Brett Wells has worked in the field of photography for over 25 years. He has a master’s degree in photography from the University of Westminster, London, UK. He taught at the Art Institute of Atlanta for 7 years and currently teaches classes and workshops around the United States. His work has been published and exhibited in this country and abroad.
Brett is the Education Coordinator and a Technical Representative for Sigma Corporation of America, supporting Sigma, photographers and photographic education around the country.
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WED 6:15 - 8:30 A.M.
Photographing Horses on the Beach
Join Sigma Pro Brett Wells for sunrise on the beach with horses and riders! Loaner Lenses will be available in the Sigma Booth in the exhibit hall ahead of time.
Meeting Location: Frank B. Butler County Park EAST, 5860 A1A S.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Max No People: 14
Suggested Gear List: A DSLR with fully charged battery and extra memory cards, a 100-400mm lens is ideal for this shoot ( a 70-200mm lens will also work)
THU 8 - 11 A.M.
Architecture Photo Walk
Join Sigma Pro Brett Wells for a beautiful morning walk downtown St. Augustine. Participants will explore and photograph one of St. Augustine’s iconic building, Flagler College, also known as the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. It was built by Henry M. Flagler in 1888 and back in its day it was a pioneer resort in several areas. It was one of the first hotels to have electric wiring and also constructed of poured concrete – revolutionary features during that area. One can find 79 Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows, numerous Spanish sayings painted into the ceiling frescos, columns topped by robed women copied from the temple of Diana in Greece, mosaic floors, Austrian crystal chandeliers and much more. Architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings created of the most remarkable examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture right here in historic St. Augustine.
Meeting Location: Flagler College, 74 King St., Henry Flagler statue
Difficulty Level: All Levels
Max No People: 12
Suggested Gear List: Wide angle 16-35mm and/or 35mm up to 50mm fixed, tripod, cards and extra batteries.
THU 4:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Photographing Birds at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm
Join Sigma Pro Brett Wells for a session at the famous Alligator Farm Rookery. Loaner lenses will be available in the Exhibit Hall ahead of this workshop
Meeting Location: St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd.
Price: $100 + Annual Photo Pass
Difficulty Level: Beginner to Advanced
Max No People: 12
Suggested Gear: A tripod or monopod is recommended
FRI 3 - 4:30 P.M.
Advanced Macro Photography
Ready to take your macro photography to another level. Explore techniques and accessories to achieve greater magnification, working distance, and depth of field. Learn the tricks of shooting extra large and extra close, as well as the limitations, challenges, and complications of extreme macro and how to overcome them in this webinar taught by photographer and Sigma tech rep, Brett Wells.
Meeting Location: Celebration Hall at St. Anastasia - 5205 A1A S
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Max No People: 30