

Austin Horn setting his pace in the 3200 m race.

McKenna Bryce moving on to the finals in the 100 m hurdles.

McKenna Bryce moving on to the finals in the 100 m hurdles.

Also posted in iPad, Photographic Techniques, Technology

Capturing Motion Workshop

Let me begin by saying this was a fun day. We had an energetic group of 20 photographers from the Flagstaff and Sedona Camera clubs that were willing to stretch their photography beyond landscapes to capture the motion of dancers.

As part of Sedona Photofest, I was asked to teach a workshop on capturing motion. We met at the Sedona Arts Center and spent the morning practicing the use of shutter speeds to capture motion. I brought in spinning tops and hot wheel cars for a hands-on experience. The participants evaluated the low light scenario and varied their shutter speeds to capture the motion. Using fast shutter speeds to stop action and panning with slower shutter speeds. Then we added flash units to see how that light would impact our moving subjects. Throughout the morning session we watched short ballet clips so that we could learn to predict the dancers movements.

After returning from lunch, our afternoon was dedicated to capturing motion of the dancers. Varying shutter speeds, flash and ISO settings the participants had fun. For variety, I set up portrait lights and a backdrop for posed portraits. Then, I gave them three days to process their images and send them to me. Here is a short video of our day capturing motion using participant photos and video clips. Enjoy.

Also posted in Photographic Techniques