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 fog enshrouded river and oak forest, we will have the opportunity to photograph deer, coyotes, raptors, waterfowl and wild turkeys. Winter should provide us a foggy sunrise, bringing atmosphere and mood to our images.
The workshop begins at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center on Friday, March 16th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a two-hour evening presentation on composition and light, an introduction to the nature center, and wildlife photo techniques.
Instruction continues on Sunday morning, March 18th in the Nature Study Area with a sunrise field session. The group will meet at 6:15 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 the group will break for lunch, and then reconvene at Viewpoint 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 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., meet Lewis there, and use his laptop to do your quick edit.
During the critique session you and your fellow photographers will concentrate on aspects of composition, photo technique and post processing to enhance your images.
Lewis Kemper is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing and teaching throughout the world. He served as Canon’s Explorers of Light for 10 years and now serves as an Explorer of Light Emeritus.
Lewis has written or photographed for many books and magazines. Currently, he 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’ latest project “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a years worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA.
You’ll find his website at lewiskemper.com.