"Wild Bird Photography-Without Breaking Your Back or Bank Account"
by Paul Nguyen-MA
Monday, May 2, 7:30 PM
Photographing small wildlife subjects like birds isnâ€™t always about shelling out for an enormous and expensive telephoto prime lens. Thereâ€™s a lot of value to smaller, lighter and less expensive lenses and setups that allow for greater mobility and more compositional flexibility. And thereâ€™s no substitute for having a thorough understanding of your subjectâ€™s behavior patterns and natural history. Weâ€™ll cover different photographic strategies for different types of birds; when to use a large telephoto lens, and when to use a â€˜lean and meanâ€™ camera/lens setup for lightweight shooting on a budget; the value of researching your subject; and composition principles for birds and wildlife.
Our speaker is a Professional Photographer and a native of Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience in film and digital photography who currently specializes in digital photography of natural landscapes and wildlife from New England and around the world. He served in the prestigious National Parks Artist in Residence program, at Petrified Forest, AZ and his work also includes an exclusive assignment as the photographer for the Gallery on the Charles River at the Museum of Science, Boston. He has been featured as an affiliated artist at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His images have been licensed by organizations such as the Nature Conservancy, Tamron USA, Amazing New England Artworks, and numerous local and international publications, and his outstanding image-making and teaching have gained him equipment sponsorship from Tamron USA and Sun Surveyor. Paul currently serves as a program guide and brand ambassador for Swedish outfitter Fjallraven.
As an independent photographer, his travels have taken him as far as New Zealand, Asia, Iceland, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and coast to coast within North America, and he turns his captured images into fine art pieces that will beautify any living or work space.
Paul lives and works out of Hopkinton, MA, and can be seen promoting and selling his work at art shows across New England throughout the year, and he is also a lecturer and contest judge for local camera clubs and the New England Camera Club Council. He will be one of the speakers at this yearâ€™s NECCC 75th Anniversary Photo Conference in July at UMASS, Amherst. He offers local and destination photography workshops through his business, BlueHour Photo Ventures, as well as private one-on-one instruction.
For more information on his companies tours and workshops and to sign up for or read his blogs please visit www.bluehourboston.com/phototours/
To see more of Paulâ€™s images and information visit his website at www.paulnguyenphoto.com