SFW Online

Look Beyond: Elevate Your Vision and Intention with Local Storytelling

with Michelle Valberg and Kristi Odom

May 12 - June 16, 2021

Wednesdays; 12:30-3:00 pm (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $765.00

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

We are all capable of telling an interesting story through photography, and Michelle Valberg and Kristi Odom have spent decades doing exactly that. As wildlife photographers and Nikon Ambassadors, they are uniquely qualified to assist you in creating a visual story through exploring local parks, forests, lakes, creeks, and rivers—or your own backyard.

Spring is an extraordinary time to document new beginnings, and over six weeks you develop a narrative theme centered on a particular subject in a place of your choice. Whether you focus on migrating birds, a nearby waterway, a favorite tree, or the sky, you deepen your connection to your subject by looking beyond the photograph to the experience, the environment, and the inspiration.

By offering technical advice and expert guidance, Michelle and Kristi help participants combine our unique visions with creative expression, urging us to focus on the art of observation and the discovery that comes when we transcend what we see on the surface.

You come away with a deeply personal visual story that could be published in a local newspaper, pitched to a magazine, or possibly even entered into a competition. As you push your artistic boundaries, you discover that your next great photograph is waiting just outside your comfort zone, yet paradoxically close to home.

Here is a video that Michelle and Kristi have put together:

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs
What You Should Know:

All camera formats are welcome. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 12:30-3:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting May 12 and ending June 16 (six online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.

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.

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.

Tuition INFO:

Includes tax.

Categories
Nature & Landscape, Storytelling
about
Michelle Valberg

Michelle Valberg is a wildlife/nature photographer and Nikon Ambassador whose 30-plus-year career has taken her to all continents. Her award-winning images can be found on magazine covers and in publications, exhibitions, and embassies worldwide; they also appear on a Royal Canadian Mint coin and on Canada Post stamps. The founder of Project North, Michelle is a public speaker, author, community leader, and advocate for animals and conservation. In addition to being Canadian Geographic’s first Photographer-in-Residence, she is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and an International Fellow of the Explorer’s Club in New York City. She has published four books.

Website: michellevalberg.com

about
Kristi Odom

Kristi Odom is an internationally acclaimed photographer, Nikon Ambassador associate fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, and motivational speaker. Her work focuses on connecting people emotionally to animals and the natural world; it has been published in print and online by National Geographic, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Outside Magazine, Nikon, and Microsoft. Kristi teaches photographers to improve their work through advanced camera skills and creating an emotional connection with their subjects. She has received more than 60 accolades from organizations around the world, including two from Nature’s Best Photography, which exhibited her images at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

Instagram: @kristiodom

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