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The Next Step: Macro and Telephoto Photography in Your Backyard

with Kristi Odom

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Course Description

Alumni of Birds, Bugs, and Plants: Macro and Telephoto Photography in Your Backyard are invited to continue your exploration of photographic techniques for turning backyard photography into fine art. When science merges with photography, all sorts of possibilities open up, and Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom is uniquely qualified to share techniques that allow you to bring more voice, expression, and emotion—not to mention narrative—into your images.

A big part of visual storytelling is setting a scene, and Kristi offers tips and tricks for creating unique landscapes, from daytime long exposures to image stacking. As we experiment with workflow and post-processing techniques, you learn how to get creative with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and use those programs to enhance the narrative element of your work.

The world is always moving. How do you incorporate that movement into a still image? We look at ways to make movement part of our narrative, including capturing and editing time-lapse videos. Whether you are photographing a subject that’s moving, a plant in the midst of growing, or the changing sky over a landscape, time-lapse is an unrivaled tool for sharing the temporal beauty of nature.

Spend five two-hour sessions taking your technical and interpretive skills to the next level and come away with images that offer viewers a rich and rewarding understanding of nature. We also enjoy a final class show to bring our time together to closure.

Additional Information

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

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.

Policies:

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Categories
Creative Vision, Nature & Landscape
about
Kristi Odom

Conservation photographer and filmmaker, Kristi Odom, has worked in some of the most remote locations on Earth to help document stories that will help protect our planet’s biodiversity.  She is an internationally awarded photographer, an associate fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, a Nikon Ambassador, and a motivational speaker. 

Kristi believes strongly in the power of photography to help create positive change and ultimately help protect the planet’s wildlife. A photographer and filmmaker, her work focuses on connecting people emotionally to animals and celebrating those who fight to protect the natural world.  

Her accolades include over 60 international photography awards. Kristi also was included in National Geographic’s 2021 collection for Best Animal Photos and her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.  Her photographs have appeared either online and/or in print for the following clients: National Geographic, Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Nikon, Microsoft, and Outside Magazine.

Instagram: @kristiodom

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