Ramsar Lakes Snapshots – Environmental Photography & Photopoint Monitoring Workshop
The Ramsar Lakes provide unique and valuable environments for migratory birds and numerous other species. This highly interactive workshop with theoretical and practical components assists participants in developing technical and creative skills for photographing environmental themes, particularly photopoint monitoring.
It is especially relevant to people such as Waterwatch monitors, Landcarers, property owners, conservationists and the like who want to use photography to document environmental change over time, develop visual inventories of species and improve their ability to effectively capture environmental themes.
The following themes will be covered:
- In situ environmental photography from macro to landscape scales, covering a variety of environmental themes.
- Development of observation skills and fine-tuning to the particularities of environmental subjects.
- Principles of Photopoint Monitoring (and post-photography workflow management if requested by participants).
- Exploration of photographic principles of composition and exposure for tricky situations such as high contrast lighting, moving subjects, low light situations etc.
- Exploration of principles of aesthetics and how aesthetic and scientific photography converge.
Field trips to various lakes and wetland environments will provide an ideal way for participants to consolidate information and become confident with handling photographic equipment. We will work through various photopoint monitoring scenarios under different environmental conditions.
The workshop also includes a critique session to provide participants with the opportunity for constructive feedback on their photography. Participants will be provided with supplementary printed notes to reinforce principles covered in the workshop.
It is suitable for participants with all types of cameras and all levels of skill.
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