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The Magic of Landscape Photography with Michael Zide

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunset over Northampton Michael Zide

At the height of autumn color, join Kestrel Land Trust to take in a unique view of the landscape through the inspiring lens of Pioneer Valley landscape photographer and educator Michael Zide.


The Magic of Photography Presentation

For anyone who loves beautiful photography, enjoy Michael’s visual presentation about his award-winning photography. Birds flocking blue skyHe’ll share his method of creating landscape photographs that illuminates an “uncommon” view of the Valley. This program will be held at Jones Library in Amherst on Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm.

Free and open to the public. Donations welcome! RSVP appreciated, but not required. Email

“It is about a journey of discovering who we are as visual artists.” – Michael Zide



Landscape Photography Skills Workshop: POSTPONED to Spring 2018

For amateur and experienced photographers looking to hone their nature photography skills and learn from a professional, join Michael for an exclusive two-part workshop. The workshop is designed to help photographers see additional layers of interest in the landscape, imbuing their photographs with more mood, mystery, and surprise. NOTE: Basic photography skills and a real camera (no cell phones) are required for this workshop.

  • Part 1:  Join Michael for a 3-hour “in the field” supervised photo outing at the Quabbin Reservoir Visitor Center in Belchertown. The early morning provides the opportunity to explore how to use the light to your advantage.
  • Part 2: Come back together for a 2-hour positive group “critique” led by Michael at Kestrel Land Trust’s office in Amherst. The group will share and view several examples of each participant’s photographic work at the Quabbin (or elsewhere) to explore how they reflect the photographer’s intention, and how each of these images might be strengthened.

The fee for this two-part workshop is $100 per person, and space is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required:

Learn more about Michael Zide and see examples of his work at

Quabbin Early Morning




October 17, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kestrel Land Trust
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