Nature Photography Workshop: Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Nature Study Area

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Join internationally recognized nature photographer, Lewis Kemper, for this two-part Nature Photography Workshop at the beautiful Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Nature Study Area. The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a 100-acre nature preserve featuring interpretive trails that meander through the riparian woodlands along the American River. Besides beautiful views of the river and oak forest, we will have the opportunity to photograph deer, coyotes, raptors, waterfowl and wild turkeys.





We begin the workshop at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center on Saturday from 5-7 p.m., with a two-hour evening presentation on composition and light, an introduction to the nature center and wildlife photo techniques.

Instruction will continue on Sunday morning in the Nature Study Area with a sunrise field session. We will meet at 6:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Effie Yeaw Nature Center (The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is located inside the Ancil Hoffman County Park: 2850 San Lorenzo Way [off Tarshes Drive] Carmichael, CA 95608). After several hours of photography, we will break for lunch and reconvene at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center for a critique session from 2-4:30 p.m.

During the lunch break you will have time to do a quick edit and select some images to share during the critique.  Pick five to six images of your best, and five to six images you may have questions about. Bring these images on a flash drive when you return to Viewpoint.  If you live far way or don’t have a laptop, you can return to Viewpoint at 12:30 p.m. and meet Lewis there to use his laptop to peform your quick edit.

During the critique session we will concentrate on aspects of composition, photo technique and post processing that will enhance your images.


















Lewis Kemper is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. He currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. He was the photographer for, Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Kemper’s monograph, Capturing the Light won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His publication Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ DVD, My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal, features a year's worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA. His latest publications are photo guide apps, Yosemite National Park SNAPPGuide and Yellowstone National Park SNAPPGuide.

You’ll find his website at




September 30 2017 5:00 PM   through   October 1 2017 4:30 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States

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Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 125.00
Non-Member $ 175.00

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