Nature Photography Class

This one-day indoor and outdoor workshop takes you on an exploration of the beauty of our region and the art of digital photography.

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  • Location:
    Index, WA
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  • Season:
    Year Round
  • Length:
    1 Day
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This one-day indoor and outdoor workshop takes you on an exploration of the beauty of our region and the art of digital photography. Join us in beautiful Index, Washington for an exploration into the fundamental principles, techniques and applications of Digital Photography AND an outing with your instructor to put your new knowledge into practice! Round trip transportation from Redmond and a delicious lunch are included!

This course combines the instructor's energetic classroom instruction, unique philosophical approach, and immediate hands-on practice along the banks of the Skykomish River (or other outdoor location within 1 hr of Redmond) where opportunities abound for capturing one of a kind outdoor photos. Join us for this unique opportunity where you'll learn new techniques and then immediately put this knowledge into action in an amazing outdoor setting! From snow-capped mountain peaks and a beautiful snow-melt river, to wildflowers and the natural textures of the forest, this full-day course provides you with the perfect setting for putting your camera to the test.

The morning workshop, geared towards the novice photographer (or those simply needing a refresher course), will include topics ranging from basic camera operations to artistic composition and digital editing.

Fundamental Camera Operation
- Making my camera work for me!
- Understanding my menus, dials, and buttons.

Understanding Exposure
- Getting the light right!

Photographic Composition Basics
- Moving from "snapshots" to "images"

Focal Point Strategies
- Directing the viewer's eye effectively

Digital Photography Terminology
- Navigating the lingo of the craft

- What are the best books, websites, and videos?

While the topics above will all be addressed, this workshop is designed with flexibility in mind. Students will have ample opportunity to ask individual questions and take their knowledge of photography to the next level. The bottom line is we want you to love your camera and know how to use it to create images you love!

Skill Level Requirement
The course is designed with the beginner photographer in mind, using a "point and shoot" digital camera, although those new to digital SLR technology would also benefit. Photographers seeking a "refresher" course on basics of effective photography are encouraged to attend!

8am Pick up in Redmond
9-11am Classroom Session
11-12noon Lunch, Q&A Session, Field Trip Prep
12:15-2:15 Photo Field Trip
2:30-3:30 Classroom
3:30-4pm Q&A Session, Closure
What to Bring
Your favorite Digital Camera (point-and-shoot or SLR)
Camera Manual (if available)
Sturdy Footwear (strap-on sandals and shoes)

About the Instructor
Professionally trained at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Chris Broderick currently teaches Digital Photography to 9th graders at Redmond Junior High, in Redmond, WA. He owns and operates Eyes of the World Photography, specializing in authentic child and family portraits. In his free time, his favorite hobby is capturing the beauty of the natural world with his camera. With a Botany degree from the University of Washington, Broderick loves macro nature photography. As a former high school science teacher, Broderick appreciates and understands the science behind the craft. His unique energetic signature, along with his strong content knowledge, makes for a fun classroom environment. His instruction flows seamlessly between the art and science involved in digital photography. Broderick resides in Bothell, WA with his partner Becky and 11 month old daughter, Zoe.