Saturday, October 14, 2023 (rescheduled from October 7 because of rain)
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
SVAC Member: $105; Non-member: $130
Celebrate the colors and creatures of fall at Merck Forest & Farmland Center. This will be a beautiful day of walking, talking and discovery, as you explore techniques for making interesting and dramatic images. Visit wooded streams, vistas, pastures and barns–including animal enclosures not usually open to the public. If you’ve ever wanted to climb into the pig pen to make portraits, this is your chance! (But the pig pen is optional.)
Teaching artist Thom Williams welcomes photographers at any level. Advanced photographers can ask any question about the fine points of camera function; those newer to the artform will learn the basics of strong composition. Chat with Merck staff about the natural history of their spectacular site and their thoughtful land and livestock management; meet friendly fellow photographers and exchange ideas.
Open to anyone with a camera or cell phone.
Get a sense of the magnificent setting here: https://www.merckforest.org/
Thom Williams is a photographic artist currently living in Troy, NY. He has worked in fashion, editorials, portraits, architecture, athletic events and street photography. Whether a gesture, expression, or angle of architecture, Thom is inspired by capturing images not otherwise seen–of ordinary moments that can have profound reflective meaning for the viewer.