Presentation: How to create abstract nature photos with an iPhone

Date(s) - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
6:15 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


“iPhone Abstracts” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting  at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

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.

Butch Poole will demonstrate how he approaches shooting and creating abstract nature photos. He will stress the creative process: using a starting image, adding other images to complement that, experimenting with iPhone apps while on location, deleting and adding other elements and then bring it all together with minor processing tweaks back at home.

Poole is a former high school biology teacher and has been involved in the art show circuit for over 30 years selling nature videos and still photography.  In 2009, he evolved into iPhone abstract nature photography using multiple exposures and layer effects from an iPhone app. Poole really appreciates now having to carry only a phone into the woods.

“The Color Yellow” and “Unusual Perspective” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. The Color Yellow is about using a yellow subject and finding a vantage point to isolate and emphasize the subject and so encourages people to think about the relationship of objects. Unusual Perspective is all about getting away from shooting at standing eye level.

A long-term scavenger hunt fun photo assignment will also be introduced.

A social time follows the program.

For more information, contact Suzette Paduano, club president, at (716) 763-9492 or, or visit the club blog.