Title:Photographing Wild Horses and possibly elk of Southern Missouri Instructor: Sandy Brooks Dates: Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday September 15-17, 2017 or Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday October 27-29) or Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday November 3-5 Place: Eminence Mo To register, click the Paypal button below
There are 4 herds of wild horses in Shannon county Missouri. On the first day, we will go out to photograph the horses at sunrise (about 7) shooting until the light is too harsh. There will be a break for lunch and we will reconvene about 2 to review images and to head back out until dark (about 6:30). We will head out again on the second day at 7 and shoot again until the light is too harsh.
Recommend driving down the night before (will send directions and hotel information). If you want to review how to use a dslr before the photoshoot, I will be there the night before and available to review basics starting at 7pm.
Title: Astrophotography featuring the Milky Way Instructor: Lonnie Gatlin Date: September 15-17, 2017 Place: Eminence Mo Cost: $150 To Register click the paypal button below
Nightscape Photography Fundamentals
Nightscape Photography Fundamentals provides students with the basic information and hands-on experience for successfully capturing landscape photographs featuring the night sky. Topics covered include: Planning Your Shot Composition Light Painting Camera Settings Basic Post Processing in Adobe Lightroom This workshop is best suited for individuals who know how to use a digital SLR camera in manual mode. You should know how to set the camera to bulb mode, set the lens to its widest aperture, turn off lens autofocus, manually focus the lens, set the ISO, and attach a remote shutter release or intervalometer.
Although the camera can be set up in advance for night photography, you should know how to navigate your camera’s menus and buttons in the dark The more you understand your camera’s features, the more rewarding night photography will be because you’ve reduced the frustration and time lost searching for a button or a setting buried in a camera menu.
Photography Equipment Requirements Digital Camera capable of low-light ISO performance from ISO 1600 to 3200 and greater Wide Angle Lens having an aperture of f/2.8 or lower Tripod Memory Cards Extra Camera Battery Remote Shutter Release or Intervalometer and extra batteries Lens Cleaning Cloth Headlamp with red light and extra batteries Camera Manual
Title Photographing Red Wolves Instructor: Sandy Brooks Date: October 7, 2017 Time: 7:30AM-10:30AM Place: Endangered Wolf Center Potential add on of the painted dogs. Price: $175 with $100 going directly to the Endangered Wolf Center To Register for Red Wolves: click here To Register for Painted Dogs add on: click here
Come learn from award-winning nature photographer Sandy Brooks on how to get the best nature photos, while photographing the world's most endangered wolf, the American red wolf. During the workshop, you will learn about camera settings and photographic considerations, as well as learn about the wolves, their ecology and how the Center is helping to save this national treasure. After the Workshop, you will enjoy an hour photographing the wolves outside. The wolves live in a large fenced enclosure, which will provide unique photographic opportunities. You will be on an elevated platform, outside of the wolf enclosure, so there will be opportunities to get photos without fence. The Center is closed to the public at this time so this will be exclusive access for a limited number of participants (only 20 spots available).
After the hour photo session of red wolves, you have the option to add on an additional 30 minute session with our African painted dogs (only 10 spots available) for $50.
Funds raised during these photo classes helps the Center continue its mission to save critically endangered species, so thank you for contributing to our important conservation work and being a part of our pack!
Title: Photographing Swans and maybe Eagles Instructor: Sandy Brooks Date: January 20-21, 2018 or January 27-28, 2018 Place: Audubon Center at the Riverlands in West Alton, Mo Cost: $100
Trumpeter Swans are amazing in large groups and provide beautiful portraits as well. Never know, sometimes and eagle and family join us for the shoot as well. This class begins with camera basics, practice with wildlife photography with the raptors visiting the center on Saturday followed by a shoot in the field with the swans (and eagle?). We finish the class with a review of images in post processing and finally an inside photo opportunity with another visiting raptor.
Title: Macro Flower Photography Instructor Garry McMichael Date: February 10, 2018 Time: 12-4PM Place: Paint St Louis Cost: $65
Miss the spring flowers? They will be here soon. Be prepared with a macro photography class with Garry McMichael. Inside at his studio, we will discuss the principles of macro photography and practice the skills to get creative with flowers in time to be ready for those spring blooms!
Title: Photography Basics and a Bit More Instructor Jeff Hirsch Date: May 5-6 2018 Time: 9-4PM Place: TBA Cost: $250
Audubon Center at the Riverlands
Endangered Wolf Center
Introduction to DSLR Photography In this practical hands-on introduction, the fundamental technical and aesthetic principles of digital photographic processes are addressed, including instruction on DSLR camera operation, composition, and digital retouching and manipulation. This course focuses on gaining control of all photographic variables while attempting various creative assignments. The use of manual controls is emphasized, along with the capture and processing of .RAW image files. Course assignments involve defining a point of view, emphasizing figure versus ground, storytelling, portraits, and the use of artificial light. Instruction also covers the .RAW workflow, Photoshop for photographers, monitor calibration, and printmaking.