Photography Workshop Series


3 classes (show schedule)
Mon, Aug 08, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu, Aug 18, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thu, Aug 25, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox


Zach Adams - Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Thadeus B. Kubis






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Join local photographer, Thadeus B. Kubis for a three-part series on photography. From cell phones to in-depth wildlife photography, we will explore how to capture the natural world and Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and beyond. Sign up for one session or all three for a discounted rate!

Introduction to Smartphone/Tablet Photography

August 8, 9am - 11am

Pleasant Valley

Smartphones or tablets are with you all the time without the complex controls of a DSLR/Mirrorless cameras. In this class, we will begin with an overview of iPhone, Google and Android devices, their functions, and supportive camera app features. We will review the major elements of lighting, composition and cover the use of nearly all your devices' functions including, in device editing, posting, sharing, and archiving. Bring your tablet or smartphone! After our deep dive into the inner working of the latest Smartphone technology we will spend the next hour or so applying the lesson learned by creating images in and around Pleasant Valley.

Introduction to Digital Photography - taking control of your DSLR and Mirrorless camera

August 18, 9am - 11am

Pleasant Valley

Bring your DSLR, or your Mirrorless camera and your questions, Thad will demystify and discuss many of the key components of what makes and contributes to you creating a better photograph! Explore ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Depth of Field, Composition, Exposure pre-sets, Filters, White Balance, tricks of the trade and much more. Take your DSLR/Mirrorless camera system to a higher level, start to use the full capabilities of today's powerful digital camera systems. We will spend time on the trails of Pleasant Valley applying the lessons learned.

Wildlife Photography - Beyond the Basics

August 25, 9am - 11am

Pleasant Valley

Spend two-hours with local photographer Thad Kubis, he with your direct involvement will go beyond basics of Wildlife photography. Topics to include metering, lighting, tripods, Smartphones, DSLR's or Mirrorless cameras, which is best. Focal length, wildlife photography tips apps and much more. Please bring your own DSLR or Mirrorless camera.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
472 W Mountain Rd
Lenox, MA 01240
Email [email protected] for more information.