- Enhancing Your Narrative with Advanced Camera Techniques
May 5, 2021 - June 9, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enhancing Your Narrative with Advanced Camera Techniques with Kristi Odom
Continuously improving your craft is a tried-and-true method for strengthening your storytelling and taking it to a higher level. Under the guidance of Nikon Ambassador Kristi Odom, participants are shown how to elevate their images by an introduction on using different camera techniques, all from the comfort of your own home! Each week will bring lessons that help you advance your camera skills through creative challenges, ultimately elevating your photography to a new level.
Group critiques are a great opportunity for participants to share their work and receive valuable feedback from Kristi. Each session will begin with a lecture by Kristi, providing new tools, techniques, and inspiration via a livestream video. At the end of a session, participants will receive an assignment to be completed by the next week. Following sessions will then include a review and critique of each participant’s assignment.
Space is limited.
Session 1: ••• Intros •••
Wednesday May 5 @ 5PM
For our first class is all about getting to know each other. Each participant will share 4 images and talk about their journey so far as a photographer. The class will end with a short lecture from Kristi on her journey as a photographer.
Session 2: ••• The Power of Voice & Advanced Eye Movement •••
Wednesday May 12 @ 5PM
Learn how to put your own unique voice into your images. Additional topics include using geometry, eye trapping, and simple editing to help move the viewer’s eyes throughout your image.
Session 3: ••• Editing in B&W •••
Wednesday May 19 @ 5PM
From start to finish, black and white is its own art form. Learn techniques to bring out texture, contrast, and impact in your images. Learn editing techniques that can help move your viewer’s eye throughout your images.
Session 4: ••• Color & Color Balance •••
Wednesday May 26 @ 5PM
Color harmony, color balance, and color friction can all be used in different ways to enhance your narrative. Learn how to use color, in both shooting and editing, to elevate your impact.
Session 5 ••• Capturing Motion in a Still Image •••
Wednesday June 2 @ 5PM
Having tools in your back pocket can really help your storytelling skills. Learn how to show movement with techniques like multiple exposure, daytime long exposure, time-lapse, and image stacking.
Session 6: ••• Final Review & Inspiration •••
Wednesday June 9 @ 5PM
Our final class will be a review and critique of our final assignment, as well as a course summary. Kristi will discuss how you can bring all of your new skills together and use them for your own storytelling.
About Kristi Odom
Kristi Odom is an internationally acclaimed photographer, a Nikon Ambassador, and a motivational speaker. A photographer and filmmaker, her work focuses on connecting people emotionally to animals and celebrating those who have a connection to the natural world. When she is not at home in Longmont Colorado, she travels the world photographing and teaching. Kristi teaches photographers to improve their work through advanced camera skills and by creating an emotional connection with their subjects. Her accolades include over 60 international photography awards including 2 Nature’s Best Photography awards, which exhibited her images at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. Her work has appeared either online and/or in print for the following clients: National Geographic, Nikon, Forbes, Rollingstone, Microsoft and Outside Magazine.