Photographing Bay Area Wildlife of All Sizes - Online Live Class

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  • This is an online class using the Zoom meeting and classes application. A complete description is below,

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This online class runs in two parts according to following schedule: Two consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (February 3rd and 10th, respectively). The class is designed and taught by photographer Dave Strauss, providing not only lessons and best practices that Dave has perfected over the years, but also the opportunity to apply what you learned and receive an interactive image review with Dave and your fellow students. Please Note: A Zoom meeting invitation link will be sent to your email the day before your class.

Wildlife photography is good for you! (and it’s Outdoors and Socially Distanced!) Join avid wildlife photographer and frequent Looking Glass workshop instructor Dave Strauss on an exploration of the amazing possibilities in local wildlife photography. Dave will help you understand the wide range of creatures that we can find and photograph close to home in our stunning region. In a presentation suitable for photographers at all levels of experience, Dave will introduce strategies for finding wildlife, cameras and lenses, settings, lighting considerations, composition, and more. He’ll teach you macro techniques for capturing images of tiny charismatic creatures like insects and spiders, and also explain super-telephoto techniques suitable for birds, butterflies, dragonflies, coyotes, turtles, lizards, bobcats and so many other fascinating and beautiful animals.

The first session on February 3rd will be presented via Zoom to a maximum of 16 participants. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with Dave and the other participants during this live seminar format. Toward the end of the segment, Dave will share some optional “homework” assignments to help you experience and absorb the techniques presented. Everyone is encouraged to try out the techniques.

The second (follow-up) session on February 10th is for those that would like to go further with what they learned in the first session. Students will send their homework (photos) to Dave for viewing, analysis, and discussion in a small, online group setting. Your photos are always excellent opportunities to further discuss the whole spectrum of issues related to finding and photographing wildlife, as well as improving your images technically and artistically.

ZOOM CONSIDERATIONS: For this online course, we’ll be meeting up from the comfort of our own homes using the Zoom video meeting application. Desktop or laptop computers with big screens work best. Even better, link your computer to your TV for the largest image possible. Using a tablet, iPad, or (horrors!) a cell phone will be frustrating. We’ll have a short Zoom check-in 15 minutes before the first class session to resolve any questions or problems with participants’ Zoom connections. This will help us get started with the class efficiently, so we can jump right into the learning (as opposed to troubleshooting!).

You can learn more about Dave and his work here: