August 7 - 28, 2013 : $250 full course or $75 per class Reserve your spot!
"Max's class served not only as a great introduction to nature photography, but to general photography as well. I really got to know my equipment and feel more comfortable just shooting and shooting and shooting. I'd highly recommend his class!" –Adam C.
Learn the basics of nature photography in a relaxed setting, shoot in the field under the guidance of a professional photographer and share your work with others! This new class introduces you to the building blocks of photography in the classroom, and then lets you apply what you've learned in the field.
Though our emphasis is nature and wildlife photography, the course covers many of the core facets of photography in general: equipment, exposure, composition and post-processing. With these basics under your belt, you'll be better equipped to take great photos out in the wild, or in the comfort of home. Here's a sample of the topics we'll cover in the classroom:
- Wildlife, landscape and macro photography
- Getting to know your gear: Cameras, lenses and accessories
- Elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed, ISO
- Patterns, lines and texture
- Post processing
- Ethics and the business side of photography
- ...and lots more!
We'll meet for one weeknight classroom learning and critique session each week, and will have three half-to-full day weekend field trips during which we'll shoot and practice what we've learned. Field trip locations will be in and around the Seattle area or the east side.
Classroom Session #1: Photography Basics & Getting to Know Your Gear
August 7, 7pm - 9pm
Field Trip #1: Woodland Park Zoo
August 10, Time TBD
Classroom Session #2: Additional Exposure Tips, Composition and Light
August 14, 7pm - 9pm
Field Trip #2: Bellevue Botanical Garden
August 17, Time TBD
Classroom Session #3: Post-Processing
August 21, 7pm - 9pm
Field Trip #3: Washington Park Arboretum
August 24, Time TBD
Classroom Session #4: Ethics, Tips & Tricks, Locations & Hot Spots
August 28, 7pm - 9pm
It is recommended that you have the following items for this course:
* - Advanced point-and-shoot or point-and-shoot cameras are fine too, but some of the equipment discussion will involve equipment or features only found in SLR camera gear.
- SLR camera body*
- At least one 1 lens*
- Memory card
- Camera battery
- Note-taking materials
In case you cannot or do not want to attend all of the classes, you may attend individual classes at a fixed price ($75 each). This includes one classroom session and an invitation to join us for the following field trip, if applicable.
If you wish to save a little money you may pay for the full course (4 classroom sessions and invitations to join 3 field trips), the total cost is reduced ($250).
Class fees do not include: photography gear, transportation to and from classes or field trip locations, parking and entry fees, food or beverage associated with field trips.
If you would like to sign up for the summer course, Email Max with the classes you would like to attend (#1-4), or just let him know you want to do the full course.
If you would like to reserve a private course for four or more individuals, Email Max with your request.