Digital Wildflower Photography with a Pocket Camera
|Program Series||Learning Center classes and retreats|
|When||Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:00 AM to Sun Aug 11, 2013 03:00 PM|
|Where||North Cascades Environmental Learning Center|
|Tuition Includes||Tuition includes instruction, two nights lodging and seven meals|
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You love our region’s superlative natural landscapes (even more so when they are full of native wildflowers). You’ve got a pocket digital camera but aren’t quite sure how to use it to make great photos to share with your friends and family. Buried in that little camera are many features, but it can all be a little baffling until you figure out what you really need, what you can ignore, and what your camera’s strengths are. Join photographer Mark Turner to learn and practice techniques for photographing wildflowers in their natural environment while also gaining new knowledge about how to get the most out of your pocket digital camera.
Our field sessions will be in locations with a wide range of subject matter for artful details, plant portraits full of both beauty and information, and visual explorations of the interrelationships of several species in their habitats. The emphasis will be on using the strengths of little cameras to discover new ways to see the flowers, creative composition, separating subjects from distracting backgrounds, and controlling natural light. Mark’s slideshows will introduce techniques, and we’ll then go into the field to put them into practice. In the evening, optional group critiques of the day’s work will provide rapid feedback.
Participants should be familiar with operating their cameras. Bring the manual, spare batteries/battery charger and extra memory cards; recommended but not essential: a tripod and laptop computer.