Nature Photography class starts 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 22

Do you love the outdoors and the idea of documenting the beautiful locations, plants and animals that you encounter? From backyard bird watching to visiting waterfalls and mountain ranges, nature photography requires the right gear and approach. In this course, you will get an introduction to the techniques, subjects and photographic process needed to hone your skills in nature photography. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on exercises, students will develop their outdoor photographic abilities.

Instructor Steve Apps is a Pulitzer Prize finalist (team coverage) with more than 30 years of experience as a professional photographer, most recently for the Wisconsin State Journal where he was the chief photographer/photo editor. He is widely published outside of the newspaper industry with nine book credits to him as the photographer. He has taught photography classes at Madison College and the Rhinelander School of the Arts.

To learn more about this class and to enroll, go to the PhotoMidwest website's listing for Nature Photography in the PhotoMidwest online Store.

Complexities of Colour, 6:30 pm Fridays June 1, 8 & 5

With the popularity of digital photography comes the inexpensive and available colour prints. Black and white photography is artistic, classic, and simple; but when is black and white appropriate? When is colour the right choice for an image? This course is an exercise in making creative decisions in colour.

To learn more about this class and to enroll, go to go to Complexities of Colour in PhotoMidwest's online Store.

Black & White Film, Beyond the Basics. 8:30 am – 12:30 PM Saturdays, Jun 16, 23, 30 & Jul 7.

Take your black and white film developing and printing skills to the next level. This class provides more in-depth darkroom experiences printing 35mm or larger negatives. Classes are supplemented with additional darkroom time outside class time. In-class critiques of their finished prints will be in more depth.

You will be introduced to 120mm roll film and sheet film, fiber-based paper printing, and processing for archival printing. Students will work independently in the darkroom outside of the class meetings.

Students Experience Level: Completion of (Re)Discover B&W Film class or equivalent B&W film class. Knowledge of camera functions, e.g. shutter, aperture, etc. Students determine what they want to learn in the class (camera formats, fiber paper, etc.).

To learn more about this class and to enroll, go to Black and White Film, Beyond the Basics in the online Store.