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Nature Photography Workshop

Photo by Rick Bonetti

Terry Nathan is leading a two-day nature photography Workshop From Concept to Portfolio: Telling a Story, on September 15 and 16, 2017  at Lassen Volcanic National Park (Bumpass Hell to Kings Creek Picnic Area.) They will be using the Park’s stunning landscape and diversity of ecosystems to improve skills in making photographs.

By combining in-class and hands-on photography experiences in the park, participants will learn about compositional principles that will make for more compelling photographs of wildflowers, geologic features, and grand mountain views. The workshop will consist of a two-hour in class presentation on the principles of lighting and composition, a five-hour hands-on field excursion, a one-hour optional session, and a post photo-shoot critique session.

Session includes:

  • The camera, a tool for the heart and mind.
  • Basic aperture, depth of field, etc.
  • Learning to see like an artist: documentation and interpretation.
  • Basic principles of composition: visual weight, proportion, perspective, etc.
  • Seeing the light: quality and direction of light, color.

The class is for beginner to experienced photographers ages 18 years and older. All types of cameras are welcome. Bring plenty of water, backpack, lunch, extra food, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat, sunglasses, rain gear for you and gear.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes/boots, layers of light and loose clothing. Small folding chair is optional. Lectures will be at 5,000 feet elevation and above; Weather extremes and rapidly changing conditions may exist; exercise caution with exposure to the elements. Unfavorable or dangerous weather conditions may cancel the course. Light rain will not cancel. The course itinerary is tentative and may change due to weather conditions, participants’ experience levels, and accessibility to resources, etc.

The cost is $150 per person; $135 for Lassen Association Members. Download the September workshop flyer or visit lassenassociation.org for more information.