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Photographing the Natural World

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Cache Creek Nature Preserve

34199 Co Rd 20

Woodland, CA 95695

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This 3-hour workshop with Sacramento wildlife photographer, Jim Dunn, will cover the underpinning field skills necessary for both landscape and wildlife photography. Included will be information on:

  • equipment

  • camera technique

  • strategy for selecting a subject

  • exposure

The workshop will consist of 90 minutes of instruction and 90 minutes of field work. Participants may bring camera equipment of their choice to take photographs on the grounds of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve.

Brought to you in partnership with YoloArts and the Cache Creek Nature Conservancy.

Jim Dunn, photographer

The images I make represent not just a subject but also a personal migration. I began young, making my first photograph at the age of 7 and, as a young man, served as the photographic and lab assistant to Jackson Stephens. I have spent the majority of my photographic career doing technical, wedding, and portrait photography. In addition I have developed camera and telemetry systems for various spacecraft including Voyager, the space shuttle, the International Ultraviolet Explorer, and others.

In 1998 I documented the life cycle of a nesting pair of red-tailed hawks in San Diego and so began my transition to wildlife photography. As I started on this most recent journey, I could not imagine the profound impact it would have on my spirit. I discovered quickly that to make good images I would need to do more than find birds and photograph them – I would have to immerse myself in their environment. I would have to learn their behavior, their calls, and the subtle signals to which they respond. I would also have to learn patience and stillness, and how to be governed not by the ticking of a clock but rather by the slower pace of the seasons.

Image: Flyout, photograph by Jim Dunn, www.avian-images.com

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