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Barnyard SafariArt :: Photography also Education :: Classes
Barnyard Safari
6:00 PM
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
**This class runs from 4/21 - 4/23. Please see RMSP site for detailed info.**

Photographing lions while on safari in the Serengeti?
Pointing your lens toward a grizzly with Glacier National Park as your backdrop?
Hauling your 500mm lens to the tallest peak around?

Nope! Not in this class!

Instead, this weekend-long course taught by professional photographer Pam Voth will keep you a bit closer to home and have you photographing animals of a much more approachable nature. Goats, pigs, chickens, cows, dogs, and maybe even some birds, bees, and frogs will command center stage while photographing on an 80-acre permaculture farm near Hamilton, Montana with river access and gorgeous views of the Bitterroot Mountains. Here, Pam will teach you to embrace the delicate balance between infinite patience and lightning speed that is required when photographing animals. You will learn to look for the the decisive moment with animals, and work on capturing the ones that stand out from the crowd. Pam will teach you to use shallow depth of field to isolate a subject as well as capturing action three different ways: freezing movement, blurring action and panning with a subject. All the while you will learn to tell a visual story about the human / animal bond.

This course starts on Friday evening in Missoula with a brief lecture on safety (for photographers and animals alike!) when photographing on a farm or ranch. A short discussion on camera gear will make sure all participants feel comfortable with the tools they have to work with. Saturday is spent at ABC Acres near Hamilton gaining experience photographing the animals while also picking up pointers from Pam as she moves around to offer one-on-one help and the occasional group lesson. After returning to Missoula in the afternoon, the group will reconvene for a critique of the day's work. On Sunday morning the class will follow a similar format. But this time, you will visit the Wild Rose Emu Ranch outside of Hamilton to photograph emus, in all of their cute and goofy splendor! The afternoon is reserved for downloading and editing images and will be followed by an image critique session and discussion at RMSP's facilities in Missoula.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Address: 216 N. Higgins Ave Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 4065430171

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