PHOTOGRAPHING FALL’S FLOWERS AND LANDSCAPES – Class Limit 10 by Stephan Banakas (In Class)
This class will combine basic photographic skills with Fall wildflowers and landscapes as the primary subjects to be photographed. Each week students will attend a 4-hour class that will begin with meeting in the classroom for a Power Point presentation centered on basic camera techniques, adjustments, and considerations that will aid them in photographing these subjects. After this portion of the class students will then have time to get to a meeting point from which the class will proceed to a specific outdoor area and then photograph wildflowers and/or landscapes. Should anyone prefer not to join in this part of the class, they will have an opportunity to go to various areas and shoot at their leisure.
Students will then be requested to submit a few of their photos to the instructor who will include the photos along with camera settings in the Power Point for presentation and discussion by the class during the following week. And the above-described process will be repeated.
Should the weather be bad, the classroom portion of the program will still be held and a ‘make up day’ for the outdoor portion of the class would be scheduled at the end of the 5-session class.
Students should possess basic camera skills and must be able to handle short hikes on uneven ground for distances up to ¼ mile.
Stephan Banakas is an avid fly fisherman and wildflower/landscape photographer. He is originally from Pensacola, FL. where he worked as a police officer until he retired in 1999. He now lives in Hayesville with his wife, Diane, and their two cats Gordon and Maggie.