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Raquette Lake
Digital Photography: Conquering Cameras and Computers Without Curses
Improve your photography skills on Sagamore Lake as professionals teach you how to set up great pictures, use the many features of your camera and capture that elusive great shot.
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Program No. 16453LSV
Length
6 days
Starts at
825
Special Offer
6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
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Arrival/Orientation
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Course Overview/Workshop/Camp Exploration
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Lecture/Workshop/Photo Exercises
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Workshop/Free time/Evening Entertainment
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Workshop/Photo Exercises/Review and Discussion
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Course Review/Goodbyes
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At a Glance

Perched on a peninsula that juts into picturesque Sagamore Lake, Great Camp Sagamore is a photographer’s paradise. On this former Vanderbilt wilderness retreat, professional photographers demystify your camera settings and the principles of proper composition. Learn to “see” your subject, whether you’re focusing on rustic, 19th-century buildings or trees bursting forth in their autumnal splendor. In computer workshops, learn how to download and enhance photos, email them to friends and family, and print your masterworks.
Activity Level
Moderate
Walking up to one mile on groomed trails and unpaved roads. Standing for periods of time without places to sit.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gain confidence to push the envelope of your creativity during constructive photo critiques.
  • Try your hand at photographing deer, birds and other wildlife in the surrounding woods and waters.
  • Select the program date that best suits your photographic abilities and get expert instruction on relevant concepts and techniques.

General Notes

Levels vary by date; choose the session that best meets your individual interests, level of experience and photographic goals. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Burdette Parks
A popular Road Scholar teacher at Sagamore, Burdette Parks is a multi-talented artist. He is a painter, a photographer, and an actor with a one-man show on Benjamin Franklin. Fully competent in digital and electronic media, Burdette never loses his artistry in the midst of technology. Much of his teaching is about seeing a subject — the transfer to electronics is secondary to the artistry of the photograph. He reminds students it is not the camera, or the computer, it is the photographer.
Burdette Parks
Nancy Sue Foltz
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