Nature Photography Lecture by Jim Clark


Professional nature photographer, Jim Clark, will be presenting a lecture entitled “Getting it right in the field: Twenty-five field techniques for elevating your nature photography.” Before heading into the digital darkroom, it’s important to make sure that when in the field, you use sound field techniques to photograph that defining moment in nature. Nothing in the darkroom will work unless you have an image captured correctly in the field.

Among his many other accomplishments, Jim is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), author of several books and a documentary, and winner of the Nature’s Best Windland Rice International Wildlife Photography Contest.

Drawing from his 42 plus years as a professional nature photographer, Jim offers some of his own field techniques for you to consider. These are not your usual techniques either! Jim will share techniques such as:  shaken and not stirred, be like water, be friends with the subject, multi-tasking in the field, are you kidding me, if you want to ride a horse, and going to the other side of the island. This is a rapid session of techniques, so hold onto your hats and be prepared to add a few more tools to your photography toolbox.

The Friends of Blackwater-sponsored lecture will be held at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Saturday, January 6, 2018, from 8:30am-12:00pm with a rain date of January 13.  The fee for this lecture is $45 and will be used to support the March 2018 BNWR Eagle Festival.  Lunch, from 12:00pm-1:00pm, will be provided.  Seats are limited.  For more information and to register for the lecture, go to

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