Audubon Club Members To Discuss Favorite Images

Three members presenting their favorite images will be the program at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, members Bonnie Bowen, Laurel Austin-Smith and Bob Gibbon will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. At the 6:30 p.m. meeting, they will describe how the shots were approached, techniques used and any post-shot treatment in the digital darkroom.

These three members have been shooting for years; all enjoy exploring the great outdoors and have different directions in outdoor photography. Their favorite images range from flowers and macro work to landscape and long telephoto bird photography.

“Negative Space” is the theme for the project time that follows the speakers, building on last month’s camera tech presentation. Negative space is everything but the subject in a picture. How this non-subject material is handled can either help to bring the subject out or confuse the viewer as to what is the subject.

Tips for foul weather shooting is the technical “Camera Corner” part of the meeting.

A social time follows the program and will include some recent photography books to peruse that have arrived in the county library.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting.

Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month; the February meeting was moved in recognition of Valentine’s Day.

For more information, call Suzette Paduano, club president, at 763-9492, email, or visit the club blog at