This weekend I am holding a day-long photography course for the Evolution & Ecology graduate students here at the University of Illinois. This is mostly an in-house program, but after the registration dust settled we still have five spots available. Thus, we are opening the doors for general enrollment. If you’d like to participate in a hands-on photography crash course with a group of bright young biologists, we’d love to have you!
Here are the details:
Nature & Macrophotography Workshop
Instructor: Alex Wild
Saturday, May 18 – 8:50 am until 3:00 pm
University of Illinois Campus – NHB 408 &
Anita Purves Nature Center
To register, email Rhiannon Peery: peery1 [at] illinois.edu
lunch will be provided
8:50 – Photography basics, presentation (Natural History Building 408 ~ on campus)
10:00 – Studio lighting, practice (NHB 408)
11:00 – travel to Anita Purves Nature Center
11:20 – Nature photography equipment (APNC)
12:00 – Lunch (provided) and discussion (APNC)
1:00 – Macrophotography in the field, practice (APNC)
3:00 – Closing
Topics: Basic level lighting, composition, macrophotography technique & equipment.
Required equipment: Your camera gear, with charged batteries. Cell phones to SLRs ok, preferably with a macro lens (SLR) or a macro function (digicam).
Recommended: Tripod & flash units.