Summer fun starts at the
Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium!
Photo Above: Bluebells by Larry Heins
Wildlife Photography Workshops!
If wildlife photography is something that interests you, join us for a full day of wildlife photography workshops on Saturday, June 16! 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.
[Photo Right: Fox Kits by John Adamski]
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.
[Photo Left: Hickory Bee by Bob Oswald]
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.
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, postproduction, 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 a full day of wildlife photography classes is only $20,
or $15 to attend just one session (morning or afternoon).
Please visit www.FingerLakesMuseum.org to reserve your spot!
Pat Atkinson teaching new paddlers on Sugar Creek.
Photo by Helen Sullivan Heizyk
Learn how to Kayak!
Learn beginning and intermediate kayaking skills at the Finger Lakes Museum while enjoying beautiful Sugar Creek, and also learning a bit about the cultural and natural history of the area.
Beginning kayaking skills, taught by Pat Atkinson, NYS Outdoor Guide & FLM&A Educator, include safe entry and exit, equipment, forward, reverse, sweeps and draw strokes.
Intermediate kayaking skills, taught by Dan Murn, professional Kayaking Coach based out of Fairport, NY, include setting up seating position for comfort and effect using the whole body, refining strokes in each phase, the catch, pull, recovery and exit, reading moving water to get to your destination, and finding a landmark to focus on, such as a tree, island, bridge, boat dock, etc.
Kayak Lessons for Beginners and Intermediate paddlers will be held on
Saturday, June 23, and Saturday, July 28, from 9am-noon each day.
Registration fee ($20 per person) includes equipment rental.
Children under the ages of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
L.L.Bean Partner Clinics
at Keuka Lake State Park!
Each clinic will be taught by L.L.Bean experts from 6:00-8:00pm at the
Keuka Lake State Park pavilion, just a 3-minute drive from the FLM&A campus.
The clinics and entry to the park are free, however please let us know if you will be attending by registering for each clinic here: FingerLakesMuseum.org.