Photographers of all skill levels should join us as we share and learn about wildlife and landscape photography from Michael Bargeron and the group as a whole. Michael has photographed wildlife and landscape around the world for the past 25 years. He leads annual expeditions to photograph wildlife in some of the worlds most amazing places such as the Amazon River, Africa, Galapagos, Madagascar, Australia, and the Seychelles Islands. Michael loves reptiles, especially turtles and tortoises and has been the Executive Director of the California Turtle & Tortoise Society for the past 20 years or so. The goal of this group is to learn techniques and to test them in the field. Our home base is The Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve in Torrance. We will do regular meetings with presentations and slideshows to work on technical knowledge and then go into the Marsh for hands-on experience photographing wildlife. In addition, we will schedule fieldtrips to interesting places near and far to take photos we can share and discuss at later meetings. Any skill levels are welcomed, especially new shooters! It is best to bring a camera that allows manual settings for aperture, shutter, and iso, but bring what you have and get ready to have fun! Those interested in big adventure will have the opportunity to join expeditions around the world to photograph wildlife and landscapes that are breathtaking with this group. Most classroom meetings will last 1-2 hours, field meetings may last for several hours.