This three-part workshop includes a wildlife photography lecture (live online), hands-on shooting session in Bolsa Chica and a photo review and critique session (live online).
During this workshop, Karen Schuenemann will teach you how to produce amazing animal imagery. She will offer techniques that will change your perspective and teach you the nuts and bolts of Wildlife Photography. Karen will not only review the technical aspects of wildlife photography, but she will also discuss the essentials of animal behavior.
If going on a Safari is something you would like to do in the future, this class is indispensable! You will learn the how-to’s to produce some amazing imagery.
The field portion of the class takes place at the Bolsa Chica wetlands which includes beach, lagoon and coastal sage habitats. At Bolsa Chica you will practice what you have learned and capture exciting images of a variety of birds (summer species include Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-Winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Norther Pintail and Green-Winged Teal) Beechey Ground Squirrels, Cottontail Rabbit, Blacktailed Jackrabbit and perhaps even the elusive Coyote. Karen will be working with you on-site, challenging you to make the very best images that you can.
The follow-up class is a photo review and critique of YOUR images. This is an opportunity to get feedback on the images you captured during the hands-on shoot.
Wildlife Photography Class/Lecture: Saturday, August 22, 2020 11am-1pm; Live Online live via Zoom
Wildlife Field Portion: Saturday August 29, 2020 6:15am-9:00am; Bolsa Chica.
Photo Review and Critique: Saturday, September 12, 2020 11am-12:30pm, Live Online via Zoom
Technical Level: Intermediate. Attendees should be familiar with the basic functions and menus of their camera.
Karen Schuenemann is a local Wildlife and Bird photographer. She most recently was awarded a Highly Commended Award-Bird Behaviour in the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year sponsored by the London Natural History Museum. In 2017 she was the Professional Category Honorable Mention in the National Audubon Contest, one of the top five awards. Her work is currently hanging in the London Natural History Museum, and has been included in shows at the San Diego Natural History Museum, The G2 Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center and Armenia Conservation Show. She has been published in Nature’s Best, Audubon Magazine, USA Today, NANPA, Shadow and Light Magazine, and American Photo Magazine. In addition, she has garnered numerous awards from Best in Show in Los Angeles County Fair to Honorable Mention in the National Park Contest. She currently leads workshops to a variety of locations with her company, Wilderness At Heart Photography.
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