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THE NEW SPACE COAST BIRDING & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

Panasonic Lumix Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses: The Next Generation of Photography

January 20, 2016

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Presented by SHIV VERMA
Sponsored by Panasonic

SCBWF16VermaPHO2Mirrorless cameras are a rapidly growing category and are currently the most enticing and popular cameras available. They are light, compact and come with a full complement of lenses from 14mm to 600mm and soon to reach 800mm. Their exceptional photo and video quality makes them very compelling. Though much more compact than a comparable DSLR, they retain the manual control scheme that appeals to the advanced user. In this program we will look at some of the pros and cons. We will learn how to set up and use Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras, Lenses and Accessories. This is also a unique opportunity to learn the concepts of hybrid photography, capturing stills from 4K video, 4K Photo modes and a whole lot more. See how mirrorless cameras can change your photography and spark your creativity. Suitable for all skill levels of photographer.

Daily Photowalks with Shiv Verma

January 20, 2016
7:30am – 11:00am; MINWR
FREE / limited to 12 registrants
Meet at the Parrish Park boat ramp parking lot, north side for the morning walk on Jan. 20 for the Photowalks at MINWR.

January 22, 2016
7:00am – 10:30am; MINWR
FREE / limited to 12 registrants
Meet at the Parrish Park boat ramp parking lot, north side for the morning walk on Jan. 22 for the Photowalks at MINWR.

January 21, 2016
8:30am – 10:30am & 3:00pm – 5:00pm
FREE / limited to 12 registrants
Chain of Lakes

January 22, 2016
3:00pm – 5:00pm
FREE / limited to 12 registrants
Chain of Lakes

January 23, 2016
8:30am – 10:30am & 3:00pm – 5:00pm
FREE / limited to 12 registrants
Chain of Lakes

For information and to sign up for walks at the Chain of Lakes please go to the Panasonic Booth. Meet at the Gazebo between the Gym and Building 4 for Photowalks at the Chain of Lakes.

SCBWF16VermaPHO3Do you love taking nature and wildlife images or would you like to learn how to? Would you like to be with a professional photographer who could help you see, compose and give you helpful tips and pointers on how to improve your photography? Would you like to try using the next generation of photography equipment, mirrorless cameras and light zoom lenses? How about “digiscoping,” extending your reach to ranges of 1200mm through 4800 mm?

If any of these are of interest then all you need is your camera, lenses, some comfortable attire and join me on one of my photowalks in the morning or afternoon. Better yet why not come on a few as each day is a different experience. I will help you get great images, in-flight shots, action shots, capturing behavior so you can take your nature and wildlife photography to the next level. Photographers of all experience levels are welcome. Your equipment can be a DSLR, a point and shoot camera, a fixed or interchangeable lens camera, and best of all I will have lots of loaner Panasonic Lumix cameras and lenses, including a powerful scope, for you to try.

Shiv Verma

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Shiv Verma, APSA, MNEC is a published author, photographer, educator and technologist. He has been photographing for over 50 years and has evolved his photography to express his intense devotion to wildlife and nature. Over the years has earned numerous awards and recognition both nationally and internationally. Shiv devotes a great deal of his time formally reviewing photography related products to education in digital photography and is a speaker and competition judge. He conducts photo tours and workshops worldwide and typically has one tour a month.

Shiv’s book Time-Lapse Imagery was published in February 2014. He has been writing for one of the worlds largest photography education sites “Digital Photography School” with about 1.5 million subscribers. He is also a co-host on TWiP (This Week in Photography) a weekly photography podcast that is the 7th largest in the world.

In addition to nature and commercial photography he has been invited to photograph prestigious charity events; Kelly for Ellie, a charity fashion event by TV’s Channel 5 for the Ellie Fund in support of Breast Cancer; The Rose Foundation – in support of Battered Women to name a few.

He belongs to multiple photographic clubs and associations and serves as Vice President of the Digital Circuit NECCC (New England Camera Club Council), General Chairman of the PSA International (Photographic Society of America), immediate past Chairman of Nature Division, PSA; Director of the instructional and essay sets, PSA; past Member of the Board CIPNE. Shiv is a past President of the Stony Brook Camera Club; and the Gateway Camera Club, a member of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association, Massachusetts Camera Naturalists, all in Massachusetts.

Shiv was elected as an Associate of the Photographic Society of America in 2013 and was elected a Master Member of the New England Camera Club Council in 2008.

Shiv, as the chairperson, conducts the world’s largest nature and wild life photographic competition/exhibition – the Photographic Society of America’s Annual International.

 

THE NEW SPACE COAST BIRDING & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

The Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival is located at Eastern Florida State College – Titusville Campus, 1311 N. US 1. Registration desk, seminars, workshops, field trip staging, exhibits and food service can be found there January 20 – 25, 2016.

The Space Coast – Brevard County, Florida

A remarkable place. Marsh lands. Cypress swamps. Pine flatwoods. Oak hammocks. Rivers and lakes. Fruit groves. Mangroves. Estuaries and the Atlantic Ocean. Undisturbed nature and wildlife are everywhere. A migration path for insects, birds, whales and fish. The Kennedy Space Center, where man’s adventure in space began.

January on the Space Coast. Chilly mornings and cool days. Lots of sun, not much rain. Zero probability of snow showers. Dominant colors are green and blue, not winter white. Deer, wild hogs, alligators, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, otters, dragonflies and butterflies all over. Manatees, dolphins, rays, fish and other sea life are abundant. The birds – from the smallest hummingbird to the second largest bird in North America, the White Pelican – this is their winter home. Many species of ocean birds can be seen on a half day boat trip. More shorebirds, ducks, spoonbills, egrets and herons than can be imagined. That’s January on the Space Coast of Florida.

So, what’s new?

With more than 100 photography activities, today’s festival is for those who record natural events – in the class, in the field and on the ocean – all taught and led by some of the finest photography professionals in the world. The latest cameras, lenses and photo gear will be on display with hands on demonstrations.

Today’s festival will also have its regular field trip adventures to splendid locations and fascinating talks given by authorities in their respective fields of expertise.

Full Moon. Celebrity birders. Tons of trailer trips. Loads of free activities. Art show. Socials. Exhibits. Raptor Project. Keynotes. Return of afternoon seminars and the Fox Lake Sunday Social. Half day boat trips to focus on near shore wildlife. Remarkable sponsors and partners. Scores of passionate speakers, field trip leaders and volunteers – all here to help you enjoy your visit.

This is the New Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival 2016.

Register HERE ->> http://www.spacecoastbirdingandwildlifefestival.org/attendees.php