Nature Photography Club: Spring Flowers

Date(s) - Thursday, May 08, 2014
6:30 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


“Spring Flowers” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting  to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8,  at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, Pa.

Jennifer Schlick, program director at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, will demonstrate how she approaches shooting wildflowers. She will stress the creative process: what to include, how to adjust the background view with lens choice, how to organize the view with camera settings and then bring it all together with minor processing tweaks. 

Schlick is co-creative director for Women Create,  the biennial juried exhibit of women’s art, and an active blogger on nature.

“Selective Focus” and “Using a Reflector” are the topics for the image review that begins after the speaker. Selective focus uses a small depth of field to set the subject sharply against a quite softer background and so encourages people to think about the relationship of objects. Using a reflector is about this way to add fill light when shooting subjects in harsh light.

The 15-minute Tech Talk will be on comparing the Auto, Aperture, Shutter speed and Manual exposure modes that all cameras have.

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 or visit the club blog.