As of 5/25/2023, this program is full.
This clinic is designed for beginner to intermediate level photographers/nature viewers interested in learning the basics of wildlife photography, perhaps some new tips and tricks, or to network with fellow nature enthusiasts! The clinic will be led by Rob O’Connor, a DEC attorney and avid wildlife photographer who has spent the last six years developing a diverse portfolio based on wildlife encounters throughout New York State and beyond. Attendees can expect to learn the basics of wildlife photography, including best camera settings and where to spot wildlife on the landscape, followed by a guided photo session that will focus on using natural lighting conditions, as well as adapting to changing circumstance to capture photos of birds and other wildlife.
Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring the following items:
- A camera. Any camera. Even your smartphone! Please be advised that if you plan to rely on a smartphone for this clinic, it is strongly recommended that you pair it with a spotting scope or other long lens because most birds are tiny and don’t like to get too close humans.
If using a DSLR or mirroless camera, it is strongly recommended that you pair it with a lens with a minimum focal length of 200mm.
A tripod, especially if using a telephoto lens.
Binoculars are strongly encouraged for all. If you need a pair, please ask in your RSVP.
To register, please email Rob O'Connor or call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291.