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Nature Photography for Beginners

  • 17 Mar 2018
  • 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Visitor Center

Now here’s a unique way to celebrate St. Patrick Day.  Spend a photographic afternoon at Hobbs State Park. Things will start off with long-time photo journalist and wildlife photographer Mike Wintroath.  Mike has been the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission photographer for eight years, and in that time his spectacular wildlife images have filled the pages of the Arkansas Wildlife magazine, calendars, and more.  During this special event Mike will present a visual program of his wildlife work, including his underwater photography in Arkansas.  He will add stories and insights from his years as a professional photographer.

After Mike’s presentation will be an opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your camera when you photograph Nature.  If you are just beginning to shoot photos of Nature and want some great tips, you will want to attend the lecture and photoshoot that follows Mike’s presentation.   The program is not for the professional…beginners only please.  Don’t be bashful, or self-conscience because you don’t have a 3-foot long lens on your camera.  You don’t need it.  That’s not what this program is about.  It truly is for novices, greenhorns, and rookies.

Also note the time of year of this presentation.  We don’t have a lot of wildflowers and other plants with lush foliage to photograph in March.  Here’s the point.  No matter what time of year it is, there is ALWAYS something wonderful to photograph.  That’s what you will learn from Cleeo Wright, Nature Photographer, with the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas (PSNWA).

Cleeo will present a lecture in the Hobbs State Park visitor center on Beginning Nature Photography.  Afterwards he will help all participants identify photographic “subjects” around the visitor center, and how best to photograph them with the camera that you bring.  This will be your program.  You ask the specific questions so you will get the specific knowledge that you are seeking as a Nature Photography learner.  Don’t pass up this extraordinary opportunity to learn basic Nature Photography from a professional in that field.

Note:  Participants need to be familiar with the basic functions of their camera.  The
lecture will help you understand how to utilize the functions your camera has to offer. 

Where:    Hobbs State Park visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection. 

When:    Saturday March 17

Time:     2:00 pm -  special photographic presentation by Arkansas Game and Fish wildlife photographer Mike Wintroath 

Time:      4:00 pm lecture by Cleo Wright, Nature photographer from the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas.   Outside photo shoot follows the lecture.   Note:  The 4:00 pm program is for beginners only.            

Cost:       Free:  The public is invited.

For more information, call:  479-789-5000   

This program is a cooperative effort between the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas and Hobbs State Park.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

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