Date and Time:
Date(s) - Friday, February 15th, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sorry, this program has been cancelled.
Fri. 2/15 : 6:30-8:30 PM (Lecture/Prep)
Sat. 2/16 : 9:00-12:00 AM (Field Practice)
Sun. 2/17: 1:00-4:00 PM (Critique)
Pre-registration is required.
This course is for those wishing to advance their photographic skills—becoming more creative selecting subjects, choosing equipment and camera settings, and manipulating the final image. The object is to create interesting images well composed with strong design. You will examine the creative process of building a photograph, increasing visual impact and establishing your own photographic style. This includes being able to determine when you can break the traditional rules of composition to heighten the impact of the photo. We will explore the process of selecting a subject, identifying its attraction, adding supporting visual elements, establishing spatial relationships, and minimizing distractions. PowerPoint slides, class discussions, and critiques will be used to help you analyze and edit your photos; improve technique; and establish your own vision as a photographer. Discussions will include subject selection, lenses options, lighting, and depth of field, plus the effective use of patterns, lines, color and other essential graphic elements. Photo assignments will encourage creativity and reinforce concepts discussed in class.
Includes field practice at the Botanical Gardens in the Tropical Display House with tropical plants. Patterned leaves, textured bark, bromeliads, and other exotic plants will provide participants with a wide range of subjects to photograph and compare at the following critique sessions. Weather permitting, the class will explore photo opportunities outside –winter berries, seed pods, evergreen leaves, frost patterns, frozen water, etc.
Digital or film single lens reflects (SLR) camera with exchangeable lenses and manual settings so you can independently alter the f-stop and/or shutter speed. Also bring your camera manual, fresh batteries, and a memory card. For the field session bring a sturdy tripod.
Assumes students have a basic knowledge of photographic terms and principles such as depth of field, exposure, and f-stop.
Norfolk Botanical Garden