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  • Basic Lightroom Tutorial

    Download raw images and organize them in a lightroom. Learn the basic functions in the develop module and create a well executed file for exporting. Computers or laptops are required. Download trial version prior to class: A good basic understanding of photography will greatly help you understand the content.
  • Birds in Flight and Underwater

    Learn which camera settings to use to stop action on birds in flight and underwater, from a hummingbird to an eagle and everything in between. Visit the penguins, then photograph and identify some of the 60+ species of birds found throughout the warmth of the Zoo’s Tropics Trail.This class will combine classroom learning time, photography practice, and, if time allows, the chance to receive feedback about your photos in class. With both a photography expert and Zoo naturalist by your side, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, practice new skills, and learn about the animals you photograph. Bring your camera along with any accessories you have (tripod, lenses, filters, flash); nothing but your camera is required, but you may find additional accessories useful. Items not brought on the trail can be locked in the classroom. The instructor(s) may also demonstrate additional equipment relevant to the class.
  • Light Painting

    Learn how to “paint” light onto objects with flashlights and capture the unique results with your camera. This technique gives you the opportunity to create one of a kind photos using light. Play around with color temperature to see its effects on photos. Requirements for class: a camera that can be set on Manual mode, a tripod and a flashlight.
  • Manual Camera Settings

    Leave your camera’s auto program mode and journey into the realm of manual camera settings. Learn how to use focus points to see through fences and how best to adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance to get the pictures your camera’s auto mode can’t typically achieve. Practice these techniques on the open-to-the-outdoors Minnesota Trail’s birds, bears, and more.This class will combine classroom learning time, photography practice, and, if time allows, the chance to receive feedback about your photos in class. With both a photography expert and Zoo naturalist by your side, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions, practice new skills, and learn about the animals you photograph. Bring your camera along with any accessories you have (tripod, lenses, filters, flash); nothing but your camera is required, but you may find additional accessories useful. Items not brought on the trail can be locked in the classroom. The instructor(s) may also demonstrate additional equipment relevant to the class.
  • Photo Composition for Phone, Point and Shoot and SLR

    How to take photos to the next step by understanding centered composition and symmetry, bleeding lines and the rule of thirds among many others. Includes an on location shoot the second Saturday at a to be determined location in class.
  • Photo Critique with Peter Wong

    Critique is a tool that can be used to help us learn, reinforce a lesson, expand our horizons and to share ideas for new directions to explore. As artists, we play off each other and the world around us. Each person has valid opinions and the ability to spark imagination in others. Together we will look at each other's photos and receive input, be it a compliment or a helpful suggestion. Don’t worry if you aren’t familiar with critique or feel uncomfortable at first. 
  • Photography Level 1: Peter Wong

    Have you wondered how star trails and the Milky Way are captured in photographs? Why waterfalls look silky? This is the photography class for you! Learn about your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera and the various lenses. Understand how to use settings beyond “auto” and shoot quality photography. Discover how to capture beautiful portraits, family gatherings, children’s sporting events and more. Create special images that tell a story. Bring a DSLR camera and lens(es). Cameras without the ability to change from “Auto” mode to M, A (Av) or S (Tv) will not benefit from this class. Take advantage of Saturday outdoor camera shooting experience as part of the class. 
  • Photography Level 1: Peter Wong

    Have you wondered how star trails and the Milky Way are captured in photographs? Why waterfalls look silky? This is the photography class for you! Learn about your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera and the various lenses. Understand how to use settings beyond “auto” and shoot quality photography. Discover how to capture beautiful portraits, family gatherings, children’s sporting events and more. Create special images that tell a story. Bring a DSLR camera and lens(es). Cameras without the ability to change from “Auto” mode to M, A (Av) or S (Tv) will not benefit from this class. Take advantage of Saturday outdoor camera shooting experience as part of the class. 
  • Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) Digital Photography

    For anyone who has a digital SLR camera and is striving to get the shots you want. Cover ISO, F-stops, shutter speeds, DOF, white balance and more! Improve the composition and quality of your photographs as you learn the fundamentals of digital SLR photography. Bring your camera with interchangeable lenses.
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  • Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) Digital Photography

    For anyone who has a digital SLR camera and is striving to get the shots you want. Cover ISO, F-stops, shutter speeds, DOF, white balance and more! Improve the composition and quality of your photographs as you learn the fundamentals of digital SLR photography. Bring your camera with interchangeable lenses.