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Wildlife/Nature Photography Course

  • 4 hours
  • 150 US dollars
  • Elm Street Photography

Service Description

By the time you complete my basic wildlife and nature photography course you will not only be taking better pictures, you will be excited to keep taking your skills to the next level. What will you learn? - You will learn about the three elements that contribute to a photograph: Aperture, Shutter and ISO, and how these elements affect your shots. - You will learn about the different settings of your DSLR, (Digital Single Lens Reflex), camera. You will also learn about what settings will produce the best results given different scenarios. - You will learn focussing tips and tricks, such as back button focussing and how to correctly hold your camera. - You will learn about the file formats that your camera utilizes when saving pictures: RAW vs. JPEG, and the differences between them. - You will get “real-world” hands on shooting experience when we take a 45 minute nature/wildlife walk around my property. Different species that I have photographed on my property, (depending on the season), include: - Black Capped Chickadees - Various Woodpecker species - Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings - Nuthatches - Bald Eagles - Various Warblers - Red Fox - Deer - Other wildlife This course is designed for the beginner/intermediate/budding photographer, or anyone who would like to learn how to take better pictures. This course DOES REQUIRE you to have a DSLR camera. This course CAN NOT be taken with a “Point and Shoot” type camera. Below you will find a small list of items that you will need to bring with you: - DSLR camera. - A suitable lens for wildlife/nature photography. This would most likely be a telephoto lens with a focal length of approximately 55mm-200mm or greater. - A memory card for your camera. - A fully charged battery for your camera. - A pen and paper to take notes if you wish. - Proper clothing attire for our outside wildlife/nature walk. Sneakers are fine in the warmer months, however, in the winter months we do have snow on the ground, and hiking boots are recommended.

Contact Details

  • 55 Elm Street, Milo, ME, USA

    (207) 943-9155 / (443) 992-6877

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