Todd Nettelhorst is an award winning photographer and international speaker that has had a passion for photography and filmmaking much of his life. He started photographing at a very young age when his father gave him his first camera. His appreciation of photography grew while capturing moments in time throughout the country during the summer family road trips. Though his passion for the arts continued to grow, after college, Todd worked in sales and marketing for a variety of companies and quickly became successful in building relationships in a variety of industries.
His path of becoming a professional photographer began while documenting the honesty in his children’s lives as others asked him to capture that same spirit for their family. His un-posed, un-planned, spontaneous style of photographing people living, helped him develop extreme patience and a keen eye for documenting the “real life” personality and expressions in those cherished moments. Through years of delivering those precious moments for those families, other opportunities opened up in commercial photography including: events, architecture, engagements and various products. While still engaging in commercial work with new and established clients, Todd enjoys bringing to others his charismatic energy, unique photographic perspective and deep passion for the visual arts by helping them explore and develop the best of their creative abilities through coaching.
Adding Pizzazz – Photoshop Not Required
Did you know that playing can help access your creativity? In this session, Todd explores many creative techniques for “playing” photographically to enhance your images without relying on Photoshop. For example, multiple exposures form impressionistic images; creative sequences enhance slide show imagery or unusual angles set up unique compositions. Todd shows how to: layer images as montages or multiple exposure; shoot through water droplets using Rain-X; and catch reflections on water, metal, Mylar and other surfaces. Imagine the fun of creating abstracts through glass or isolating subjects using selective focus.
What about time exposures or illuminating subjects with LED’s or flashlights? How about light painting with colors on your macro and close up subjects? All these techniques may be used in the field, rather than generated on the computer. Tap into your creativity and have fun exploring some new ideas, and some old ideas differently! (Images above)
Close-Up & Personal: Joys of Macro Photography
Been curious about those small creatures or flower interiors? This session is a chance to learn about capturing exciting images of small things.
Todd will take you through Tips and Tricks for Macro Photography, like the four basic tips for EVERY shot; determining focus and controlling depth of field; macro effects and creative macro techniques.
Plus, he will provide a healthy resource list of useful equipment. (Images below)