PHOTOGRAPHING SPRING’S WILDFLOWERS – Class Limit 10 by Stephan Banakas
No Special Requirements
This class will combine basic photographic skills with Spring wildflowers as the primary subjects to be photographed. Each week students will attend a 4-hour class that will begin in the classroom with a Power Point presentation centered on basic camera techniques, adjustments, and considerations that will aid them in photographing these wildflowers. After the classroom portion of the class students will then be taken to specific outdoor areas where they will photograph wildflowers that are blooming at that time. Should anyone prefer not to join in this part of the class, they will have an opportunity to go to various areas and shoot at their leisure.
Students will then be requested to submit a few of their photos to the instructor who will include the photos along with camera settings in the Power Point for presentation and discussion by the class during the following week. And the above-described process will be repeated.
Should the weather be bad, the classroom portion of the class would still be held and a ‘make up day’ for the outdoor portion of the class would be scheduled at the end of the 5-session class.
Students must possess basic camera skills and be able to handle short hikes on uneven ground.
Stephan Banakas is an avid fly fisherman and wildflower/landscape photographer. He is originally from Pensacola, FL. where he worked as a police officer until he retired in 1999. He now lives in Hayesville with his wife, Diane, and their two cats Gordon and Maggie.