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Photography Workshop - Wildlife, Ecotravel & Landscape

Enrol in Photography Workshop - Wildlife, Ecotravel & Landscape

Course Code: ARTS2322

Please note: This workshop is not suitable for beginners. Instruction best suits amateur photographers who already have a digital camera and are knowledgeable about how to use it. A DSLR camera or an advanced "bridge" or "point & shoot" camera with lenses that offer both wide-angle and telephoto shooting capability is required. Indulge your interest in birds and other wildlife - their colors and diversity, as well as their amazing and amusing behaviours. Enhance your travel photos from national parks, natural habitats, and scenic wonders, and learn to better photograph exotic plants and animals. Instruction will focus on enhancing existing skills specifically to capture better wildlife and landscape images, whether you shoot at the bird feeder in your back yard or journey to the ends of the earth. Wildlife shooting is one of the most challenging types of photography, requiring the ability to capture elusive and skittish subjects and fast, unpredictable behaviour, often in low light. Landscapes/scenic shooting presents special challenges of its own, although at least your subject isn't running or flying away from you. The photographer must rapidly and constantly assess and juggle camera settings and environmental conditions to obtain the best results. This workshop will provide knowledge and tools to assist with those challenges. Topics to be covered include: equipment considerations for wildlife and landscape photography; understanding camera settings, composition and environment factors with wildlife and landscape shooting in mind; shooting techniques that enhance wildlife and landscape photography; how understanding wildlife behaviour can increase your chances of a good shot; ethical behaviour and safety when shooting wildlife and natural areas; pretend your pets (or your children) are wild animals; nearby locations in southern Ontario to shoot wildlife - where and when; wildlife/ecotravel photo trips (e.g. Newfoundland, BC, Costa Rica, Africa, Antarctica) - how they compare with general tours for non-photographers; travelling with your camera - the challenges and hazards of airports, hotels, boats and electricity; after the shot - organizing and post-processing your images on your computer; photo contests - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus bookstore in-person or online: Peterborough Bookstore or Lindsay Bookstore.

Attend this course in person

Saturday (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Section: 01 | Instructor: Lydia Dotto
Location: Cobourg Campus

Students should bring along a bag lunch, as we will lunch and learn together.

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