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ENRICH-0209 – Art: Wildlife Photography (ENRICH-0209_WILD)

Wildlife Photography: Bring Your Photos to Life!

Few experiences in the outdoors can top encounters with wildlife. Whether sought-after or unanticipated, it is a special experience to come upon elk in Rocky Mountain National Park, a mountain goat on Mt. Evans, or even a deer at your local park. But have you ever pointed your camera at an animal only to be disappointed by the results? Join photographer and adventurer David J. Kennedy as he reveals both technical tricks and creative secrets to bring your wildlife photography to … well, LIFE!

In the first of two class sessions, David discusses photography equipment, camera settings, shooting techniques and composition. Bring your SLR or mirrorless camera (no cell phones) and receive hands-on instruction. Then, between the two classes, using lessons learned, head to the hills or into the “wilds” of your own backyard to capture nature’s creatures. Another mid-course highlight: Visit the Newman Center for the Performing Arts for the National Geographic Live presentation of On the Trail of Big Cats by National Geographic photographer Steve Winter. (Admission included.) With a new eye for detail, examine Winter’s images with deeper appreciation.

Return to the classroom for a comfortable, non-threatening group critique of everyone’s images. David answers questions, helps troubleshoot technical challenges, and provides suggestions for improving your work. He also offers tips for using Adobe Lightroom Classic in your workflow. This class is ideal for the beginner to intermediate photographer wanting to advance their wildlife photography. (Students are welcome to bring their own laptop with Lightroom.) Come away with practical tips, the building blocks to produce photographs that match your personal encounters with wildlife, and new enthusiasm (if not confidence) for venturing out into the wilds with your camera! 10% discount to NCP subscribers.

Three sessions
Thur., 6:30-9 pm, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, 2019
NCP event, Sun., 2 pm, Mar. 3
Location: Room 480, Sturm Hall, DU campus

David J. Kennedy is a photographer, traveler and adventurer. In addition to extensive travel around Colorado and the U.S., he has visited more than 20 countries on four continents. David’s photography, in addition to print sales, exhibits and private instruction, has been used by outdoor nonprofits to support their missions.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 8Waitlist Places Left: 0Fee: $140


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday21st February 201921st February 201906:30PM - 09:00PMSturm HallDavid Kennedy
Sunday3rd March 20193rd March 201902:00PM - 04:00PMNewman Performing Arts CenterN/A
Thursday7th March 20197th March 201906:40PM - 09:00PMSturm HallDavid Kennedy