plant, flower or tree - presented in an artistic manner
bird - try to get as close as possible, if it is in an enclosure try not to show the enclosure
arthropod (insect, crabyfish, crab or spider) - get as close as you can
zoo animal and show the cage or enclosure
landscape (prairie, mountains, lake, country, can include a road, fence, barn, river, trees etc
fungus, fern or other primitive plant
wild animal in its natural environment - bird, deer, elk, moose, squirrel, bird
Any baby animal - species of your choice
3 other wildllife or landscape photos of your choice.
Most of these pictures can be taken at the zoo, wild animal shots can include a bird in your neighbourhood or a spider on a flower. If you already have some of these photos you can use some of your exisiting images.
Course Plan – Dates: July 25, 26, 27, 2012
Day 1: Lessons in class, afternoon short session on Macrophotography in Burns Memorial Garden in front of SAIT – students to bring macro lenses and tripods.
On becoming a professional Nature\Wildlife photographer - slide show PD about 90 minutes - slide show PDF
Head down to Burns Memorial Garden to take photographs of flowers and insects
Day 2: Field Trip to Calgary Zoo meet at the north Gate LRT – 9:00 am outside the box office. Zoo passes are paid for by SAIT . Normal adult fee is $21. You are welcome to bring your friends or children with you but you will need to pay their fare.
Meet at the north entrance close to the LRT stop at 8:45 am - we will enter the zoo at 9:00 am
Robert will be at the following locations to assist you through out the day.
9:00 - 10:00 am Penquin exhibit - new
10:00 - 11:00 am Africa exhibit
11:00 - 12:00 South America and Eurasia Exhibit
1:00-2:00 pm - Enmax Conservatory plants and butterflies
2:00-3:00 pm - Austrailia exhibit
3:00-4:00 pm - Canada Wildlands
Dress for appropriately for hot weather, bring a bottle of water, tripods or monopods are optional. A zoom telephoto lens and macro lens are ideal. If you plan to shoot macro a tripod will be helpful.
Day 3: Lessons in class in the morning, Student presentations and critique in the afternoon. See check list of required images, students to show in class: 12-15 images.