2018 Course Information: Digital Photography
Learn to capture the best with your digital camera by improving your understanding of camera settings, subject selection, composition, use of light and color, camera maintenance, and image storage. Students get one-on-one attention. Instructor Ed Alexander is an accomplished outdoor photographer whose work is in both private and public collections across the U.S.
This workshop is aimed at achieving creative artful photographs through individual one-on-one instruction and hands-on experience, both in the field and in the classroom. Students will be guided through subject selection, composition, and use of light, depth of field, and color to discover and develop their personal styles. The mechanics of digital camera settings, including shutter speeds, f-stops, focus, ISO, white balance and camera maintenance, will be covered, as well as image storage, photo processing and printing through Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Students will receive one 8 x 10 photo print of their work. Students will need a digital camera (NO camera phones, please). Also helpful but not required: a tripod, and a laptop computer with Photoshop. This workshop is open to all levels.
09:00 am-04:00 pm
Arkansas Craft School
101 North Peabody Ave. Mountain View, AR 72560
Each day, the splendor of Izard County and its natural surroundings draws Ed Alexander's attention as he works to capture its beauty on film. From his studio atop Wildcat Mountain, Ed's photos tell a story of the rugged and sometimes delicate beauty of Arkansas. Images of dramatic vistas and intimate wildlife scenes contrast with photos recording the subtle changes of light and shadow on delicate leaves and flowers that appear in his work. Ed comments: "I, like so many, can easily get caught up in the grandeur of nature: vast sunsets or sweeping views. Often, however, the real beauty is in the smallest detail: a single leaf, water drops on petals. If I can take a picture that captures the joy that nature gives me, and with that image, express it to another, then I have accomplished my goal."