Local photographer Nic Stover gives tips on how to get the best shot | Arts and entertainment

Posted on December 28, 2021
| 4:05 pm

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Nic Stover

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is hosting a personal workshop with Central Coast photographer Nic Stover on Sunday, January 30th from 2pm to 4.30pm to improve your editorial skills.

“In this session, students will see how the most powerful and compelling images are those that strike the right balance between technique, vision, and processing,” said Stover. “All of these skills have to be developed and constantly refined through our own artistic and creative processes.”

The skills covered in the course will help participants learn to evaluate images for creating or building a portfolio, and will also cover simple ways to correct minor distractions in post-production to give participants more confidence to use their creativity in new ways to express.

“We are pleased to offer this course with renowned local photographer Nic Stover,” said Stacey Otte-Demangate, Executive Director of the Wildling Museum. “We hope our Sharing the Light exhibition inspires visitors to immerse themselves in their own photography and Nic can give them great pointers on how to take their work to the next level.”

The “Van Gogh Blue” photo by Nic Stover.
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The “Van Gogh Blue” photo by Nic Stover. (Nic Stover)

The first half of the course explores some basic concepts of composition and image design, while the second half of the course provides a hands-on review of participants’ images with discussions on ways to change or modify recording or processing techniques.

The course fee is $ 75. Students should plan to bring two or three photos to review (printed or pre-submitted) for the exam portion of the class. To pre-register and learn more, visit www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/2021-nic-stover-photo-workshop.

The class size is limited to 12 participants. Masks are required at the Wildling Museum under the Santa Barbara County Public Health Mandate. E-mail [email protected] or call 805-686-8315 with any questions. The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is located at 1511-B Mission Drive in Solvang.

Stover grew up in the mountains of western Colorado with a single magazine subscription to National Geographic and five television networks, the only shows his family watched regularly being Nature (PBS) or the Tour de France. Here his love for adventure, nature and travel took shape.

Based in San Luis Obispo, Stover focuses on landscape photography courses and workshops, as well as the sale of custom and limited edition prints. He enjoys showcasing the Central Coast’s unique locations, from sea caves to sand dunes to dramatic coastal landscapes.

His landscape photography has taken him from the Greenland hinterland to the windy mountains of Patagonia and the icy extremes of Alaska. His portfolio includes aerial photography, desert, ocean, night and mountain photography.

For more information, visit www.stoverphoto.com.

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