Rookery Bay Reserve Offers Nature Photography Workshop

December 11, 2014

~Participants sharpen their nature photography skills both in the classroom and the field~

Relative newcomers to digital SLR (single lens reflex) nature photography will be able to build on their skills at a two-session nature photography workshop to be held at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center on Dec. 18 and 19, 2014.

Only five photographers may participate in the two-part class, which will address nature photography techniques led by reserve educator and photographer Dave Graff. The classroom session will teach a variety of photography techniques including spot metering, composition and depth of field, among others. A discussion about the ethics of nature photography and the practices photographers sometimes use to get the “perfect shot” will be included.

Following the classroom session, students will practice their new skills in the field. In order to participate in this class, students must have a digital SLR camera with detachable lenses. In addition, participants are expected to be familiar with the basic operations of their camera and equipment.

Graff, who has bachelor’s degree in psychology/photocommunication (photojournalism) from the University of Miami, started his professional career with the Miami Herald and has more than 25 years of photography experience.

Additional photography classes will be offered at the reserve in the coming months to accommodate residents who exceed the current class size. The class is offered to a limited number of participants to allow Mr. Graff ample time to work one-on-one with students. For more information about the class contact Renee Wilson at 239-530-5958 or renee.wilson@dep.state.fl.us

The cost for the two-day class is $150 per person and registration is required, here.

WHAT:          Nature Photography Workshop

WHEN:          Day 1 – Dec. 18, 2014
9 a.m. – noon

                      Day 2 – Dec. 19, 2014
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:        Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113

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