TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Osprey Banding * Visual Storytelling * Audubon Society * Nature Conservancy
This workshop is part of a series we call The Art of Science, with a focus around visual storytelling on environmental fieldwork, climate change adaptation methods and conservation efforts. In this case we will attend and photograph the Osprey Banding in and around the Salt Marches in the South Shore (Duxbury & Plymouth).
We will join scientist working with environmental organizations such as the Audubon Society, North and South River Watershed, Manomet and The Nature Conservancy.
The goal is to create 3-5 high quality and creative images per trip to tell a well-rounded story. I will challenge you to not just make pretty pictures but to tell the story of the day.
To successfully communicate a conservation story you need show the cultural human relationship with the environment and the economic drivers, the issue and potential solutions to the environmental story.
Normally an effective story, such as the ones you see in National Geographic, takes months of dedication, research and a lot of hard work to produce. Our goal for this class is to tell the story of a single day, a single conservation effort with a handful of researchers and scientists. If you come out with one or a small handful of strong images you can then expand on it over the next coming weeks, months or even years if you would like to. It can be a launching pad to future work and a deeper story.
The work you produce has the potential to be published with the organizations we partner with.
You can find some of Lauren Owens Lambert's visual stories below.
(Note that five percent of your ticket cost will go to support the nonprofit organizations.)
LENGTH: Full day (exact times will be communicated prior to the workshop)
TRANSPORTATION: This tour does not include transportation. We will meet at the sanctuary.
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT AND EXPERTISE: This tour is best for all levels. A basic understanding of your camera is appreciated.
PHOTOGRAPHIC FOCUS: I will focus on helping create a visual story with 3-5 photographs -- a story that can stand on its own, without needing voice-over or captions.
STRENUOUSNESS: Not strenuous
MIN # OF PARTICIPANTS: 2
MAX # OF PARTICIPANTS: 4
CANCELLATION: Tour can be cancelled by the attendee for a full refund up to 3 days prior to the event. This is an outdoor tour, which is dependent on weather. We will not be able to take photos in rain or snow, but will provide a rain date close to the scheduled event. In case of tour cancellation or rescheduling, a refund will be issued.
OTHER AVAILABILITY: If you have a group with a minimum of 4 people, please feel free to request an alternate date or topic for this tour by emailing localcaptures [at] gmail [dot] com.