On Location Photography By Rick Sammon

Duration
58 min
Lessons
14
Difficulty Difficulty Difficulty
Intermediate

In this video series photographer Rick Sammon goes through some location shoots around the Tampa Bay area.

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Rick opens up his camera bag and goes through the gear he uses when going out on location to shoot
Be sure to check out all the details at a location so that you capture enough images to tell the whole story
Take the time to make the picture. An important part of this process is controlling the light with filters and diffusers
Find a good background, set your exposure, boost your exposure, and make sure to keep your subject involved
When shooting a fast-moving subject, shoot with a fast shutter speed in shutter priority mode
It's important to keep in mind the difference between what we see and what the camera sees
Visit the gift shop and look at postcards, seek out opportunities, and remember: if you don't know, ask someone who does
Get there early, don't make hasty decisions, and take the fun shots
Set up your lighting ahead of time, and balancing the flash with the available light
Adjust shutter speed, move the flash, and you can lower the shutter to create an artistic effect
Rick shoots some Flamenco dancers in action and talks about his camera settings after the show
This is a great time if you have an auto exposure bracketing setting on your camera. Remember to always expose for the highlights
You have to be ready for the action. This is especially important when shooting animals
It's a good rule of thumb to always be patient, and it's especially important when shooting wildlife
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Rick Sammon

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Rick Sammon, a Canon Explorer of Light, has published 36 paper books, including Secrets of HDR Photography, Exploring the Light, and Digital Photography Secrets. Rick also has three apps on the iTunes store: Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet - an e-book that offers 24/7 access to Rick's best photo tips, tricks and techniques. Rick...

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  1. Profile photo of Sebasj Sebasj

    Very good one!

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Thanks. KelbyOne is a great group with which to work!

  2. Profile photo of davidrrogers davidrrogers

    As usual Rick Sammon nails it. His laid back but fast paced style keeps the material moving so that the viewer cannot get bored. More from Rick please! —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Hey… I like to make learning fast and fun! Thank you my friend.

  3. Profile photo of tprince tprince

    The instructor was well prepared, knew wanted he wanted to get across and didn’t waste time thinking of what to do/say next. Well done. —- No, I’d keep it between us

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Being prepared is the key. Thank you!

  4. Profile photo of ShaunWhite ShaunWhite

    This is my 2nd + time going through this course & this time I am writing notes.
    I can not tell people how important it is to write notes.
    For me I think watching the course and then go back over it and then write notes works for me but others may want to write notes from start to finish the first times through.
    Rick is one of the best that explain composition in such detail that I must say when he says you may want to take notes then take notes.
    —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Thank you Shaun!

  5. Profile photo of Sheldon Bell Sheldon Bell

    Watching a Rick Sammon video is both entertaining and educational. His simple approach makes everying easy to understand and everything makes sense. I particularly love the little memory joggers – dead centre is deadly, eye to eye, treat your camer like a spaceship and think like a painter. Simple thoughts to keep in your head while shooting. Great reference tool to watch over and over. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I like to make learning fun… what other way is there to teach? Thank you, Rick

  6. Profile photo of Mustangman (Charles K. Hardin) Mustangman (Charles K. Hardin)

    I really enjoy this training. I’ve been following Rick for a couple years now and he’s really helped me.
    Charles K. Hardin —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I am here to help!

  7. Profile photo of John Ferreira John Ferreira

    Really enjoyed this course – I especially liked many of the examples of good vs standard shots – very easy to follow and absorb – thanks —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I work hard at the good and the bad examples. Taking bad photos is easier! :-)

  8. Profile photo of ChiSoxKeith ChiSoxKeith

    Great job on the class. Informative. Instructor really knew the material he was covering. Very good presenter.

    K. Kolmos —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I work hard on a presentation. Thank you, Rick

  9. Profile photo of makiomilano makiomilano

    Wow! love this course! clear and impressive. Excellent photographer and teacher!! I really want to see more about this one. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I am working on a few more ideas!

  10. Profile photo of fravat fravat

    Wasn’t my favorite, however, a good overview of composition elements and techniques, but would’ve liked to see some quick tips on how to make it happen… ex, what settings to capture a silhouette, or warm color tones. —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Next time. Good, constructive comment!

  11. Profile photo of ezzle ezzle

    Very informative. Thank you Rick! —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      I like to be informative!

  12. Profile photo of dkarg dkarg

    Awesome course Rick, this is the reason why I joined Kelbytraining.com. Looking forward to watching all the courses. Your course was the last step to make me go from level 1 to level 2 of ignorance ;-) —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Awesome. Thank you, Rick

  13. Profile photo of Philip Bach Philip Bach

    I enjoyed this course. Nice examples, good crisp and happy presentation. Thanks —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Hey, I figure if I am not having fun, neither will the viewer! Thank you. Rick

  14. Profile photo of dremily2@gmail.com dremily2@gmail.com

    I am so glad I signed up for this course! I have learned so much, and I love that I can learn at 3 am or 10 pm or whenever I have the time and the inclination. I stumbled a bit at first because as a true beginner I did not even understand some of the terms used in the lectures. But Google is great for getting definitions, and now I only have to stop and Google a term once in a while. Since starting the class a whole new world has opened up for me. I look at photos differently, and I take much better pictures. (I’ve also spent way too much on new equipment). I had one photo used on our local Red Cross website, and 1 given honorable mention in our local journal’s photo contest. I love the variety of courses available. My favorite instructors so far are Matt K., Bill Fortney and Salman. Keep up the good work! —- Yes, please post my feedback

    1. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

      Thanks!!!!!! Great group of instructors!

  15. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

    Thank you all. More courses to come!

  16. Profile photo of Rick Sammon Rick Sammon

    Thank you! – Rick