Tony Sweet

Nikon "Legend Behind the Lens", Tony Sweet, has been photographing on the south Jersey Shore for 20 years. After successful careers as a jazz musician/ educator, and professional magician, Tony settled on photography as his chosen means for personal expression. Beginning as a film photographer, Tony has become facile in image editing software and plugins and is an in-demand speaker throughout the United States and Canada on creativity in the digital age.

Tony maintains an active speaking schedule to photography organizations, industry trade shows and PPA schools across the continental United States and Canada. He also conducts an annual Visual Artistry Creativity Seminar series, and travels to Iceland on a regualr basis.

Tony's photography is published worldwide in every medium and is represented by Getty Images. His iPhone photography is represented by Aurora Photos. Tony's images are also used by Nikon, MacPhun, Singh Ray, Alien Skin, Topaz, Lensbaby and others for national ad campaigns.

Tony has authored five books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography ('02), Fine Art Flower Photography ('05) Fine Art Nature Photography: Water, Ice, Fog ('07), Fine Art Digital Photography ('09) and HDR Photography (2011).

For this unique and special class, we'll be exploring Cape May, and other, off the beaten path, locations in terms of creative compositions, landscapes, waterscapes, crazy long exposures, abstracts, and architecture. Aside from field sessions, where hands on help is always available, there will be daily critique and software sessions.

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Students should bring:
  • Camera body (DSLR, Mirrorless)
  • Lenses from wide angle (24mm or wider) to 200mm.
  • Dress in layers as the temperature can run from the 40s to the 80s.
  • We'll be working on the beach, so water proof boots could be helpful.
  • A laptop computer
  • Image editing software and plugins - I use and recommend Photoshop, Topaz plugins, Nik plugins, MacPhun plugins, and Jixipix plugins.
  • If you have an infrared camera, the early spring greens are perfect for IR.
  • Always pack food bars and water.

class level - ALL

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