OUTING: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 7:00am – 12:00pm @ Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL
ONLINE FEEDBACK SESSION: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:30pm
REGISTRATION FEE: $95
SKILL LEVEL: All
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Easy to Moderate
LED BY: LED BY: Lou Nettelhorst, Todd Nettelhorst
Looking for a great opportunity to shoot locally with professional coaching? Join us for an early, Spring morning outing. The scheduled location is going to be determined based on scouting the week of, but will be throughout Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.
JOIN US . . . it should be a lot of fun and a good learning experience!!
Lou and Todd Nettelhorst are providing individualized coaching as you explore your own photographic styles. The two, as always, will scout a few days beforehand to determine the optimal locations within the Garden to give us a great variety of subjects for our photo adventure. Participants are sent final instructions the week before. Following the Outing, on Tuesday evening, May 28, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm Lou and Todd will conduct an online photo feedback session, discussing sample images from each participant.
All of Lou and Todd’s workshops, outings, classes and lessons include Lou’s learning cycle, which is to provide INFORMATION, give opportunities to PRACTICE using the information, and then receive FEEDBACK on the practice results. It’s all about the fun of learning by doing. We’re discovering and exploring your artist within!! Space is limited, so reserve your spot early!
ABOUT THE LEADERS
Lou Nettelhorst is an accomplished, artistic photographer who shares his extensive knowledge on revealing nature’s beauty through workshops, seminars, classrooms, publications, and exhibitions. A photo editor summed up Lou’s photographs as follows, “Intensity, powerful color, bouncing form, and dramatic, emotional play characterize Lou’s creative photographic style. As a viewer, you’ll want to crawl into Lou’s scenes and become one with the flora and fauna!”
Todd Nettelhorst is also an accomplished, artistic photographer, as well. His charismatic energy and unique photographic perspective is very contagious. He has a passion for the visual arts and helping others bring out the best in their creative abilities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is designed to accommodate all levels of photographic experience, even phone shooters. It is important, however, that participants be familiar with their equipment and its operation.
A digital SLR camera with a battery of lenses that may capture wide-angle to telephoto and macro subjects and a sturdy tripod are recommended. If you don’t have a macro lens, using extension tubes with a telephoto lens is a wonderful substitute. A polarizing filter is a good idea to cut glare off the leaves and enrich the color. A Hoodman loupe allows you to see your LCD screen without glare. Other accessories suggested are: blower and lens cloth, extra batteries and plenty of flash or memory cards, diffusion disk and reflector, remote control, flashlight, sun screen, knee pads and a ground cloth. You may carry your equipment in a cart, backpack, or vest. BTW: newer camera phones can take excellent photos, especially documenting signage with the plants. AND: Don’t forget your camera manual! A few Hoodman loupes, reflectors and diffusion disks, plus extension tubes for Canon and Nikon will be available for participants to use.
DRESS and PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
In the Spring, weather is quite variable. Be sure to check the forecast and dress accordingly. We recommend that you bring at least a windbreaker because it can be breezy and cooler in the morning. Slight to Moderate physical condition is recommended because of hiking and amount of standing.
TRANSPORTATION and MEALS
Participants are responsible for any food and transportation to and from the outing. We recommend that you bring water and some snacks.
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” ~ Ansel Adams