Photography for Naturalists at Shelburne Farms
Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

Photography for Naturalists at Shelburne Farms

DATE: 

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM 

LOCATION: Shelburne Farms

FEE: $65 / person, includes lunch

Learn to harness your camera to become a better naturalist while building the ecological literacy to dramatically improve nature photography.  In this day-long workshop, we’ll practice blending photography techniques and naturalist skills to a achieve a deeper connection with the natural world.  Ideal for all levels of experience.  A digital camera and inquisitive attitude required. Ideal for all levels of experience.

• Participants will leave with beautiful photographs and a powerful new approach to walking in the Vermont woods.
• Morning photographic naturalist walk in Shelburne Farms’ picturesque landscape during prime fall foliage.
• Afternoon workshops on composition and camera technique, tailored to the interests and skills of participants.  
• Photographic ecological “missions” combining natural history investigation with technical photography skills.
• Photography-focused wilderness awareness and mindfulness activities. Optional evening photographic natural history walks.

Registration coming soon. See Shelburne Farms for more info and registration.

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Excursion: Bears, Wolves, and Birds of Yellowstone
May
25
to May 31

Excursion: Bears, Wolves, and Birds of Yellowstone

  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As the sun rises over the Rocky Mountains, the sounds of bellowing elk, croaking sandhill cranes, and howling wolves resonate across the valley. Alone in the fragrant sagebrush meadows, you encounter a herd of mother elk and newborn calves grazing in the cool morning air. On the hillsides above, you focus your spotting scope on a pair of courting black bears in the fresh alpine wildflowers at the edge of a montane glacier. Nearby, steam rises from the edge of a simmering hot spring as a great gray owl hunts in the nearby meadow. Bison and grizzly tracks skirt the orange and turquoise rim of the bubbling pool. On this week-long, small group safari into the heart of the wild, find out why the 18-million-acre Greater Yellow Ecosystem has been hailed as "America's Serengeti," "The World's Wonderland," and "the Land of Fire and Ice.”  (SOLD OUT)

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Class: Digital Nature Photography 101
Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Class: Digital Nature Photography 101

at North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier VT

New to digital photography? Eager to capture better images of the natural world? In this hands-on series, develop the foundations of a well-rounded nature photographer. We’ll explore composition, artistic technique, exposure, lighting, camera skills, and equipment settings. The perfect course for those curious about f-stops, shutter speeds, and the mysterious buttons on your new camera. Learn how to use your camera to develop a deeper connection with nature, while building the technical skills to dramatically improve your photography.

This class includes three weeknight classroom sessions, followed by a morning outdoor workshop. $85/$105 NBNC members/non-members.

A digital camera with adjustable settings is required.

Class 1: Wednesday April 11, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Class 2: Wednesday April 18, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Class 3: Wednesday April 25, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Class 4: Saturday May 5, 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spring is coming: are you ready to photograph it beautifully?

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Class: iPhone Photography
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Class: iPhone Photography

Unlock your inner photographer with the camera and apps on your mobile device. Practice simple technical skills for capturing and editing photographs on smartphones and tablets. Ideal for those aspiring artists who want to take great photographs without the hassle of complicated camera gear. 2 hours of instruction.

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Presentation: "Thunder Beasts and Swamp Donkeys: wild faces and places of Yellowstone country"
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Presentation: "Thunder Beasts and Swamp Donkeys: wild faces and places of Yellowstone country"

Bison, moose, wolves, and bears are entangled in a delicate dance of ecology and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Witness grand migrations, turf wars, life, death, struggle, and survival in this photographic odyssey to the wildest of the west. This event is part of North Branch Nature Center's "Naturalist Journeys" winter presentation series.

Location: North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St, Montpelier

Cost: Donations to NBNC welcomed

 

 

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Class: iPhone Photography
Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

Class: iPhone Photography

Unlock your inner photographer with the camera and apps on your mobile device. Practice simple technical skills for capturing and editing photographs on smartphones and tablets. Ideal for those aspiring artists who want to take great photographs without the hassle of complicated camera gear.

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Class: Intermediate Digital Photography
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Class: Intermediate Digital Photography

CVU Access Class, Hinesburg VT. 

Take your photography to the next level. In this series, dive deep into more nuanced techniques in composition and exposure. Learn to manipulate shutter speed and aperture to artistically capture challenging subjects. Harness your camera’s manual mode. Analyze and visualize advanced composition and style in your own work and others’. Lessons will be customized to fit the skills and interests of participants. A Digital SLR camera (or equivalent) is required.

Three Classes: Nov 29th, Dec 6th, Dec 13th

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Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Presentation: "Polar Bear Wonderland"

Hundreds of earth's largest terrestrial predators converge on the Hudson Bay's frigid shores for six restless weeks each fall in anticipation of the annual seal hunt. Join master naturalist and expedition leader Sean Beckett on a photographic exploration of the ecology, culture, and uncertain future of the arctic's wildest inhabitants.

A program for the Green Mountain Audubon Society

Location: Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, VT.

Cost: Donations to Green Mountain Audubon Society are welcomed.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Photography for Naturalists at Shelburne Farms

DATE: 

Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM (optional evening photography walk & shoot 4:15 - 7:00 PM)

LOCATION: Shelburne Farms

FEE: $65 / person, includes lunch

Learn to harness your camera to become a better naturalist while building the ecological literacy to dramatically improve nature photography.  In this day-long workshop, we’ll practice blending photography techniques and naturalist skills to a achieve a deeper connection with the natural world.  Ideal for all levels of experience.  A digital camera and inquisitive attitude required. Ideal for all levels of experience.

• Participants will leave with beautiful photographs and a powerful new approach to walking in the Vermont woods.
• Morning photographic naturalist walk in Shelburne Farms’ picturesque landscape during prime fall foliage.
• Afternoon workshops on composition and camera technique, tailored to the interests and skills of participants.  
• Photographic ecological “missions” combining natural history investigation with technical photography skills.
• Photography-focused wilderness awareness and mindfulness activities. Optional evening photographic natural history walk.

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Oct
15
6:45 AM06:45

Workshop: Autumn Nature and Foliage Photography with South Hero Land Trust

Sunday, October 15th 6:45 AM – 6:30 PM (Rain date: Saturday October 22)

Join us for this full-day, small-group photographic workshop featuring the South Hero Land Trust’s favorite properties. This program teaches how to use your camera to develop a deeper connection with nature, while building the technical skills to dramatically improve your photography. We’ll visit farmsteads, orchards, forests, and fields to photograph South Hero’s most beautiful scenery in prime morning and evening light, and spend the afternoon practicing exercises that fuse natural history with composition and camera technique. Participants will leave with beautiful photographs and a powerful new approach to walking in the woods. Suited to photographers and nature lovers of all skill levels!

Breakfast is included. Please pack a lunch. A digital camera is required, and a tripod is recommended. More specific details will be provided upon registration. This workshop is limited to 8 participants to maximize one-on-one instruction.

Limited to 8 participants to maximize one-on-one instruction. Please email guy@shlt.org or call 802-372-3786 to reserve your place. Cost: $95.00 per person. Payment due upon registration. Checks can be made out to South Hero Land Trust. 

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Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

Workshop: Evening Nature Photography with Green Mountain Club

Nature Photography Evening Workshop
Thursday, Oct 5, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Cost: $35 (GMC members receive 20% discount)

Location: Hunger Mountain Trailhead, Sweets Farm Road, Waterbury Center

In this field-based workshop series, join master photographer and naturalist Sean Beckett on explorations combining composition, light, exposure, and nature. Photograph flowers, forest, birds and beetles, producing evocative images while investigating local ecology. Use your camera to become a better naturalist, and develop a naturalist’s eye to become a better photographer. Gain the technical and artistic foundation to capture outstanding photographs in the Vermont woods. Ideal for local photographers of all skill levels.

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