Pfeiffer Nature Center Program to
Focus on Photography

PORTVILLE, N.Y. - A program sponsored by the Pfeiffer Nature Center will bring everything into focus - camera wise that is.

Professional photographer Tom Martin will facilitate "Picture This" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at the Portville Free Library.

"Picture This" will take participants on a fascinating journey into nature photography.

"Tom believes there are two sides to good photography, the technical side and the seeing side, said Chris Walden, executive director of the Nature Center. "Using diagrams and lots of images, Tom will address knowing your camera, exposing properly, finding the right light, composing for impact, using depth of field, equipment and filters."

Participants will learn by doing and will leave with tips and suggestions to take home and try on their own to bring their pictures to life.

"The Pfeiffer Nature center is truly where science, art and nature come together," Walden said. "And this workshop is a perfect example of that."

The program is $10 per participant.

To have a critique of some of your images, e-mail them to by Monday, April 20, and they may be shared during the presentation.

Space is limited; reservations must be made by 4 p.m. Monday, April 20, by calling the Pfeiffer Nature Center's administrative office at (716) 933- 0187 or going online at

The Pfeiffer Nature Center is situated on two separate tracks of land close to the nearby centers of Portville & Olean.

The Nature Center has a land mass of more than 500 acres. The Outdoor Learning Laboratory, Living Museum of the old growth forest and Historic Pfeiffer-Wheeler Log Cabin are located on the Lillibridge Preserve at 1974 Lillibridge Road.

At Yubadam Road is the larger Esheleman Preserve. Both preserves are carry in/carry out facilities.

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