The Eastern Shore is highly regarded as one of the world's hot-spots for birding, as it's a prime stopover point for migratory wildfowl and songbirds. The Delmarva peninsula is truly a nature photographers paradise and is the reason why Chincoteague Bay Field Station hosts the Delmarva Nature & Wildlife Photography Summit each year.
The summit is ideal for photographers who are looking to take their work to the next level, especially those who aspire to create imagery with particular consideration for conservation and the environment. With esteemed and seasoned professional photographers like Jim Clark, Nikhil Bahl, Bill & Linda Lane, and Brian Zwit, participants are guaranteed to be inspired by not only the luscious landscapes but also by the fantastic set of faculty.
This year we had nearly 50 participants join us from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond - from Texas and Florida to Ohio, Illinois, and Maine. During the summit, participants choose from a variety of workshops and field sessions that are taught by each of the summit instructors. Examples of this years sessions included "The Essentials of Bird Photography," "Capturing a Sense of Place," and "Using the Other Half of the Day: Nighttime Photography." The passion of the group transformed campus into a true photographers haven, where networking and gadget-talk permeated meals and downtime.
CBFS hosts a variety of photography programs throughout the year through Road Scholar that are taught by Jim Clark and Nikhil Bahl. Be sure to check these programs out and save the date for next year's Summit on November 17-20, 2015.
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