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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: Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla Cove, San Diego Botanical Gardens, and Balboa Park. 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 or as matted prints.

Note: Please note, for the Spring this course will be held via Zoom as a virtual classroom.  All class times will remain the same, instead of attending in-person you will be expected to log into Zoom at the class start time each week.

Knowledge of image editing with Picassa, iPhoto, Photoshop or Lightroom recommended. Taking Photo I: Aperature, Shutter Speed, & ISO prior to Nature Photography is strongly 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