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Gaston Nature Photo Walks

A place for Gaston County area nature photographers to share their photography, meet like-minded people and learn about nature photography. Walks will be offered around the county at parks, greenways, and waterways once a month. We'll be practicing slow photography techniques while raising awareness about our important natural areas.

January, South Fork Trail, composition cards and slow photography

During an approximate two-mile hike along the South Fork Trail, part of the Carolina Thread Trail, we’ll experiment with a photo composition card (a.k.a. “An artist view catcher”). What’s a composition card/view catcher you ask? Well, it’s a tool used to frame your image without using your camera.

As we hike, we’ll discuss the slow photography movement and creating quality images over quantity. After a short discussion of what we learned, we will break into small groups to practice.

Composition cards will be available to use for the walk. If you want to keep yours, they can be purchased the day of for $5 cash.

Location                                119 Willow Dr, McAdenville, NC 28101

Time                                       8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Please arrive early so we can start on time.

Photo Experience level       Open to all, including cell phones

Strenuous level                    Moderate

Cost                                       $10

Sign-in and waiver               If you are under 16 you must be accompanied by an adult

Group size                            12 max. You must pre-register for this event.

Equipment needed             

Appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather, beverage, snacks, camera, and camera gear as needed, a tripod if desired, backpack or bag for carrying necessary gear, and a positive attitude. Please feel free to bring any other gear or supplies you might personally need.


Shutterlight Photo Club

The next meeting is January 11th, 2022

Time 6:30 to7 for social and 7 to 8:30 for meeting

Location 301 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain, NC 28086

We will discuss the future of the club, photo outings, and what you want from the club Please come out and show your support, and if you can't make it please let me know. I am willing to restart if the club if it is supported by the members.

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