Nature Photography Workshop: Becoming a Better Photographer


Saturday, August 14, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m &
Sunday, August
15, 6:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. (early start optional)

Nature Photography Workshop:
Becoming a Better Photographer
Seven Ponds Nature Center
3854 Crawford Road
Dryden, MI 48428
(810) 796-3200

The turnout and response to this workshop last year was fantastic, so I’m thrilled to be able to offer it again with the help of Seven Ponds Nature Center. This workshop covers a lot of technical material, so those that participated last year may welcome the opportunity to review these concepts.

Day 1, Saturday 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (with a half hour lunch break at noon)
Day 2, Sunday 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM (early start optional)

Seven Ponds Member and internationally published photographer David Stimac will teach you how to create spectacular photographs of landscapes, plants, and animals. Whether you are are a novice or advanced hobbyist, this weekend offers something for everyone.

You will learn how to select the right camera bodies, lenses, filters, tripods, etc., to best accomplish your photographic goals. You will also gain a firm knowledge of all of the technical aspects of photography, including techniques for creating razor sharp images, understanding your camera’s light meter, histogram, file formats, and how to control exposure.

Dave will also use his own photography to illustrate an in-depth discussion of the various aspects of composition that separate a good photograph from a great one. You will also learn how one’s passion for the subject matter is essential in making the best photographs.

Day 2 will be spent on a morning photo shoot on the Center’s grounds. During this time of year many of the flowers on the prairie will be at peak bloom, attracting dragonflies, butterflies, spiders – all providing lots of photo opportunities. A tripod and a digital or film SLR camera is strongly recommended for Day 2 activities.

Participants who will benefit the most from this program should already own or are seriously planning to purchase a digital or film SLR camera system. Participants who do not already own a system will come away with the technical understanding necessary to help make informed purchasing decisions.

Participants should bring a sack lunch Saturday and a sack lunch or snacks on Sunday. Fee: $70.00 ($60.00 member). Preregistration is required. Limited to 12 participants. Please call Seven Ponds Nature Center to register.

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~ by David Stimac on February 6, 2010.

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