ONLINE CLASS: Travel Photography, Part I: Pre-Trip Planning and Preparation

DATES: 07/29/2020 - 07/29/2020
PRICE: $25.00

Lester Lefkowitz is a New York-based professional photographer who has photographed in all fifty states, twenty countries, Antarctica and Puerto Rico. He has provided images to many Fortune-500 companies and most major publications, from National Geographic to Time Magazine to The New York Times.

Lester is the author of numerous books and articles on photography, and has been a consultant to both Kodak and Polaroid. He has taught workshops and lectured at many arts, educational and professional institutions, and is a very popular teacher at The International Center of Photography (ICP). From introductory classes to advanced lighting, from basic Photoshop to close-up photography, Lester has been an enthusiastic instructor to hundreds of students.

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Lester was an early adopter of digital photography, but is still pleased to assist film photographers based on his years of experience with that lovely (old) medium. His knowledge of state-of-the-art digital imaging is extensive, working with both Macs and PCs, numerous digital cameras, and with a long list of software, including Photoshop, Lightroom, and Mac Photo.

Lester is a major producer of stock photography; creating images for the largest stock photo agencies in the world. His subject matter ranges from landscapes to cityscapes, flowers to lasers, architecture to surgery.

This is Part I of a three-part Travel Photography Presentation

Travel offers extensive opportunities – and challenges – for the photographer.  Whether your interests are a casual record of your family trip, or a serious visual exploration of a place far from home, these presentations will provide practical tips and visual stimulation so that you come home with pictures you can be proud of.

On this date, Lester will cover all the pre-trip details that will help maximize the quality and quantity of successful photographs once you arrive at your destination.  How to research what to expect; where to find the good spots; what’s allowed photographically;  what equipment to bring and what equipment is appropriate for you; what to wear; valuable resources and software;  tours vs. workshops;   how to store and backup your photos while on the road; airline issues; and lots more.

Part II will cover the nitty gritty and the creative aspects of making fine photographs while traveling.  Part III will offer suggestions for handling, organizing, tweaking, displaying and sharing those great photos from your trip.

You can see some of Lester’s work at

Class Date:  Travel Photography, Part I – Wednesday, July 29

Time:  4pm EST (That is 3pm Central time, 2 pm Mountain time and 1pm Pacific time)

Length of Class:  1 1/2 hrs.

Join Lester in his next workshop in Italy:  Photography in the Dolomites and Venice, September 2021

Village in the Dolomites, photo by Lester Lefkowitz

This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.