Saturday, June 5, 2010

June Photography Workshop

The site's inaugural photography workshop was a success! Not only did we hit capacity, participants of all ages and experience levels were given access to and toured Gene's Cabin on Sylvan Lake as well as the tame garden. The weather was dreary but hey, that's free light diffusion! :D and the rain held off for the outdoors segments.

Gene not only enjoyed nature, but also sought to preserve native habitats at a time when agriculture demanded the land be drained. She used the photographic medium with a scientific approach as a means to educate and document flora and fauna.

Guests today learned tips and elements of design to better their personal photography with a brief lecture from site naturalist, Haley Samuelson-Couchman followed by a tour of the grounds with Alaina Carnahan (

Such a successful turn-out on even a gloomy day already has us brainstorming ideas for the next photo workshop; a huge thank you to all who participated!