Capturing Winter Landscapes

2/17/2017 - 2/19/2017

When you purchased your camera, where in the manual did it say that it was only to be used in summer months? Did it mention anything about your camera needing to hibernate? 

Of course it didn’t!

Just because the temperatures are a bit lower, the light is different, and snow covers much of our landscape doesn’t mean your camera – or your creativity – get a vacation. Join winter-landscape-lover Sarah Ehlen for a full weekend dedicated to helping you learn to love the photographic possibilities that surround us all winter in Missoula.

During this course Sarah will teach you how to get proper exposure when surrounded by white snow, and will help you understand how light differs between summer and winter months. She will challenge you to try some new creative camera techniques and introduce you to compositional ideas for winter landscapes. She will introduce you to, and discuss valuable considerations for how to deal with your equipment in the cold.

This course begins with an evening session from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17.  The next day, February 18, the class meets from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 19, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (In addition, there will be an optional sunset shoot at Caras Park from 5:00 - 6:30 pm on Saturday evening.)

Meeting Space

This course begins with an evening session from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17.  The next day, February 18, the class meets from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, February 19, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (In addition, there will be an optional sunset shoot at Caras Park from 5:00 - 6:30 pm on Saturday evening.)

Your class will meet in Room 204* at Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography210 N Higgins AvenueMissoula, MT 59802United States

 

*Enter the glass doors at 210 N. Higgins Avenue and take the stairs to the second floor. Room 204 will be on your right.

Equipment

  • Note-taking materials

For Saturday field shoots:

  • Digital SLR camera or interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera
  • At least one lens. The "kit" lens that came with your camera (most likely an 18-55mm) will be fine
  • Bring any other lenses that you own (a variety of focal lengths is always helpful)
  • Tripod (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Memory card(s)
  • Spare camera batteries
  • Camera bag or backpack
  • Weatherproof clothing
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Water bottle
  • Hand warmers and plenty of warm clothing layers
  • Thin liner gloves as well as a pair of warmer gloves or mittens that can fit over top
  • Polarizing filter (optional)
  • Headlamp or flashlight for the optional sunset shoot Saturday evening
  • Kneepads or small piece of ensolite foam pad to kneel on (optional, but handy for kneeling in the snow)

 

Parking

Parking downtown is free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.
Tuition: $135
Deposit: $0
This course is past its starting date.

Instructor

Sarah Ehlen

Photography has been a lifelong passion of Sarah’s, with a focus on landscape, nature, and travel imagery. She is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s Summer Intensive Program, where she currently works as an instructor. She is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom, and loves helping people learn the skills needed to take their photography further, both in the field and behind the computer. She enjoys the process of creating and marketing her images as fine art prints, and her work has also been published in Portland Magazine, Montana Magazine, and Big Sky Journal. Prior to her time at RMSP, she spent a decade working as a Park Ranger at North Cascades National Park in Washington. With an extensive knowledge of the natural world, Sarah is able to bring a unique perspective to her teaching of landscape and nature photography.

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