NatureArt Lab

STUDIO COURSE: THE THEORY, ART AND PRACTICE OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, 8 - 29 September 2020 - Beginners to Intermediate level

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Learn all the basics of nature photography and how to successfully photograph wildlife (from insects to mammals), landscapes and nature in general!

The Tutor:

Damien is a nature photographer and biologist, originally from Chile, but has now lived in Australia for over seven years. Both professions have taken him all around the world to visit wild and remote places. He has a PhD in evolutionary biology of reptiles, and is working in a post-doctoral research position at the Australian National University. He has described eight new species of lizard, authored many research papers, book chapters and a book. His photography has also been published in several books, exhibits, museums, magazines, newspapers and websites. He is also a photography instructor with NatureArt Lab, teaching a comprehensive nature photography course, macro photography workshops and accompanying our nature tours to South-East Asia, Central & South American destinations. Damien has an avid interest in snakes and lizards, but his photography interests and skills cover a wide array of subjects, going from the tiny world of insects, to the action photography of birds, from long exposure and flash night photography, to underwater photography. He is able to cater for all nature photography enthusiasts!

The Course:

Learn how to be technical and creative with your nature photography. Over four three-hour sessions you will learn to use your camera and the techniques to manage your camera for good results. The classes cover everything from camera equipment, exposure, lenses, getting sharp images, light, composition, macro and close-up, flash, approaching animals and digital editing. This course also includes a hands-on practical field trip to apply techniques learnt in the classes. Create a portfolio of photographs that you can be proud of!

This course is suitable for beginners to intermediate level photographers. Please contact us if you have any further questions on requirements or details of the course.  Limited to 10 students. 

Class Dates: Tuesday evenings - September 8, 15, 22 and 29 (6.00pm - 9.00pm)

Field Trip: Sunday September 27 (8.30am - 12.30pm at ANBG; Studio 1.30 - 4.30pm)

Venue: Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

Due to the current COVID-19 social distancing and safety requirements, all students will need to bring their own food, as well as their own personal coffee cups or thermos. Safety arrangements will be in place to ensure social distancing; hand sanitiser will be available for all students on entry to the studio. Classes are limited to 8 students. NatureArt Lab reserves the right to postpone this class depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time. 

Photography: Damien Esquerre