On Location: Tricking the Light and Other Tangents

Parker Pfister Cr.Photog.

Once again, go on location with Parker Pfister to the awe-inspiring mountains of Asheville, N.C. Drawing on his motto of “seeing past the obvious,” Parker teaches you how to manage each shoot so that it yields what you want, not just what is there.

But this isn’t just pie-in-the-sky mumbo jumbo. Using technique and mechanics, Parker shows you how to manipulate shutter speeds and aperture, exposure and filters to create the perfect photo. You’ll walk away more technically skilled, as well as armed with fun, innovative ideas for capturing amazing (and sometimes unexpected) moments.

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Parker Pfister Bio

While other kids dreamed of being firefighters and cowboys, Parker dreamed of being a National Geographic photographer. He started his journey into the art of photography at age six when his grandmother gave him his first camera. Eight years later Eastman Kodak honored him with a silver medallion for second place at the 1982 World's Fair.

He's had a camera in his hands ever since, photographing anything that interests or moves him. Last year he was named one of the "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World" by American Photo. He was on the cover of NikonWorld magazine, was seen on the BBC's Style Network, and his work was featured on Keeping up with the Kardashians, Entertainment Tonight and The Food Network, but says his biggest reward of the year was playing with his son, Scout.