Bicycle Photography

Bicycle Photography: Workshops in Tucson

If my Official Bike-tography Bike could talk, it would tell you about all the interesting places it has gone while carrying camera gear. Here it is, awaiting the next assignment at El Tour de Tucson 2012

Bicycle Photography - Official Bike-tography Bike at El Tour de Tucson 2012

What is bike-tography? It’s the art of combining bicycling with photography. And it’s my photographic passion.

Between 1980 and 1992, I biked in all 50 of the United States and a good bit of Canada. While covering 15,000 miles, I used two SLR cameras, two lenses, and one bicycle. And the cameras outlasted the bicycle. These days, I use the bicycle to go to photo shoots in my hometown of Tucson, Arizona.

Bike-tography is a minimalist art by necessity. If you’re far from home and on your own, you have to rely on the camera gear you have. There’s no running back to the house for a different lens. That’s because you’re pedaling your house!

So, now it’s your turn. You want to learn how to combine bicycling with photography. It’s easier than you think! And you can use the camera equipment that you already have.

Here’s what we’ll cover in this three-hour photography workshop:

  1. Your gear. How to carry and care for it when you’re traveling.
  2. What to shoot. And how. As bike-tographers, we travel light and respond quickly to interesting places and things. We use what we have without it becoming a burden.
  3. Getting your bike involved in the photo shoot. Learn how to use it as a camera support. Or as the subject of your photos.
  4. How to edit on the road. Or at home.
  5. After the trip is over, how to present your photos. Here we’ll cover storytelling with pictures, and I’ll show you how I do it.

Fee: $100 per person. This includes three hours of instruction.

Class Size: Limited to 10 bike-tographers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: These workshops are held in America’s premier cycling city, Tucson. Bring your bike!

For information on dates and times, email me. Or call 520-690-1888.

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