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Learn how to take beautiful nature photographs and examine different methods to produce and display them. This practical, hands-on course covers the aesthetics of fine art nature photography as well as fine tuning your technical skills in the field. The class features a variety of field trips designed to offer a wide variety of opportunities and challenges: Quail Gardens, San Elijo Lagoon, Mount Laguna, Windansea Beach, Torrey Pines State Beach. Students will learn to identify their creative point of view, sharpen their skills through participation in field trips, and prepare a selected group of images for sale and/or exhibition in a show hosted by the class. Final photographs can be presented either as greeting cards, in a multimedia slideshow or as matted prints.

Note: First class meeting mandatory. Includes 3 Saturday field trips. Knowledge of image editing with Picassa, iPhoto, Photoshop or Lightroom recommended. Printing elective for the Professional certificate in Photography

Course Number: ART-40081
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques