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Wild Amelia 2018 Photography Festival

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Peck Center

516 S 10th Street

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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THE 2018 WILD AMELIA PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

MARCH 3-4, 2018

Develop your nature photography skills with classes at our Photography Festival. Classes are taught by professional photographers on Amelia Island, Florida. There are classes for all skill levels. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Photo Festival!

Register for the full two-day curriculum for $100 (a discount of $40 from individual prices).

All classes will be held Saturday at the Peck Center, 516 S. 10th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Photo Walks will be held Saturday morning, Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Instruction will be provided by a team of local professional and advanced amateur photographers. Classes are designed to offer something for photographers of every level and the photo walks will include assistance and suggestions from trip leaders and others. Registrants may sign up for one class, or as many as they can attend.

For questions, contact Scott at wildameliaphoto@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 3

PHOTO WALK AT EGAN’S CREEK GREENWAY

Time: 8 -10:00 am

Cost: $10 Instructors: Scott Moore, Rick Scott

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Hands-on photography session (bring your camera) at the park, which consists of over 300 acres of protected lands with a variety of local vegetation and natural wildlife such alligators, marsh rabbits and many birds. Walk will assemble and start at the Jasmine Street entrance to the greenway, about ¼ mile west from the beach.

REVIEW OF GREENWAY PHOTOS: At the Peck Center from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is included with Greenway Photo Walk Class and guides will review photos taken on the Greenway Photo Walk and discuss results with the purpose of providing useful insights and routes to improvement.

LUNCH

Peck Center, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

BETTER SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

Instructor: Bill Raser

Level: Beginner to Advances

Smartphone cameras can capture far more than selfies or family snapshots if you know how. Local professional photographer Bill Raser will explain how to use controls and programs that give smartphone the capabilities found in Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras. He will also describe accessories and image processing techniques that give smartphone cameras great image flexibility. They say the best camera is the one you have with you and today nearly everyone has a smartphone so it can really be your best camera especially if you know how to use it.

PHOTO SECRETS OF AMELIA ISLAND

Time 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Cost: $25

Instructors: Scott Moore, Rick Scott

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Amelia Island’s unique environment provides abundant options for memorable outdoor exploration and photography. From 13 miles of pristine beach, to the maritime forests at Fort Clinch and Amelia Island State Parks, or the marshlands and hydric hammocks of Egans Creek Greenway, Amelia Island invites photographers to capture all her natural wonders. Local photographers Scott Moore and Rick Scott will offer tips and examples of where/what to shoot and how to shoot it, including the best locations, best times for shooting, lenses and techniques and other considerations to get great images.

WILL DICKEY’S FLORIDA LANDSCAPES

Time: 3-4 p.m.

Cost: $35

Instructor: Will Dickey

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Will Dickey has been a staff photographer at the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) since 1983, but the waterways and woods are his passion, professionally and personally. His images of First Coast landscapes have been displayed in local art galleries and he is now exhibiting at area outdoor art festivals. In this interactive session you learn about Will’s favorite places, what he looks for and how to capture images that reveal the wonders of the natural world around us in North Florida.

SUNSET PHOTO WALK AT FERNANDINA BEACH MARINA

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Cost: $10

Instructors: Scott Moore, Rick Scott

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Perfect your sunset photography skills along the Amelia River at and near the Fernandina Beach Marina. We’ll assemble in the big dirt parking lot at 200 S. Front Street next to the Marina. Before the sunset, our instructors and other local photographers will offer advice on getting the best images.

INFORMAL EXTRA: 7-8:30 p.m. Dinner and photo review upstairs at the Crab Trap Restaurant (31 N. 2nd Street). We will discuss results and consider how the photos might be improved. Meals/drinks at your own expense.

Sunday, March 4

PHOTO WALK AT BLACK ROCK BEACH WITH WILL DICKEY

Time: 6-7:45 a.m.

Cost: $35

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Sunrise photo session at Blackrock Beach, located in Big Talbot Island State Park. Jacksonville nature photographer Will Dickey will lead this hands-on photo session at one of his favorite places, Blackrock Beach. His passion for this special place will help you create great images along the driftwood-lined shores of one of Florida’s iconic settings.

INFORMAL EXTRA: 8-10 a.m. Breakfast and photo review at Barbara Jean's Restaurant (960030 Gateway Blvd.). We will discuss results and consider how the photos might be improved. Meals at your own expense.

2018 PHOTO CONTEST

We are also accepting entries for the 2018 Wild Amelia Nature Photography Contest! Check out www.wildamelia.com for contest rules and online entry. The contest deadline is April 6, 2017.

Wild Amelia is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate residents of and visitors to Amelia Island about the wildlife and wild places of the island. Nature photography education is only one of the year-round programs of Wild Amelia, leading up to the three-day nature festival in May. The 12th annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival will be held from May 18-20, 2018, at venues on and around Amelia Island. To learn more about Wild Amelia, please visit www.wildamelia.com and Wild Amelia on Facebook.

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