The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club promotes interest in Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and encourages preservation of wildlife and habitats by supporting, assisting and educating nature photographers of all levels.
The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club meets bimonthly at Hagerman NWR for a technical program and photo sharing. The club is open to anyone interested in nature photograph, regardless of experience or type of equipment. Visitors are welcome; for those who wish to join, dues are just $5 per year, however, membership in the Friends of Hagerman NWR is required.
The Nature Photo Club sponsors photo shoots on the Refuge, and an annual Refuge photo contest. Club members also participate in photography projects on behalf of the Friends and the Refuge.
We started off the new year, 2017, with a great turnout for the club on January 21, 2017. Professional photographer Trey Neal spoke on Photographing Owls at HNWR and Staff Biologist Courtney Anderson explained how to take part in the Refuge wildlife photo-documentary project. The sharing theme for the meeting was be "Things Seen in December/January".
The club program for March 18 was given by Dr. Michael Keck - “Bird Photography for Beginners”. Sunrise/Sunset photos were viewed, thanks to all who shared, and those taken at HNWR may be seen at friendsofhagerman.com/PhotoClub. The theme Pollinators was selected for sharing at the May meeting. Members were invited to join a pool of Event Photographers, to be called upon for various refuge events. A Signs of Spring photo shoot was held prior to the meeting. Thanks to Nancy Miller for organizing the shoot, a walk along Harris Creek Trail, AND to leaders Ron Varley and Bert Garcia. The next meeting will be May 20, with speaker Jimmy Thomas, Wildlife Photography in Africa. Watch for additional announcements re club activities for April and May.
Bimonthly club meetings are held at the Refuge and are open to anyone interested in nature photography, regardless of experience level or type of photo gear. Visitors may attend free of charge; there are nominal dues for membership. Photographers are also invited to share their HNWR photos on the Friends of Hagerman Facebook Page.
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