Picture Perfect: Photographing the Natural World
Week 2: July 15-21, 2012
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If you've ever been awestruck by the sight of a spectacular natural vista—or an eagle in flight or an elk bugling on a crisp autumn morning—and wanted to capture the image in a photograph, this is the course for you. You'll explore the fascinating world of nature photography with Tim Gallagher, editor-in-chief of Living Bird magazine at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, award-winning wildlife photographer, and the author of several books, including Wild Bird Photography, The Grail Bird, and Falcon Fever. Tim will discuss the aesthetics of nature photography—elements of composition, evocative use of natural light, ways to tell a story with an image—and also offer practical tips on how to get the most from each photo opportunity, whether it be a crimson-tinged sunset, an eastern forest in full autumnal splendor, or a courting snowy egret. In addition to enjoying Tim's talks and the images he shares, you'll have a chance to put your new skills to use taking pictures in the Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary and other natural areas in Ithaca.