Gary Sharlow, Photographer and Education Manager
Geoff Willard, Education Manager and Naturalist Guide
Saturday Oct 13 1-4pm and Sunday Oct 14 9-6pm
Throughout its rich history, San Francisco has played a significant role for California and the U.S. in the economic, industrial and military arenas. This legacy continues to have a major impact on both the local ecosystems and human health. The Environmental Justice movement asserts that all people have the right to access open space, clean air and water, and non-toxic communities - in fact, our very lives depend on it. In this two day workshop, we will gather at the Academy on the first day to learn about storytelling with photography and the use of multimedia tools to enhance our photography and apply the principles of conservation photography to this storyline. We will cover a basic introduction to the digital image, DSLR video, off camera audio, the most basic post production and other tips and tools to bring it all together. This workshop is geared towards the DSLR user with video capabilities with takeaways that can just as easily be applied to the smart-phone or video camera digital story teller. On the second day, we will tour local communities and natural spaces to discuss environmental justice. We will explore photography's power to capture and advance the cause for healthy human habitats. We will visit sites around the city to include Crissy Field, the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and power plant as well as San Francisco’s only "off-the-grid" facility at the Eco-Center in Heron's Head Park. This package includes all day admission to the Academy on Saturday, roundtrip bus transportation on Sunday and a brown bag lunch on Sunday. We will meet at business reception desk at the backdoor of the Academy at 12:45pm on Saturday.
Reservations: Members: $170, Adults: $195 Limited space available. Reserve online or over the phone at 415-379-8000