Instructor: Pedro Lastra
See the beauty of Fairchild up close and personal. You will explore, discover and photograph the ecosystem at Fairchild by focusing on the small beautiful details in flowers, leaves and insects. Petals, pistils and stamens will be transformed into abstract works of art. Dragonflies, butterflies and caterpillars will become otherworldly sci-fi creatures. In this class, instructor Pedro Lastra will teach you how to use your equipment to capture the small wonders of the Garden.
During this session you will cover the technical skills that must be learned in order to master macro photography as well as review basic concepts of effective composition. Time in the field will be used to learn how to manage your subject, use the correct approach and effectively compose your image. For this class students should be familiar with their camera’s basic exposure and focus controls, as this class will not cover basic camera operations. Sturdy tripods and cameras with interchangeable lenses or point-and-shoot cameras with at least a 10X lens and user-adjustable settings are strongly recommended. Telephoto zooms such as a 70-300mm work well. Students must be at least 18 years of age or older.
6:45 to 10:00 a.m. Section A: Saturday, August 29
Fee per section: Member, $40; Non-member, $60