Instructor: James Rodewald
Fall in the Adirondacks is a very unique period of time for photography. Its annual passage is a very popular subject, but it offers up some special challenges for photographing it well. This course will introduce you to several techniques to aid you in photographing Fall's colors in a way more in line with your vision. Focal length options, filter choices and long exposure possibilities will all be explored. Composition and managing challenging weather will also be closely studied. Students will then have direct hands on experience in the field developing their new found skills. Fall is a wonderful time for photography, this course should help you better capture its beauty to enjoy throughout the year.
James Rodewald is an environmental science educator and freelance nature photographer currently residing in Queensbury, NY. James has decades of experience behind the lens, starting first with 35 mm film in the mid-1980s. Cameras have traveled with him across the country over the years, documenting many natural scenes from the American West, South and Northeast. Although the majority of his portfolio focuses upon the Adirondacks, recent additions include rural Costa Rica, Ecuador, Cape Cod and Central New Jersey farmland. As a resident of Southern Washington County for thirteen years agriculture and rural landscapes have informed much of his work, particularly as it relates to unique lines across landforms and the patterning of trees. He strives to create unique images of familiar places by focusing upon strong composition under rare lighting conditions. In an effort to help conserve our natural heritage James donates\ significant portions of his art sales to groups working to conserve the lands he photographs. His photography business called Nature’s Sake Photography has supported the Adirondack Council, the Lake George Land Conservancy and the Agricultural Stewardship Association. His bodies of work can be reviewed at www.naturessakephoto.com