Dave Waite Nature Photography

This blog has been created to provide photographers, artists and those who enjoy the creative process with the opportunity to express ideas about photography. Along the way I hope to share some of my thoughts, as well as some of my techinques in creating nature and fine art photographs. If you are interested in purchasing matted copies of any of these photographs please go to "view my complete profile" below and send me an e-mail. Dave

Location: New York, United States

I am a amateur nature and fine arts photographer who was trained in black and white photography in the early 1970's, worked professionally a bit and then set aside all artistic pursuits until about 2003. I enjoy the creative aspects of photography and look forward to sharing with others of similar interests.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Creative Photography Workshop - June 29th

Hi all,

In April I had the privilege to speak at the monthly meeting of the Bethlehem Art Association on the subject of Creative Photography. At that time I had offered to do a hands-on workshop for anyone interested in learning and practicing some of the techniques we discussed that evening. My friends at the art association have taken me up on my offer, with the workshop to be held in Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary, Selkirk NY, on June 29th.

This free workshop will be for any skill level, and of course bring your camera! If you have a tripod, please bring that also, and I will bring a couple extra as well in case anyone needs one for the evening. We will be mostly out taking photos, with lots of opportunity to talk about techniques, perspective, visualization and other aspects of creativity with a camera. You do not need to have attended my Creative Photography talk to attend, or even be a member of the art association (though I highly recommend joining!) Please plan on being out for a couple of hours, bring water, snacks, bug spray, extra batteries and memory card / film too!

If those attending are interested, I will be offering part two of this workshop sometime in July when we will get together to look at the digital editing process using the photos that were taken at Hollyhock Hollow. Finally, it is my hope that we can have a part three sometime late summer / early fall that where I will teach matte cutting and give those attending a chance to cut mattes for their photos, especially for those from session one and two (there would be a fee to cover the cost of matte board, adhesive, etc.) There may even be an opportunity for these works to be displayed together in a group show later in the fall.

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail me at photoguy@nycap.rr.com.

Here is a brief description of Hollyhock Hollow from their website (it has directions if you need them) :(http://www.audubonintl.org/programs/asny/hhhsanctuary.htm)

The 138-acre sanctuary features unique karst geology, the Onesquethaw Creek, and hiking trails traversing woodland, pond, and stream habitats.

As of now our plan is to meet at 2 pm at the Stewarts in Feura Bush and then carpool to the sanctuary, but please contact me before the day of the workshop to confirm that!

Finally, many thanks to Allison of the BAA for her time and effort in making this happen!



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