Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

Dave Conlin Photography Tours in conjunction with The Wild Side: Polar Prairie Pacific

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Instructor: Dave Conlin

Join St. Albert-based photographer, Dave Conlin on a photography tour in conjunction with the museum exhibition “The Wild Side: Polar Prairie Pacific”, featuring about 40 of Dave’s majestic photographs of large mammals.

Ages: 14+/Adults

Location: Meet Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park Parking Lot @ 8 am 400 Ray Gibbon Dr, St. Albert, AB. The tour will take participants to the J. Poole Wetland, Big Lake, Sturgeon River and surrounding woods.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18

Terrain: Participants should be prepared to walk up to 5KM on rough forest trails with tripping hazards and muddy wet spots.

Footwear: Waterproof boots or shoes recommended. Close toed shoes required.

Weather: Be prepared for weather below 0 degrees Celsius. In the case of rain, the tour will be cancelled without notice. *Registered participants will be asked for consent to be contacted by Dave Conlin prior to scheduled tours with updates such as last-minute recommended equipment do to certain weather conditions.

Equipment recommendations: A Digital SLR or mirrorless camera with a minimum 400mm lens. Any camera, other than cellphones, can also be used. Dave will work one-on-one with each photographer to give tips on camera setting for appropriate circumstances and subjects.

Experience Level: New – I can use my camera, but I am new to wildlife photography. / Intermediate – I am looking for tips on how to improve my wildlife photography. / Experienced – I am just looking for subjects to photograph.

Potential Photography Subjects: Primarily birds, including the possibility of eagles, hawks, swans, pelicans, herons and migrating birds. There is also the possibility of the opportunity to photograph other wildlife such as moose, coyotes, muskrats, beaver, hare, squirrels and deer.

Note: We cannot guarantee that participants will see and/or be able to photograph any wildlife. Spring is an active time for the wildlife around Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, it is likely that wildlife will be seen, but there is no certainty.


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