Saturday, February 6, 2016

Upcoming Winter Walk with Naturalist and Photographer Mike Feller at Highbridge Park

Behind The Lens: Discover Highbridge Park

Date: February 20, 2016
Bring your camera and join naturalist and photographer Mike Feller on a winter walk near the river in Highbridge Park.
Mike will discuss strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.
Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email to register
Start time: 10:00 am
End time: 11:30 am
Contact phone: (212) 795-1388
Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)
Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Mike Feller is an ecological consultant and photographer. He worked at NYC Parks for 31 years where he was Chief Naturalist from 1987 until 2014 and oversaw and participated in all aspects of survey, inventory, management planning, and restoration funding, planning, design, and construction, supervising a staff of 25 natural resources managers and field staff. Mike led the creation of the Forever Wild program that established 51 New York City nature preserves. Mike’s photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Universum, Geo, Spider, Urban Birds, Brooklyn Bridge, Keeping Things Whole: Readings in Environmental Science, Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, Conservationist, Wild New York, Animal Neighbors (NYPL Exhibition 2002), Ohio Grade 6 reading exam, and Steelcase Inc. and R2K Inc corporate lobbies. In 2007 Mike provided descriptions of post-apocalypse Manhattan vegetation, habitat, and wildlife as ecological consultant on the Warner Brothers  film, "I am Legend".

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