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Fri, Jul 12


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How to Take Photos of Bees and Butterflies

How to Take Photos of Bees and Butterflies
How to Take Photos of Bees and Butterflies

Time & Location

Jul 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location to be announced

About the event

This special hands-on workshop will take place on a unique private property filled with native plants and native pollinators.

Limited to 15 people. 

Tune up your butterfly and bee photography skills with two of the best butterfly photographers in Oregon - and a BLM bee-specialist biologist!

Keep reading for more information and registration link below.

Workshop activities:

• Review of equipment and approaches

— Advantages of cameras and phones

— Lenses, telephoto and micro(macro)

— Light, flash and natural

— The art of getting close enough to butterflies

— Cooling bees so they can be photographed

— Plants—what to photograph for identification

— Location records, by GPS and other means

• Fun in the field

— Give it a try in wonderful bee and butterfly rich meadows

— Rob, David, and Amanda will be there to help:

  • Rob Santry makes many of the best butterfly photos especially in Oregon and Northern California. He is a major contributor to field guides and other publications, and especially knowledgeable about butterfly locations and season in the area.
  • David Lee Myers contributes to field guides and PPRV events. Wings in the Light was published by Yale University Press. He is retired from teaching college photography.
  • Amanda Huffman is a BLM wildlife biologist with a special interest in bees.

REGISTER HERE. Limited to 15 people.

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