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Exploring Nature with a Camera
October 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nature photography – what could be easier, when we live in such an impressive place? The ever-changing world outside our door beckons us with its beauty daily. Yet, as anyone knows who’s had the experience of photographing a beautiful sunset only to be disappointed with the end result, making a truly memorable landscape photograph is not easy.
Brunswick photographer James McCarthy will share in this workshop 10 ways of exploring nature with a camera — exercises to open up one’s mind and heart — that have worked for him in almost 40 years of working with cameras of all shapes and sizes. For the past eight years he’s been exploring the Cathance River Nature Preserve in all seasons, types of weather and times of day with a digital Nikon camera. “I invite anyone who has an interest in photographing nature, whether a beginner or a serious amateur, to join me in this Sunday morning workshop in which we’ll hike down to the river, follow it for awhile and return through a mixed forest of birches, beeches, pines,” McCarthy says. “The camera is a great tool for exploring our world: A way of seeing, for sure, but also a means of discovering and exploring our feelings about the places, people and things that are important to us.”
A former editor of The Times Record, McCarthy’s photographs have appeared in the Cleveland Museum of Arts annual juried May Show four times, as well as in solo and group exhibitions in Maine.
This program is free and open to all, though registration is required: