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If I could be all of these places doing all of these things, I would! This calendar is meant to act as a community resource for opportunties to get outside and to learn more about the natural world around us. Make sure to follow the links in the events to get all the up to date details and to register! If you have an event for the calendar, email me at catibugg8@gmail.com.

Community Calendar

If I could be all of these places doing all of these things, I would! This calendar is meant to act as a community resource for opportunties to get outside and to learn more about the natural world around us. Make sure to follow the links in the events to get all the up to date details and to register!

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If you have an event for the calendar, email me at catibugg8@gmail.com.

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Expressive Nature Photography in the Laguna Watershed Workshop

  • Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center 900 Sanford Road Santa Rosa, CA, 95401 United States (map)

Expressive Nature Photography in the Laguna Watershed
Workshop with Brenda Tharp
Sunday, January 27, 9:00am-5:00pm
Heron Hall, Laguna Environmental Center, 
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
$125. Pre-registration required. Limited to 15 participants, only 5 spots available!

Winter is a great time to capture the drama of nature! Join us in an educational and inspirational photography workshop conducted by local Brenda Tharp, and learn how to create more expressive photographs of nature. We’ll begin at Heron Hall with a visual presentation of key concepts that can help make a picture stronger, including discussions on learning to see, composing for maximum impact, creating visual depth, choosing the best shutter or aperture, interpreting vs. recording the scene, and how to use special in-camera techniques to create impressionistic effects. We’ll carpool to another site or two within the Laguna watershed to explore and apply what was covered in class (locations will depend on conditions at the time). This small class (max 15 participants) is appropriate for ages 17 and up. Registrants should have a working knowledge of photography basics and of their camera gear. This workshop will take place rain or shine.

A locally-based nature, wildlife and travel photographer, Brenda Tharp spends as much time as possible outdoors, photographing the beauty of nature and the world around her. "I’m in awe of what I discover out there,” she says. Passionate about nature and teaching, she has written three photo books, her latest being "Expressive Nature Photography.” Brenda leads workshops and tours throughout the USA, as well as internationally. Her images have been used widely in magazines, books, and brochures. More information can be found at Brenda Tharp. Her continually expanding collection of fine art prints is available here. Brenda’s photography exhibit, With Awe and Wonder: A Celebration of Nature’s Beauty was on display in Heron Hall September 4 through December 21, 2018.