Champlain Area Trails (CATS) will host a workshop on Photographing Nature with acclaimed ADK nature photographer Manuel “Manny” Palacios on Saturday, October 19, at Point au Roche State Park. The workshop begins at 1:00 p.m. with an introductory session in the Nature Center at the park and then moves outside photographing different types of outdoor settings, from fields and forest to water. The workshop will last until about 5:00 p.m.
Manny is a proud father, scientist and widely-recognized outdoor photographer living in upstate New York and spends much of his time wandering around in the Adirondacks in both day and night to take photographs. His work may be viewed on his website zone3photo.com.
His previous workshops for CATS have been very popular, with one participant summing it up by saying, “I learned a new things about my new camera and got some fabulous photographs. Thanks for arranging and sponsoring a great workshop.”
For the workshop, participants will need a basic understanding of how to operate their camera. DSLR or mirror-less cameras are recommended; “point and shoot” camera shooters are welcome, but they will be limited on what they can achieve. Both a tripod and a shutter release remote are encouraged but not required.
“This is a perfect time of year to have Manny back, with the beautiful fall colors,” said Chris Maron, CATS executive director. “We’re also pleased to hold this CATS workshop in Clinton County, a first for us. We’re looking forward to exploring a new area for this workshop.”
“Manny provides some great ways to do more than just point-and-shoot,” Maron says. “ Taking good photos in autumn seems easy, but to truly capture the hues, brightness, and varied shades of the leaves can be a real challenge.“
Class size is limited and registration is required; the fee is $25. You can register by calling the CATS office at (518) 962-2287 or online at champlainarearails.com/our-events/.
Point au Roche State Park is located at 9 Camp Red Cloud Road north of Plattsburgh; note that the Nature Center where the workshop begins is the second entrance to the park.
Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is a nonprofit organization that creates and maintains hiking and cross-country ski trails in the Champlain Valley, with the goal of linking communities, connecting people with nature and promoting economic vitality. CATS is also an accredited land trust working to conserve natural communities, farmland, clean water, and scenic vistas. Information on future CATS events and activities is available on the website at champlainareatrails.com and by following CATS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please call (518) 962-2287 for more information.