NEW! Chincoteague/Assateague Weekend Photo Workshop (Aug 10-12)


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Nature Photography Workshop

August 10 – 12, 2012

Led by: Irene Hinke-Sacilotto

August 10, Friday evening orientation (7:30 PM-9:30 PM) @ the Best Western Motel in Chincoteague

August 11, Saturday (Sunrise – Sunset)

Sunrise to sunset photography @ Chincoteague NWR, Assateague Island, and the town of Chincoteague, VA. Mid-day break to edit and discuss morning images @ the Best Western Motel. Afternoon photography until sunset.

August 12, Sunday (Sunrise to 2 PM).

Photography @ Chincoteague, Assateague Island, and surroundings (Sunrise to 10 AM).
Slide editing and lunch break (10 AM – 12 PM). Discussion/Critique of workshop images @ the Best Western Motel (12 – 2 PM).

Description
This class is designed for those with a basic knowledge of the operation of a 35 mm SLR digital camera and an interest in nature. Learn how to improve photographic skills and optimize the use of your camera. Class includes an orientation slide program followed by photography sessions on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Island and in the town of Chincoteague. Critiques of participant images are mixed with field practice.. Topics discussed include 1) equipment selection and operation, 2) composition, creativity and perspective, 3) metering and exposure, 4) lighting, 5) digital media and image storage, 6) basic image manipulation and 7) locating, approaching and photographing wildlife. Potential subjects include sand dunes, shells, the surf, flowers, fishing boats, fisherman, the lighthouse, and local architecture plus wildlife including sika elk and whitetail deer, fox, otters, raccoons, ponies, herons, rails, swans, geese, ducks, shorebirds and other resident and migratory species.  Sponsored by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University.  www.ospreyphoto.comImage