LEARNING TO SEE NATURE

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location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Doris Duke Center; Durham, NC

 

dates: To Be Announced

 

maximum: 15 participants

 

description: This is an interesting course spread over 4 different days. We will start with an introductory classroom session and then spend 2 mornings photographing at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. The final classroom session will bring together ideas we have discussed, finishing with a critique / showing of students' work from the course. The goal of this course is to learn to more effectively observe nature, improve your ability to see the possibilities in a setting, and become a ‘photo-naturalist.’ You will also develop the ability to translate that vision into photographs that communicate to others and create something new and distinctive.

This is a required course for the Nature Photography Certificate from Duke Gardens.

 

recommended equipment : camera (digital or film, SLR or Point-&-Shoot), all ranges of lenses that you have for a variety of shooting situations, macro lens or extension tubes or close-up filters, tripod

 

cost: $120 for Garden members / $150 for non-members

 

registration: To register, contact Jan Little at janice.little@duke.edu. For more information at the education programs at Duke Gardens, visit their site at http://gardens.duke.edu/programs.