If you like nature as much as taking photographs of nature, you could learn a thing or two from one of Louisiana’s master nature photographers. Wildlife photographer CC Lockwood has lived and worked in fragile ecosystems whose preservation shapes his artistry. Through words and images, he has captured the unique sense of space in wild places as diverse as Louisiana swampland and the rugged backcountry of the American West. His work has earned him international acclaim as an environmental artist, including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography. Lockwood’s work continues to reflect changes and perils in the natural world.
You can put your digital camera to work in wildlife photography with the a short series of CC Lockwood photography workshops. Much has changed in nature photography in the last 30 years. CC will teach you to improve your photographs with these fall workshops into swamp, marsh, or forest.
Nov. 18 – Lockwood Lecture: CC will lecture on nature and wildlife photography with special emphasis on digital photography in preparation for the workshops for the two following dates. It will also contain digital workflow instruction. The lecture is included in each of the separate filed trips.
Nov. 20 – Atchafalaya: AtchafalayaBasin digital photography workshop; a day in the Atchafalaya by canoe spealcializing in photography of wildlife and wetland landscapes. The lecture on Nov. 18 and critique to follow workshop are included.
Nov. 21 – Tunica Hills: Tunica Hills hike to waterfalls on Clark Creek. On this day long hike CC will teach photography of fall foliage and waterfall landscapes. The lecture on Nov. 18 and critique to follow workshop are included.
The workshops are open to photographers at all levels of expertise as well as non-photographers, but space is limited to 15 people per workshop, so reserve your spot early.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.