Close up teaser image of cover page from Digital Nature Photography book designed by Carolyn Porter of Porterfolio, Inc.

Digital Nature Photography Book

Collage of pages of "Digital Nature Photography" book designed by Carolyn Porter of Porterfolio, Inc.

Upon completion of a University of Minnesota–Split Rock workshop with the renowned nature photographer Craig Blacklock, Carolyn designed a limited-edition, hard-bound book highlighting favorite images from the class.

Split Rock was a long-running program that offered week-long residential workshops in creative writing, visual arts, and creativity enhancement. Most workshops, including Digital Nature Photography, were based out of the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center. The northern Minnesota location allowed Craig Blacklock to take students to enchanted bogs, deep forests, and Lake Superior’s rugged shoreline.

Classroom instruction focused on technical aspects of DSLR photography with additional lessons on composition, color, and artistic expression. Each student was able to choose two of his or her favorite images to be included in this heirloom-quality, leather-bound book.

The image above shows photos by Therese Cacek, Megan Kamrath and Cathy Jordan.

Click to see another project Carolyn designed focused on our natural world.