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“Evening Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

“Evening Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting

Jamestown, NY – “Evening Photography” is the subject at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, September 8, at 6:15 p.m. Cathy Abers-Kimball will describe best practices for either morning or evening photography, covering specific techniques for these times of day.

“Bokeh” and “Lighting Angles” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Bokeh is about using the out-of- focus elements in the image to direct attention to your subject. Lighting Angles is a study of how front, side, and back light affect the look of your subject.

Illustrated presentations on not worrying about lens sharpness or noise and how to learn your camera will be in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

A social time follows the program.

Busy Month Ushers in Autumn Season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Busy Month Ushers in Autumn Season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Four events during the month of September will welcome the new season at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.

The calendar kicks off with a Civil War Symposium from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. This year’s event will highlight the 100th New York Infantry Regimen and will honor the soldiers, families and descendants from this Western New York regiment. Guests will enjoy artifacts and informational displays in the Shaw Exhibit Building as well as a guest speaker! The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for military personnel and seniors, and $4 for children under 12. Children 3 and under are admitted free. 

“FIBER FIVE” ART SHOW SET FOR SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER

The art works of “Fiber Five” will be on exhibit from September 7
through October 31, 2016. The “Fiber Five” exhibition will feature the origami, quilting, needle felting, weaving, knitting and crochet pieces of fellow artists Susan Marie Borden, Medis Kent, Sylvia Kleindinst, Mary Jo La Clair and Pat Rogers.

The exhibit is open to the public during Center hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in their new Gallery, sponsored by Asbury Pointe. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, September 9 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

For more information, please email: smb.fibreartist@yahoo.com. The Amherst Center for Senior Services is located at 370 John James Audubon Parkway in Amherst, behind the Audubon Library.

Learn to Make Fabulous iPhone Photographs at Audubon

Learn to Make Fabulous iPhone Photographs at Audubon

Jamestown, NY – If you wonder if your iPhone can give you better, more interesting photographs than you’ve been taking, the answer is “Yes!”

On Saturday morning, August 20, 2016, at the Audubon Nature Center’s iPhoneography workshop you can learn from photographer Cathy Panebianco how to make artistic photographs with your iPhone.

During the 10 a.m-12 p.m. class, you will learn to use your iPhone to take, and create, more imaginative photographs. You will learn tips and tricks, new apps, and creative ways to use your iPhone photographs.

Bring your fully charged iPhone (4 or higher). Make sure you have an Apple iTunes account so that you can purchase a couple inexpensive apps. While not required, students may want to download the following before class: Camera Plus (camera replacement app), Snapseed (editing app), and Hipstamatic.

Explore Buffalo’s Annual Architectural Pursuit Returns on August 20

Explore Buffalo’s Annual Architectural Pursuit Returns on August 20

It’s back! The third annual Explore Buffalo Architectural Pursuit returns on Aug. 20. Look high, look low, and look straight ahead and right under your nose to find unique architectural details and historic trivia. This year, the popular scavenger hunt will be searching the Theater District for architectural clues. The highest scored team wins, but all participants get to enjoy a post-hunt party at Cabaret, 490 Pearl St., Buffalo.

Arrive at Cabaret between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m. to check in with your team. Instructions will be given at 12:50 p.m., and at 1 p.m. teams will be released to begin searching.

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Celebrate Artisans’ Day on August 4

West Seneca Farmers’ Market to Celebrate Artisans’ Day on August 4

Main Street Marketplace, West Seneca’s popular open-air farmers’ and food producers’ marketplace sponsored by the Western New York Federal Credit Union, continues on Thursday, Aug. 4. The weekly event takes place from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings through Sept. 1 on the grassy hill at the corner of Union Road and Main Street, next to West Seneca Town Hall.

The outdoor venue features approximately 25 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery will host the market’s community group table on Aug. 4, while the Herreid Family will provide musical entertainment from approximately 5:30 to 7 p.m. The market’s Family Fun Zone features several games for the enjoyment of kids of all ages. 

Explore Buffalo Tour to Examine the Role of Buffalo’s Leading Ladies

Explore Buffalo Tour to Examine the Role of Buffalo’s Leading Ladies

Leading Ladies: Women’s History by Bus, a special tour offered by Explore Buffalo and made possible through the generosity of the Junior League of Buffalo, will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The tour will meet at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo.

Women have played a critical role in shaping the Buffalo community since the city’s earliest days. On this guided bus tour, which includes lunch at the Pan-American Grill in the Hotel Lafayette, guests will learn about many of Buffalo’s leading ladies! Along the tour, participants will also see the homes, workplaces and social gathering places of women who were community leaders and philanthropists, along with many well-known authors, actresses and artists. You’ll be amazed by the tremendous impact Buffalo’s women have had on both the community and the nation!