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Scituate Arts Assn. hosts noted wildlife photographer Charles MacPherson

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  March 20, 2012 03:52 PM

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Photos courtesy of Charles MacPherson

(Above) A photo of a bird captured mid-flight. (Left) MacPherson taking photos.

Scituate Arts Association’s monthly Meet the Artist series will welcome wildlife photographer Charles MacPherson to discuss his career, explore his glimpses at nature, and give insight into the secrets of wildlife photos.

MacPherson, a Scituate resident, has traveled internationally to photograph wildlife. A native of Jamaica Plain, the photographer said he rediscovered his love and aptitude for photography during a trip to Florida in 2004.

It wasn’t long after that that MacPherson realized he not only enjoyed avian photography – he was pretty good at it.

Since that trip, the artist has worked on all sorts of wildlife and in multiple genres of photography, capturing lush landscapes as well as wolves in mid-morning light, from Florida all the way up to Alaska.

clip_image008.jpeg“Charlie believes that photographing amazing wildlife can be part of your reality. He will show fantastic places to photograph the same landscapes and animals and how to get the best image possible,” said SAA President Janet Cornacchio in an email. “For Charlie, this also provides a way to share the beauty of Creation and in seeing it gain the motivation to protect and preserve it.”

The talk is an expansion of MacPherson’s blog, which discusses different aspects of wildlife photography and the challenges therein.

From tips on what to focus on in an image (the eyes), to how to keep photos sharp, the blog if an aspiring wildlife photographer’s crash course on better photography.

It’s rare for the Association to host photographers for their monthly Meet the Artist series, which generally focuses on painters and drawers. Even still, Cornacchio said the meeting will be informative.

The presentation will be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. at the Scituate Town Library. For details, visit the association’s website or ScituateArt.com or email jcornacch@aol.com (phone 781-545-7613)clip_image004.jpeg

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