Audubon To Host DSLR?Boot Camp

Those who understand the functions of their digital SLR camera and are ready to learn techniques that will get their work noticed can attend a seminar at the Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

Photography instructor Mark Kirsch is offering DSLR Boot Camp: Intermediate Training on Tuesday and Thursday, August 13 and 15. The six-hour seminar, from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening, is for the photographer who has a solid understanding of camera function and is now interested in developing advanced skills such as using fill and off-camera flash, photographing at night, portrait and still life lighting.

A teacher of photography and painting at Southwestern High School for more than two decades, Kirsch also teaches photography at JCC and trains educators in character education and classroom management skills. Mark has also been in the business of environmental portrait and wedding photography for over 20 years.

Those attending should bring their digital SLR camera and manual. If weather permits, the class may go outside to shoot a bit, so dress for the weather.

Limited to 24 people, the workshop fee is $47 or $35 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Reservations with payment are required by Thursday, Aug. 8, and can be made by calling 569-2345 or clicking on the Program Listing link at

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit