Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH ANIMALS: Alice Austen House, Staten Island

UPDATE:  TIME CHANGE to 1:30pm, Saturday, August 11 at Alice Austen House Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island.   The Alice Austen Museum is dedicated to one of the Victorian era's greatest photographers.  We are honored to be associated and present this orientation to critter photography.

From their website:

How to Photograph Animals

Presented by John Ares, of John Ares, LLC
Want to improve your photographs of Animals?  Come at 1:30 P.M. for this three hour discussion will show you how using any equipment from Cell phone cameras, to point and shoot cameras to DSLRs.  Many animal subjects will be discussed including  Birds, Bees and Bears.
Animal behavior will be discussed and basic animal photography techniques that apply no matter your equipment.  The discussion will then focus on likely places to find animal subjects starting at home with your pets, the backyard and expands to Zoos, the Park, Wilderness Expeditions and will include a brief overview of Underwater Photography. 
An opportunity for live photography will be provided.
A Resource list will be covered and a self-assignment will be suggested.  An optional companion e-book download of the presentation will be available for sale.
John Ares has been photographing animals since age seven.  A professional photographer, John trained as a biologist and has a Masters Degree in Marine Sciences.  He has taught Underwater Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom.  He shoots Nature, Underwater, Travel, Portraits, Fine Art and Lifestyle.
John is a member of the NY Underwater Photographers Society (NYUPS),  American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), National Association of Photoshop Professionals(NAPP) and is a contributor for  His home page is