Guided by Niall Benvie learn how to make beautiful photographs of nature while learning valuable lighting & Photoshop techniques for future projects.
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Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 18-June 6 from 12-2pm ET.
In this six-part program Niall Benvie covers everything you need to know about how to make photographs of natural subjects on pure white, backlit backgrounds – and then takes you on a creative journey to explore what you can do with these images. This field of natural history photography has a low-cost entry point that can be practiced locally and offers exceptional scope for creativity and the production of distinctive, personal work. If you are weary of making generic images of nature and relish the challenge of a blank canvas, then this program is for you. The lighting and Photoshop techniques you will learn have applications well beyond this specific – and rather beautiful – discipline.
All images copyright Niall Benvie.
Instructor: Niall Benvie
Niall Benvie (1964) grew up in eastern Scotland where his parents were berry farmers. He ran and worked the farm until it was sold in the late 1980s then studied geography and contemporary European studies at Dundee University for his honours degree. But his first love has always been the natural world - and image making. He began his creative career in 1993. He has been at the centre of several of the largest outdoor photography initiatives of the last 15 years including Wild Wonders of Europe, Meet Your Neighbours and 2020VISION. He was a Founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has published seven books and hundreds of articles. He now lives in the Morvan in central France with his wife Charlotte with whom he runs Food and Photography Retreats Ltd and claims hoopoes and turtle doves, nightingales and golden orioles as his neighbours. His new book, Mit deiner Kamera Kunst machen (Making Art with your Camera) will be published in Germany in summer 2023.