Nicholas will take people through the entire journey of the photographs, from the pre-planning–picking a location, scouting the area, choosing a subject, planning for the best light–to the more technical–dealing with sub-par light, aperture, shutter speeds, iso (waterfall shots!)–to the digital darkroom (how to make it look its best without looking fake). He will also give general tips for photographing/ approaching wildlife.
Bio: After recently completing an 18-month cross-country journey, Nicholas has compiled a body of digital photography work focused on landscapes of the natural world. Other bodies of work use photography, paint, ink, and collage to express themes of the natural world and spiritual symbolism. Throughout the years of exploring mixed-media, digital photography has remained a constant part of the larger process. And that process has been evolving since Nicholas received his formal photography education at Shepherd University after three years of high school study.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW AND WILL NOW BE HELD ON SUNDAY, FEB. 7th from 2:00-4:00.
Flyer by Steve Ferendo
Join us for an afternoon of awe with two talented and passionate conservationists and wildlife photographers.
Dick Bittner, farm manager at Fox Haven Organic Farm, is a conservationist at the core of his being. He was born and raised in Frederick County and has spent much of his life here amongst the Catoctin Mountains and farm fields. He graduated from Johns Hopkins with an engineering degree that he put to use designing medical instruments for the hospital connected to the university. It was through his second career as a seller of farm real estate that his love for wildlife photography and conservation took hold and was then deepened as he took on farming. Dick has worked hard to create and maintain healthy living space for a variety of wildlife that call Fox Haven home. He relishes connecting with the living beauty that he immerses himself in at the farm and has captured some incredible images of some of the wildlife at Fox Haven.
Steve Ferendo, born and raised in north central West Virginia, came to photography while serving in Vietnam. Once his tour was completed he learned the art of photography and worked for the European Stars and Stripes before heading to Maryland where he became a civilian photographer in the medical field. NIH, Fort Detrick, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and others called on Steve to bring clarity to projects through his photography. After Steve’s retirement in 2008 he fully embraced his love of wildlife / nature photography and has captured images for which many would never have the patience to wait for the perfect moment. Steve now takes many of his photos from his truck as a result of a severe leg injury, and his photos remain breathtaking!
You can see for yourself at his website www.naturalworldthroughmycamera.com.
Register: give us a call at 240-490-5484 during business hours or email us at email@example.com
Donations welcome to support our community programs.
Winter Wildlife 4 Week Exploration for Preschool (ages 3-5)
Why do some animals hibernate in the winter while others migrate? Why is a polar bear white? And just who do those tracks in the snow belong to? Discover the answers to these questions and more through joyful hands-on learning.
Join us on Fridays from 10 to 12 for two hours of seasonal storytelling, movement, and artistic exploration in the Dairy Parlor on the farm.
Week 1, Feb. 5: Hibernation / Bears
Week 2, Feb. 12: Birds In Winter
Week 3, Feb. 19: Arctic Animals
Week 4, Feb. 26: Winter Camouflage / Animal Tracks
Fee is $10 per exploration. Be sure to dress for the weather and feel free to bring along a nature journal and magnifying glass to use on outdoor treks. You are welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy it at the farm after the exploration.
Register: call 240-490-5484 during business hours or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners for this camp are Open Minds, Inc, Holistic Life Foundation, Inc., of Maryland Promise, Fox Haven Farm, Seeds of Life, Inc., and Yogamour.
Guest instructors: Heather Stang from the Frederick Meditation Center ( Vision Boarding) and Geni Donnely from Yogamour – ( Yoga Nidra and Selfless Service presentation).
Sponsors: Seeds of Life, CSA, Fox Haven Organic Farm, Hempen Hill, Joe Gray, Geostellar, MD Promise, Common Market, Whole Foods, MOM’s , Safeway ( Middletown, MD), Weiss ( Frederick), Giant Eagle, ALDIS, Janice Wiles, Christine Dillion, Noodles and Company ( Hagerstown, MD), James Gang Pizza, MARTINS
THANK YOU !!!
to support attendance for one teen @ $350; get a seat at the Garden to Table Dinner – prepared by the teens.
While Earth doesn’t have a place to stick a tongue depressor, researchers still give it regular checkups.
Here are our planet’s vitals, according to NASA’s recent medical charts.
Join us to learn how the emerald ash borer, a destructive insect now present in Frederick County, could impact our forests and landscapes. Mike Kay of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hopes to see forest landowners, homeowners and parks and facilities personnel at the program so they can learn what the future might hold.
There will be handouts. Nominal entry fee to cover handouts and light refreshments.
Please see this registration form with additional information, or email Mike Kay to register: email@example.com