Thursday, September 29, 2016

Macro-photography workshop: October 5

A Black-horned Tree Cricket, one of myriad common macro-photography subjects.

Stratford Ecological Center
Evening Macrophotography Workshop (free)
Wednesday, October 5, 7pm – 9 pm

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Email Lisa Kreischer at:
Stratford Ecological Center is located about 20 minutes north of Columbus, in southern Delaware County. More information RIGHT HERE. The following is their description of the event:
We are very fortunate to have Jim McCormac share his photography and botanical knowledge with us for an evening of learning and photographing.  He recently presented a program to our Stratford volunteers and received rave reviews about his knowledge and presentation style. 
This is an evening program, so perhaps those of you on our list who cannot make our daytime meetings can attend.  The evening time will bring out some small critters (bugs) allowing us to practice what we learned. 

Program Description

The world abounds with fascinating albeit tiny subjects. Indeed, there are far more “macro” targets than “mega” targets. This talk, liberally illustrated with photos, will delve into the fascinating world of insects and other Lilliputians. We’ll discuss technique, equipment, camera settings, nighttime photography and flash, and ways to find and approach subjects. Weather permitting, we’ll wander outside afterward and seek subjects.  So bring your camera and equipment.
Jim McCormac – Bio
Jim works for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, specializing in wildlife diversity issues, especially birds. Prior to that, he was a botanist with the ODNR Division of Natural Areas and Preserves. He has authored or coauthored six books, including Birds of Ohio (Lone Pine 2004); and Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage (Kent State University Press 2009). The latter won the 2010 Ohioana Book award. He is a coauthor of the recently released Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas II book. Jim writes a column, Nature, for the Columbus Dispatch, and regularly publishes a natural history blog. He has written scores of articles in a variety of publications and has delivered hundreds of presentations throughout the eastern United States. He was named 2014 Conservation Communicator of the Year by the Ohio League of Sportsmen.

A tiny Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar gazes into the lens.

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