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Yesterday I gave a presentation at the Swiss Valley Nature Center. The County Conservation’s program “Lunch-N-Learn” is targeted for adults and seniors but it was a mixed audience and even some young students participated. Under the title “Creating awareness by visual story telling” I talked about how I approach wildlife photography, introduced some good locations, and gave some tips how we can tell a story with our images. I didn’t include many technical aspects of photography, but talked about passion and how we can create awareness about our natural resources and wildlife, even by using just a cell phone camera. I used about 80 of my photos for the story telling. At the end I was able to answer questions that came up, followed by good conversation with participants after the presentation.

It was the first time that I did something like that and I have enjoyed every minute. I know I still have a long way to go with my photography but creating awareness and being a tiny part of conservation and protection efforts is a damn good feeling…