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Landscapes and Wildlife Photography Class

It is time to hit the trail and take some amazing landscape and (hopefully) wildlife photographs. This style of photography can be incredibly rewarding, challenging and allows for a wide range of creativity. Landscape photography has the options of capturing the vastness and drama of vast mountain ranges, trees and waterfalls yet also includes the micro scenes of leaves, flowers, or rocks. This diverse combination alone makes nature photography very popular. Add in the potential of capturing a wild animal in it’s natural habitat and you have a photograph that will remind you of that moment for a life time. Nature and Landscape photography has many pitfalls that will turn that once in a lifetime photo into a blurry reminder of your delinquency as a photographer and might want you to pitch your camera gear. Fear not, at Dog Star Adventure we will teach you the skills that will improve your technique, composition and confidence. We have all been there, be patient, creative and remember you have a DSLR so practice by taking a lot of photos. We will work on practicing toward perfect.

This is a day trip, we will do some hiking, eat a great lunch and find many different scenes to practice on.

EQUIPMENT:

Any DSLR or digital point and shoot camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures required. Bring any lenses or lens hoods you may have – wide, standard, or telephoto, especially any “fast” lenses (F1.4 – F2.8).

COST:

$125 per person. We encourage children to attend but they must be able to hike at least a few miles depending on the specific course. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

MEETING TIME:

TBA. Please see calendar of events for specific dates, times.

WHAT TO BRING:

  1. DSLR or digital point and shoot camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures required.
  2. Fully charged batteries and backups, enough for 2.5 hours of shooting.
  3. Enough memory cards for 300 images
  4. Good walking shoes and proper attire for the weather
  5. Any lenses or lens hoods you may have – wide, standard, or telephoto. Bring a lens cloth if you have it.
  6. Camera manual
  7. Small notepad, tablet or smart phone.
  8. Tripod, mini pod or gorilla grip pod
  9. External flash for your DSLR, if you own one.