Bluebells-Nature Photography

Today’s Guided nature Program…


The most fascinating subjects in the wild are truly within arm’s reach. During this Guided Nature Program we will focus our attention and our cameras on the most creative and rewarding realm of nature photography – the field of close ups. No matter what your experience or specialty, skills acquired in close-up work serve to enhance results in all areas of photography. Exploring the limitless world of close-up photography, we best hone our eye for composition, master the effective use of depth of field and expand our attention to detail. We also reward ourselves with high-impact images of wildflowers, insects, textures, patterns and color far more exciting and unique than conventional point-and-shoot landscape photography.

To benefit most from this workshop, you should plan to arrive with a mirrorless or DSLR camera (grant it our smartphone cameras and many compact cameras are most impressive in what they can do). A tripod and a lens that can focus close than a foot or two are ideal. Many new zoom lenses offer great opportunities for macro-photography and of course, dedicated macro lenses are ideal. This program is only one of the many guided nature programs offered this summer.

When & Where

September 9, 2023 @ 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

This 3-hour outing will meet at the Frontier Point Lodge at the above-stated time and will cover 2 miles or less at a very casual pace. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Water, snack and sunscreen are highly recommended. Remember to swing by the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse for lunch and drinks after the program!

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Guided Nature Programs, please send an email to indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group.

All Are Welcome!

Meet your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Nature Program series. With over three decades of experience working for state and federal agencies, Ray knows a thing or two about the outdoors (he has literally authored guidebooks about the flora at Bogus Basin!). On Saturday mornings/afternoons and Tuesday evenings, Ray covers a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s wildflowers and edible/useful plants or nature photography and animal behavior, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.