jwarrenberry   Nature Photography

I teach photographic composition, how to see, and how to take photographs that tell stories--all in the context of Nature Photography.  "Photography" literally means "light writing." How do we bring home the story in our camera and the art we saw in our mind's eye?


Nature Photography is the art of capturing brief glimpses of time that speak to our spirit.  It is not about expensive equipment.  It is understanding how to bring home a photograph that will be studied and enjoyed for hours and years to come.


      BASICS OF “HOW TO DO” PHOTOGRAPHY

1.  Identify the subject.  (frequently more than meets the eye.)
2.  Identify the environment of your camera (effects of settings)  
3.  Identify the composition (the characteristics of the world outside the camera.)
4.  Prepare what is behind the camera (the photographer.)
5.  Press the shutter button.  (there is a correct way to do that too)     


How to do steps 1 through 4 fill volumes.  Each step sounds easy, but can take a lifetime to master.  I teach them in a way that allows you to improve your photographic skills before class is over.    Camera selection is based on what the artist wants to do with the picture.  That is not the subject of my classes, but while you are there, feel free to ask about tips on that too.  


Upcoming Classes


March 30 - April 1, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE BLUE RIDGE  (contact warren@jwarrenberry.com for details)


Friday May 18 - Sunday May 20, 2018  

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: COMPOSITION FOR BETTER PICTURES at John C. Campbell Folk School