Introduction to Outdoor Photography at Crystal Cove State Park

Description: Discover the beauty of a drop of water when viewed through the lens of your camera. Crystal Cove Alliance is sponsoring the snapshotWATER campaign to capture water in all of its different forms as it moves through Moro Canyon. You'll learn the basics of digital photography, as well as tips and tricks to help you tell a photographic story as you follow the journey of a drop of water through Crystal Cove State Park's pristine watershed. We'll analyze numerous photographs as we discuss composition techniques, including eliminating distractions, utilizing human subjects, and using leading lines and the Rule of Thirds to create more dynamic images. Photos will be eligible for entry into the snapshotWATER photography contest, hosted by Crystal Cove Alliance. Photographers of all levels using film or digital cameras are encouraged to attend. Bring your camera along with its owner's manual. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Learn to frame photos to achieve beautiful effects and to go beyond simple snap-shots
  • Eliminate distractions, utilize human subjects, apply the techniques of Rule of Thirds and leading lines to create vibrant, exciting images
  • Learn about great outdoor locations for photos in your region

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Introduction to Outdoor Photography at Crystal Cove State Park Information

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Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
8/23/2014 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Outdoor Photography at Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park - Lower Moro Lot | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 10
Required Legal Form: General (CSP) (pdf)

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

Spots left: 9

Introduction to Outdoor Photography at Crystal Cove State Park Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Personal Camera
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions - Moisture wicking clothing that will help keep you warm and/or dry.
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Day Hiking Boots
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Water Bottle
  • Owners Manual
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.


  • Tripod - Tripod for Camera
  • Camera Lenses, Filters, Flashes & Camera Bag

Gear provided by REI:

  • Group First Aid Kit