Intro to Nature Photography workshop [ concluded ]

Workshop participants reviewed the basics of good photography in an exploration of nature. They developed and practiced skills, learned ways to get better results. Participants brought their cameras, a few photos for constructive review and feedback.


The workshop began with a slideshow outlining keys for good photography, followed by questions & answers.

Participants practiced taking photos with a Trailside Museum Barn Owls. Attendees checked camera settings, experimented with composition, light source and position, pose, & action.

We looked at the results and considered how to improve. We briefly reviewed equipment needed, file types, file handling, managing, storing, printing, and ways to share your photos.

Participants got a lengthy set of links to photography tutorials, nature sanctuaries, bird watching lists, research organizations,    technical resources, and photography equipment suppliers.

Topics       Summary

Equipment:     Cameras, lenses, flash, supports; tripod, mono

Settings:          Program, Manual, Aperture, Shutter, ISO

Location:         Find wildlife, locations, use list servs, network

Subject:           Know your subject, research, useful resources 

Observation:   Patience around wildlife, feeding patterns

Life Cycle:       Migrations, mating, nesting and hatching

Clothing:          Sun, wind, rain, cold, insects, protection

Time of day:    Light source, sunrise, sunset, positioning


Where:            MA Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum

                        1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA

Class was successful, took place Thursday, October 22, 2015

Phone:            (617) 333-0690

When:             October 22, 2015

Time               7:00 – 9:00 pm

Bring:              Your camera, user manual, recent photos,  a few questions 

Fee:                 $25 Members, $32 Non-members

Instructor:      Raymond MacDonald is a wildlife photographer, writer, & artist.


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