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Apr 24

Bird Photography Workshop: Discovering Your Artistic Vision

Bird Photography Workshop: Discovering Your Artistic Vision

Presented by Salt Lake City Public Library at Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch

Local photographer Tom Mathewson will present an introduction to bird photography, including photo theory, camera settings, and shooting techniques. A casual reception will follow from 6:30–7:15pm.

This event is held in connection with an exhibit of 2022's Audubon Photography Award winners. The exhibit will be on display at the Main Library from April 20–May 10.

Workshop Description
This is a quick introduction to taking great bird pictures.  We’ll cover basic theory as well as the best camera settings and saving your pictures.  Then we’ll look at shooting techniques for bird photography, and finally examine how to tap your own artistic vision to capture those great bird scenes.

Tom Mathewson is a local photographer specializing in landscapes and wildlife.  Although he works mostly in the Great Salt Lake area, he also captures the beauty of other areas in the western United States, especially the national parks.

His exposure to photography started in his youth with hand-me-down cameras and continued with aerial cameras for the U.S. Air Force.  After retiring from the military, he began serious photography in 2005, refining his technique to capture the natural beauty of the West and share it with the public. His work is currently featured in local galleries and stores, including the Antelope Island Visitor Center, and has been shown at regional art festivals.

Individual Dates & Times *

  • April 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm (Mon)

Location Info

Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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