Focus on Trees
Environmental Photography Workshop & Seminar
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth,” said poet and painter, Herman Hesse.
Large old trees are vital keystone structures in rural and urban landscapes. However, the value of these trees is often overlooked in planning such as road and fire management. Documenting these trees visually is important both as a scientific record and also in garnering interest in their conservation.
This workshop specifically focuses on assisting participants to improve both their technical and creative skills in photographing trees. Tree photography presents many challenges especially regarding exposure and composition. These will be discussed and techniques for overcoming them demonstrated throughout the workshop.
This is a very interactive and hands-on workshop. It combines theoretical, critique and practical sessions. We begin with a discussion of participants’ interest in photographing trees as well as any challenges or issues they have experienced with photographic techniques. This is followed by a constructive critique of participants’ images and a field trip to put principles into practice. We will also explore the ecological significance of old trees in rural landscapes and the importance of interactions with fungi.
Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the field trip.
Participants will be provided with supplementary printed notes to reinforce principles covered in the workshop.
This workshop is suitable for participants of all levels of skills and camera types.
To participate in this workshop, participants will need to provide their images for critique prior to the workshop. Once you have registered to enrol, please contact me for information regarding image requirements.
This workshop is sponsored by the Mid Loddon Conservation Management Network.
For more information on 2018 environmental photography workshops please visit this link.