BRANCHPORT, NY – If wildlife photography is something that interests you, join us for a full day of wildlife photography workshops starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium in Branchport.
The day will start at 9:30am with the “Nature in a Nutshell” presentation by John Adamski, wildlife photographer and FLM&A president emeritus. Then at 1 p.m., professional and retired Kodak photographers Bob Oswald and Larry Heins will team up to present “The Nuts and Bolts of Photography.”
John Adamski has been a wildlife photographer and outdoor writer for 40 years, and is president emeritus and founder of the FLM&A. “If I can spend a day in the woods and bring back one excellent photo — whether it’s a chipmunk or a moose — then I’ve had a good day,” John says. He is a 4-time award-winning member of New York State Outdoor Writers Association. His photographs of animals and landscapes from all over North America can be found regularly in Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine, as well as his website: www.johnadamskiphotography.com.
John’s “Nature in a Nutshell; A Beginner’s Guide to Wildlife Photography” is an in-depth slide presentation that will provide insight into what to look for in wildlife photography, where to look, and when to look. John will discuss camouflage clothing, photo blinds, cover scents, as well as the best cameras and lenses to consider for photographing various birds and animals.
Bob Oswald has been an avid outdoor and wildlife photographer for over 40 years with studios both here in the Finger Lakes and on the Nature Coast in Florida. Bob’s images have been featured in numerous publications and travel pieces in the Finger Lakes and Central Florida.
Larry Heins started out as a self-taught photographer nearly 28 years ago. Based out of Caledonia, NY, he mainly photographs landscape, nature, and wildlife. “I love sitting in the woods or even my backyard, and listen to the sounds around me, whether it be the birds singing in the trees, or a chipmunk scurrying through the leaves,” he says. His photographs have been featured in the High Falls Art Gallery in Rochester, Wadsworth Library in Geneseo, Big Springs Museum in Caledonia, Village Art Gallery in Caledonia, Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine, and Rochester Magazine, as well as on his website: www.larryheins.com.
Bob and Larry will start the afternoon session by giving a short presentation on some digital photography basics (including f-stops, shutter speeds, camera settings, post production, landscape, macro, and telephoto lenses). Then, they will lead a guided hands-on photography experience outside on the beautiful FLM&A campus, where they will not only help attendees make better images, but will also help them find the “wild critters” to photograph.
The registration fee for this full day of wildlife photography classes is $20, or $15 to attend just one session (morning or afternoon). Please visit www.FingerLakesMuseum.org to learn more about the programs offered at the FLM&A, and to sign up for this June 16th wildlife photography program.
The mission of the FLM&A is to inspire appreciation and stewardship of the cultural heritage and ecological evolution of the vast Finger Lakes Region. Located in the hamlet of Branchport, NY, on the northwest fork of Keuka Lake, the FLM&A’s 29-acre site encompasses a 16-acre wetland/preserve—known as the Townsend-Grady Wildlife Preserve—and a 13-acre Campus that includes a 17,000 square foot building currently under phased renovation. Since its inception in 2008, the FLM&A has fulfilled its mission through outreach and new experiential program offerings each year, while working to establish an indoor space for even more experiences and exhibits. Each summer the FLM&A offers a full calendar of public programs that include community and evening paddles, yoga, wildlife photography classes, timber-frame workshops, woods walks, bird identification walks, and more!
Attached Photograph credits: Fox Kits by John Adamski, Bluebells by Larry Heins, Chicory Bee by Bob Oswald