On Saturday May 1st, we hosted our first Super Basic Nature Photography workshop at Audubon Woods Preserve. The photographers joining us arrived with a variety of experience levels and equipment ranging from smartphones to auto-zoom cameras to DSLRs. All came with an open mind and a desire to improve their photographs. Our focus during this workshop was on composition techniques. We began the session by sharing a variety of different techniques and provided examples to illustrate how each technique can be used to create more appealing photographs. After this introduction, the photographers were able to explore Audubon Woods and put these new ideas into effect. I tried to offer some constructive critiques and pointed out a few cool photographic opportunities.
After the workshop, we asked the photographers to share some of their images with us. Here are some of my favorites from the photos that were submitted.
Thank you to Bethel Merrill, Jill McMullen, Michele Upton, Mindy Miller, and Courtney Miller for participating in the workshop and for sharing your photos! I was very impressed by the vision that you each brought and enjoyed seeing the world through your eyes.
If you missed this workshop, we’re looking at the calendar and plan to schedule an additional workshop sometime in late June.