WHEN: Two consecutive Saturday mornings, as follows: April 24th from 9:30am to 11:30am and May 1st from 9:30am to 11:00am)
WHERE: Online Live via the Zoom Meetings App
Wildlife photography is good for you in so many ways, and easily allows for maintaining social distancing and safety. A win-win!
Join avid wildlife photographer and long-time 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.
You’ll enjoy an interactive, personalized environment with no more than seven fellow students. At the end of the first class session, Dave will share some optional “homework” assignments to help you apply and absorb the techniques presented.
In the second class session Dave will review homework submissions, provide analysis and lead discussion with the group. The photos submitted as homework always provides excellent opportunities to further discuss the whole spectrum of issues related to finding and photographing wildlife and improving your images technically and artistically.
ZOOM CONSIDERATIONS: For this online course, we’ll be meeting 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 10 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!).