Friday August 28th, 7-9pm EST • Online!
Basic understanding of Aperture, Shutter, ISO & What Exposure is
Beginner Photography understanding
Special Guest Instructor: Russ Burden
Below the course description (but before registration) will be a short explanation on how the class will run.
Russ Burden’s passion for nature photography is unmeasurably high and his desire to create the perfect wildlife and scenic image is on his mind every time he’s in the field. His primary focus is now wildlife and he loves the challenge. It requires patience, dedication, determination, frequent visits to his favorite locations, all mixed in with a bit of luck. But why is it that some wildlife photographers seem to be “luckier” than others? Russ will share with you the tips and techniques he uses to make you one of the luckier ones. He will show examples of the photos he’s captured and talk about what he did to make them successful. He’ll discuss important concepts such as lighting, composition, proper head and body angles, backgrounds, time of day and many other aspects to improve your captures. Russ loves to share his passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge with all.
About Russ: Russ Burden is the owner of Russ Burden Nature Photography Safaris. He runs wildlife safaris to Tanzania three times a year. He is internationally published and his commercial work is marketed through Getty Images.
Russ is the writer of the Tip of the Week on the Outdoor Photographer website and has been doing this for years. He has hundreds of tips archived on their website. Russ is a multiple time winner of the prestigious Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Award in many categories in addition to having numerous safari photos honored and hung in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and the Iziko Museum in South Africa. His wildlife and scenic images have appeared in calendars published by Self Realization Fellowship, Kodak, Audubon, Sierra Club, National Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and more.
Russ has an incredible passion for photography. His drive to seek optimal light and composition motivates him to create the perfect image. His energy and commitment to photography are contagious and it’s his goal to help others get to this point in their pursuit of our wonderful art.
Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 48 hours prior to the class time with that same information.
Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. The majority of the class–90 minutes to 2 hours– will be a presentation on the topic, followed by a short Q&A. During the class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Chat box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.
“You Are Being Recorded” (And Other Note Related Items)
We will be recording this class! The video will be available for download about 24-hours after the class for all attendees, so don’t worry about taking unending notes. We will send this link attendees to download and rewatch at any time. In addition to this, we will generally send out a PDF of the presentation (when applicable) and handouts on the topic. If handouts and PDFs are included, we will send it out with the link for the video.
Can’t attend the class?
If you can’t attend the class but still want to download the video, no problem: Just sign up for the class! You don’t need to attend and we will send the video link the next day!
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