Capturing the Essence of a Pine Savanna for Beginning PhotographersApril 13th, 2017 | Category:
Who – Beginning nature photographer interested in photographing our native habitat and it’s compon
What – Our wet, southern pine savannas that are maintained by frequent fire are a real habitat gem. While they may appear uniform from a distance, they contain a striking diversity of plants and endemic wildlife while offering open views that are difficult to find in most southern forests. We will begin with a presentation about pine savannas and nature photography inside before venturing outside to create our own images. We will likely focus on scenic and floral images, but will certainly take advantage of other opportunities that are available.
Expectation – Participants should expect to leave with an increased knowledge of our wet pine savannas and how to use their cameras, as well as a few representative images of the wet pine savanna at Grand Bay.
Leader – Robert Smith is the Coastal Program Coordinator for Wildlife Mississippi with a background in forest and wildlife management. Robert has been working in and photographing our southern, frequently burned pineywoods for over 20 years, and leading photographic workshops in these habitats for 8 years.
What to Bring – Rubber boots/mud shoes, ground mat or bag to kneel or lay on, camera gear (body, lenses, tripod, lighting). Depending on what images you wish to capture, there are opportunities to use wide angle, short telephoto, macro, and long telephoto lenses. While participants digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras will get the most from the workshop, participants who use point-and-shoot or other cameras are welcome as well.
Trip Rigor – Easy to Moderate – participants can stay on level, open ground or venture into uneven, mucky terrain in search of photo opportunities.