Photographer Heilman to sign books, lead workshop

TUPPER LAKE - Adirondack author and photographer Carl Heilman will be at the Wild Center Jan. 24 as part of Winter Wildays to introduce the film "Wild Adirondacks" and sign books. The viewing will take place in the Flammer Theater from 11 a.m. to noon.

After the film, Heilman will host a Nature in Winter Photography Workshop from 1-5 p.m. Winter in the Adirondacks is a unique time, and offers endless possibilities for the nature photographer. With potentially extreme weather conditions, winter can be the most challenging physically, but it also offers the greatest diversity of photographic opportunities.

This experiential nature photography workshop is designed around a full afternoon of photography, so there will potentially be considerable diversity in the lighting conditions. Heilman will be working with whatever the lighting is that day to decide when, where, and the types of scenes to photograph.

All locations will be at or within a few miles of The Wild Center. The afternoon will begin with an introduction that includes visuals and camera technique information plus some time for "Q & A." The rest of the afternoon will be in the field, working with various photography techniques and equipment.

Field photography will focus on lighting and composition - including working with wide angle, macro, telephoto, and panoramic nature photography techniques. While the photo techniques will apply to both digital and film photography, working with a digital SLR camera will offer the opportunity for image critiques during the photo shoots as well as offering more shooting options.

Heilman enjoys working with all levels of photographers. Cost is $63 for Wild Center members and $70 for non-members. Registration is required. For more information visit www.wildcenter.org

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