on May 22, 2013 09:33 AM • Views 3211

Outdoor photography can be as close as your backyard. Improve your skills through a free workshop at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education.

Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell

BREVARD, N.C. (May 22, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host two introductory outdoor photography workshops in June at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. These family-oriented programs are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required on a first-come, first-served basis.

  •  “Outdoor Photography for the Beginner” will be held June 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is suitable for ages 12 and older. Wildlife educators will cover the basics of outdoor photography, including how to compose shots effectively and make the most of natural lighting.
  •  “Close-Up Outdoor Photography” will be held June 22 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is aimed at photographers who already grasp photography basics. This workshop will focus on the equipment and techniques that enable photographers to capture images of the fascinating world of tiny plants and animals.   

Participants need to bring their own cameras. Appropriate outdoor apparel and footwear is recommended, along with insect repellant and sunscreen. The workshops are held rain or shine. Call 828-877-4423 to pre-register or sign up online.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, just south of Asheville, alongside the Davidson River in Transylvania County. The center features nature trails and five large aquariums representing different aquatic habitats. Visitors to the center also can walk next door to the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery, where trout are raised in 54 raceways. The center’s hours of operation through November are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.