Extra Eyes Photo Tours
Photography Workshops and Photography Tours for all skill levels – Join us for intense instruction or just for the company. Every skill level is welcome.
Join award winning photographer Pamela Goodyer as you travel to some of the most photogenic areas you have ever seen. Enjoy incredible scenery and dynamic locations while building your portfolio with breath taking images during your photo tour. You’ll be sharpening your photo techniques and learning new photography skills during these small group tours. Join Pam on her journey back to where she discovered some hidden treasures. Receive personalized instruction and image critiques as she shares her years of knowledge, skills and experience.
There is a 3% charge for all classes over $100.00 paid by credit card. To avoid these charges please mail us a check to 171 Main St. Spotswood, N.J. 08884
For our Local N.J. Digital Photography Classes please see the details on that page.
GROUP SIZE is limited to 6 people per photography workshop or photography tour so you receive plenty of one on one attention. Minimum Group size is 4 participants.
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME Join our tours with any skill level. Some advance digital photography professionals will also attend our tours and they can be very helpful in several areas of the tour. Pro’s are encouraged to come along to enjoy the hidden locations we have discovered. They are welcome to add in their expertise, pick up some more skils or just enjoy themselves without distraction.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS Pam has traveled and photographed 18 states last year and spends quite a bit of time researching hotels and accommodations. Each tour will specify 3-5 star hotel or rustic accommodations. Some tours may have a mix to create an exciting adventure of exploration. If we are planning a rustic day or trip you we be sure it is listed in the details of the tour page.
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WHAT’S INCLUDED Sedona Arizona/Lake Powell, Acadia National Park and Glacier National Park – ALL include photography instruction, Hotel Accommodations – Double occupancy, Ground transportation throughout the tour, Pick up drop off to local airport, Fees to all parks, Snacks and beverages . Acadia N.P. includes Breakfast and one Lobster dinner and a Nature boat tour. Single Occupancy upgrades are available. If you are traveling alone we will try to pair you with another single traveler or you would stay with Pam. We also have photography instruction only packages for those who wish to make their own accommodations.
WALKING / HIKING / DRIVING Our Tours are specifically designed to take us to locations that require little walking and hiking. We gear everything towards convenience. We take you to locations that have most of the incredible scenery easily accessible. Some tours do require some hiking so please read the details on each page. We also do not usually spend many hours traveling to any one location. We travel towards a destination and make several stops along the way to photograph. (working our way to our destination.) We can go several miles in a day and you will not even feel like you have traveled very far at all. Some tours do require highway travel of up to 1 – 1.5 hours but if we see something incredible be prepared to stop and photograph it. It really makes the vehicle travel go by fast.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED Airfare, Airport Departure tax, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, camera rentals, and meals that are not listed as included.
DISCOUNT CAMERA RENTALS New to photography and not quite set up with the right gear? We will supply you with information to contact our associate for discounted camera/lens rentals.
What you will learn
EXPOSING YOUR PICTURES
We will teach you all about White Balance, ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speeds. We will go over when, why and how to shoot in aperture and shutter priority modes. We will cover shooting in manual mode along with manual exposure compensation. You will learn how to control your depth of field and backgrounds. If you are new to photography we will teach you everything you need to know to get you out of auto mode. If you are more advanced we will go over what it is that you already have a grasp on (one on one) and teach you from there.
We will teach you the difference between Matrix, Spot and Evaluative Metering. We will discuss when to use them to your advantage and practice using them in the field.
AF-S, AF-C, AF-A, MF You will learn what they are and when and why to use them to create sharp, crisp images.
CREATING DYNAMIC IMAGES
We will learn about Color, Composition, Angles, Texture, Backgrounds, Lines, Subject Matter and what makes a dynamic image.
We will go over all the settings in the cameras and we will help custom set your camera to your desired settings. Every one has different preferences but not everyone knows how to change settings and what the camera can actually do. Things you may want include highlight alert, image rotation upon review, release shutter without card, AF assist beam, noise reduction level and much more.
We will discuss and practice taking your photographs with the intention of merging the photos post processing to produce large size panoramic photographs.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) We will discuss and practice shooting in high dynamic range where we take multiple exposures of the same image for the purpose of merging the photos together to get perfect exposure throughout the image.
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY/LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY We will also be doing night photography to create dramatic images. We will go over star trails, painting with light (bring your flashlight) and long exposures for things such as WATERFALLS. You may be tired at night and it will be arranged that you can join the group at night or rest and relax after a long day of photography at the hotel. Your choice! Our staff members don’t stop working throughout the tour. (Except for sleep of course)
Something you may not find anywhere else!
HOW TO MAKE MONEY IN PHOTOGRAPHY. We will have a group discussion and also discuss one on one the opportunities to make money in photography by selling your images online or starting your own photography business. We will cover school portraiture, weddings, pets, sports, family portraiture, commercial, real estate, hospitality, accident scene, product liability photography and more. We will go over the start up costs, potential profits, how to price your services and work, which labs to use for printing, working out of your home, how to set up your business, taxes, employees vs. independent contractors and more! We have a wealth of knowledge in this area and you can take advantage of our extensive experience.