Amateur photographers can improve their picture-taking skills during Photographer's Dream Day at Mount Morris Dam.
Photographer’s Dream Day returns Saturday
MOUNT MORRIS — The 11th annual Photographer’s Dream Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 29 at Mount Morris Dam.
All levels of photographers —from amateurs to professionals — are invited to come and choose from many interesting subjects such as birds of prey, people in costume (Sons of the American Revolution, mountain men, Victorian ladies, clowns), old cars, horses, flower garden with water feature, objects for close-up photos, and other interesting subjects.
Amherst Museum’s Victorian Dance Society will again be dancing and having a Victorian Picnic between noon and 2 p.m.
Paul Fehringer of Wild Spirit Education will show birds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is Fehringer’s first appearance at Photographer’ Dream Day. He replaces Ron Walker who retired last year after being with part of the event for its previous 10 years.
Featured this year are two photo seminars. At 10:30 a.m., professional photographer Sheridan Vincent from Image City Photography Gallery in Rochester will present “Landscape Photography.” At 1:30 p.m., professional photographer Doug Hansgate of AMP Studios in North Tonawanda will present “Outdoor Portraiture and Why a Flash Can Help.” Learn techniques using additional light sources to enhance outdoor portraiture and still make it look natural.
A nature hike with Ravi Sampath, a member of both the Audubon Society and Canyon Camera Club is scheduled for 9 a.m.
At 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., ranger staff will offer photo walks to the top of the Dam. Note that Dam Tours do not allow picture taking inside the Dam.
In past year’s this popular event has attracted photographers from Ontario, Canada, Pennsylvania, and all over Western New York.
The Dansville Boy Scouts will sell hot dogs, snacks, and soda.
There is no charge for the day’s activities at the Visitor Center, but donations are gratefully accepted.
This event is presented by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Perry-based Canyon Camera Club, which was organized in 1948.
For information on Dream Day, go to www.nfrcc.org, or call (585) 476-2354 or (585) 658-4790.
The Dam’s Visitor Center is south of Mount Morris off of Route 408.