Continuously improving your craft is a tried-and-true method for strengthening your storytelling and taking it to a higher level. Under the guidance of Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom, participants are shown how to elevate their images by using a wide range of camera techniques, all from the comfort of your own home! Each group session offers lessons that help you advance your camera skills through creative challenges, ultimately elevating your photography to a new level.
Our subject matter for this workshop is the exotic wildlife and expansive plant world in your backyard as well as close-by parks and nature trails. From the patterns on a dragonfly’s back, a Warbler in flight, and a flower’s unfolding pedals—there truly is beauty all around us. This online workshop dives into tips and tricks on using macro and telephoto photography to put your own unique voice into your images of bugs, birds, and plants.
Each online class begins with a lecture by Kristi, providing new tools, techniques, and inspiration. Then group critiques offer a great opportunity for participants to share their work and receive valuable feedback. At the end of each session, Kristi gives an assignment to be completed by the next session.
By expanding and strengthening your camera skills, you become a more confident photographer, storyteller, and artist. Join Kristi for an adventuresome workshop that helps you connect with stunning wildlife that is everywhere.
Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your digital SLR or mirrorless camera. Participants must be able to download and select images using image editing software for class sessions.
Class will meet 9:30 – 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Thursdays and Tuesdays starting March 7 and ending March 26 (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.
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.
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.
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.