Communicating Forestry – Every Picture Tells A Story, Don’t It?
February 27, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 27, 2024
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Zoom webinar (join information will be provided after registration)
Continuing Forester Education Credits by SAF are pending approval.
This is part of our Communicating Forestry webinar series, led by Guild members. This one will be led by Roger Merchant.
Forest Photography is an effective medium for informing and conveying interpretive messages about our changing forests. Understanding how to photograph, frame and cut through the visual chaos inherent in many forests, requires an opening up of the visual and intellectual senses, heart and mind – important keys to creating human receptivity and connectivity to information and ideas about forests and forestry. As the classic rock n’ roll artist Rod Stewart from Scotland sang of this, “every picture tells a story, don’t it?”
Send in your photo: Participants are invited to submit a forest photograph, a week or two before the webinar, to rogmerch AT gmail.com. These will be used in the for demonstration purposes during the webinar. We likely won’t have time to go through all images submitted, so “hit me with your best shot, fire away.”
Get ready with these tips: Roger recommends the 25 minute informative video on natural resource photography called “Nine tips for telling stories through photos and videos.” It is set in Africa with a focus on vegetation and wildlife. While not exclusively forest focused, it very effectively lays out the key elements of photography, and the planning and development process for storytelling about the natural world.