It’s a picture-perfect moment. That osprey (or pitcher plant or butterfly) could actually be posing just for you, and you can’t resist. Up comes the camera . . . click.
But when you look at what should be your prize-winning photograph, it appears washed out, or the nearby water created a terrible glare. Aargh!
Lucky for you, that disappointing scenario does not have to be repeated. Local nature photography experts Michelle Thomas and Luanne Burnett are excited about sharing their techniques for capturing the best images in forest and water settings during the upcoming Nature Photography Workshop.
The small class size (maximum 20) assures plenty of time for group and personal instruction. Any digital camera may be used—even your basic point-and-click equipment can produce better quality than you thought possible when you know how to adjust for the scenery.
You don’t need to know anything about photography, so don’t let a lack of experience keep you away. All that’s required (beyond a camera, of course) is a desire to explore the possibilities. Michelle and Luanne can also assist if your camera is so new that you’re not fully acquainted with how it operates.
Intermediate photographers will quickly realize that there are still plenty of lessons to be learned by sharing the time with professionals and other like-minded amateurs.
The weekend begins with the sunset photography class at 4:30 on Friday, September 24. Saturday brings morning light instruction, then guidance for afternoon shadows. Each class is followed by plenty of time to apply the techniques and then share and discuss your successes. You’ll find that the beautiful location at The Plantation at D&S Farms Forest Retreat in rural Robertsdale offers infinite possibilities for exceptional photographs.
Your meals (light supper Friday, Saturday breakfast and lunch) are included in the fee. Even better news is that when you go to the registration page you will find a price tag of only $125, broken into a deposit and then a final payment. What a great deal! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, so hurry to sign up before the class is filled. With this type of personalized instruction, you could soon be a sought-after nature photographer!
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