Presentation on Bird Photography at Assabet Valley Camera Club Jan. 3

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Region – On Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Assabet Valley Camera Club (AVCC) will host Michael Milicia, a Massachusetts-based wildlife photographer, who will present a selection of his bird images along with commentary intended to inform, entertain and inspire. The presentation, “Bird Photography: Insights & Inspiration” is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Great Room at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St.

Using example photos, Milicia will demonstrate the importance of knowing your subject and using key elements such as head angle, catch lights and in-camera composition to transform a bird photo from a simple documentation shot to an artful and compelling image with emotional impact. The presentation will include tips on camera settings and in-the-field workflow which can lead to better and more consistent images. The goal is to provide insight into the many different ingredients that must come together to create a compelling bird photograph.

Milicia began his professional photography career in 2005 after working 27 years as a software engineer. His work has been featured in numerous juried art fairs and exhibits throughout New England and has garnered top awards from the North American Nature Photography Association, Audubon, Birdphotographers.net and Naturescapes.net.

In 2011, he started offering classes and workshops and became affiliated with Shoot The Light Instructional Photographic Workshops. To view his images visit, michaelmiliciaphotography.com.

Michael Milicia’s ” Bird Photography: Insights & Inspiration” is supported in part by a grant from the Hudson Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

AVCC welcomes anyone interested in learning more about photography as a visual art and its practical application as a science. Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month from now through May. For more information, visit assabetvalleycc.com or contact John Gill, club president, at 978-293-5192.