Audubon Second Photography Course Wednesday, September 21 | News, Sports, Jobs

Different lenses and camera settings make all the difference in the end result when taking photos.

With that in mind, Warren, Pa. photographer Phil Gilbert presents a photography course on “Camera Basics and Putting It All Together” Wednesday, September 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Audubon Community Nature Center.

Those who take the course will learn about different lenses and what they do, experiment with macro photography, then pair it with shutter speed, aperture, ISO to learn how to compose great shots. And when the end result isn’t perfect, there will also be instruction on editing techniques in Lightroom to create the final product.

The course follows the photography course “Camera Basics”, but it is not necessary to take the previous course to participate in this one.

Gilbert founded JP Photography in 2012. A Warren City Council member and chairman of the Warren County Redevelopment Authority, Gilbert is president of Warren Area Student Union, the Tax Claim Association for the State of Pennsylvania, and Innovault Cowork, where he was also co-founder.

For examples of Gilbert’s work, visit his website

The course is $32, $24 for Nature Center members. Paid reservations, required by Sunday, September 18, can be made by calling 716-569-2345 or via “Programs and Events” at

The Audubon Nature Community Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Tour the nearly 600-acre nature preserve and visit Audubon’s Three Live Birds of Prey, admire the arboretum of native trees, gardens, picnic areas and natural play area, and walk the free six miles of trails from dawn to dusk every day.

The Nature Center’s three-story building houses interactive exhibits, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender Exhibit, 2021 Nature Photography Contest winners, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders receive admission free at the building every day. Admission to the building is also free every Sunday for non-members of the Nature Center.

To learn more about Audubon and its programs, call 716-569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit, where you’ll find an up-to-date COVID-19 advisory at the top of the page.

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