Learn to evoke emotion and inspire connections with the natural world through your photography. Just as great music is more than simply playing the right notes, meaningful photography is more than simply taking a picture. Knowing the technical aspects of photography—composition, lighting, decisive moments—is important, but it is only the beginning of your journey as a photographer.
What is it that elevates photographs to the level of artistry? Master photographers Will Clay and Ken Thompson will explore this question over the course of three classroom sessions and two field sessions. The class will study how outstanding composition, exquisite light, a decisive moment, or an added special element can transform nice pictures into stunning photographs. The class will apply this exploration to landscape photography, close-up photography, and conversion of a photograph from color to black and white. Hone your artistic lens and work under the guidance of your instructors to elevate your photography. This class is appropriate for intermediate to advanced photographers who are comfortable with the manual controls of a DSLR camera and with post-production software such as Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum. Please see What to Know for additional information on required equipment and experience.
Instructor: Will Clay, photographer, and Ken Thompson, photographer
Age: 16 and older
Course number: P481