Class #67

The Art Of Nature & Outdoor Photography

Hank Erdmann

October 10 - October 16, 2021

instructor imageLearn the art of photographing the natural world, concentrating on the process of “seeing” and turning vision into an image.

Photography has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. As a result, the way photography is taught has evolved over that time. Hank’s classes now spend more time in the field than in the classroom.

This class is open to all ability levels. You’ll learn how to make fine images through location shooting sessions, slide lectures, equipment and technique demonstrations, critiques and hands-on work in the field. Advanced photographers will find plenty of challenges and beginners will find new ways of looking at nature and making images.

All instruction is designed for DSLR cameras. Point-and-shoot cameras are not sufficient for this class. Bring your camera, camera manual, lens(es), cable release and tripod. If you have a laptop, bring that too. The class will cover exposure, histograms, camera settings, composition, light characteristics, controlling and improving light, landscapes, intimate landscapes and close-ups. Special attention will be given to photographing Door County's fall color, rural character and shorelines. Photographic sites will include The Clearing, parks, natural areas and scenic roadsides. The class will rise early on one morning to photograph the sunrise at Cave Point County Park.

Hank Erdmann is a professional photographer from Will County, Illinois. He has photographed throughout North America, with the Midwest being his main area of interest. A love of the maritime history of the Great Lakes kindles a special interest in the shorelines, islands and natural areas of Lakes Michigan and Superior. Hank teaches workshops and guides photography tours across the country. Hank's photographs and articles have been published by BrownTrout, At-A-Glance/MeadWestvaco, Door County Magazine, Chicago Wilderness, Country Magazine, National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Sierra Club and Wisconsin Trails.

A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.
Hank will contact students prior to class.
Car pooling is needed for this class.

Level: All levels
Supply List: Supply List PDF

Pricing (per person):
$1120 Dorm Room Package*
$1220 Two-Person Room Package*
$1835 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$625 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 5 meals