This course is designed to cover the basic concepts of photography while addressing the photographic interests of the participants. We will meet in 4 weekly 2-hour sessions with structured presentations (during which time questions are encouraged) followed by open discussion of all things photographic.
The course will cover three broad areas:
Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and camera manuals to class.
Doug James is a retired electrical engineer living in Westfield. His longstanding appreciation of nature and attraction to nature photography led him to study with the New York Institute of Photography. Doug’s photographic Interest had begun to wane when it was rekindled by the introduction of digital photography and the limitless creative opportunities it provides. Doug’s Photographs have since won several awards, including Best in Show in the North American Nature Photography Association 2016 competition. He and his wife have collaborated in publishing two children’s books highlighting his photography and her poetry.