Join naturalist & photographer George Luther for this 3-hour basic photography workshop as you walk along the Bird Rookery Swamp Trails. Limited to 10 hikers.
AUDIENCE: adults; intended for “point & shoot” digital camera users; cell phone users, beginners, even those with sophisticated cameras.
PROGRAM GOALS: To introduce persons who are new to using point & shoot cameras, or who are new to nature photography, to the basic camera techniques that will produce photographs that are pleasing and are worth framing.
This program will focus on producing great pictures regardless of the sophistication, cost, or amount of your photography equipment.
- Desire to learn;
- Ability to be on your feet/walk for 3 hours;
- Have and bring a functioning camera;
- Have extra batteries for your camera;
- Consider the need for hydration, sunscreen, bug repellent, clothing and footwear appropriate for walking in wooded and possibly wet areas;
- Bring plastic bag(s) to protect equipment from rain;
OPTIONAL: bring tripod or monopod.
To register, select the ticket type above. CREW Members are current members of the CREW Land & Water Trust. General Public/Non-members may join CREW (and become eligible to take advantage of the member discount for this workshop) by going to http://www.crewtrust.org and clicking on the DONATE button or by calling 239-657-2253.
Bobcat photo by George Luther.
Is there an age limit for the event?
This workshop is for adults.
What are the parking/facilities like at the event?
There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead. There is one portable restroom at the trailhead.
What are the trails like?
The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails with some boardwalk sructures over wet areas. Expect seasonlly wet/muddy places on the trails during the rainy season (July - November).
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page or call us at 239-657-2253.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information up to one day before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.
When & Where
CREW Land & Water Trust
The CREW Land & Water Trust was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to coordinate the land acquisition, land management, and public use of the 60,000-acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. We work closely with our partners, the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ensure the protection of the watershed. This watershed, the largest intact watershed in south Florida, straddles Lee and Collier Counties and provides aquifer recharge, natural flood protection, water purification, preservation of wildlife habitat, and public recreation. CREW's majestic 5,000-acre marsh is the headwaters for the entire watershed.