Improving Your Photography in the Snow

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan St
MN 55731

Friday, February 5, 202112:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tuition: $30 Materials: $5

Snow can make everything outside beautiful. But, there are a few things you need to know about photography in the snow to make sure your images accurately represent the beauty you see with your eyes.

This class will cover what you need to know before you venture outside, what you need to be aware of when photographing and finally what can be done after the image is taken.

You will learn techniques you can use with your mirrorless or DSLR digital camera, but many of the techniques covered are applicable to cellphone photography too!

This is a three hour class, we’ll start at EFS with an hour of in-class instruction. The second hour we will spend an hour at Whiteside Park photographing the snow sculpting competition. We’ll conclude with an hour review of our images and cover simple post processing tricks to improve your pictures.

We will cover equipment, technique, exposure compensation, composition and post processing adjustments of color balance and exposure.

We will be both inside and out, dress for the weather, layers are the best, you need to be comfortable both inside and out.

About the Instructor: Les Conrad is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world. Les says, “The night sky never ceases to amaze me. We are very lucky to live with some of the darkest night skies around!” Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les turned his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes, with particular attention to the night sky. Les moved from the Twin Cities to Ely when he retired.

Les has many years of experience teaching beginning adult photographers including a two-day session at the International Wolf Center. He also presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors, MN. He knows how to simplify explanations using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.

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