Are you using a digital camera and enjoy photographing in the outdoors? Do you have a passion for nature photography and want to capture the essence of the wildlife in diverse circumstances? Have you ever seen a stunning wildlife photograph and wonder, “What did the photographer do to capture that photo?” Simply, are the wildlife photos you are taking, just not turning out well? The skills and techniques you desire will be provided in this class. This seminar is best suited for upper beginners or serious hobbyists, who wish to take their wildlife/nature photography to the next level and own something more than a point and shoot camera. Class segments will concentrate on wildlife photography by teaching the fundamentals (how the digital camera works; memory cards; appropriate equipment; megapixels; aperture/depth of field; composition) and advanced techniques of digital photography (histogram interpretation; use of ISO; autofocus; light compensation; metering; required shutter speeds; tools of the trade). Specific concentration will portray “how to get the shot” using different wildlife photo scenarios.
This is a three-segment seminar. Part one, will be classroom instruction. Part two, will be a short field session with students capturing photographs outside on the library grounds and applying taught classroom essentials. Part three, will be back in the classroom to learn Ken’s efficient digital workflow, using Adobe Photoshop. After this course, students will understand photography terminology, have a command of the basic operations of their camera, know what it takes to capture a great wildlife photograph for both printing/web and be provided tips to become a semi-pro photographer.
Requirements: Digital camera and camera manual. Prior to the class, knowing what the camera buttons do and where they are located prior to the class would be helpful.
Date: The one day class is scheduled on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 10:00-4:00. The class location is within the James City County Library at 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, Virginia. We are in the Kitzinger Community Room.
Registration: To sign up for the class, utilize the PayPal button to the lower right side of the page (make sure to include your email contact on the bottom). Once payment is received you will receive a confirmation email from Ken acknowledging your place in the class. Traditionally the class fills by late winter, so don't delay in registering. Class will have a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention to questions and during outdoor session. All students must be 18 years old, unless accompanied by an adult. Absolutely no refunds with cancellations within 48 hours of the class.
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