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Nature Photography - Roger Perry Preserve

  • Roger Perry Preserve 58 Sand Hill Road Dover Plains, NY 12522 (map)

Lori Adams, professional photographer and experienced teacher, will be leading a nature photo workshop at Roger Perry Preserve on Saturday, October 6th. We will be gathering at 8:30 am and plan to finish up by about 10:30 am.

Lori uses practical analogies to convey photographic concepts and help people at all levels navigate the choices they have with their photography gear. "I want people to have realistic expectations and get the results they want," says Lori. Focal length, depth of field, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and resolution will be discussed and put into play during the walk.

"Understanding and managing light is the basis of all successful photographs", says Lori Adams. She will teach us how to "spend the light" effectively to convey the ideas about our surroundings that impress us.

Roger Perry Preserve, also called Dover Sand Hills, is a geological marvel in our backyard. The Preserve is made of a series of low, narrow limestone ridges that parallel each other. The ridges eroded over time leaving an area of white sand. The New York State Natural Heritage Program and The Nature Conservancy ranks Dover Sand Hills as an area of high biodiversity. It shares this rank in the Harlem Valley calcareous wetland habitat complex with the Great Swamp.

Space for this event will be limited to 20, so please register below to hold your place. Even if you registered for the earlier photography event, you must register again now.

Through the generosity of our supporters, this workshop, like all "First Saturday" events, is Free to the public. Oblong Land Conservancy has invited Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community (HVATC) to be a co-sponsor of this event. 

Please consider donating to OLC as part of your charitable giving to support our programs and help the cause of land conservation in the Harlem Valley. Click here to give.

Where to meet:

Meet at the entrance to the Roger Perry Preserve at 58 Sand Hill Road in Dover Plains. From the parking area to the sandy beach there is a short, fairly level walk of about 10 minutes.

What to bring:

Appropriate clothing and footwear (light clothes, high socks, hiking shoes or boots), tick/bug repellent and sunscreen.

In Case of Rain: 

If it is raining, we will have to postpone this event. If rain is in the forecast, bring a light rain jacket. If in doubt, call or text Dorian Winslow's cell phone at 917-734-7331. 

A Note About Corbin Hill:

We had hoped to introduce our community to the 219-acre Corbin Hill property acquired in July by the National Park Service (NPS) through their Land and Water Conservation Fund (LAWCF). Although some of the original pathways were mown in preparation for events like ours, it was determined that for a photography event there is very little to photograph at this time due to the growth of very tall grasses and invasive species along those paths. We will revisit this next summer!


Earlier Event: September 22
Walk and Talk with Mycologist Alanna Burns