dew dripping from autumn maple leavesMy popular annual Autumn Color photography workshops are fast approaching – and there are still spots available. This year I am expanding the Midwest Nature Photography Field Workshops fall color events to include another fabulous Iowa location – Wildcat Den State Park!

Saturday, October 15, I’ll be offering our one-day field workshop at the gorgeous Wildcat Den State Park, near Muscatine, Iowa. This lovely state park is conveniently located about 30-minutes West of Davenport, 1 hour Southeast of Iowa City, or 2 hours 40 minutes East of Des Moines. It features a variety of fabulous nature photography subjects, and a historic stream-side mill.

Sunday, October 23, I’ll then be returning to the beautiful Ledges State Park in Boone County (about 30 minutes North of Des Moines) for another one-day field workshop. The Ledges has been a highly productive workshop location in past years! This park’s mix of prairie, cliffs, and deep valley streams make a marvelous location for our workshop participants. Central Iowa photographers won’t want to miss this opportunity to shoot with our workshop group!

The itinerary for each Autumn Color workshop begins early, with a quick pre-dawn get-acquainted meeting, and then we move right into a very packed day of hands-on photography, creating beautiful fall color photographs until dusk!

Topics covered include both basic and advanced topics of outdoor nature photography, including exposure, selective focus, composition, proper field technique, numerous creative techniques, equipment and gear, and much more.  As an instructor, I am hands-on and do not shoot my own images in the field; rather, I focus 100% of my efforts on assisting participants to learn proper technique and to create fantastic images. My goal is to help you return from the field at the end of the day with a collection of publication-quality autumn color photographs including landscapes, close-up or macro images, and evocative artistic images.

My Autumn Color one-day field workshops generally sell out and have a waiting list. I keep group size small to ensure plentiful individual attention and to allow the group to move from location to location in the park without difficulty. If interested in joining me for one or both days, please contact me right away for more information and to reserve your spot! Please note that my workshops are targeted at SLR users – digital or film.

For more information, please see this link. For questions or to register, please contact me right away! Registrants will receive complete itinerary, details of the day, packing list, and a list of recommended nearby hotels, prior to the event.

As always, thanks for your interest in the Midwest Nature Photography Field Workshop Series. See you in the Field!

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September 11, 2011

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