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    • 05 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center, 1978 Island Ford Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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    Photography in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Ready to take your photographic skills to the next level? Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) is pleased to partner with Tom Wilson and offer a 1-day photography workshop. And the Chattahoochee River is the perfect subject! This is a benefit event for CPC.

    Prerequisites: Participants should be familiar with the basic operations of their camera. Essentially, be able to focus the camera and manually set exposure. Participants should have a tripod and a means of triggering the shutter remotely or using an exposure delay setting.  A circular polarizing filter is also highly recommended.

    The Chattahoochee River and its environs are marvelous photographic subjects, potentially providing endless opportunities for nature photography. The course instructor, Tom Wilson, has been photographing the Chattahoochee River for over 15 years, providing photography for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper during that time.

    The course will cover camera techniques for capturing high quality images such as use of a tripod, remote shutter release and other techniques for maximizing image quality.  We will cover how to use direction and quality of light to enhance a photograph, use basic compositional skills to produce powerful images, as well as how focal length, depth of field, shutter speed, ISO selection, filtration and other variables can be used creatively to produce images with impact.

    The course will begin at 9:00am on Saturday May 5th with a classroom session at Hewlett Lodge/Island Ford Visitor Center. We will break for lunch at noon and begin our second classroom session at 1:00pm. At 3:00pm, we will begin our outdoor session which will involve a short hike down to the Chattahoochee River at Island Ford to practice some of the techniques we covered in the classroom sessions.

    For more information, contact Debra Blanchard at [email protected]


    Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

    P.O. Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076

    email:  [email protected]                                                                   Visit the National Park Service website.



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