- $89 for a six-hour digital-photography class and field trip (a $199 value)
The four-hour class covers camera and composition basics. Next, students head over to an outdoor location—such as the UNCC Botanical Gardens—for two more hours of shooting and one-on-one help from the instructor. A DSLR camera or a camera with adjustable f-stops and shutter speeds is recommended.
Gene Taylor Photography
Certified professional photographer Gene Taylor has fine-tuned his artistic vision while working in photojournalism and portrait photography for more than 30 years. During classes at Your Photo Safari, Gene introduces students to the photographic arts and the workings of DSLR cameras. Sessions begin in classroom settings, allowing students to get acquainted with camera basics as well as advanced features such as setting white balance and reducing blur. After learning how to navigate the multiple settings and buttons on their digital cameras, students traipse to area gardens to explore the natural world through their lenses. The hands-on experience allows students to take home artfully composed shots of plants bathed in natural light or trees planking over riverbanks in a bid for Internet fame.