Bear Creek Photography NC | Creative Nature Photography




_MAS9480_MAS9480Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC


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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 ; 6:30 PM - 9 PM : classroom session

Saturday, November 7, 2015 ; 9 AM - 12 PM : field instruction

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 ; 6:30 PM - 9 PM: classroom session

Saturday, November, 2015 ; 9 AM - 12 PM : field instruction


maximum: 15 participants


description: This is a dynamic course spread over 4 different days. We will approach photography from the classroom and from the field at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. The goal of this course is to learn to open the mind and the photography toolbox to the more creative aspects of nature photography. We will work our way through a variety of topics from High Dynamic Range (HDR) to multiple exposures, from focus stacking to workflow and editing. Due to some of the software we will be using, it is strongly recommended that you bring a laptop with you. I will email you a list of programs to download demo verions of in the week before the class so that you can participate in the digital darkroom work that we will be exploring. 

This qualifies for elective credit 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, laptop that you can bring to classroom sessions


cost: $90 for Garden members / $110 for non-members


registration: To register, contact Jan Little at For more information at the education programs at Duke Gardens, visit their site at