FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/ 02/13/11
CHESTERTWP. – Natural beauty abounds in New Jersey, but creating spectacular outdoor photos involves developing an “eye” for the subtleties of composition and light.
For professional tips on creating beautiful and striking images of the outdoors, join New Jersey Conservation Foundation on Tuesday, June 7, for a three-hour workshop by noted landscape photographer Dwight Hiscano of Summit.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road, Chester Township, a 100-acre park that is one of the jewels of the Morris County Parks system.
The workshop costs $20 per person, and advance registration is required by contacting Carol Banhart at firstname.lastname@example.org 908-234-1225.
The workshop will include at least one hour of field work, in which Hiscano will walk the gardens and woods of Bamboo Brook with participants to help them assess the potential of natural settings and visualize how finished images would appear. Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras and tripods.
Field work will be followed by a slide presentation, including a discussion of locations and subjects, good composition, metering and proper exposure, the behavior of natural light, and using a digital camera versus negative or slide film. There will also be a question and answer session on the role of landscape photography in today’s society, and its impact on the conservation movement.
Hiscano, known for his colorful portrayals of the New Jersey landscape, is the author of “New Jersey, The Natural State,” a book containing more than 100 full-color images of the Garden State. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. and is part of the permanent collections at a number of New Jersey corporations and hospitals, including Morristown Memorial Hospital.
An avid outdoorsman and trustee for the New Jersey chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Hiscano considers his landscape photography a tool with which to promote conservation efforts.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Since 1960, the Foundation has protected more than 120,000 acres of open space, farmland and parks. For more information about New Jersey Conservation Foundation and its programs and preserves, visit www.njconservation.org.
To learn more about Dwight Hiscano, visit his website at www.dwighthiscano.com.
The Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center is located in Chester Township, a short distance off Route 206. From Route 206, turn west onto Pottersville Road at traffic light (left turn for northbound traffic, right turn for southbound). Go for about ½ mile and make first right onto Lisk Hill Road. Follow Lisk Hill for about 1/10 mile to stop sign at T-intersection. Turn right onto Union Grove Road, then continue for 3/10 mile to Y-intersection. Bear left at Y-intersection onto Longview Road and proceed for about one mile. Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center is on the left, with a gravel parking lot uphill of the main building.