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Saturday, June 09, 2018

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Van Patten Woods

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Allison Frederick

Phenology and Photography

Outdoor workshop for serious amateur photographers. Take advantage of the setting sun and explore light painting after dark with photographer Jeff Goldberg.

Advance your photography skills and knowledge of the natural calendar during adventures in the field with professional photographer, Jeff Goldberg, and a staff naturalist. This workshop is for serious amateur photographers. Each session focuses on a particular subject and photographic technique related to the current season.

Join us on a summer evening to explore the beauty of Van Patten Woods. A naturalist will lead a tour of the preserve as the sun sets. After dark falls, we will experiment with light painting, a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source while taking a long exposure photo.   

As we hike, we will search for photo subjects of seasonal interest. Van Patten Woods will provide a picturesque landscape to enjoy a summer sunset. The shifting surroundings, setting sun, and rising moon will allow plenty of practice for representing photo subjects in terms of environmental context, composition, exposure and use of natural lighting.

Requirements for attendees:
• DSLR (preferred) or SLR (film/analog) camera body with manual exposure capability
• Any lenses owned (e.g. wide, telephoto, macro, etc.)
• Tripod (able to carry during our hike)
• Ability to operate your camera in manual mode
• Layered clothing, hiking shoes/boots and a flashlight

This program is held completely outdoors, partially at night. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for hiking. If inclement weather occurs, participants can call the programming hotline at 847‑968‑3113 one hour prior to the class for an update and or reschedule information.


Adults, youth ages 16 and older.

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