SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Introduction to Outdoor Photography - Composition & Technique Class

Saturday, 3/21/2015 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont

Directions to Coyote Hills Regional Park:
Coyote Hills is at the west end of Patterson Ranch Road/Commerce Drive in Fremont. From I-880, take Highway 84 west, exit at Paseo Padre Parkway, turn right, and drive north about one mile. Turn left on Patterson Ranch Road. This is the park's entrance road and will take you to the picnic areas and visitor center.

Cameras do not take pictures, people do. However, cameras are not always easy to understand. Join REI Outdoor School's photography instructors out in the field as we teach techniques enabling you to turn everyday snapshots into beautiful compositions. You will learn to see beyond your primary subject so that everything in the frame improves the image. We will analyze numerous photographs as we discuss composition techniques, including eliminating distractions, utilizing human subjects, and using leading lines and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. Begin to shoot with an eye that draws the viewer's attention into a vibrant and stimulating photograph. Photographers of all levels using film or digital cameras are encouraged to attend. Bring your camera along with its owner's manual.

Skills you will learn:
Learn to frame photos to achieve beautiful effects and to go beyond simple snap-shots. Eliminate distractions, utilize human subjects, apply the techniques of Rule of Thirds and leading lines to create vibrant, exciting images. Learn about great outdoor locations for photos in your region. Learn basic hiking techniques.

Event Location Notes: Parking fees may apply.

Gear to bring to class:
* Daypack - Daypack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
* Lunch & Snacks
* Extra batteries
* Owners Manual
* Water Bottle - At water bottles, such as a Nalgene bottle, or a hydration bladder, such as a Camelbak
* Personal Camera

* Camp Chair - Bring a chair that can fit in your pack or is easy to carry.
* Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
* Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 Oz water bladder
* Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
* Camera Lenses, Filters, Flashes & Camera Bag

Gear provided by REI:
* Group First Aid Kit

Cost: Members: $65.00; Non-Member: $85.00  

Registration is required. This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Register early, as group size is limited.