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What does it take to create photographs that reveal the essential spirit of birds? For wildlife photographer Marie Read, it means understanding and then capturing their behavior, and in this presentation she’ll show you how it’s done. Marie will share the backstories to her compelling images of birds, many of which appear in her best-selling book Mastering Bird Photography, published by Rocky Nook in 2019. Whether you’re a bird watcher or an experienced photographer, you’ll gain a wealth of tips to help you improve your own images. And you’ll learn that being observant, understanding birds’ body language and taking your time contribute far more to getting great bird shots than having the newest camera and the biggest lens.

Wildlife photographer and author Marie Read has forged a career out of capturing special moments in birds’ lives, creating images that combine beauty with impactful storytelling. Marie’s award-winning images are featured nationally and internationally in magazines, books, and calendars. Her articles and photo essays about bird behavior and bird photography have appeared in Living Bird, Bird Watching, Nature’s Best, and Wild Planet, among others. Her images have won awards in contests such as Share The View (Grand Prize Winner 2017), Nature’s Best, North American Nature Photography Association Showcase, Audubon Photography Awards, and Festival de L’Oiseau. She has authored or co-authored several books about birds and their lives. Her latest book, Mastering Bird Photography: the Art, Craft and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior (Rocky Nook), was released in March 2019.

Look for the Zoom link in your email a few days prior to the meeting. The Zoom Room will open at 6:45 PM.  Don’t wait until the last minute to sign on, you might be left out!

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