Audubon Nature Photography Club

Date(s) - Thursday, May 14, 2015
6:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


“Members Favorite Photos” will be the topic at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

Members Suzette Paduano, Laurel Austin-Smith and Bill Smith will show some of their favorite images and share details of how they came to be. Paduano is the club’s outgoing president, having served for nine years. She has a gift for portraying birds, flowers, and children. Austin-Smith and Smith are longtime members interested in a wide variety of subjects.

“Black & White” and “More Favorite Shots” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Black & White is about using a black-and-white subject and finding a vantage point to isolate and emphasize the subject, to encourage people to think about the relationship of objects. “More Favorite Shots” is a few images from each member — a free-wheeling shower of shots that gives an introduction into the types of images each member likes to shoot.

The 15-minute tech talk will be a demonstration creating a panorama from several shots; it will explain why combining shots can be better than just using a wide-angle lens.  Also shown will be a demo creating a greater depth macro flower picture by combining shots of a single flower where the focus point changes from shot to shot.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at club exhibits.

For more information contact club President Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or