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Photographing the Trees of Congress Park
April 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDTFree
Congress Park is home to a visually diverse collection of tree species. Join nature photographer and meditation teacher, Susan Meyer, for a nature photography walk through Congress Park focused on trees. This is not a tree identification walk; it is an invitation to become fascinated and connected, visually, artistically and emotionally, with the trees throughout the park and to photograph them in a variety of ways.
Spots in this program are limited and advance registration is required.
Susan will offer tips and guide you to take a closer look and photograph what you find interesting about particular trees, as individual entities or interrelated elements of a landscape. You will be coached to consider lighting, perspective, composition, and camera settings, and encouraged to zoom in and out with your camera lens and/or your feet, to take in both the totality and the details of a tree.
Slow down, lean in, and let go of what you have learned about trees so you can relate to them from the fresh slate of beginner’s mind. Expect to walk away with compelling images and new ways of looking at and connecting with trees.
We will meet in person at the Congress Park Carousel, 32 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, and begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. In the event of rain, this program will be rescheduled to Saturday, April 23, at 8:30 am.
This program is inspired by our SaratogaREADS! book selection, The Overstory, by Richard Powers.