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Perhaps one of the fastest, if not THE fastest growing segment in the field of photo journalism is that of conservation photography. The current concerns with our disappearing wild lands, and the relatives, flora and fauna, coupled with the near exponential growth in technologies has provided a broad opportunity for those with a sincere interest regarding this subject matter.
Prior to the advent of digital technologies, field journalism of any sort was at best a demanding endeavor. The
conservation photographer was pretty much a lone wolf. Often spending an enormous amount of time working either alone or, if lucky, in the company of a like-minded partner. His or her equipment was heavy and somewhat cumbersome. The lenses alone used for distant or small subjects often weighed in excess of 10 pounds. Then there were the tripods; sturdy, but often made of steel or heavy gauge alloys. If close up photos or small subjects such as insects or flowers in detail were required, this would necessitate an additional macro lens. For one to owe reproduction an extension tube would be required to be used with the macro lens.
The camera body itself was usually of brass construction with chrome plating. A black finish was used on professional
models. Remember, film was the medium of capturing the desired image. Of course, we didn’t know if we got the image or not until we had the film processed. In the… Continue reading
Strawberry Hill is proud to announce that we are now an official partner of Get Outdoors PA!
Get Outdoors PA strives to connect citizens with outdoor recreation activities to increase their appreciation and active use of parks, forests and public spaces while imparting a message of environmental stewardship and healthy living.
- Connect people with the outdoors through Pennsylvania’s public lands;
- Inspire environmental conservation, stewardship and healthy living;
- Encourage physical activity through outdoor recreation;
- Deliver quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the public through best practice models;
- Increase the number of quality outdoor recreation programs in Pennsylvania;
- Develop public-private partnerships encouraging economic growth in a sustainable way
Keep an eye out for future GOPA-affiliated events, and check out the GOPA calendar by clicking here!