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Nature Photography workshop planned

By Staff | Apr 5, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is now accepting registrations for a nature photography workshop it is sponsoring the weekend of April 12-14. The workshop will be held at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown.

It will be led by Wil and Donna Hershberger, who are both accomplished nature photographers.

It will be aimed at beginners but will also be useful for more experienced photographers.

The cost to participate will be $150 for the entire weekend.

The workshop will be intensive. It will begin with a 6:30-9:00 p.m. session Friday, August 10; continue with all-day (6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.) sessions Saturday; and conclude with a 6:30 a.m.-12:00 noon session on Sunday.

Instruction will cover all aspects of nature photography and include classroom and outdoor field sessions. It will focus on 35mm format equipment (film and digital), but point-and-shoot photographers are also encouraged to participate. Topics of discussion will include light, composition, equipment, workflow, and finding suitable images.

Participants should bring their own cameras and lenses, and a tripod and flash if they have them.

Full information and on-line registration are available on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Ellen Murphy at 304-676-8739 or pvasprograms@gmail.com.

Wil and Donna Hershberger are founding members of Potomac Valley Nature Photographers and operate Nature Images and Sounds in Hedgesville.

Wil is a former PVAS president, a former first vice-president of the Shenandoah Photographic Society, and a former moderator of the flora and macro forum at NatureScapes.net. He is also a member of the American Ornithologists Union, the Society of Field Ornithologists, the North American Nature Photographers Association, the Professional Photographers Association and the North American PhotoShop Professionals.

His nature photographs have been published widely. He is coauthor of “The Songs of Insects,” a book and audio CD published in 2007 by Houghton-Mifflin Company.