The Art of Photographing Nature

The Art of Photographing Nature
Price: 
$165.00

Course Hours: 
25
Instructor: 
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Learn to see nature in a new way! Our “The Art of Photographing Nature” course will focus on teaching our students the art of composing beautiful photographs of nature. We will cover classic concepts of composition including isolating the subject, framing, perspective, color, design, and light and advanced creative options like depth of field, shutter speed, and the use of filters that will create more visual interest in your nature photographs.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List isolation and composition techniques
  • Recognize perspective and color of the subject
  • Recall the elements of design and different types of lighting
  • Identify creative options available for the photographer  

The Art of Photographing Nature Module 1
Isolating & Composing

In Module 1, we will focus on isolating your subjects and composition techniques for creating aesthetically pleasing images. We will begin by covering lens isolation, eliminating clutter and removing distractions. Next we will move on to format and framing in relation to composition and then learn about symmetry and asymmetry. Centering subject matters, the golden mean and using live view to compose to your images will conclude the first module.

  • Using Lenses to Isolate
  • Eliminating Clutter & Removing Distractions
  • Format & Framing
  • Symmetry vs. Asymmetry
  • Subject in Center

The Art of Photographing Nature Module 2
Perspective & Color

In Module 2, we will discuss perspective and color as covered in Chapters 3 and 4 in your text. We begin with scale and the subject and learn about sensor size and focal length. We will also learn about different types of lenses and how they can affect your images spatial relationships. Camera angle and composition are also covered in this module. The second part of the module will focus on different color schemes and the message they convey to the viewer. Black and white color conversions conclude this module.

  • Scale and the Subject
  • Understanding Sensor Size & Focal Length
  • Telephoto & Wide Angle Lenses
  • Compressing & Expanding Spatial Relationships
  • Camera Angle and Composition

The Art of Photographing Nature Module 3
Elements of Design and Lighting

Module 3 covers the elements of design and the different types of lighting found in nature. The elements of design lessons consist of horizon placement, lines and shapes, patterns and textures. You will also learn how to create composite panoramas using a series of photographs. The chapter on lighting in the textbook covers quality and quantity of light, as well as color, and discusses different types of lighting including low-contrast and high-contrast. We will conclude Module 3 by learning about the photographic rules of 18 percent grey and exposing to the right.

  • Horizon Placement
  • Lines & Shapes
  • Patterns & Texture
  • Creating Composite Panoramas
  • Quality and Quantity of Light

The Art of Photographing Nature Module 4
Creative Options & In The Field

Module 4 discusses creative options available in camera to the nature photographer and best practices for approaching animals in the field. Creative options covered include shutter speed and depth as well as using filters and controlled lighting (flash and fill flash). We will conclude the module and the course by learning how to get closer to a variety of animals without disturbing them in their habitat or endangering ourselves.

  • Shutter Speed
  • Depth of Field
  • Using Filters in Your Shooting
  • Controlled Lighting (Flash & Fill-Flash)
  • Getting Close to Animals in the Field

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.