Jul 13 - 14 | Sat 12-5pm & Sun 7am-5pm
Instructor: Tara Champion
Saturday 12-5pm & Sunday 7am-5pm | July 13 - 14
$225 / $202.50 Members
Level: Introductory / Intermediate
Prerequisites: Proficient understanding of basic camera functions required.
What is Conservation Photography and how is it different from other uses of photography? How is this imagery used to bring about awareness and, ultimately, change with relation to our nature world? What are modern conservation photographers working right now, how is it being used to change policy? How can we effectively tell the story of the natural world to create the change we want to see?
The first day will be a lecture based class discussing the technical and aesthetic issues specific to conservation photography such as: choices of focal length (macro, wide angle, and telephoto), exposure, areas of sharpness, use of tripods and flash, filters and working in the elements. We will look at many historical and modern examples of conservation stories and how they are told. We will go over how to research and create a shot list that highlights a conservation issue. We will work together to make a plan for our day out shooting at Discovery Park. Students will be emailed PDF’s to read at their leisure after the workshop for more information, as well as links to modern conservation photographers’ work.
The second day will be a field trip to Discovery Park to try out new photographic skills and discuss how me might tell an effect conservation story about the area. We will try out any gear students have questions about. We will shoot to our preplanned ideas and shot list and also discuss how accurate our ideas were and what needs to be changed.
Prerequisites: Participants are expected have gone through at least one of the photography workshops. Students need to know how to use their equipment. Knowledge of photographic techniques like macro, telephoto, landscape etc. would be helpful but are not necessary. Travel will be required with this course, as we will be shooting outside the second day at Discovery Park. Students will be expected to meet at the park at 7am on Sunday.