Photography is an ideal medium to help people learn and practice creativity. It’s ability to both document and interpret a subject allows the photographer to refine just what a subject is, to themselves and to others. In this course students learn visual tools that will not only help them record nature around them but also gain skills in how to create a personal vision of nature. Through lecture, demonstration and field trips, students experience basic camera setups, lens choices, lighting techniques and post-production choices that will enhance their chosen subject matter in nature. One of the highlights of this course is the opportunity to photograph small animals in controlled situations under the instructor’s guidance.
The premise of the course is based on the idea that creativity is central to seeing the difference between what is and what could be. Every endeavor, every field, every profession needs creative people to move the system forward. Problems are continually evolving but solutions won’t evolve without creative minds to see past existing conditions.
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand basic artificial lighting setups for photographing nature.
- Gain knowledge in special photographic tools that apply to capturing nature in both a natural setting and in a controlled environment.
- Have the ability to recognize different qualities of light in nature for best outcomes photographically.
- Use photography of our natural world to be more creative.