Understanding your camera is just one of the course offerings in this studio. Learn what all the buttons, dials and settings are for on your new camera so you can take great photos. Photoshop and pinhole photography are some of the classes offered as well as photographing 3D art and portrait photography.

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Outdoor Landscape and Woodland Photography Basics offered by Philip Culbertson

This course is offered in five, two hour modules. Each module can be taken stand alone if participants have a good understanding of the prior subject content or participants can take all five for maximum benefit. Participants who complete all five modules will be able to use their basic camera gear to obtain and display/share meaningful and compelling outdoor images from woodlands or landscapes.

          Examples of photographs are              

     • Woodland scenes, interesting trees, and natural beauty found in forests

• Rivers and waterfalls      • Vistas         • Structures


Bring your own

CAMERA, preferably DSLR or 'point and shoot' with the ability to control exposure and focus manually 

and a sturdy TRIPOD 


Module 1 - Woodland and Landscape Photography Overview and Lighting

Tuesday February 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


• Taking snapshots versus making photographs
• Woodland and Landscape subjects and where to find them
• What makes good lighting and how to use it effectively
• Understanding exposure
• How to critique an image

Module 2 - Woodland and Landscape Photography Camera Controls/Techniques

Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


• The dials; what they mean and how to use them
• Picking the right priority mode based on goals
• Bracketing shots, HDR, Panorama
• Using cable release and timers
• Overview of filters and what they do

Module 3 - Woodland and Landscape Photography Composition 

Tuesday, February 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


• What is composition and why you need to know
• How to envision the image
• Finding your subject or focal point
• Tools (not rules) for strengthening your image

Module 4 - Woodland and Landscape Photography, Getting the Shot, File management, Image Backup

Tuesday, February 26, 2018


• Tripods or handheld
• Handy Apps to have in the field
• Use of filters
• Focusing methods, checking focus, focus stacking
• Deciding how to organize images
• Deciding about Lightroom or storing your photos
• All about backing up your files
• Posting to Facebook, Instagram, Vero
• “Hot-Wash” the shoot afterwards

Module 5 - Woodland and Landscape Photography Post Processing in Lightroom or Camera Raw           

Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm


• How to import your images.
• Culling and sorting
• Use of profiles and presets
• Developing Panel, Basics and Targeted Adjustments
• Exporting files for Social Media or Printing