Newton Camera Club: Tanzania a Photographers Journey

Newton Camera Club
Tanzania A Photographers Journey
with Shawn Carey and Joseph Ndunguru
Date: Monday November 13, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Newton City Hall

Join wildlife photographer Shawn Carey and Tanzania Senior Guide, Joseph Ndunguru, with Nasera African Safari, on an adventure into the heart of Tanzania. Shawn and Joseph will take you on a safari into the country’s spectacular national parks. You will see the “Big Five”—African Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard, plus Cheetahs, Giraffes, Black-backed Jackals, and Hippos. You’ll see a panoply of Tanzania’s amazing birds, including the Greater Flamingo, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Bee-eater, Giant Kingfisher, and Grey-crowned Crane. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting East Africa and its incredible wildlife, this is a journey you’ll never forget.

This is an exceptional opportunity for people to see what it’s like to plan and participate in a photo safari to Africa and meet in person one of Tanzania’s most experienced guides.

Lion, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Black Rhino, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Birds & Wildlife of Florida’s Gulf Coast (Mass Audubon North River, Marshfield)

Birds and Wildlife of Florida’s Gulf Coast
Location: Mass Audubon North River Wildlife Sanctuary
Marshfield, MA
Date: Wednesday October 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

Florida’s Gulf Coast is a bird watchers and bird photographer’s paradise, rich in birds and other wildlife and abounding in places to see and capture images of them. Some locations are well-known, others are hidden gems, but for wildlife photographers traveling to the Sunshine State, a visit to any of them can produce wonderful rewards.

For this presentation, wildlife photographer Shawn Carey takes you on a journey to some of the Gulf Coast’s most popular wildlife destinations—Fort DeSoto, Venice Rookery, and ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge—as well as many lesser-known treasures like Venice Landfill, Myakka River State Park, and Bunch Beach. Along the way, he’ll talk about each location and what you might expect to find, and he’ll share some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your camera and create a truly memorable experience. And since no day of bird watching and photography is complete without a good meal, Shawn will pass along his recommendations for a good place to relax, eat, and recap the day’s adventures. So grab your gear, pack your sunscreen, and throw on your beach shoes as we search the Gulf Coast for Spoonbills, Alligators, Limpkins, and Eagles.

Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Myakka River Street Park


Barn Swallow

The Art and Craft of Bird Photography (Hunt’s Photo)

The Art and Craft of Bird Photography
Location: Hunts Photo, Melrose, MA
Date: Saturday September 30, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Shawn Carey and Michael Milicia will lead this one-day seminar crammed with tips and techniques that will help bring your avian imagery to the next level.

Topics will include fieldcraft, composition, exposure, autofocus, histograms, minimizing noise, camera setup, flight photography, and a brief primer on getting started with video. There will also be a discussion about bird photography hot spots in New England and beyond, as well as some tips for traveling with your gear.

The program will close with a general Q&A session. The content and presentation will be suitable for beginners as well as more experienced bird photographers.

Please note: This event is lecture-based and will go very deep into discussion about how and where to best photograph. However, there will be no photographing. To conserve on space, please keep any gear that you are bringing to a minimum. We would recommend only a camera, a notepad and pen. There is no need to bring a tripod or any extensive lenses.

Hudsonian Godwit
Short-billed Dowitcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Hudsonian Godwit & Sanderling


Marsh Wren, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Concord, Massachusetts
Mike Milicia
Shawn Carey
Myakka River State Park
Sarasota, Florida