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.
Open to anyone interested in this special program.
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.
Nevada has been published in numerous national and international publications, including National Geographic, Geo, National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Smithsonian. Her fine-art prints are featured in numerous public and private collections; she is represented by the Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
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.
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