Photographing People
9:00 AM09:00

Photographing People

With Annie Griffiths


The ability to photograph people is essential to most storytelling, yet it ignites fear and anxiety in many photographers. 

In this class you will have a lot of fun with Annie as she demystifies and helps us overcome our own shyness and fear. She will share helpful hints on how to approach strangers and earn their trust, as well ideas about how to more effectively photograph people you know and love. Annie will lead you in exercise of photographing each other (and other campers and ranch staff) in ways that elicit real emotion as well as beautiful portraiture. 

  • You will learn to put people at ease, work with natural light and create beautiful compositions 

  • Hands-on work will include photographing one another and groups, with a shared image review. 

  • Bring to class your notebook, camera, and sense of humor


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One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Annie Griffiths has photographed in nearly 150 countries during her illustrious career and has worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for National Geographic. Griffiths’ work has also appeared in LIFE, Geo, Smithsonian, Fortune, and Stern, among other publications.
In addition to her magazine work, Griffiths is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world.  She’s the Founder and Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document programs that empower women and girls in the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Based in Washington, D.C., Ripple has produced 26 films and built a photo archive of over 20,000 images since 2010. Using these assets, Ripple’s aid beneficiaries have raised millions of dollars, expanded their programs to multiple countries, and proven that women and girls are the best investment the world can make in our shared future.
Annie is a Fellow with The International League of Conservation Photographers and has received awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Heifer International, the National Organization of Women, The University of Minnesota, and the White House News Photographers Association.


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Using Images to Tell a Story: Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
9:15 AM09:15

Using Images to Tell a Story: Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

Find out how to tell an effective story with your photographs. Great photojournalism is more than a single hero image; it provides a deep understanding of a place, circumstance, or event through a series of images. National Geographic photographer and Ripple Effect founder Annie Griffiths will show you how to plan, shoot, and arrange a superior visual story.

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Shooting Landscape: Scout, Plan, Capture the Light
2:00 PM14:00

Shooting Landscape: Scout, Plan, Capture the Light

Leanne Hansen


The colors of pre-dawn change from minute to minute, grey to pinks to blues. At sunset and dusk they change again. Leanne will share her love of landscape photography and the nature of light during these magic hours. She will also share how to plan and scope a landscape for a photoshoot - how to make sure you are ready to capture the fleeting light as it appears.  After a review of images, light, colors and technique Leanne will trek up the Westerbeke hill with to scout and plan a photoshoot. 

You will learn the progress of natural light during early morning and late evening, and to prepare and scout for a photo shoot Hands on work will include scouting trip at West side of Westerbeke ranch - preparing for a sunrise. Bring to class your camera, tripod. Optional application of Photographer's Ephemeris installed on your smartphone.


About Leanne Hansen

Leanne has been shooting with a little film camera since middle school. She has recently moved to Montana where she captures early morning light in the big sky state. Leanne works as a commercial and fine art photographer in both Montana and her part-time home in Marin County, CA. She has participated in numerous group shows at The Image Flow, the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, and Marin Open Studios, has been published in the Bay Area Where Guestbook and Edible Marin and Wine Country, and her fine art prints are included in private and corporate collections across the country. Leanne teaches a variety of classes in expressive photography: "The Language of Light for Photographers," "Still Life Photography," and "Motion Blur & Long Exposure for Expressive Images."  At camp Leanne will lead a pre-dawn photo session, her favorite time of day. 

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