Studio Course: THE THEORY, ART AND PRACTICE OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, 21 June - 13 July 2021 - Beginners to Intermediate level
Learn all the basics of nature photography and how to successfully photograph wildlife (from insects to mammals), landscapes and nature in general!
Damien is a nature photographer and biologist, originally from Chile, and now an Australian resident. 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 Australian, South-East Asian, 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!
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 12 students.
Class dates: Monday 21 June, Tuesday 29 June, Tuesday 6 July, Sunday 11 July (all day), Tuesday 13 July 2021
Studio times: 6.00pm - 9.00pm (for all days except Sunday 11 July)
Field Trip: (8.30am - 12.30pm at ANBG; Studio 1.30 - 4.30pm)
Venue: NatureArt Lab, 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. NatureArt Lab reserves the right to postpone this class.
Photography: Damien Esquerre