Guest Speaker: Chris Nicholson, February 24, 2016

Photographing America’s National Parks

From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country’s most unique wilderness areas—a gift to nature photographers everywhere.

A winter fog overcomes Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. © 2012 Chris Nicholson,
Acadia National Park © Chris Nicholson

In this presentation, Chris Nicholson delves into what the park system offers to the photographer, and how to best research and prepare for a trip to explore the artistic opportunities within. Learn how to travel safely and photograph in the various environments found in the parks, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Many locations will be discussed, with special emphasis on Acadia, Death Valley, Everglades, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Shenandoah and Yellowstone. Discover where to find valuable information about iconic and secret photo locations, how to stay powered up in the outdoors, and ideas for supplementary gear that will make a photo project more productive and enjoyable.

Chris Nicholson has been a photographer for over 20 years, and is the author of Photographing National Parks (Sidelight Books, 2015). To see more of his images,­­­ go to his website,

Evening descends on the shores of Olympic National Park. © 2011 Chris Nicholson,
Olympic National Park © Chris Nicholson

Event Details

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Our meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The address is 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, located at 165 West 65 Street, on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam. (Google Map link) From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor. 

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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