SFW Perspectives

Color, Light, Action, Pattern

with Nevada Wier

November 15 – 18, 2021

Monday and Thursday; 6:00-8:00 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $295.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Color. Light. Action. Pattern. These four elements are essential to a great travel image, and while a successful photograph isn't required to incorporate all of them, it does need to have at least two.

In session one, travel photographer extraordinaire Nevada Wier focuses on the elements of color and light. Each communicates in different ways, and although the word photography means “writing with light,” that particular element is often upstaged by color. Most photographers rely heavily on color for basic composition and to convey mood and emotion. To balance the scales, Nevada explains how the endlessly shifting qualities of light can be harnessed at all times of day.

The second session covers action and pattern. Nevada shares tips for photographing fast motion in the field, by using not only stop-action but also panning, slow shutter speeds, and flash. She demonstrates the power of impeccable in-camera framing to create compelling compositions while detailing the ways that pattern repetition can strengthen your images' visual flow. Throughout, she stresses the importance of gesture and why it needs to be complete and recognizable.

Join Nevada for four informative hours that elevate your aesthetic vision and expand your photographic skills, preparing you to capture travel images that transcend the usual clichés.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Open to anyone interested in this special program.

Special Notes:

Class will meet from 6:00-8:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Monday, November 15 and Thursday, November 18. You can participate in this seminar even if you can’t make one or both of the live events. Participants will have two weeks to access the online presentations; no further extensions available.

Webinar software will be used to facilitate the seminars. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops. If the video quality for a particular online experience is not up to our standards, we will work to post a higher-quality recording, online, for your review shortly after the live event concludes.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
Travel Photography
about
Nevada Wier

Nevada Wier is a multiple award-winning photographer specializing in documenting the remote corners and cultures of the world. She is recognized for her creative and intimate approach to people. She has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: National Geographic, Geo, National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Smithsonian. National Geographic Images and Getty represent her stock photography. Her fine-art prints are featured in numerous and public and private collections. Nevada is a well-known keynote speaker, workshop and seminar instructor. Photo District News named Nevada one of America’s best photography workshop teachers (2010). She is a Fellow of The Explorer’s Club and a member of the Women’s Geographic Society.

A popular workshop instructor, Nevada is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Get to know Nevada in our Inspiration Series video »

Website: nevadawier.com

Instagram: @nevadawier

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