Join professional photographer Sophie Zyla for a hands-on exploration of macro photography. We will spend our morning exploring the amazing world of small critters and flower patterns found below our normal eye level. There is an abundance, of subjects, to inspire our creativity in the fields and gardens around the red barn at the Bent.
What will capture your eye? Come explore insects and flowers as a close-up or part of a landscape shot, patterns and abstracts in nature, and high or low-key photography to isolate details. Do not worry if you don’t know what those possibilities are. Sophie will start you off with a very short presentation in the barn. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to expert.
Bring your camera, a chair if you like, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty as you may wish to get low to the ground. Most important, bring your sense of adventure, curiosity, creativity, and humor. If you have a macro lens, extension tubes, fisheye lens, tripod, monopod, flash, lensballs, magnifying filters, or other gear you want to play with bring those as well. Sophie will have some things available to play with.
- Ages 15 and up are welcome
- Pre-registration is required
- $5 donation is requested
For questions and to pre-register, please contact Kate Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-405-9113.
About the Instructor: Sophie Zyla started taking family pictures with a Canon AE-1 film camera back in the early 1980s. After years of classes, seminars, workshops, and exploring a variety of photographic possibilities, she settled into mainly nature, wildlife, and conservation photography. Her work can be viewed at SophieZylaPhotoSZ.com.
Audubon Center Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year.