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Phenology and Photography


Phenology and Photography

Saturday, February 02

7 AM - 10 AM

Adults, youth ages 16 and older.

Registration is closed.


Phenology and Photography
Outdoor workshop combines a staff naturalist’s insight with technical tips from a professional photographer.

This workshop is for serious amateur photographers. Join Jeff Goldberg and Allison Frederick in the field as they point out interesting landscapes and local flora and fauna related to the current season. Familiarize yourself with the mental checklist of how to best represent a photo subject in terms of its environmental context, exposure and use of natural lighting.

We will meet at Fort Sheridan to take advantage of the amazing winter sunrise over Lake Michigan. February provides interesting photo subjects: ice formations, snowy oak woodlands, and more. Dress in warm layers, and be prepared for cold weather in a beautiful winter setting.

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
• Warm, layered clothing and winter boots with good tread

Meet in the Gilgare Road parking lot.

This program is held completely outdoors. 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.


Allison Frederick

Fort Sheridan 117 Sheridan Road
Lake Forest, IL, 60045

The District occasionally takes photographs or video of participants for promoting/advertising our programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in our brochures, website or agency social media, and other promotional avenues. By registering for, participating in or attending District programs, events, or other activities, the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) irrevocably agrees to the use and distribution by the District of his or her image (or of his minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such programs, events and activities for any purpose without inspection or approval and without compensation, rights to royalties or any other consideration now and in the future.