The Central Kansas Photography Club will be hosting their annual Photography Workshop, Saturday May 21, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Photographer and author Boyd Norton will be the presenter this year.
Boyd Norton has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Sierra Club’s prestigious Ansel Adams award for his use of “superlative photography” for conservation causes over a lifetime. His work in protecting wildlife and wilderness has spanned the globe. Norton is the photographer and author of 16 books, ranging in topics from African elephants to mountain gorillas, and from Siberia’s Lake Baikal to the Serengeti ecosystem. His recent award-winning book, Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning, won high praise from Jane Goodall and Richard Engel of NBC News, among many others. His next book, Conservation Photography: The Art Of Saving Our Planet One Photograph At A Time, is due for publication in early 2016. He is at work on three more books. Throughout his nearly 50 years of photography and writing and environmental activism he has played a key role in the establishment of several wilderness areas in the Rocky Mountains, new national parks in Alaska, and in the designation of Siberia’s Lake Baikal as a World Heritage Site.
Among the topics Norton will discuss during the day long seminar will be: Picture Dynamics and Composition; Light; Lenses and Perspective; Creativity; Conservation Photography: You Can Make a Difference; Copyright: Why it Matters; and How not to Become a Professional Photographer
All photographers, regardless of skill level and experience, are invited to participate in the workshop. Registration fee is $49 and includes lunch. Seating is limited to 65 individuals. Registration information can be sent to Club President Jay Miller at 3626 22nd Street, Great Bend KS 67530 by May 5. For more information contact Club President Jay Miller at 620-617-0116 or Publicity Chair Randy Goering at 620-792-3647.