Yesterday I presented a program to 16 young girls through the Girls Who Click organization along with Ashleigh Scully. Ashleigh is 17 years old and did a great job with her presentation, she also assisted everyone in the field. Aside from being very talented, Ashleigh is also a really sweet young woman. Thanks also to my friend Jim Fennessy for coming along and offering his assistance to the girls.
The workshop was held at the Raptor Trust in Millington, NJ. The Girls Who Click offers free programs for young teen girls around the country and are mentored by more established female photographers. Their vision statement: Girls Who Click is empowering teen girls to enter the male-dominated field of nature photography and use their work to further conservation efforts around the world. If you would like to get involved with this on either end, please visit their website.
Despite being 89 degrees and humid we all had a great day with the birds. The Raptor Trust offers all kinds of educational programs on their website HERE and all are encourage to visit and support their efforts.
The young girl above is Guinevere, she is the granddaughter of one of my clients-that is how she heard about the program. In the image above, she is viewing her camera screen and evaluating the histogram before taking another shot. Her pictures were sharp and well exposed, I think her knowledgeable grandmother may have had something to do with that!! Thanks again Deb for sending the pictures and coming out!!