2015 Nashville Zoo Photography Class Schedule

January 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Award-winning photographer Amiee Stubbs teaches photography classes and give private photography lessons at the Nashville Zoo.Nashville Zoo Photography ClassesPhotography Classes for all skill levels in Nashville, TN

Here is our schedule for the 2015 Nashville Zoo Photography classes:  

Saturday, February 21    Animal Art Photography I   12:00PM – 4:00PM

Saturday, April 18    Animal Art Photography I   1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, May 2    Animal Art Photography II    8:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday, May 16    Animal Art Photography I    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, August 1   Animal Art Photography II    8:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday, September 12    Animal Art Photography I    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, September 26   Animal Art Photography II   8:00AM – 6:00PM

Saturday, November 14   Animal Art Photography I    12:00PM – 4:00PM

Saturday, November 21    Post Processing Workshop    12:00PM – 4:00PM

You can register for the next available class here:  http://www.nashvillezoo.org/photography-classes

Class Descriptions

Animal Art Photography I (Adult)

Join us for a photography class that teaches amateur photographers to achieve the perfect animal photo. Nashville Zoo’s official Zoo photographer Amiee Stubbs will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Don't miss this great opportunity! 

Ages: 15 years old and older

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Camera Setup and the Basic Rules
2. Walking the Zoo: How to take photos of animals behind glass, behind fences and at a distance. 
3. Special close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal (weather permitting).
4. Classroom: Picture selection and computer post-processing on a computer.
5. Classroom: Q&A

 

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $80
Non-members: $105

Materials Required

A digital camera (with the ability to adjust aperture/shutter speed/iso speed = typically a digital SLR or bridge camera).
Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

 

Animal Art Photography II (Adult)

Pre-requisite: This class is based on the complete knowledge obtained from Animal Art Photography I.

Instructor Amiee Stubbs is an expert on wildlife and motion photography. She will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Amiee earned her B.S. in Photography from MTSU, and her animal photography has been featured in various local and national publications. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Ages: 15 years old and older

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Short Review of Animal Art Photography I. 
2. Classroom: Adjusting to different situations. 
3. Walking the Zoo: Understanding animal behavior to improve your results. 
4. Lunch break on your own. 
5. Special behind-the-scenes photo opportunity. 
6. Special close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal. (weather permitting) 
7. Classroom: Wrap-up and Q&A session

 

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $150
Non-members: $200

Materials Required

A digital camera (with the ability to adjust aperture/shutter speed/iso speed = typically a digital SLR or bridge camera).

 

Post Processing Workshop: Editing Your Animal Photography

Bring your camera and your laptop for Amiee's photography editing workshop that will teach you how to perfect your animal photos. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom or Picasa are recommended, but any editing software can be used in this class.  Topics will include cropping, color balance, sharpening, levels, cloning and more! Class will cover: editing tips and tricks, special close-up photo opportunity, post-processing on your own laptop. A digital SLR or bridge camera, as well as a laptop with photo editing software installed are required for this class.
 
The course is limited to ten participants, so don't hesitate to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Ages
15 years old and older

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $55
Non-members: $80

Kids Animal Art Photography Class (Ages 8-12)

Join us for a photography class that teaches children to achieve the perfect animal photo. Children can use any type of digital camera for this class. Nashville Zoo’s official Zoo photographer, Amiee Stubbs, will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Ages: 8-12 years old

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Camera Setup and the Basic Rules
2. Walking the Zoo: How to take photos of animals behind glass, behind fences and at a distance. 
3. Special close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal. (weather permitting)
4. Classroom: Simple steps for picture selection and computer post-processing on a computer.
5. Classroom: Q&A

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $65
Non-members: $90

Materials Required

Any digital camera. Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

 

Teen Animal Art Photography Class (Ages 13-16)

Join us for a photography class that teaches teens to achieve the perfect animal photo. Teens can use any type of digital camera for this class. Nashville Zoo’s official Zoo photographer, Amiee Stubbs, will share her techniques and experience with the photography class participants. Don't miss this great opportunity!

Ages: 13-16 years old

Class Overview
1. Classroom: Camera Setup and the Basic Rules
2. Walking the Zoo: How to take photos of animals behind glass, behind fences and at a distance. 
3. close-up, outdoor photo opportunity with an Education animal (weather permitting).
4. Classroom: Simple steps for picture selection and computer post-processing on a computer.
5. Classroom: Q&A

 

Cost of Program

Nashville Zoo Members: $80
Non-members: $105

Materials Required

Any digital camera. Bringing extra batteries and memory cards is recommended.

 


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