Nature Photography Workshop Series led by

Phil Witt and David DesRochers
To register, call, email or visit: 
New Jersey Audubon Society Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary
11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
(908) 396-6386
Cost: $12 members, $25 nonmembers unless otherwise noted

Spring 2018


1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Phil Witt/Dave DesRochers
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Workshop 5 will be a continuation of the digital editing principles covered in the previous workshop. Emphasis will be on some advanced procedures, such as layer masks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own images on flashdrives for editing demonstrations.

Cost: $12 members, $25 nonmembers.

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with David DesRochers
Saturday February 10, 2018

Since the early days of photography, landscape photographers have been exploring our planet’s endless gallery of natural art and celebrating its beauty in photographic images.  David DesRochers will share his techniques for finding and capturing unique images of the endless natural art our planet has to offer.  Subjects covered include equipment, planning, composition, capture & post processing, and “art in water.”

Cost: $12 members, $25 nonmembers

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP- Bird & Wildlife Photography 
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with Phil Witt
Saturday March 3, 2018

This workshop will focus on techniques used to photograph wildlife, especially birds.  In addition to reviewing equipment selection and use, the topics of time of day, weather, composition and light will be covered. Students will be introduced to critical variables to control in bird/wildlife photography, such as exposure and shutter speed. Phil will cover typical camera settings useful for bird/wildlife photography.

Cost: $12 members, $25 nonmembers

Creating Art with Your Camera & Confessions of a Wildlife Photography    
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with David DesRochers and Phil Witt
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creating Art with Your Camera: “Imagination is the faculty or action of forming new ideas, images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.”  During this program, David DesRochers will discuss new ways to see and capture a variety of subjects by using techniques such as motion blur, multiple exposure, and lens zoom.  Searching for and capturing subjects that are often overlooked or seldom seen will also be covered.  

Confessions of a Nature Photographer: In this program, NJ Audubon photography instructor Phil Witt reviews many of the tricks of the trade of nature photography. He discusses how his idea of what makes a good nature image has evolved over the years. He shares many tips to help workshop participants improve three key image components—impact, composition, and technique. He reviews a number of example images—both good and bad—to stimulate thought and discussion.

Cost: $12 members $25 nonmembers

1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with David DesRochers
Saturday May 5, 2018

Whether photographing flowers in your garden or in a mountain meadow, there are techniques every level of photographer can use to create a photo worth hanging on your wall.  In Workshop 9, nature photographer David DesRochers’ “The Art of Flower Photography” will help you understand digital SLR camera settings and how to use them to manage light and sharpness.  David will also cover the basics of composition and will share a few creative ideas that you can use to change an ordinary subject into a work of art.  Bring your camera for a hands on practice session following the presentation. 

Cost: $12 members $25 nonmembers