Nature photographer to host workshop at LRMA

LAUREL, MS (THE LAUREN ROGERS MUSEUM OF ART) - Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will present a photography workshop with nature photographer Stephen Kirkpatrick on Saturday, October 23 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Carriage House Studio. In this workshop for adults, Kirkpatrick will work with participants to improve their skills in areas such as composition, lighting and exposure while increasing image awareness. The cost for LRMA members is $95 and for non-members $115. Lunch will be provided.

Kirkpatrick has published more than 2,900 photographs in books and magazines, including National Geographic Adventure, Sky, Skin Diver, Audubon, Gray's Sporting Journal, Natural History, Ducks Unlimited, Outdoor Photographer, BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife, and Sports Afield. His work has earned international acclaim, garnering awards in several national and international photography competitions. Lost in the Amazon was the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association's 2007 Book of the Year. Romancing the Rain was a winner in the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Awards and in the Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards, and was the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association's 2003 Book of the Year.

Kirkpatrick has also published eleven pictorial coffee table books, one of which was Wilder Mississippi - winner of the 2002 National Outdoor Book Award and Southeastern Outdoor Press Association's 2002 Book of the Year. He won first place in the National Wildlife Federation's "International Photography Competition" in 2007 and 2008. He has twice been named a winner in the International Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition held in London, England.

Kirkpatrick has appeared on syndicated television programs "Wild Things" and "At Home Live," the Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club," The Outdoor Channel's "Adventure Bound Outdoors," and on several PBS and outdoor network specials.

To register for the workshop or for more information on this or other programs at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art contact 601.649.6374 or

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