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Event: W14-06 Nature Photography Workshop with Dave Stimac


3/1/14   Saturday
9:30 am-3:30 pm

Registration Deadline: 2/21/14

Members: $45
Non-members: $58
Ages: 18+

You may remember the stunning photographs of Alaskan wildlife at the 2011 Annual Meeting. Internationally published photographer David Stimac is returning to CNC, but this time to teach a one-day workshop to teach you how to create spectacular photographs of landscapes, plants, and animals. Whether you are a novice or advanced hobbyist, this class offers something for everyone.

The class is aimed at the digital SLR photographer, but film shooters will also benefit. If you don’t yet own an SLR (single lens reflex) camera but are considering buying one, this class will help you spend your money wisely.

Participants will learn how to select the right camera bodies, lenses, filters, tripods, etc., to best accomplish photographic goals. They will gain a firm knowledge of all of the technical aspects of photography, including techniques for creating razor sharp images, understanding the camera’s light meter, histogram, file formats, and how to control exposure. Each participant will also receive a set of notes covering the main points of the class and a list of recommended equipment sellers.

Dave will use his own photography to illustrate an in-depth discussion on the various aspects of lighting and composition that separate good photographs from great ones. He will discuss how familiarity with your subject deepens and expands your approach to creating thoughtful and dynamic images.

Many practical aspects of nature photography will be covered, from using a vehicle as a blind, travel aspects with photography equipment, and how to approach wary animals. It will be a day full of information! Participants should bring a sack lunch and beverage for this all-day, indoor workshop