Nature Photography Walk
I carry my camera with me all the time. I find I notice more about the natural world and I enjoy the sense of accomplishment and gratitude for that nature that I feel when I find something to photograph.
My photography background
Many years ago I was a newspaper photography for a weekly paper. I photographed solely in black and white and had a darkroom. Later I took photography and video classes at the Smithsonian and Maine College of Art. For a half dozen years I taught digital photography locally at Windham Adult Education. Throughout all of this I learned about the secrets of taking good photographs.
Taking good photographs of nature is really hard. The natural world is complex and messy and many pictures don't work because there is no center of focus. Landscapes that look lovely when we are there looking at them in the moment often do not translate into good pictures. We will find out why as we explore these and other concepts crucial to recognizing good composition during our walk. Afterwards, you will be able evaluate natural landscapes and recognize opportunities to take interesting photographs you will enjoy sharing.
Length: 3 hours, clear skies to light drizzle.
Time: Daily--early or late in the day. Mid-day is not a good time to take great photos outside. The sun is too high and strong and it bleaches and flattens colors.
Locations: Walks can be scheduled at Sebago Lake Land Reserve in Standish, Clifford Park in Biddeford, Two Lights or Crescent Beach State Parks in Cape Elizabeth, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth or Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal (near Freeport). Other locations are possible provided permission to lead a walk on the property is granted by the land owner. This is often possible on state and town parks and lands. Properties that are privately held or owned by nonprofit organizations are also possible on a case by case basis.
$55 per person up to 3 hour walk two participants,
$40 per person up to 3 hour walk, three to six participants,
$35 per person up to 3 hour walk, minimum of eight participants.
Half day and full day flat rates provided upon request. These are generally used when the cost of the walk is paid for by an organization and individuals participate at no cost.
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