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Nature Photography Classes is run by professional nature and landscape photographer, Nic Stover. The goal of Nic’s classes and in particular the Nature Photography Classes Meetup is to help amateur nature photographers, who are interested in deeper connections, create more impactful images, so they can confidently and consistently express themselves.

Together we will look to understand a little more about your photography, the creative process, and what the emotional meanings are behind the images we create. This group will be online for the immediate term and will include a mix of free presentations, specific cost-effective classes to focus on key topics, and destination focused explorations.

All skill levels welcome! We focus primarily on landscape and nature photography. Some of the topics and events include deeper dives into composition, understanding how lines and shapes drive us emotionally, the science and emotion of color, Black & White Photography, Evaluating and Working with Light, and a whole host of other classes / presentations.

Upcoming events (2)

📷 Live Class-Sarah Marino-"Transforming your Photography"

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#### Sarah Marino-“The Expansive Mindset: Practices to Transform Your Photographic Experience"

In the last meetup of 2022 and the final speaker from the Fall Speaker Series we will hear from Sarah Marino!

Dedication to a craft is one thing. Mastery of a craft and the ability to communicate and connect with an audience is a completely different art. Lucky for us Sarah Marino gave up a nonprofit leadership career for the more fulfilling life of being a nature photographer and teacher. Sarah’s focus on small scenes and black and white photography is truly an art and her way to communicate about her connection to the natural environment shows through in her dedication to the work.
Sarah will be speaking to us about “The Expansive Mindset: Practices to Transform Your Photographic Experience” starting with a discussion of how an "expansive view" of photography can take shape: looking for opportunities, not limitations; tuning into your instincts; being more open to light and subjects; leaving expectations at home.
This framework allows space to talk about those ideas along with building your observational skills, developing naturalist practices, and even things like getting out of the hive mind of social media to allow room for your voice to emerge!
See more of Sarah’s work at https://smallscenes.com/
Sarah will be donating 10% of the registration fees The Greater Yellowstone Coalition https://greateryellowstone.org/

You do not need to be there to get the recording of this amazing session

The Details
Date: 12/14/22
Time: 4:00 PM Pacific Time / 7pm EST
Length: 90 minutes
Cost: $10 (You don’t have to be there to get the recording)
Format: Interactive format with the opportunity to ask questions live!

Register here https://www.naturephotographyclasses.com/offers/hHr9a2Fq/checkout

Meetup event to Death Valley Photo Workshop

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Greetings Nature Photography Classes Meetup(ers)

I am working on the final details for a speaker series that includes the most inspiring nature photographers of today. Keep your eyes peeled for the events to be posted and to hear from Marc Adamus, Eric Bennett, Josh Cripps, Erin Babnik, Alister Benn, Guy Tal, and Sarah Marino.

In the meantime I wanted to announce the opportunity to learn in a smaller setting in the field.
Photographically speaking, it doesn’t get much more interesting than Death Valley National Park. The diversity of subjects from sand dunes to mud cracks, the variety of landscape from fascinating canyons to volcanic craters mixed with fascinating colors and other worldly patterns makes Death Valley one of my favorite places to cultivate my photography skills and now to share this landscape with others!

I have been making an annual pilgrimage to Death Valley each winter before the mercury climbs and feel that while I will never fully see the 3.4m acres that encompass this vast landscape I am comfortable enough to share some of this beauty but also some of the ways you can see this landscape and translate that into your images.

For 2023 this will be a 5 day workshop. We will start mid day on the 16th and end around lunchtime on the 20th. This will be morning and evening shoots, interspersed with classroom time to talk about creative philosophy, post processing, planning, and so much more. Please plan to arrive by noon on the 16th and you can plan to leave around noon on the 20th. The nearest airport is Las Vegas but other options to exist and I am happy to give you some recommendations if you decide to continue to the Eastern Sierra or other parts of the park.

Exactly where we go within the park will be dictated in part by weather conditions, but rest assured you will see this landscape in new ways. Some of the places you can expect to visit include.

  • Badwater Salt Flats
  • Mesquite Sand Dunes
  • Ubehebe Crater
  • The Golden Hills
  • Zabriskie Point
  • Marble Canyon
  • Dantes View
  • The Racetrack (If we have another 4x4 driver)

Full details on my website. https://www.stoverphoto.com/Workshops/InField/DeathValley and feel free to drop me an email [masked]

Past events (47)

📷 Live Class-Guy Tal-"Creativity and Expression in Photography"

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