In this two-day photography workshop, we will take pictures of stunning landscape and diversity of ecosystems to improve our skills making photographs in the national nature preserve. By combining in-class and hands-on photography instruction, we will learn about compositional principles that will make for more compelling photographs of wildflowers, geologic features, and grand mountain views. The workshop will consist of a three-hour in class presentation on the principles of lighting and composition, a six-hour hands-on field excursion, a two-hour optional session, and a post photo-shoot critique session.
The day will end with a short introduction and masterclass illustrating post-processing techniques for enhancing and altering your photos with a hands-on instruction in Photoshop and tips on simple manipulation of images.
• The camera, a tool for the heart and mind.
• Basic aperture, depth of field, etc.
• Learning to see like an artist: documentation and interpretation.
• Basic principles of composition: visual weight, proportion, perspective, etc.
• Seeing the light: quality and direction of light, color.
• From concept to portfolio: telling a story
All types of cameras are welcome. Bring plenty of water, backpack, lunch, extra food, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, rain gear for you and your gear. Wear sturdy hiking shoes/boots, layers of light and loose clothing.