A chance to work with a professional wildlife photographer will be available to participants who sign up for the two-day Eagles and Agriculture workshop led by Carson Valley resident Steve Noble on Feb. 23-24.
Noble is a professional nature photographer, teacher and lecturer. He teaches photography and Adobe Photoshop at Western Nevada College and his art is displayed in galleries around the world.
In the last 35 years, he has visited places such as the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Bora Bora, Victoria Falls in Africa, Stonehenge and Denali National Park to capture moments in time.
"'Moments in Time' is the name of my company, an idea I've had throughout my career," said Noble. "Photography is capturing a moment in time - forever archived. It's the skill of capturing that moment in time in a compelling way.
"Our medium is light, the tool is our camera - an instrument you need to know how to use to create the art."
Noble said he teaches basic concepts in his photography classes.
"In teaching wildlife photography, the principles you need to know are in basic photography like apertures and shutter speed. Like how the aperture creates depth of field in relation to shutter speed," he said.
"I'll be demonstrating those principles in a unique way in the workshop. It's a very practical and hands-on workshop. People will have doubled or tripled their knowledge in a very short time.
"You'll learn practical things about wildlife photography."
Noble recommends students of the workshop bring their cameras, lenses and a tripod if possible. He'll be covering equipment in class Saturday on what to bring on the field trip on Sunday.
Students in the Eagles and Ag photography workshop will be able to go to areas not typically allowed to the general public and will be able to submit the photos they take in the workshop to the photo contest.
For information about the Eagles and Ag photography workshop, contact Noble at 265-4414 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.