Visitors to Bennett Spring State Park can join professional photographer and naturalist Al Griffin as he leads a two-hour class that combines nature with photography starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Photography techniques to overcome reflections when shooting through glass or plastic will be discussed and implemented. Participants will meet outside the newest fish hatchery building for discussion, then join the public for a fish hatchery tour at 10 a.m. Discussion and implementation of how to photograph a moving fish will be covered.
Participants should plan to take photographs while on the fish hatchery tour. The photo program will continue after the hatchery tour on other photography issues and concerns.
Those who do not own a camera may use their cell phone cameras. The principles of photography will be practiced and applied to all cameras equally. Participants will learn that success in photography does not depend upon equipment as much as technique.
Bennett Spring State Park is located at 26250 Hwy. 64A, about 12 miles west of Lebanon.
Purchased by the state in the 1920s, Bennett Spring is one of Missouri’s first state parks, and one of four trout parks in the Show-Me State. More than 100 million gallons of clear, cool water gush from Bennett Spring each day and form a spring branch stocked daily with rainbow trout. Fishing is the main draw, but the park also offers other amenities such as a dining lodge, campgrounds, cabins and hiking trails.
For more information about events happening at Bennett Spring State Park, call the park’s nature center at 417.532.3925 or fish hatchery staff at 417.532.4418.
For more information about other Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com.
(Editor’s note: Information provided by Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.)