Course Description

Clevenger Photography

Unleash your creativity as you learn to photograph nature and expand your personal vision of the world around you. Through lectures, demonstrations, and field trips, students study camera setups, lens choices, lighting techniques, and post-production choices that enhance their subject matter in nature. This is an opportunity to document your subject and refine and interpret it to yourself and others. A highlight of this course is the opportunity to photograph small animals in controlled situations under the instructor’s guidance.

With Brooks at UCSB, you’ll be inspired by these new courses in photography, whether for school projects, business presentations, or just to express your ideas in a more unique way! These hands-on classes are taught by award-winning photographers and former faculty members of the Brooks Institute of Photography, as well as special guest instructors. For more information, visit: ernestbrooksfoundation.org

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Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand basic artificial lighting setups for photographing nature.
  • Gain knowledge in special photographic tools that apply to capture nature in both a natural setting and in a controlled environment.
  • Have the ability to recognize different qualities of light in nature for best outcomes photographically.
  • Use photography of our natural world to be more creative.
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