PHOTO 73 — Nature Photography at Jasper Ridge: A Field Workshop
We believe you learn by doing. Our on-campus class sessions typically start by taking photos using techniques especially relevant to nature photography. Then, we continue with insightful discussions using iconic examples from respected landscape artists and photographers; we will cover the compelling use of natural and adjusted light, focal length lenses, macro photography, the daytime use of long shutter speeds using neutral density filters, and other helpful hints for our workshop. As we explore Jasper Ridge’s serpentine foothills with our cameras, we will experiment with various techniques to help evolve our personal vision. After the field workshop, we will review and discuss our work.
This course is for students of all levels who wish to expand their shooting skills and develop their sense of photographic vision. Some prior experience with photography and computers may be helpful but is not required. All cameras, including mobile devices, are welcome, although a DSLR-type camera may be more versatile. Field trip transportation will be the responsibility of the student; more details will be provided in class.