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Instructor: Jay Pierstorff
Photo Workshop
Prerequisite: None
Fee: $150 museum members/$200 nonmembers
Dates: Fri 9– 3pm, Sat 7:30 – 11:30am
Dec 1 & 2

You loved the original Behind the Scenes Photowalk, now join us for new picture taking opportunities combined with a few old favorites. Join professional photographer Jay Pierstorff and Desert Museum Curator of Mammalogy and Ornithology, Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, for two new days of exciting photo ops. This workshop is for photography enthusiasts of all skill levels, no matter what kind of camera you have. Lots of chances to learn, take pictures, ask questions and experience the Desert Museum from the inside out!
Day 1: Join Instructor Jay Pierstorff as you photograph a rattlesnake, Gila monster, parrot, and even a skunk in a studio setting. (Animals may vary by availability) Learn about studio gear and techniques for making studio photos. Visit Raptor Free Flight and try some new techniques.
Day 2: Shawnee Riplog-Peterson, ASDM Curator of Mammalogy and Ornithology joins the workshop. Get your cameras ready for a morning of non-stop action with animals that are alert and active. You'll also visit many “Behind the Scenes” areas of the Museum that are not open to the public. What will you see? Well, that’s a secret!
Bring your camera, extra memory cards, charged batteries, desert walking shoes, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen and water. You will walk a mile or more each day. Learn about animal photography coupled with an up-close experience of how things work behind the scenes. Animals may vary and are subject to availability.
Due to limited "behind the scenes" areas this workshop only has room for 10 people and fills up quickly. Call or sign up online today. Mailed registrations cannot be guaranteed for this class.
Price $150.00 USD