Photographer Weitzen presents ‘Nature Close-up’ May 12

Published 6:35 pm Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Walnut Creek Preserve invite the community to an informational presentation on nature photography, “Nature Close-up,” on Saturday, May 12 at

“Trillium,” a close-up taken at the Green River Game Lands by Ken Weitzen, who will present a program on taking close-up photographs Saturday, May 12. (photo submitted )

10:30 a.m. The presentation will be held at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.
Photographer Ken Weitzen will share his expertise and experience photographing natural subjects at close range. He will describe and demonstrate some of the equipment needed for close-up (or macro) photography, as well as the skills and techniques needed for the perfect shot. He will also share some of the opportunities and challenges associated with nature photography.
Weitzen, who lives in Hendersonville, N.C., has focused on macro photography for more than five years. He specializes in photographing native wildflowers. Weitzen is a member of the photography club in Hendersonville and has made numerous presentations for the club.
Some of Weitzen’s favorite photography locations are the PAC-protected Norman Wilder Forest and the Green River Game Lands. Weitzen has been a long-time supporter of local environmental and conservation efforts, including volunteering with PAC.
Children and adults are welcome and there is no charge for the event.
To get to Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center from the Tryon and Columbus area, take Hwy. 108 E and turn left on Hwy. 9 N toward Lake Lure. Follow Hwy. 9 N for 5 miles and turn right onto McGuinn Road (at the Exxon Station). Go 1 mile to the intersection with Big Level Road; turn left, go 2/10ths of a mile and take the first right onto Aden Green Road. Follow Aden Green for 4/10ths of a mile and turn left on Herbarium Lane and into Walnut Creek Preserve. Take the first left onto Conservatory Lane, which takes you to the parking area for the nature center.
For more information or directions from another location, please contact PAC at 828-859-5060 or e-mail:
– article submitted by Pam Torlina

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