Saturday May 30, 2015 the Kansas Wetlands Education Center along with the Central Kansas Photography Club will sponsor a day-long photography workshop. The workshop will feature Jim Griggs, photographer and founding father of the Great Plains Nature Photographers.
Jim Griggs has given the CKPC programs for a number of years. This is the second annual Photography Workshop that the club has partnered with the KWEC. It was a natural fit to have Jim be the workshop presenter, member Jay Miller said.
“Jim is a World Class Photographer and a champion for the preservation of wildlife and the environment,” he said. “Jim has such a busy schedule leading guide trips/photography workshops around the world and here in the United States that it is a great honor for us to have him do the May 30 workshop at the KWEC this year.”
The workshop runs from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Fee for the workshop is $49.00 which includes lunch.
Griggs will cover basic photography topics such as: Composition, Rules to Keep, Rules to Break, Basic Principles of Depth, Understanding What Your Meter is Telling You, Lens and Perspective Control, Field Shooting. He will also discuss his specific software choices for editing photographs.
Griggs will be hitting on all these points again this year. Jim’s approach to photography is geared to the artistic look and the world around you. Then capturing that image that you have visualized with the working knowledge he has provided in the workshop.
Griggs will give the group digital development tips and the right ways to approach the digital photography processes.
The first annual Photography Workshop was well received by all that attended. Steve Traudt was the presenter from Grand Junction, Colorado. Participants came from Great Bend, Hoisington, Salina, Hays, and Dodge City to name a few.
The attendees took away the working knowledge of camera settings, composition, lighting and the desire to just have fun with photography.
Jim Grigg’s photography has been used by National Geographic, Africa Geographic, The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club, Wyoming Wildlife, Shutterbug, Footprints, Plastics Engineering, 2Njoy Magazine, National Kart News, Backroads of Colorado, Extreme Golf, newspapers, websites, museum and visitor center displays and others too numerous to mention. In addition, he leads Photography Trips for Mondo Verde Expeditions to places such as Tanzania and Peru.