Events

May
9
Tue
Annual Board Meeting
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
May
13
Sat
Capturing the Essence of a Pine Savanna for Advanced Photographers @ Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center
May 13 @ 5:00 am – 9:00 am

Who – Photographer who understands how to use their equipment and has an interest in creating a photo essay about some aspect of the pine savanna.
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 have a very short introductory talk in the dark in the parking lot prior to trekking out into the pine savanna to capture images of a sunrise in the savanna.  After the sunrise and early morning scenic shots, we will begin to capture shots of the flora & fauna in the savanna.  There will be photographic opportunities for spring wildflowers and reptiles and amphibians.  For those photographers looking for a real challenge, capturing images of some of the savanna birdlife may be an objective.
Expectation – Participants should expect to leave with an increased knowledge of our wet pine savannas and a small collection of images that illustrate the complex habitat structure & components 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, small flashlight or headlamp (preferably one with a red light or red filter so as not to ruin night vision), 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.
Trip Rigor – Moderate to Difficult – we will be carrying our photogear up to ¼ mile across mucky, uneven terrain in the dark.

Registration is required and space is limited

To register, contact Dennis McGrury: (228)523-4190 or dennis.mcgrury@dmr.ms.gov

 

Jun
5
Mon
Capturing the Essence of a Pine Savanna for Beginning Photographers @ Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center
Jun 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who – Beginning nature photographer interested in photographing our native habitat and it’s compon
ents.
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.

Registration is required and space is limited

To register, contact Dennis McGrury: (228)523-4190 or dennis.mcgrury@dmr.ms.gov

 

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