2012 Nature Photography Class

Photographing the Great Outdoors

Saturday February 11th,  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Classroom session: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Field Exercise: 1:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. in SJU Greenhouse 

Class size limited to 12 participants

Take the next step toward better photographs of the natural world. This is an intermediate level class for users of single-lens reflex (SLR) or advanced compact digital cameras.

Topics include:
  • Photographic terminology and camera modes;
  • Correcting exposure when your camera gets fooled;
  • Using the histogram;
  • Control of the focus point;
  • Creative use of light and depth of field;
  • Tips to improve composition;
  • Taking close-ups;
  • JPG vs. RAW;
  • A little about digital processing.

There will be hands-on opportunities during class to try new techniques so be sure to bring your camera and instruction manual and a tripod if you have one.  


About the Instructor

Ken Bachofer is an avid nature photographer and a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer. Ken's presentations include examples of his photographs and interesting tidbits about nature. His photography has been exhibited at galleries in St. Cloud and Clearwater. Check out Ken's website at www.exploringlight.com.