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Are you looking to expand your capabilities with your digital or film camera. In additon to learning how to compose images in an outdoor setting, this class will help increase your comfort level with your equipment.  Geared toward beginners and intermediates from teens to seniors, attendees have included hobbyists, birders, artists and carvers seeking to improve on the gathering of reference material and nature lover's looking to expand their capabilities. At the end, you will be able to take your camera off automatic and you take the photograph you want instead of what your camera thinks you want…..and done right, there is little need for software manipulation!!

    Currently Scheduled Workshops for Fall 2017

    ( Contact Sol at naturpix@mindspring.com for further information and updated schedules )

    Aug 19

    9:30am - about 3:30pm
    to be followed by a photoshoot
    Rolesville Community Center
    514 Southtown Circle
    Rolesville, NC 27571
    Info  & registration:: 919-554-6582
    Rolesville Parks and Recreation Catalog
    or register by mail

    no later than Aug 11
    Sept 16

    9:30am - about 3:30pm
    Hawk Manor Falconry
    587 Joe Collins Rd
    Lillington, NC 27545
    Info  & registration:: 910-984-5196

    Email Hawk Manor Falconry

    Hawk Manor Falconry Website

    no later than Sept 11

    Oct 3, 10, 24
    (Tuesdays - 3 weeks for classes)

    6:30 - 9:00 pm

    Oct 14 (Saturday) for photoshoot@Duke Gardens ... Time:TBD
    Durham Arts Council
    120 Morris Street
    Durham, NC

    (for the class sessions)

    Info & registration:
    919-560-2787 or
    Durham Arts Council Class Schedule
    or register via mail
    Dec 9

    9:30am - about 3:30pm
    Flaherty Park Community Center
    1226 North White Street
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Info & registration:
    Rec-Connect on line or walk-in registration prior to class start date

    Also for information: contact Sol Levine: naturpix@mindspring.com


    What's the workshop about?

    f-stop? Shutter speed? What do these things do? Manual or automatic? Printing a photograph? Wide angle vs. macro vs telephoto? Are any of these questions you have asked or photography questions you have ever asked? They and many more will be answered in this outdoor and nature photography workshop and intermediates We’ll talk what fools those automatic light meters (and how to compensate for them), coping with changing light conditions outdoors, compostion and more. You’ll get notes, reprints, have some fun, learn a lot and walk away taking photographs rather than having your camera snap a picture for you.

    We’ll look at maximizing equipment at minimal costs and the tradeoffs on equipment, metering, etc photography We’ll have optional  shooting sessions in many sessions.

    Open discussion and questions are encouraged, allowing participants to get some specific questions answered. The free exchange of information and ideas has proven to be helpful to all participants.

    What do you get? Each participant gets a binder containing the discussion notes, reprints of many articles to reinforce some of the discussion and other information.

    What do you have to bring to the workshop?  

    Some enthusiasm for photography, a willingness to learn and some patience. Depending upon the time and location,  participants are asked to bring a bag lunch  Most people bring a camera (everything from disposables to the top-of-line have been in the same workshop) if they want some specific questions answered about it or if they plan to shoot as part of the workshop.

    More information: Contact the location noted above or Sol Levine at naturpix@mindspring.com


    Show Schedule - 2016 (check back; some shows are presently pending)

    DATE NAME & LOCATION SPONSOR (and website if applicable)

    Sept 10-11

    Currituck Wildlife Festival
    Currituck County High School
    4203 Caratoke Highway (Rte 158)
    Barco, NC 27917

    Coinjock Ruritan Club

    Sept 24

    11am - 6pm

    Hand on Arts Fall Festival
    Turnage Theatre
    150 West Main Street
    Washington, NC

    Arts of the Pamlico

    Oct 15-16 Arts@the Park 2015
    Quiet Waters Park
    600 Quiet Waters Park Road
    Annapolis, MD

    Friends of Quiet Waters Park

    Dec 4 Beth-El Synagogue
    1004 Watts Street
    Durham, NC
    Annual Sisterhood Chanukah Bazaar

    Scheduled Exhibits -- 2016

    DATE NAME & LOCATION SPONSOR (and website if applicable)
    Oct 20 - Dec 1 ERUUF Art Gallery
    4907 Garrett Road
    Durham, NC 27707
    Eno River Unitarian
    Universalist Fellowship