"Secrets for Photographing National Parks"
by Chris Nicholson-CT
Monday, February 5, 7:30 PM

From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country’s most unique wilderness areas. Their existence is a gift to nature photographers everywhere. In this presentation, Chris Nicholson, author of the book Photographing National Parks, discusses what the park system offers to the photographer—where to find the wildlife, the wildflowers, the waterfalls—and how to best research and prepare for a trip to explore the artistic opportunities within. He also shares secrets for finding new and exciting photography spots and tips for scouting locations to maximize your creative potential. Topics will include the best times of year to photograph different parks, and how to travel safely and photograph in their various environments, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Many national parks will be discussed, including Acadia, Cuyahoga Valley, Death Valley, Everglades, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Shenandoah, Yellowstone and more.

Our speaker is a photographer, instructor and writer based on the east coast. He is author of the very helpful manual-book ‘Photographing National Parks’ and is a Monfrotto Ambassador. Chris also organizes and leads workshops with the popular National Parks at Night program. A former magazine editor for 10 years, he has worked independently since 2004, with his cameras focused primarily on the travel and sports genres. His work has appeared in several books and over 30 magazines, and he is a book editor for National Parks Traveler, an editorial consultant for Chimani national-park travel guide app and a writer for various photography websites, as well as a CreativeLive instructor and a regular presenter at the B&H Event Space and at photography conferences and events around the U.S. He is also a proud member of the Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association.

Chris may have some of his books available for purchase the night of the presentation. For more information on our speakers tours and workshops please visit his website at www.photographingnationalparks.com