May 20, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Bennett Spring State Park offers Photo Walk June 1

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 20, 2019 – Join professional photographer and naturalist, Al Griffin, as he leads two-hour classes that combine nature with photography at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 1. Photography techniques to overcome reflections when shooting through glass or plastic will be discussed and implemented. Participants will meet outside the newest fish hatchery building for discussion, then join the public for a fish hatchery tour at 10 a.m. Discussion and implementation of how to photograph a moving fish will be covered. Plan to photograph while on the fish hatchery tour. The photo program will continue after the hatchery tour on other photography issues and concerns.

Those who do not own a camera may use their cell phone cameras. The principles of photography will be practiced and applied to all cameras equally.  Participants will learn that success in photography does not depend upon equipment as much as technique.

Al Griffin is a professional who does commercial and fine-art photography. Griffin’s commercial work has been published in various magazines, and his fine art images have been exhibited in New York City and Paris. Griffin is a faithful Bennett Spring State Park volunteer and a member of the Missouri Master Naturalist Program.

Bennett Spring State Park is located at 26250 Highway 64A in Lebanon. For more information about the event, call the nature center at 417-532-3925 or fish hatchery staff at 417-532-4418.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.