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April 14, 2016

Wildlife Photography Seminar on May 14

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department photographer Tom Rogers will give a workshop on wildlife and nature photography on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. at Elmore State Park in Elmore, Vermont. The event is co-hosted by the Vermont Woodlands Association.

The workshop will begin with a brief presentation on the basics of proper exposure, depth of field, and use of camera equipment, followed by a field session in the state park. Vermont Fish & Wildlife bird biologist John Buck will also be on hand to help find wildlife and to provide a naturalist's prospective.

Rogers is a trained wildlife biologist and photographer, who has photographed in 29 countries. Examples of his work are available at

"Our abundant wildlife is one aspect of Vermont's special landscape. This workshop offers a chance to learn how to frame and capture wildlife through the lens of a camera," said Rogers. "From a bull moose surrounded by colorful fall foliage, to a songbird in a tree or a winding mountain stream, we'll review the basics to taking beautiful wildlife and outdoor images."

The workshop is geared for beginners who want to get the basics of wildlife photography and for intermediates who want to take their skills to the next level. The event costs $20, which goes to park entrance fee and towards the Vermont Woodlands Association's programs. Participants should bring their own camera equipment, including a tripod and binoculars if they own them.

"Wildlife and nature photography can present some of the most challenging conditions for a photographer, between difficult weather conditions and wildlife that never holds still," said Rogers. "But with an understanding of a few basic techniques, along with some patience and luck, the results can be stunning."

To sign up or for questions, contact Kathleen Wanner of the Vermont Woodland Association at by May 10, 2016. The event is open to the first 20 registrants.

Media Contacts: Tom Rogers, 802-377-2628; Kathleen Wanner, 802-747-7900

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: April 14, 2016 15:56:17