August 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nature At The Confluence Campus
306 Dickop St
South Beloit, IL 61080
Therese Oldenburg

Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share.

Each month “Cameras At The Confluence” will feature a segment of National Geographic Masters of Photography video course, then have some time to talk, share and maybe go outside and shoot. This is a free event open to area photographers. No registration required.

This month we’ll watch “Make A Difference” Segment from from the photographer who brought you Photo Ark, National Geographic’s Joel Sartore.  After watching the segment, we’ll have some discussion time and plan an upcoming photography outing.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Good light. Good composition. A moment. Explore the key ingredients of a great photograph with Joel Sartore as you continue investigating what makes an ordinary picture extraordinary. Get pointers on using storyboarding, remotes, and additional tools in wildlife photography, then see how his images have “gone to work” on behalf of endangered species and other animals.

National Geographic Masters of Photography course goes inside the creative process of the industry’s most sought-after photographers as they reveal their working methods, from the planning stages of an assignment through the execution.

The best way to learn any art form, including the art of photography, is by watching a master artist at work. By observing the creative process of a photographer who has truly mastered the trade, you can gain rich insight into how to approach your own images, boost your confidence as you work, and improve your photographs by learning skills that are rarely shared or taught in an ordinary classroom.Even if you’re already a skilled photographer or simply an appreciator of art, the gripping images and stories these esteemed experts share make the experience highly worthwhile. You’ll gain insight on the elaborate process National Geographic photographers go through—both in the technical and artistic sense—from researching and planning a shoot to working a scene and waiting, often for hours, for the right elements to come together.

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash