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The NHTL Online

Photography Workshops

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Waterman Center and the Two Rivers Photography Club are excited to present our new online Natural History through the Lens Photography Workshop series!  This workshop is geared toward teaching basic to advanced photography skills with an emphasis on composition to support natural history education.  Instructors include Waterman board members Teri Franzen and Jeff Smith and Bill Baburchak, Barry Biddle and Mary Lou Shapinas, board members of the Two Rivers Photography clubRead more about the instructors below.

During autumn 2020 and winter 2020-2021 we will offer a series of workshops including some brand new advanced content and a bonus series of FREE one hour image review and Q&A sessions.  All workshops and bonus sessions will be presented through Zoom.

Sign up for all four workshop sessions for an additional savings of $5 ($50/student total)

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Workshop 1:  Monday, Nov 2, 2020, 6-8:30pm - Exposure, Composition and Understanding Light

Cost:  $15/Student

Student Level:  Beginner to Intermediate

Description:  Learn to better understand your camera and embrace shooting in manual mode.  This course offers an introduction to the exposure triad and how to set your shutterspeed, aperture and ISO.  Following this, we will delve into basic and intermediate composition techniques and understanding light.

Workshop 2:  Monday, January 18, 2020, 6-8:30pm - Producing a Powerful Photo Story

Cost:  $15/Student

Student Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Description:  Go beyond shooting just a “bird on a stick”, learn to tell a powerful photo story with a single image.  Learn how to create a rounded portfolio to tell a story or to document a project or subject.

Workshop 3:  Monday, Feb 15, 2021, 6-8:30pm - Two part Post-Processing series, Part 1

Cost:  $15/Student ($25 for both Parts 1 and 2)

Student Level:  All Levels

Description:  Basic to advanced concepts in Lightroom, from basic workflow, cropping and color adjustments to understanding and using adjustment brushes and range mask.  Discussion includes adjustments acceptable for the more reputable nature photo contests.

Workshop 3:  Monday, March 15, 2021, 6-8:30pm - Two part Post-Processing series, Part 2

Cost:  $15/Student ($25 for both Parts 1 and 2)

Student Level:  All Levels

Description:  Basic to advanced concepts in Photoshop, from basic cropping and color adjustments to understanding and using layers and layer masks.  Discussion includes adjustments acceptable for the more reputable nature photo contests.

BONUS CONTENT We are excited to offer a monthly NHTL Challenge!  This will be a monthly series of FREE photo critique and Q&A sessions for our NHTL newsletter subscribers and Facebook Group members!   One Monday each month we will offer a challenge that will be announced through our NHTL newsletter and Facebook group.  We will try to arrange at least two instructors each session.  This will be a Zoom chat to discuss challenge photo submissions and answer any and all photography questions that we can squeeze into an hour.  Should be lots of fun!

NHTL Challenge Schedule:  7-8pm on Mondays

- November 16, 2020

- December 7, 2020

- February 1, 2021

- March 1, 2021

- April 3, 2021

- Additional dates will be announced as the seasons progress