Shooting Opportunities and Photography Events Calendar

 

Date / Time Shooting Opportunity / Photography Event / Workshop

Location

Website

Sat, NOW – Sun, Oct 29 Shooting Opportunity: Chihuly  (fabulous art glass installation)

NY Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

nybg.org

Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day through Oct 1. 10AM – 7PM Shooting Opportunity: New York Renaissance Faire. The Faire is a rollicking romp through Elizabethan England complete with 16th Century games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music and dance – set within the majestic groves of Tuxedo Park, New York. (Admission charged). [NEW]

600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987

renfiar.com/ny

Sept 13 – Sept 17 & Sept 21 – Sept 24. Hours of operation on the photoville.com website. Photography Festival / Workshops: Photoville 2017.  Photoville will once again create an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries. Like years before, there will be containers! outdoor exhibitions! talks and workshops! evening projections! Our Smorgasburg Beer Garden and food vendors will return, alongside our nighttime events, and this year we will be more immersed throughout the park than ever before. [NEW]

Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Brooklyn, New York City.  The exact location and how to get there is on the website below.

photoville.com

Fri Sept 22 – Sun Sept 24 Shooting Opportunity: Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival. This event celebrates Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions in athletics, piping and dance.  [NEW]

305 Conestoga St – Bethlehem, PA 18018

And click the following for the festival map

celticfest.org

Sat Sept 23 – Sun Sept 24, 9am – 5pm. Shooting Opportunity: WINGS + WHEELS EXPO. Wings and Wheels Expo 2017 is a family event featuring WWII Airplanes, helicopters and other unique aircraft, military vehicles, vintage and contemporary show cars and Live Entertainment. Veterans and active military wearing a vets cap of any kind admitted free. Info  [NEW] 

Essex County Airport, 27 Wright Way, Fairfield, NJ

wings-wheels-expo-2017

Sat Sept 23rd, 10am – 12:30pm Workshop: Audobon Digital Photography Workshop I: Equipment and Exposure.  Led by Phil Witt and David DesRochers. Cost: Members $12, non-members $25.  Workshop 1 will review the basics of nature photography.  Participants will learn what equipment can be used to achieve different effects. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand lenses, camera bodies (mostly digital single lens reflex bodies), megapixels, shutter speeds, f/stops, focal lengths, apertures, exposure histograms, and depth of field—and how all of these can be used to take good nature photographs.  Although the focus will be on nature photography, many of the same principles and equipment needs apply to other kinds of photography as well.  [NEW]

New Jersey Audubon Society Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

audubon workshops

Sat Oct 7th, 10am – 12:30pm Workshop: Audobon Digital Photography Workshop II: Composition. Led by Phil Witt and David DesRochers. Cost: Members $12, non-members $25.  Workshop 2 will focus on composition–that is, capturing the best image.  The workshop will also begin covering the basics of digital editing.  Although the workshop will demonstrate digital editing using PhotoShop, the majority of the editing techniques can be implemented in other digital editing programs.  The workshop will be organized around three nature photography principles—light, composition, and moment.  All composition and editing techniques, from the initial lens choice to the image capture technique to PhotoShop editing, will be geared towards achieving an image that captures those three elements well.  Although we will stress getting the best image capture initially, sometimes Mother Nature needs a little help in the digital darkroom, so we will cover basic digital editing methods that can improve the image.  The workshop will review examples from a variety of subject types within nature photography, ranging from birds to insects to landscapes.  Participants will be encouraged to submit their own images for in-class editing [NEW]

New Jersey Audubon Society Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

audubon workshops

Sat Oct 14th, 7am – 11am Workshop / Field Trip: Audobon Digital Photography Workshop /Field Trip: PETTY ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP. Led by Phil Witt and David DesRochers. Cost: Free.  Join Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary photography workshop instructors Dave DesRochers and Phil Witt, with NJ Audubon Project Director Kelly Wentzel, on a photo-oriented tour of Petty Island. This unusual site lies in the Delaware River between Camden and Philadelphia, with beautiful views of the Philadelphia skyline. It is a natural oasis with restricted access, soon to be turned over completely by its current owner Citgo. The walk will visit the natural areas of the island to photograph both the natural beauty of this unusual site, as well as the views of Philadelphia. Dave and Phil will guide the participants through a series of photography tasks designed to increase command of the camera and exercise participants’ sense of composition. [NEW]

Petty Island, Pennsauken Township, NJ

audubon workshops

Sat Nov 11th, 10am – 12:30pm Workshop: Audobon Digital Photography Workshop III: Photo Boot Camp. Led by Phil Witt and David DesRochers. Cost: Members $12, non-members $25.  Workshop 3 will be a photo boot camp. In Workshop 3 the participants will apply what they learned in Workshops I and II. This will be a hands-on session with cameras, with participants practicing changing camera settings, compensation for varying light conditions. We will practice composition using flower set ups, considering the effect of light quality and direction, distance to subject, focal length, and f/stop. Time permitting, we will project and critique participants’ session images.[NEW]

New Jersey Audubon Society Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

audubon workshops

Sat Dec 9th, 10am – 12:30pm Workshop: Audobon Digital Photography Workshop IV: Composition. Led by Phil Witt and Jack Moskowitz. Cost: Members $12, non-members $25.  Workshop 4 will focus more heavily on digital editing. The workshop will cover the basic RAW conversion software and essential PhotoShop tools, such as levels, curves, the crop tool, and the clone stamp. The workshop will address how to clean up an image, simplifying the image and removing distractions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images on flashdrives for editing demonstrations. [NEW]

New Jersey Audubon Society Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary, 11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

audubon workshops

Mar 3 – Mar 11, 2018 Shooting Opportunity: Phildelphia Flower Show. The Flower Show is a great place to take photos of your favorite flowers. Individuals are more than welcome to photograph the Show with hand held cameras for non-commercial use. Monopods and tripods are not permitted. [NEW]

Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

theflowershow.com