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Webinars to Develop Your Creative Vision


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“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

– Dorothea Lange


Active Photo Tours webinars are for outdoor photographers who want to continue to improve their creative vision.

Most webinars are free (except where noted) and are presented on the Zoom platform. Registration is required – passwords are not.




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BASIC OUTLINE: Each session will be approximately 45 minutes with 15 minute Q & A

Session 1: Intro to windy: Understanding what Windy is, its capabilities and limitations. Moving beyond oversimplified weather graphcs. Setting up your preferences and defining what’s most useful on Windy for forecasting dramatic light and photogenic clouds. Understanding graphical cloud forecasts – your best tool from windy. Explanation of model used, their strengths and weaknesses.

Session 2: Basic meteorology helpful for photography. Fair weather cloud ID. Explanation of states of sky and ceiling. Using Windy to forecast favorable conditions for colorful sunrise and sunset clouds. Using FAA webcams and realtime observations for forecast verification. Live analysis and predictions for the next few days. The importance of cloud proximity for better sunrise or sunset color predictions. Explanation of assignments.

Session 3: Sharing of images of cloud ID. Discussion of precipitation and storm producing clouds. Identify transitions in weather patterns and when they might lead to dramatic light. Live analysis and prediction for the next few days.

Session 4: Getting forecasts for remote locations. Understanding meteograms and how they differ from graphical forecasts. Comparing models to make the best determination of accuracy. Discussion and critique of predictions from last sessions and voluntary image sharing.




A 4-session webinar series via Zoom


Photographers can now make forecasts for our own needs. Learn to time your shoots to capture the most dramatic and colorful light. Learning this informative app can dramatically increase your lighting skills.

Go beyond simple weather graphics and plain language forecasts.

This series will emphasize Alaska weather and weather patterns.


Dates: October 26, October 29, November 2 & November 5, 2020.

Time: 7pm Alaska Time Zone (8PM Pacific Time Zone).

Cost: $99

Limit: 16

Registration Closes: Sunday, Oct 25, 2020

Link to course will be provided to paid participants. The best way to learn how to use windy is with a desktop or at least a tablet.

You will need Zoom downloaded on your desktop or tablet





If you like our courses and find value in them, please consider a small donation to help keep our free webinars going.



April 16, 2020: 9 Techniques to Emphasize Your Main Subject – COMPLETED

April 29, 2020: Mastering Lighting for Landscape and Outdoor Photography – COMPLETED

May 13, 2020: How to Use the Windy App – COMPLETED


* * * PLEASE NOTE * * *

Upon registering, you will receive an email from us with a subject line that includes the webinar title followed by the word, “Confirmation”. If you do not receive the confirmation email within 10 minutes of registering, please check your spam folder first and then, if still not found, email us.

Be sure to save this confirmation email so you can easily find it before the meeting.

We strongly encourage you add the notice to your calendar app whether it be iCal, Google, Yahoo, or Outlook calendar. Once saved to your calendar, it will remind you of the upcoming meeting. You can find the link to add the notice to your calendar in the confirmation email. The links to add to your calendar is located towards the middle of the email: “Add to calendar, Add to Google Calendar, Add to Yahoo Calendar” (For iCal users, select the first option “Add to Calendar” . It will create an .ics file type that, when double clicked, will open and add to your iCal app.)


Below is a sample of the confirmation email and where to look for the meeting ID.


Meeting Confirmation Email Sample


Webinars to Develop Your Creative Vision

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