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Photographing native plants program at Burpee

June 16, 2010

From press release

Throughout all the beautiful displays of hundreds of wildflowers, butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and songbirds, we think to ourselves, “I wish I could capture this sight so I may enjoy the beauty of this moment again.”

You can learn how to do it! Tim Lewis, who has extensive experience in the field of photography, will present a program at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 17, at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford. He will show you how to get stunning photographs of native plants with a digital camera.

A hobbyist “for longer than I care to say,” Tim Lewis worked first for Camera Craft for several years before moving on to Barber-Colman as an industrial photographer. He has taught basic photography through the YMCA and the Winnebago County 4-H, acting as a 4-H photo judge for 20 years. Lewis is a past president of the local Rockford Shutter and Lens Club, past president of The Wild Ones-Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, and is currently a national director of Wild Ones.

Lewis will cover the basics of getting good photographs of your natives. Some of the topics he will cover include: shutter speed, aperture control, composition basics and lighting. Bring your camera for a brief hands-on demonstration as time allows following the program.

This program is free and open to the public.

From the June 16-22, 2010 issue

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