Photographing Fall Colours

This class is more of an outing than a formal classroom affair. Students will gather in the woods nearby with the objective of photographing fall, its colours and brief spectacle. For the first part of the day we will examine shapes and colours in the trees and for the last portion we will move to higher ground to try and capture bigger “panoramic” type shots of the leaves and vistas. The final portion of the day entails moving back to the school to look at our work and do a critique. Did we manage to “capture ” the season?

Materials:

Students should bring:

  • pen and paper
  • camera
  • any lens or accessories they wish
  • lap top (if they have one)
  • walking shoes,
  • camera(s) manual(s)

About Christopher Porter:

Christopher Porter began his career as a stills photographer and lighting director before becoming a cinematographer. His photography has been presented internationally in solo exhibitions, publications, hotels and public spaces.

This past summer Christopher taught ‘Encouraging your Photographic Eye’ at Lunenburg School of the Arts. In addition, his solo exhibition ‘Carousel’ opened at dis.cord Gallery in Lunenburg featuring images from around the world.

Porter has worked internationally with directors and producers on feature films including the Academy Award winning ‘Brokeback Mountain’, locally shot film ‘The Disappeared’, ‘Shipping News’, and many more. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University, earned a M.A.A. from Ryerson University and calls Lunenburg home.